The Role of Nutrition in Dental Health Care.
We as children are taught at an early age. to brush our teeth after each meal and limit the amount of sweets in our diet. As we get older, we are taught to brush after each meal, avoid acidic foods that will diminish our tooth enamel, minimize alcoholic beverages, avoid foods that stain our teeth like coffee/tea/dark colas, and to ‘Not smoke’ altogether.
Ask anyone in the military, part of their first medical inspection includes looking at their teeth. From the start in ‘Boot Camp’ they are taught a very specific routine for brushing, flossing and caring for their teeth, with constant on-going dental inspections and care. Military meals are also prepared to provide the utmost in nutritional value for energy and health, but they are also designed with Oral Health in mind as well.
Give your mouth the best possible assistance to stay and/or become healthy. Remember to include good Nutrition as well.
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See what others have to say about Nutrition and Oral Health.
The WHO -World Health Orgainization -Nutrition & Oral Health
“Diet and nutrition affects oral health in many ways. Nutrition, for example, influences cranio-facial development, oral cancer and oral infectious diseases. Dental diseases related to diet include dental caries, developmental defects of enamel, dental erosion and periodontal disease.”
WebMD -“Diet and Oral Health”
“To prevent cavities and maintain good oral health, your diet — what you eat and how often you eat — are important factors. Changes in your mouth start the minute you eat certain foods. Bacteria in the mouth convert sugars from the foods you eat to acids, and it’s the acids that begin to attack the enamel on teeth, starting the decay process. The more often you eat and snack, the more frequently you are exposing your teeth to the cycle of decay.”
Canadian Dental Association on Nutrition and Oral Health
“A balanced and nutritious diet is good for your general health and your dental health. Without the right nutrients, your teeth and gums can become more susceptible to decay and gum disease.”
Feeding Your Teeth: Nutrition & Dental Health
Biological dentist P. Vernon Erwin, DDS, talks about how what we eat affects our teeth’s appearance and health, for better or for worse, and the importance of balancing good nutrition with good dental hygiene. The relationship between diet and dental health is a key concern of biological dentistry. This a specialty looks at the teeth in relation to the whole body and the links between dental and systemic health. For this reason, it’s also sometimes called “holistic,” “integrative” or “whole body” dentistry. Scientific research has shown dental and oral problems linked to a wide variety of conditions, including diabetes, endocarditis, stroke, cancer, chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, chronic fatigue (CFS), multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) and autoimmune disorders such as MS, ALS and lupus. Learn more at http://www.drerwin.com