Linking Nutrition and Dental Health

Proper nutrition is important to your body’s overall health including your teeth and gums. As we know too much sugar can increase the risk of tooth decay, but there’s more to the story. A number of nutrients help keep your mouth healthier by helping to protect it from infection and disease. Inadequate nutrition has been linked to increased risks of oral cancer, enamel defects, and gum disease.  For example, the complex of B vitamins help in a wide range of ways to keep your teeth, gums, and tongue functioning properly.

The American Dental Association (ADA) promotes using the dietary guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to maintain proper nutrition. However, our busy lives often leave us short in meeting these dietary guidelines and hence supplements may be helpful.

Dr. Houston has joined with Pure Encapsulations, which provides vitamins, supplements, and meal replacements that may aid you in maintaining good overall systemic and oral health. You may order directly by visiting their website.