Your Diet and Oral Health

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It seems like a good portion of the people you know are on one type of diet or another, right? Everyone’s always trying to eat healthier and lose weight, hoping to lose a few inches on that waistline and get feeling better.

However, what you likely don’t know is that in addition to helping your overall health, a good diet benefits your oral health as well.

How does it help?
Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. If your mouth isn’t healthy, then the bacteria in your mouth can easily travel other directions and find their way into different areas of your body, spreading infection. This is just one reason why it’s important to have great oral health.

Where does my diet come in?
Your diet plays into this equation rather simply. When you eat a healthy, balanced diet, and couple that with a good oral health routine, you automatically improve your oral health. So a great diet isn’t just good for your waistline – it’s good for your mouth and teeth, too.

A good diet, specifically, helps eliminate bacteria, plaque, and other infection-causing debris in your mouth, in addition to providing the minerals and nutrients your teeth need in order to properly defend themselves against other issues.

To learn more about what Dr. Michael Scholes at Scholes Family Dental in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, has to say about this, call today at 208-667-1578.