Diet and Sugar
> A poor diet high in sugars results in dental caries
> Dental caries can result in tooth loss
> Tooth loss reduces the ability to eat a healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables and f
Fibre in rich foods
> In many low income countries, malnutrition coexists with a high sugar intake, such countries are at higher risk of dental caries.
Systemic Nutritional influences on enamel defects
>Poor nutrition is only one of many causes of enamel development defects
> An enamel defect that is common in undernourished communities is LINEAR ENAMEL HYPOPLASIA (LEH) - occurs usually in primary incisors and is characterised by a horizontal groove, (usually found on the labial surface that becomes stained)- post eruptively.