ARAB DENTAL  •  ISSN 1861-8251

ARAB DENTAL 30 (2017), No. 4     15. Jan. 2018
ARAB DENTAL 29 (2016), No. 2  (22.07.2016)

Page 4-8, Language: Arabic

Oral Health And Diet In Tooth Loss
Beiruti, Nabil
Dental caries and periodontal disease are the main causes of tooth loss that should be replaced by bridges, partial or full dentures, or implants. These replacements will impact on the ability of patient to chew and swallow the food for obtaining the nutrients, and to keep the natural functions of the mouth, that include good nutrition, healthy mouth, esthetic appearance of the face and speaking clearly, for all ages. Nutritional status is the condition of health as it relates to food and nutrient intake, absorption, and utilization. It is an important factor in immunity and resistance to oral infections. Diet is essential to support nutritional status. A healthy diet contains all the necessary nutrients in amounts needed to meet individual needs. Healthy Eating Plates are recommended for persons with tooth loss and with replacements. Collaboration between dietetics practitioners and oral health care professionals is useful for oral health promotion and disease prevention and intervention.