Diet, Nutrition And The Prevention of Dental Diseases

Oral health and wellness depends on diet and nutrition in many ways. Diet and nutrition for example can influence craniofacial development, progress and development of tooth decay, oral infectious diseases, and oral cancer. Dental diseases are costly to treat and are generally related to our self-esteem. The most important way in which nutrition and diet affects is the development of caries and erosion of enamel. Dental erosion and decay is associated with production of acids in the mouth and teeth from conversion of sugars and carbohydrates. There is sufficient evidence to prove a strong link between intake of sugars and formation of dental caries.