Our mouths contain a complex ecosystem of “beneficial” and “harmful” bacteria, science reveals. This ecosystem needs balance in order to function optimally, keeping teeth and gums healthy.
Here are three things that can cause an imbalance in bacteria.
- Consuming processed and sugary foods can create an imbalance in the mouth’s bacteria.
- Using harsh mouthwashes can reduce the amount of “beneficial” oral bacteria.
- Some people are genetically predisposed to cavities and other dental problems.
Next time you go to the dentist, ask about the most effective ways of keeping your teeth and mouth healthy and balancing oral bacteria.
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