MedInform

Journal of Medical and Dental Practice

www.medinform.bgISSN 2367-6795

Issue Three 2018

2018, Vol. 5 issue 3, (September)

Publisher: Medinform LTD
ISSN: 2367-6795
Pages: 875-889
Date of close: 2018/09/04

Literature Review

Nutrition and oral health in childhood

Abstract:

Nutrition is a key factor for the proper growth and development in children. The aim of this review is to see over and analyse the current scientific evidences on relationship between nutrition and oral health in childhood. Nutrient intake has been shown to affect the growth and development of orofacial structures and may be a major factor in the appearance of the dental diseases. On the other hand, impairment of the function of oral structures and tooth loss may be the cause of incomplete nutrition. The assessment of children’s diet should be part of the day-to-day practice of the dentist in order to provide better prophylaxis and appropriate conditions for balanced nutrition.

Authors:

Desislava Dimitrova; Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Varna;

Corresponding Author:

Desislava Dimitrova; Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Varna; Email this author