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What Does Diet Have To Do With Dental Health?

Diets low in certain nutrients reduce resistance to oral and dental infections, that is, periodontal disease (gum disease) and decay. A healthy immune system is essential to controlling dental disease.  Counseling in the Four Basic Food groups will improve dental health and general health.

The consumption of sugar contributes to the rapid development of dental decay.  Nowadays, many sugars are hidden in processed foods and beverages.  Watch the nutrition labels carefully.

In trace amounts, Fluoride is proven to reduce the incidence of cavities.  Water sources within the city of Winnipeg have flouride added however, it may not be adequately supplied in bottled or rural water supplies. Supplementation with tablets and/or topical application have been shown to reduce the risk of cavities by over 60%.

Together, a balanced diet, daily use of fluoride, effective brushing, and sensible eating habits can reduce the risk of, or even prevent, infectious dental disease.

If you need more information on diet or flouride supplementation and its relationship to your teeth and dental health, please contact our the dentists at our Winnipeg dental clinic - the Tuxedo Dental Group.

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