Need to Know: Balancing Oral Health

Like our guts, our mouths play host to good and bad bacteria. Some bacteria, linked to plaque and gum disease, can cause problems in other areas of the body.

Main points:

– Eat a diet high in fresh vegetables and fish.

– Cut down on fast food and alcohol.

– Brush twice a day and floss, too.

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy helps to keep your whole body healthy – so remember to have regular check-ups with your dentist.

“New research suggests that the oral bacteria can also have a direct impact on how cancer plays out…”