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Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Oral Health and Nutrition

Course Number: 583


Dental patients face the challenge of interpreting nutritional information and making wise dietary choices. Early childhood caries, oral lesions, and periodontal disease leave many patients with missing teeth that may further complicate the mastication process needed for proper digestion of nutrient dense foods.

Dental Facts

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