Taking care of our teeth is important to our overall health and well-being; without teeth it would be difficult to enjoy a variety of foods of different textures as well as tricky to obtain nutrients to maintain and promote health.
The foods we choose as fuel and how often we eat affect our general health as well as our teeth and gums.
Researchers from Harvard Medical School found that one of the most important contributing factors to longevity was daily flossing. Flossing helps remove bacteria from the teeth and gums, preventing periodontal disease and gingivitis. Regularly brushing and flossing your teeth and visiting the dentist for professional cleanings twice a year can go a long way in keeping you healthy! In the meantime, shop smart for good oral health!
Click through our slideshow for the best foods to buy for oral health, plus one thing to stay away from (hint: it's soda).