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Diet and Oral Health Go Hand and Hand

Balance your pH for a Healthy YOU! Maintaining a balanced, healthy diet is important not only for oral health, but your overall health. Our cells need to be slightly alkaline to function properly. A diet consisting largely of acidic beverages and foods, such as soft drinks and processed foods, has a negative effect on the body’s pH level. When pH levels are not balanced, we are unable to process essential minerals and nutrients correctly. Bacteria, viruses, and disease thrive in an acidic environment. When the pH level of saliva becomes acidic, teeth begin to decay—a pH level of 5.5 is an ideal environment for harmful oral bacteria to thrive. However, an […]