Nutrition choices play an important role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
balanced, nutritious diet is essential to healthy living. You may eat with your eyes first, but your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools foreating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing—the first steps in the digestion process. Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also that of your teeth and gums. In fact, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your oral health.
Your individual nutrition and calorie needs depend on your age, gender, level of physical activity and other health factors, but a balanced and healthy diet should include:
In addition to diet, it’s also important to stay active for good health: Adults should get at least two and a half hours of moderate-intensity physical activity every week.