September 26-30 is Malnutrition Awareness Week in the United States.
The Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research explained in an article that “Malnutrition affects the oral health and a poor oral health in turn, may lead to malnutrition. This interdependent relationship sees good nutritional health, thus promoting good oral health and vice versa.”
In other words, teeth help you maintain proper eating and nutritional health. And proper diet helps you maintain optimal oral and physical health. When one of these components suffers, the other will suffer as well.
Group Health Dental understands the “interdependent relationship” between malnutrition and oral health. For that reason we’d like to remind our patients of the importance of maintaining a healthy and well-rounded diet. Be sure to include vitamins and minerals and other nutrients that promote healthy tissues and organ function. It’s also important to create and continue in good daily oral hygiene routines each day such as brushing and flossing.
In addition to these daily habits of good nutrition and oral hygiene care we’d like to remind our patients that comprehensive dental checkups and cleanings are vital to achieving and maintaining healthy teeth and gums. We will help ensure long-term oral health by detecting any dental health problems that could potentially turn into other, more serious, health issues.
Call Group Health Dental today to book your dental cleaning and exam. Contact your Manhattan Preventative Dental Care Professionals today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to seeing you in our office so we can care for your smile and your health.