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Did you know your oral health is linked to heart disease and other conditions in the body? Yes, it’s true! Eating healthy can improve your body, but did you know it can also improve your oral health too? Foods can improve the strength and health of your teeth and gums, and to help you learn more about your oral health, Drs. Findlay and Pitner with Pitner Family Dentistry in Bessemer, Alabama, are happy to provide you with this basic information about having a healthy diet for your oral health.

The first thing to do when it comes to a striving for a healthy smile and lifestyle is to try to think about the foods and drinks you consume. What are you placing into your body? If you eat sugars and sweets, you may increase your risk for cavities and diabetes. By eating healthy foods like vegetables and proteins, you can aid your health and the health of your smile.

Healthy foods like fruits, proteins, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free dairy foods can help keep your teeth well and strong and provide a healthier body for yourself too. By lowering the number of snacks between meals, you decrease the bacteria and plaque that your teeth and gums are exposed to. Having a healthy diet is critical to your oral health. By mixing a healthy and positive diet with excellent oral health practices, you can ensure a clean and healthy smile for years to come.

If you have questions about your oral health or would like to come in for a semi-annual checkup, please call us today at 205-426-2644 to set up an appointment with a friendly member of our team. We are always happy to give you pointers on how to keep your teeth and smile in tip-top shape.