They say you are what you eat… That’s because many foods and beverages can cause plaque buildup, which can have serious health effects on your teeth and overall health. Plaque hardens and turns to tartar and tartar above the gums can lead to gingivitis, an early form of gum disease. And many studies show a strong link between bleeding gums and strokes and heart disease which is why it’s even more important to help kids establish good oral health habits early. We spoke with dentist and bad breath expert Dr. Harold Katz who’s got some tips for parents hoping to do just that.