MICRONUTRIENTS AND ORAL HEALTH AN OPPORTUNITY TO PREVENT ORAL DISEASES

  • Pushparaja Shetty Nitte University
  • Akshatha Shetty Nitte University
  • Suchetha Kumari Nitte University
Keywords: Nutrition, Micronutrients, oral health

Abstract

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. 

Author Biographies

Akshatha Shetty, Nitte University

Lecturer, Department of Periodontics

A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences.

 Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India

Email: pustidr1@gmail.com

Phone: +919481208000

Suchetha Kumari, Nitte University

Professor

  Department of Biochemistry

  K S Hegde  medical Academy

 Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India

Published
2019-10-22
How to Cite
Shetty, Pushparaja, Akshatha Shetty, and Suchetha Kumari. 2019. “MICRONUTRIENTS AND ORAL HEALTH AN OPPORTUNITY TO PREVENT ORAL DISEASES”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 26 (3), 311-16. http://www.rjdnmd.org/index.php/RJDNMD/article/view/634.
Section
Review Articles