Nutrition: What you eat affects your teeth

Nutrition: What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

 

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Your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing—the first steps in the digestion process. Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also that of your teeth and gums. In fact, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your mouth. Here are a few helpful things to know about how what you eat can impact your dental health.

The foods you eat and the beverages you drink can have a direct influence on the incidence and progression of tooth decay, depending upon: 

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