The role of nutrition in the development, maintenance, and repair of the periodontium: How diet impacts the immune system
The connection between diet and dental caries is common knowledge, while the relationship between diet and periodontal disease has not been well established. What is clear is that poor diets can deteriorate the periodontium but that inadequate nutrition does not have a causal relationship with periodontal disease. Inferior eating habits have a negative impact on immune response, host susceptibility and periodontal disease progression.
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