How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy

Published on March 27, 2014 by



Need another good reason to keep close tabs on the food you eat? Eating healthy is not just about your blood pressure, blood sugar levels or waistline. Your diet may affect the health of your mouth and teeth, too. 

Oral health is closely linked to the food a person eats, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The academy gives these prevention strategies to keep your mouth healthy.

 >Eat a healthy diet. Aim for a balance of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, low-fat dairy products and whole grains that provide essential nutrients for your mouth and your overall health. 

>Drink water or sugar-free beverages. Sipping sugary beverages for lengthy periods of time is associated with an increase risk of tooth decay and cavities.

 >Practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth with fluoride tooth-paste twice daily, floss daily and see your dentist regularly.

 >Pop some gum. Chewing sugarless gum after eating a meal and snack increases the production of saliva, which can wash away acids that can damage your teeth’s enamel.

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