In more and more adults, teeth remain until later ages, although periodontal disease affects these teeth.

The periodontal disease it is a bacterial infection that results from the inflammatory destruction of connective tissues and alveolar bone. It is known that periodontal disease begins resident subgingival dental plaque, which induces the formation of periodontal pockets. The presence of subgingival calculus is associated with periodontal disease, where the presence of dental plaque is associated with the progression of this disease.

Other important factors are poor oral hygiene, smoking or alcoholism, along with genetic factors such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis and post-menopausal osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, along with diet and nutritional factors. Already specific nutrients play an important role in modulating the host’s inflammatory response.


There is a two-way correlation between nutrition, diet, and oral health. On the one hand, adults with dental involvement consume small amounts of protein, fiber, and nutrients, such as iron, vitamins, and carotenes. On the other hand, deficiencies of vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium and magnesium have been associated with tooth loss.

Levels vitamin C they are affected by various factors such as medication, inflammation and stress. Vitamin C has been shown to be required during periodontal treatments and in tissue regeneration as this vitamin is concentrated in leukocytes and is released rapidly during infection.

It has been shown that saturated fatty acids they produce an inflammatory response through the activation of a specific receptor signaling pathway. Hyperinflammation is one of the key conditions in the aetiology of the development and progression of many chronic diseases, as well as it is associated with periodontal disease.

Individuals with a poor dietary habits they have three times the risk of periodontal disease. This is why nutrition partly influences the development of oral biofilms, inflammation and the immune response.

As periodontitis has a lot to do with diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. These diseases are related to a high consumption of saturated acids, free sugars and a low consumption of fruits, vegetables and fibers.

So a healthy diet could prevent cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity, being directly or indirectly a prevention of systemic diseases and chronic periodontal disease.


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