One of the keys to good oral health is maintaining the balance between beneficial and harmful oral bacteria. The “good” bacteria will help keep teeth and gums healthy, and help promote beneficial digestive processes — as well as keep inflammation under control. “Bad” bacteria can lead to dental problems.

Here’s what you can do to ensure bad bacteria don’t get out of control.

Key takeaways:

  • Limit your intake of acidic and sugary foods.
  • Eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, and water.
  • Don’t skip flossing or brushing your teeth. Plaque build-up creates the conditions bacteria need to thrive.

Keeping your appointments with the dentist can also help prevent imbalances in oral bacteria.

Read the full story here: