The answer is a definite yes. Good nutrition contributes greatly to
healthy teeth, gums, nervous system, and bones. By contrast, poor nutrition
leads to poor dental health, lack of energy, poor self-esteem, and that
relationship killer, bad breath. Your gums need proper nutrition to remain
healthy and be less prone to gum disease. Poor nutrition can lead to
decreased saliva flow, and that can cause extensive cavities and bad
breath. Loading the mouth with a constant supply of sugars and starches
allows the bacteria in the mouth to grow quickly and increase the risk
of decay and gum disease. Soda is also very damaging. Not only does the
sugar in soda help cause decay, but also the acids in the soda can dissolve
your tooth enamel.
So what's the solution? Eat nutritious foods, and eat mostly at mealtimes,
brushing immediately afterwards. If you must snack, choose raw, low-sugar
fruits, raw veggies, nuts, cheese, plain yogurts, boiled eggs, herbal
teas and flavored waters. Drink up to 10 glasses of clean water per day.
With consistency, evidence shows that you'll not only please your teeth,
but you'll revitalize your entire metabolism, improving body weight,
physical endurance, mental alertness, and well-being.
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