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Chew your food to get the nutrition you need - general dentist and specialists 

According to the American Dental Association, a bidirectional relationship exists between oral health and diet and nutrition. Diet and nutrition affect the health of the tissues in the mouth; and the health of the mouth affects nutrients consumed.


The consumption of sugars has been associated with an increased risk of developing dental caries.

The complex nature of periodontal disease makes it difficult to determine its relationship with diet and nutrition.

Frequent consumption of acidic food and beverages is associated with an increased risk of erosive tooth wear.


Dental Caries

Periodontal Disease

Dental Erosion

Calcium Intake

Other Oral Health Conditions

ADA Policy on Diet and Nutrition


ADA Resources

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