Keep yoursmile sweet
If you’ve suffered with tooth ache you’ll know it makes everything from exercising to eating and sleeping almost impossible. Yet new evidence suggests that dental problems could be an early warning sign of more severe and long-term health problems. A study by the University of Washington that reviewed the relationships between diet, dental disease and chronic disease found that eating too many foods high in simple sugars – such as sweets, fruit and refined carbs – can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, as well as spiking blood sugar levels. This means that tooth decay can be an early sign of bigger health concerns, such as obesity, Alzheimer’s and cancer. So cut back on sugary foods to keep both your smile and your long-term health looking good.