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INVITED REVIEW
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 99-105

Oral health and nutrition as gatekeepers to overall health: We are all in this together


1 Frances Stern Nutrition Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02155, United States
2 Department of Comprehensive Care, Division of Nutrition and Oral Health Promotion, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, United States

Correspondence Address:
Carole A Palmer
Department of Diagnosis and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition and Oral Health Promotion, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1 Kneeland Street, Room 1534D, Boston, MA 02111
United States
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2278-9626.163319

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Oral diseases are prevalent worldwide and have significant health implications. Complex multidirectional relationships exist among oral health, general health, and nutrition, although the extent of these relationships is not completely understood. The purpose of this review was to examine some of the known relationships among oral health, general health, and nutrition and to provide nutrition-based recommendations for patients with common systemic and oral conditions.


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