Nutrition: Its Role in General & Oral Health

oralnutritionIn this article, we go a step further a 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 Stats 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.

In this issue, 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 practice 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.

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