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Did you know that there’s a direct link between how healthy your teeth are, and the diet you eat? A lot of people don’t understand this relationship, but doing so is imperative if you want to have the best oral health possible.

With that in mind, let’s look at what your dentist and his team here at One Market Dental in San Francisco, California, have to say about this relationship between your diet and your teeth.

Healthy food decreases plaque

Plaque is the buildup of bacteria and particles of food that accumulates along your gum line and on the surface of your teeth. If it’s removed every day, it’s not harmful to your oral health. However, if you don’t take care of it, plaque can cause cavities and gum disease.
The more healthy food you eat, though, will decrease the plaque buildup and help make your job of cleaning your teeth much easier.

Healthy mouths

Think about it for a moment – what’s the largest gateway to the health of the rest of your body? Your mouth! So if your mouth isn’t healthy – and it starts with your teeth – then your overall health may suffer as well.

Healthy eating isn’t always the easiest thing, but it’s worth all the effort you put into it. If you need more advice, or simple to schedule an appointment, call us today at 415.222.9600.