MICRONUTRIENTS AND ORAL HEALTH AN OPPORTUNITY TO PREVENT ORAL DISEASES
Nutrition plays an important role in oral health as it affects the growth of craniofacial, dental and periodontal structures. When adequate food is not unavailable, oral health may be impaired, and even overexposure to the diet may also inversely affect. Therefore there is interdependency between nutrition and oral health. The importance of Micronutrients in normal function is becoming increasingly apparent and insufficient micronutrient intake has both short term and long term consequences. Micronutrient assessment of suspected individual and appropriate supplement therapy may assist in dental disease prevention.