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The Life Cycle Of Nutrition And Oral Health

Published on June 10th, 2019

Our periodontist office near downtown Chicago knows how important oral health is through all stages of life. Nutrition is key to your health, including oral nutrition because what’s good for your body, is good for your teeth as well. 



As a pregnant woman, it’s important to have good maternal nutrition for the development of the baby’s oral health. Children’s baby teeth form at the sixth-week mark of pregnancy and the mother should have a good diet in order to facilitate the process of growth. If there are nutrition deficits, it can cause defects in tooth development and salivary flow. 



Did you know that children’s teeth will continue to develop from before birth through the early teens? Tissues in our bodies are constantly recycling, making it necessary to have nutrients to support growth and development. Healthy diets lead to proper mineralization and tissue growth of teeth and bones.



When a child hits their teenage years, the major contributing factors are the constant availability and use of sweetened beverages that have sugars that harm the tooth enamel. Make sure you are visiting the dentist bi-yearly for dental cleanings to keep plaque and tartar at bay.



Adults, more than children and teenagers, are at risk for developing dental decay as well as periodontal disease. It’s important to make sure you are still getting the correct nutrients and enough B-complex vitamins to keep from getting oral cavities and tooth decay. 

No matter what stage of life you’re in, you should be taking care of your body through a good diet and even better nutrition practices. Having good overall health will help ensure a healthy and radiant smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Your periodontist near downtown Chicago is ready to help you make healthy choices and have a happier smile!

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