Relationship between Oral and Dental Health and Nutrition
Oral and dental health is directly related to nutrition. For this reason, to review the diet; It prevents tooth and gum diseases. At the beginning of the foods that can be harmful for dental health; Factors such as sugary foods, acidic foods, foods that stick to the teeth, and cigarette consumption negatively affect the health of teeth and gums.
What is the recommended diet for maintaining dental health?
Sugary, sticky, acidic foods such as cola should not be consumed. In cases where the teeth cannot be brushed, foods such as apples and carrots that will massage the gums should be consumed. In cases where it is not possible to brush the teeth, the mouth should be rinsed with clean water. After consuming sugary foods, it is necessary to consume caries-preventing foods such as cheese.
Has the incidence of dental caries increased due to diet?
In developing countries, the risk of encountering dental caries has increased. The reason for this is the change in eating habits. Fast food habits, increased coffee and cigarette consumption, irregular diet and stress factors lead to an increase in dental caries. However, with the increase in the ready-made food industry, the consumption of softer and less nutritious foods also leads to an increase in caries in the teeth. Frequent consumption of biscuits, chocolate, cola or other junk foods allows bacteria to multiply more quickly in the mouth. Decreased consumption of calcium-containing milk and dairy products with the fast food industry; causes the increase of gum diseases.