Nutrition and oral health
Our ancestors still had to work hard for their daily portion of plants and nuts. And then needed their teeth to process this fiber-rich, low-calorie food. We just go to the supermarket for us (often processed and sugar rich) food. We eat more often than our ancestors and many more sweet and sour products. As a result, the risk of tanturia and caries increased in addition to the risk of overweight and welfare diseases. All reason therefore to be aware of your eating patterns and eating habits.
What and how you eat affects the health of your mouth in different ways. And your oral health has an impact on your overall health. Below is an overview of mouth disorders that affect your eating patterns (along with oral hygiene and hereditary factors):
- Tooth erosion
- Dry mouth
- Mouth swallowing problems
- Taste and smell disorders
- Gingivitis and periodontitis (inflamed gums)
- Mouth ulcers
- Glossitis (inflammation of the tongue)
- Cheilitis angularis (damaged corners)
- Cold sore (herpes simplex I)
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