Not everyone has a supermodel smile. Sometimes I think I have a mouth like a bad boxer. Now, in addition to brushing your choppers and avoiding rock candy, nutrition may play a role too. Recently, a brief Q & A about teeth and a healthy diet ensued in Dr. Fuhrman’s member center:
Question: Every so often I see something about a relationship between healthy teeth and gums or taking care of one's teeth and gums and overall health. Do you think the relationship is the kind of diet that causes healthy teeth and gums is also causing health through the body, or something else?
Dr. Fuhrman: Poor dental hygiene can be a source of bacteria that seed the bloodstream that could be relevant in a person with poor nutrition and impaired immunity.
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