Monday, April 16, 2012

Nutrition and Oral Health

Did you know that what you eat plays an important role in the health of your mouth?  Well it does.  The foods you choose can help or hurt your mouth.  Having a balanced diet, rich in vitamins, will help keep your mouth and total body healthy.  Here are some tips to help you get started. 
  1. Eating a balanced diet is very important.  You can learn more about what a balanced diet is by visiting
  2. Eating 5 different colors of fruit and vegtables daily help you get a diverse range of vitamins. 
  3. Limit the number of snacks you eat.  Giving your mouth a break from sugars and acids will help keep your teeth healthy.
  4. If you do snack, choose nutritious foods, such as cheese, raw vegetables, plain yogurt, or a piece of fruit.
  5. Foods that are eaten as part of a meal cause less harm. More saliva is released during a meal, which helps wash foods from the mouth and helps lessen the effects of acids.
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