This post from Rotem Dental Care in Toms River is about how the things you eat and drink relate to your dental health.
When people think of diet and dental health, they usually think about the damage sweet drinks can cause. While it’s true that these dangerous sugars cause increased acidity in the mouth and lead to tooth decay, soda and sugary fruit drinks are only part of the issue.
The typical American diet tends to be high in calories and low in nutrition. If your body is lacking in important nutrients, the tissues in the mouth may have trouble resisting infection. These detrimental infections can lead to gum disease.
A few years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled the MyPlate graphic to illustrate a healthy diet. Half of our meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables and the rest should be equally divided between lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy.
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