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How To Prevent The Tooth Decay Linked To Cigarettes

Tooth decay linked to cigarettes, in fact. But you don’t have to go out and smoke cigarettes in hopes of preventing dental health issues, you know. Go to your dentist when you have a problem.

Tobacco causes cavities in teeth, but we’re talking general decay here. If you’re worried about cavities in your tooth fillings, talk with your dentist about which kind and color is best for you. But don’t worry, a little tobacco won’t hurt you any more than chewing a whole pack of cigarettes. If you’ve ever had an abscessed tooth go away on its own, you know the feeling. As long as your immune system and oral health is strong, tooth decay will not bother you. When it’s done, take a look in your mouth. You will see white dots. That�s your teeth showing no decay. If you still see decay-colored dots, your dentist may have to be called to the home to clean up the area. So don’t worry about not having decay. If your dentist can confirm it, he or she will send you a brochure listing a few options and recommendations. The brochures should be sent to you via a local dentist who is in the area. You should check with yours before considering any one brand. You can find them at http://www.narthonline.com/ and http://www.cavitiesdentist.com/ .

If you are concerned about the amount of sugar and fat in what you are currently ingesting, the best choice is to eliminate sugar, and reduce the amount of flour, fat, and salt you are eating altogether. The next best choice is to reduce your carbohydrates from your diet to only avoid the occasional cookie, cake or other low-calorie sweet snacks.

You will find these suggestions in my book, The Diet Fix 2.0

(If you are interested in the previous Diet Fix, refer to it here , or visit the book publisher for a full digital download at Kindle.com .)

To reduce the amount of sugar in your diet, eliminate all processed sugars. And, avoid the sugared snack foods you already like. If you love those junk food-filled cookies, cakes, and other sugary cereals, then eat them when you have time, because those foods are still nutritious. You can avoid them while still eating them, if that works for you.

But do not eat too many of them. As a simple rule, if you can get a half dozen cookies for each meal, then you may eat just one in the evening. If a sugary cereals seems like the best way to stay full and satisfied, eat the sugary snacks during the day, and save the ones you don’t need for dessert. If a sugary snack doesn’t really fill you up, then you�re likely not getting the full nutritional benefits and it�s ok.

Reduce the amount of fat in your diet. Fat contributes to heart disease, triglycerides, high cholesterol and other negative health issues. Avoid foods and drinks with high fat content, especially processed fats. Limit how much fat you eat as it lowers your metabolic rate. And even healthy sources, like lean meats, can contribute to fat intake and raise triglycerides. It�s true that eating healthy fats like nuts and avocados can help maintain your good cholesterol levels. These foods contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which have a neutral effect on cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease.

But you must cut back and limit the fat you eat by removing processed foods and sugar. The sugar in processed foods increases belly fat and is linked to diabetes. In short, a healthy diet that gets some salt is better for your stomach and metabolism than one that is overly laden with processed, refined sugars.

There are a few sources that recommend consuming less than one-third of their recommended daily intake of fat without significantly affecting their health at least. One of them is  The Health At Every Size Study (HTES). This is a group of  women who were overweight or obese, and were trying to lose weight.  The researchers found, by eliminating processed foods  and sugars, and replacing them with healthy fat, they saw improvements in a couple of health outcomes such as cholesterol and blood pressure.  They also found they had no problems with  high  cholesterol, high triglycerides and a lack of  body fat.  But that doesn’t mean eating too little fat won’t cause problems.