It is very important to not only create the perfect smile, but also to make certain that the perfect smile is built upon a strong, and healthy foundation. The key to achieving this healthy smile is maintaining proper oral hygiene with regular dental check-ups, and taking nutritional supplements which are specifically geared towards optimum oral health. With all the advances in dental office care and home care, 90 percent of the population is still developing periodontal disease. Nutrient deficiency can become a major contributing factor in periodontal disease by inhibiting the mouth’s ability to resist infection, and by eventually contributing to tooth loss. In other words–your diet does affect your dental health. The future of dentistry lies in the prevention of disease through the consumption of a well-balanced diet and the necessary nutritional supplements. Remember…disease will occur less frequently in a well-nourished body.