As we get ready for the new year many of us take advantage of the new start to join a gym or vow to live a healthier lifestyle. Those benefits improve how we feel, how we function, and even cross over to your dental health too!
Question: What is the importance of Diet and Nutrition in Dentistry?
Answer:Any dental restoration will invariably have a better long term prognosis when built on a strong and healthy foundation. From a functional standpoint, inadequate nutrition will make the body (including teeth and gums) more susceptible to gum disease, resulting in increased tooth mobility, bone loss, and eventual tooth loss. From a cosmetic standpoint, it is essential that restorations such as porcelain veneers and crown and bridgework be performed in a healthy mouth (free of gum disease) as red and inflamed gums can distract from the overall appearance.
A mouth that is kept healthy will invariably lend itself to beauty.