March is National Nutrition Month

A balanced, nutritious diet is essential to healthy living. If your nutrition is poor, the first signs can often show up in your oral health. 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.

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