March is Nutrition Awareness Month!

As our patients know from their visits with us, Dr. Wags always stresses the importance of healthy eating! As March is National Nutrition Awareness Month, what a better time to remember that food choices not only affect your overall health but also affect the heath of your teeth, gums and mouth. Chewy, sticky candy and snacks – like gummys and little crackers, cling to your teeth and can lead to cavities. Sugary drinks and energy drinks bathe your mouth and teeth with sugar giving those sugar bugs plenty of food to attack your teeth. So please watch what your family chooses to eat and drink and, as always, don’t forget to brush and floss!

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