Nutrition and Your Dental Health
In January 2014, Dr. Williams, an assistant professor at Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine, published a paper on nutrition and its effect on our mouths. Dr. Williams notes “everything eaten, imbibed, chewed and dissolved in the mouth can impact oral health.” We know that cavities and gum disease are connected to dietary factors.
There are specific links between what we eat and certain deficiencies and diseases. Chemotherapy also causes changes in the mouth that effect nutritional intake. Other health issues that affect the mouth include eating disorders, gastric dysfunction, and diabetes.
If you would like more information about nutrition and your overall health, the following sources are recommended:
(for all ages)
( for pregnant and nursing mothers)
(for baby boomers)