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Volume : 6, Issue : 4, Year : 2020
Article Page : 246-250
General and oral health is a fundamental right of human being. Good health is achieved by assimilation of healthy diet and this further helps in maintaining health of oral hard (teeth) and soft tissues. Many age related diseases are highly influenced by nutrition. Improper nutrition not only affects physical appearance but also it affects psychological status of patient. Chronic disease and most oral diseases share common risk factors. Diet plays a key role in disease prevention, as poor diets have been linked to ill- nesses, such as osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, and bowel disease. Prosthodontist is a geriatric dentist who interacts with more number of older people as compare to other profession. Therefore, the major role for a prosthodontist is to guide the older people regarding malnutrition, balanced diet and age-related diseases. In this literature review the outlines of nutrition, basic requirements of nutrition associate with aging have been discussed.
Keywords: Nutrition, Geriatric dentistry, Complete denture, Prosthodontist.
How to cite : Aeran H , Seth J , Sagar M , Unlock your potential with good nutrition: A prosthodontist’s outlook. Int J Oral Health Dent 2020;6(4):246-250
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