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HEALTH NEWS: Smile Diet

Updated: Monday, February 10 2014, 07:15 PM CST
Don't be surprised if the next time you go to the dentist office --it's suggested you also hit the grocery store.
  
Want a beautiful smile?
A new report nutrition experts with eating well has a list of foods --to help makeover your smile:

We stopped out at Buttermilk Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to talk to Doctor Greg Pohl about it. He's a fan of a healthy diet-dental connection.

He says we are finding out a lot more these days with new research about the diet -dental connection:

Dr. Greg Pohl / Dentist: Well the biggest thing we are finding out now  is the bacteria in your mouth is related to you know everything that goes on in your body.

Heart disease, healthy babies, even diabetes may be influenced by bad bacteria in the the mouth -

Which is why this smile makeover food list might matter most over a lifetime.
 It's very clear that these foods are not a subsitute for proper dental care you still need to see the dentists often and brush and floss daily, but they may make a difference in two things according to this report, perhaps beating bacteria in the mouth, and giving the body what it needs -- to fight off gum disease.

So topping the list -- an apple a day --it does work like a toothbrush to help  fight cavities.

Second --Got milk -it's  loaded with vitamin D--
Third - Eat nuts -- and other foods you can crunch such as carrots and celery.

These not only produce saliva to fight bad bacteria in the mouth
But the other thing we find out about some  those foods is that they are naturally cleansing ,the crunchy veg, some of those things, they actually help clean the teeth while you are eating.

Fourth --Try raisins, they fight inflammation in the mouth to fight gum disease.
And fifth --Green tea is recommended for it's disease fighting antioxidants.

Sixth -- Get garlic -- believe it or not, it works against bad breath --
And finally -- Yogurt --its good bacteria helps give your mouth what it needs to fight back bad bacteria.

Eating these often --well who knew -that might really give you something to smile about.
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