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Nutrition Basics for Healthy Teeth

You should have heard that a balanced, nutritious diet is essential to healthy living. But, do you also know how a healthy diet can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease? Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth will impact your general health and the health of your teeth and gums. If your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your oral health.

Every person has different diet needs, but according to MyPlate (Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an agency of U.S. Department of Agriculture), the balanced diet should include:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Grains
  • Dairy
  • Protein

Besides the food, you should also do some minimum excersice during each week to keep your body active. You can find more detailed information at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website.

If you have symptoms of problems with your teeth you can schedule a dental check-up at The Dental Studio in Miami with Dr. Maribel Carbia, dentist in Coral Gables – Miami.