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Eating Healthy Nutritious Food and Dental Health

Posted Aug 24 2008 4:10pm
Eating healthy nutrtitious food is more than just a's a way of life!

Here's a subject that is about a real-live
health concern . As you know, I have 5 children, and their dental health is of great concern to me. Though I will admit, it's hard keeping up with all that! And my 5 year old thinks he's 14 so he doesn't want me checking after him when he's already brushed.

The following article is from

I liked it so much I decided to share it...I couldn't have written it any better myself!


As a child I had a mouth completely full of
mercury-filled amalgams and a serious problem with cavities. I sure wish my parents would have known the information which appears on this page and applied it.

While brushing and flossing are key to preventing cavities and
gum disease , avoiding the sugars and wide variety of processed junk foods that make up the bulk of America's typical diet, is also a major factor in dental health.

Soda and sugar-filled juice increase cavities in children

A 2001 Centers from Disease Control (CDC)-sponsored screening (1) of 3rd grade children attending 26 New Hampshire public schools found that 52% had tooth decay, or dental caries, and about 22% had untreated cavities.

Children are heavy consumers of
soda , according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A study (2) of about 3,200 Americans 9 to 29 years old conducted between 1971 and 1974 showed a direct connection between soft drinks and cavities.

Studies (3) clearly show that consuming
soda and powdered juices increases children's risk of cavities. Dentists also report that tooth decay is higher in soda-drinking children despite ingesting recommended fluoride .

But sugar is not the only ingredient in
soft drinks which causes cavities. The acids in soda are also known to disolve tooth enamel in ways which can lead to cavities.

In my opinion, there is absolutely no justification for drinking soda.
Sugar and aspartame are deadly to your health and will gradually affect your well being. Better stick to pure water .

Unhealthy lifestyles responsible for poor dental health in adults

Smoking, infrequency of dental visits and lack of brushing and flossing are usually the main contributors to tooth loss and decay in adults. Studies (4) show that smoking causes tooth loss and decay by hindering blood flow to the
gums .

We would all be well-advised to take a proactive approach to dental care and maintain regular brushing and flossing habits, as a preventative measure to tooth and
gum disease . It's also obviously a good idea to quit smoking.

My favorite source for affordable dental plans is .

Merry's comment...Also check for more help with dental health. And to keep my mouth clean and free of bacteria, I use a half water/half hydrogen peroxide mixture to rinse 2x a day.


I have a friend who did not visit a dentist for 15 years because of financial difficulties. However, she rinsed 2x daily with Peroxide. When she finally went to see a dentist, he said that her mouth was one of the healthiest he'd ever seen! He told her that it was the PEROXIDE that had saved her teeth and gums from serious disease.

Merry K

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