August 9, 2012
Diet has a significant effect on dental health. While poor nutrition can contribute to tooth decay and cavities, good nutrition can prevent dental problems and make the teeth stronger. From infancy to old age, a balanced diet is just as essential for the teeth as it is important for general health.
The modern Western diet contains a mixture of carbohydrates, like sugars, that are fermented by oral bacteria in the mouth. The fermentation process produces acid, which left unchecked, can lead to cavities.