You’ve likely heard the old adage, “You are what you eat.” This is true in reference to whole body health and oral health. In fact, the foods and beverage you consume on a daily basis have both immediate and long term effects on your oral health. During a six month preventive dental exam, talk to your dentist about foods that could help you maintain a healthy smile. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the basics, but every patient is different. Discuss dietary changes with your dentist and/or physician to ensure your smile and whole body stay healthy.