Romanian Journal of Medical and Dental Education Volum 8 Issue 12, 2019 CORRELATIONS BETWEEN NUTRITIONAL FACTORS AND ORO-DENTAL HEALTH


Hurjui Loredana Liliana, Grădinaru Irina, Hurjui Ion, Jipu Raluca, Balcoș Carina, Armencia Oana Adina, Cristina Claudia Tărniceriu, Hurjui Ion Andrei, Hârțan Ruxandra Maria, Șerban Ionela Lăcrămioara


Diet and nutrition are significant influencers of oral health, and can affect the development and progression of oral diseases also conditions such as caries, periodontal disease, erosion, and others. Two notions are distinct but very well connected nutrition that is considered to be the micro- (vitamins and minerals) and macro- (carbohydrates, protein, and fat) nutrients as they relate to the body’s dietary needs and diet refers to the specific foods consumed. A variety of dietary factors are hypothesized to influence the oral cavity, including macro- and micronutrients, vitamins, pH properties, as well as the behaviors associated with their consumption. Additionally, factors such as stage of development, specific medical conditions, and socioeconomic status may indicate particular diet and nutritional considerations. Some foods and food combinations influence the increased level of bacteria causing disease. The most common oral diseases of modern civilization, caries and periodontitis can be prevented by diet using. These diseases occur when teeth and other components of the oral cavity are destroyed by acidic products from bacteria. Even if poor nutrition does not directly cause periodontal disease, researchers believe the disease progresses faster and worsens in patients whose diet does not supply the necessary nutrients.

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