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November is Good Nutrition Month

It’s time to get rid of that leftover Halloween candy—November starts Good Nutrition Month!  While you think about ways to improve your overall health, don’t forget about your teeth. Many Americans do not realize the impact oral health has on the overall health of the body; however, medical experts agree healthy mouths lead to healthy bodies.

Heart disease, diabetes, and complications with pregnancy are just a few of correlations that have recently been traced back to poor oral health.  In fact, people with serious gum disease are 40% more likely to also have an underlying chronic condition.

Healthy Mouths = Healthy Bodies

Choose foods like apples, carrots and celery to improve your overall health while strengthening your teeth! Remember—healthy snacks are not only good for you, but provide a sugar-free cleaning service for your teeth. Most oral health complications arise from an inflammation of the gums, due in part to the growth of unhealthy bacteria.  Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing (especially after meals) is a great start to improving your oral health.

Your mouth is the gateway to your body, and your teeth are the first to be impacted by the foods you choose.  Be sure to treat yourself this Good Nutrition Month to a happy and healthy smile!

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