What does it really mean to have good teeth?

Good teeth. We often hear the phrase thrown around but what does it really mean to have good teeth? Good teeth erupt into the mouth with a sound enamel covering the crown of the tooth.

Factors that can negatively impact the integrity of teeth includes nutritional deficiencies, illness and drugs such as the antibiotics tetracycline.

While genetics play a role generally speaking variables into oral environment diet, oral hygiene and fluoride determine future health.

Maintaining oral health is important for a variety of reasons: heart disease and even some cancers can be impacted by poor oral health and a nice smile and fresh breath can do a lot for your self-esteem and self-confidence.

For more information on oral health go to www.cda-adc.ca for Eating Well With Canada's Food Guide go to www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment