Nutritional Influences on Periodontal Disease

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NUTRITION
PERIODONTAL disease
SUGAR
NEUTROPHILS
FOLIC acid
VITAMIN A
VITAMIN C

Abstract:The article discusses the effect of various nutrients on periodontal disease. Sugar intake increases plaque accumulation while decreasing chemotaxis and phagocytosis of polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Folic acid nutriture has been shown to be directly related to gingival health. A deficiency of vitamin A is well known to predispose to periodontal disease. Ascorbic acid protects the oral mucosal epithelium against the infiltration of antigenic materials such as bacterial endotoxins, so it is not surprising that serum vitamin C levels have a significant inverse association with periodontitis.

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