Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dental Did You Know: The Loss of Teeth and the Type of Food Consumed

A large-scale study showed that in general, the fewer teeth you have the less fibre, vegetables, and fruits you consume. In contrast, the intake of calories, saturated fat, and cholesterol increases.

Source: Joshipura KJ et al, The impact of edentulousness on food and nutrient intake. JADA 1996, 127(4):459-467.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)
(905) 273-7100