Our previous article on nutrition (“Nutrition & Oral Health”) discussed how dietary factors affect dental and oral health.
In this article, we go a step further and look at how the basics of nutrition, coupled with diet and exercise, affect life-long general and oral health.
The Surgeon General of the United States has stated emphatically that “You can’t be healthy without oral health.” And, as our last article explained, you can’t have good oral health without good nutrition.
We’ll expand on the idea that good nutrition is the key to overall health, both general and oral. In other words, what’s good for the whole body is good for your teeth, gums and other oral tissues. We need good nutrition and dietary practices throughout life, for the formation, development and continued health of our oral tissues and structures, as well as those in the rest of the body.
Clarifying the Terms of Nutrition
Food is not only our primary source of nourishment — it’s also a profound part of our society, culture and community. What we eat critically impacts not only overall health, but also our risks for several of the leading causes of death like coronary artery disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer.…. Read more – Read Full Article in our library…
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