Nutrition and Oral Health: 4 Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay

dr-millard-roth-laguna-hills-dentist-dental-healthWe all know the saying “you are what you eat”. When it comes to making sure your teeth are healthy, this is especially true. Did you know, that as soon as you put something in your mouth, changes occur? Basically, our food reacts with the bacteria in our mouths to help break it down. Once that bacteria starts to work, it produces acids. And acids are what cause cavities. In many cases, the culprits are usually sugary foods, but can also include breads, crackers, cereal and even bananas. Here are 3 quick, healthy tips that will help prevent tooth decay.   [Read more…]

6 Conditions Linked to Your Oral Health

dr-millard-roth-laguna-hills-dentist-oral-healthDid you know that your oral health can offer clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body?

Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria — most of them harmless. Normally the body’s natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, can keep these bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. [Read more…]