Good Diet and Oral Health – MIDAC Dental Clinic


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Unhealthy diet is considered as a risk factor for several chronic diseases. Modern india dentistry has a significant role in the identification of oral diseases associated with diet. A steady nutrition guideline is necessary to improve your good health.  Your General health depends on the food that you choose and how often you eat them. Consumption of sugary sodas, fruit drinks or snacks could affect your tooth. One of the most common chronic diseases is Tooth decay, but is entirely preventable if proper care is given. It happens when plaque comes in contact with the sugar in the mouth which causes acid to attack your teeth. Tissues in your mouth can’t resist infection and causes gum disease. Chronic gum disease causes tooth loss in adults. Gum diseases are common in people with poor nutrition. Good diet controls the growth of the oral cavity. An early nutritional imbalance results in malformation of oral cavity. A nutritional imbalance occurring at an early stage of growth will cause greater damage. As well as vitamin and mineral deficiency influences the development of the future embryo.  Vitamins and minerals are essential for dental organogenesis, growth of the maxilla, and skull/facial development in infants. Improper diet may also lead to the onset of caries and dental erosion. The development of caries is enhanced by the presence of sugars and bacteria but is influenced by the type of bacteria, quantity and quality of the salivary discharge. Deficiency of vitamins D, A and protein-energy malnutrition may lead to hypoplasia of the enamel and degeneration of salivary glands. There is an extremely serious association among your diet and oral cancer. Oral cancer is a severe risk for those who smoke, chew tobacco, and consume alcohol regularly. The extreme use of tobacco can affect the distribution of antioxidants.  Frequent smokers are suspected with the extra presence of arotenoids and vitamin E in the blood and also with the decreased level of folates in the oral tissue cells. Lack of iron may lead to oral candidiasis. Oral Candidiasis is affected by the low consumption of folic acid, vitamins A, B1, B2, C, K, zinc, and carbohydrates. Think twice for attaining both good health and healthy teeth. Eat only balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Drink lot of water and Practice to eat variety of healthy foods. Limit the consumption of snacks. Moreover for maintaining good dental health always remember to brush and floss daily and visit your dentist regularly. Regular dental care help prevent oral problems and are easy for  treatment if occurred during the early stage. Incoming search terms: dental health articles