Diet, Oral Health and Wellness. What’s the connection?. Diet and oral health are closely related A healthy dentition is needed to chew fresh, whole foods and…… The foods we choose to eat can directly impact the health of teeth and gums The goal is healthy mouths and healthy bodies.
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Sugar (CHO) + Bacteria = Acid Production
toothpaste, gels, rinses
(topical sources are not swallowed)
community water fluoridation or prescription fluoride supplements
(systemic sources are swallowed)
Bulimia Nervosa – frequent vomiting causes enamel erosion due to the acid content, which can lead to tooth decay
Anorexia Nervosa – starvation diets rob teeth and bodies of essential nutrients
A balanced diet and regular exercise is the best combination to maintain a healthy weight
Molar on right has no sealant. Dark spot may be start of decay
Molar on left has sealant