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Teeth can affect one's health in a number of ways.

First, being that the teeth are an integral part of the first step in digestion, healthy teeth are necessary for proper nutrition. If one cannot effectively chew some foods, such as meats and vegetables, these may be left out of the diet, thereby limiting sources of important nutrients and fiber. This can lower one's health.

Decayed teeth can be a source of infection and inflammation, which can have an adverse affect on one's health. If one is a diabetic, several studies have shown that blood sugar levels are harder to stabilize when one has oral infections from tooth decay or gum disease.

Some people are at risk for a condition called sub-acute bacterial endocarditis (SBE, a life threatening infection of the heart), and they can get this infection if bacteria in the mouth transit to the heart via the bloodstream due to infected gums.

Researchers are just now beginning to discover how important a healthy mouth is in terms of overall health.

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Hard candy can cause you to chip your teeth, smoking can cause tar build up and yellowness, opening cans bottles or anything that has to do with force can ruin your teeth, sucking your thum can cause you buck teeth in the future also make your teeth crooked

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if you eat unhealthy food that is full of fat and sudar you teeth will rot because they cant stand the amount of sugar and fat. but if you eat healthy there arent as many bad fats and sugars so your teeth wont be affected as much. brushing is always nesecary though whether you eat healthy or not

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of course the inside of your mouth and how it works and the diseases it can develop will affect your health next......................

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Eating too much sugar and poor oral hygiene.

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