Nutrition 101

Quotation from Benjamin Franklin stating: “One Should Eat to Live, Not Live to Eat…”

Nutritional status is often reflected in the oral health of tissues. The conditions of health or disease often relate to food and nutrient intake and the inflammatory activity that may occur in oral pathology and other systemic diseases in the body.11

A balanced diet is essential to support nutritional status and contains all the necessary nutrients in amounts needed to meet individual needs.