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When you eat, the nutrients in your food are first broken down by your teeth as you chew and absorbed the food. As a result, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs of your poor diet will show up in your oral health before it will appear in other parts of your body.

Studies have shown how poor oral health has been linked to heart attacks, diabetes, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis, and even premature birth. With results such as these, it’s become more important than ever to keep up with your oral health and nutrition. Here are four diet tips to keep excellent oral health. These tips include:

1.Ice: Chewing ice is hard on your teeth’s enamel. The ice can break the outer layer of the tooth away, which can cause your tooth to break or chip.
2.Sticky foods: Sticky foods are extremely dangerous to your teeth because the sugar stays on your teeth, which gives the sugar a higher chance at eating away your teeth.
3.Sodas and sports drinks: In sodas and sports drinks alike, sugar is a top ingredient. Sugar will quickly decay your teeth. The constant exposure to the sugar in your drinks is extremely unhealthy to your smile.
4.Hard candy: Hard candy keeps the sugar in your mouth and close to your teeth. The constant sugar in your teeth can cause cavities.

This holiday season remember these tips as you enjoy your holiday season. Keep your diet in great health and the rewards are more than a healthy smile, but an overall healthy body.