Nutrition means intake, absorption, storage and utilization of the food by the tissues. An adequate food taken does not ensure adequate nutrition. In oral-cavity if you have gum trouble, toothache and ulcer in the mouth, this will limit the intake of food. Of course if you have loss of appetite due to illness or medical problems then this will also restrict ingestion of food. There is more than nutrition alone, the total caloric intake must be composed of certain proportion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. There are 8 amino acids and a few unsaturated fatty acids that cannot be synthesized by the body. So they must be present in food to be gulped.
Tooth and Heart
If you have a history of tooth and gum diseases or cavities you might be at a greater risk for heart disease. The germs from mouth may enter the blood stream causing blockage that may lead to heart disease.
Classification of Injury
Accidents that produce injuries to the teeth are common in children and adults. After careful examination including X-rays, dentist decides to go for the treatment. It depends whether the tooth apex is fully formed or has immature apex.
To develop artificial replacement for missing teeth has been an elusive goal for more than 1500 years. A fine dark stone shaped like tooth was found implanted in a skull found in Central America from 600 A.D.
Dental Treatment of Geriatric (Old) Patients
Aging is the process by which a person grows old, irrespective of the tune required. It includes the complex interactions of biologic, psychologic and sociologic processes over time. The historically accepted chronologic landmark of old age is 65 years. The geriatric literature refers to the following categories, functionally dependent elderly (with illness or impairment), frail and institutionalized elderly, young old—65 to 70 years of age (healthy and vigorous), Old—75 to 85 years of age and old—85 years of age and above.
1. Warm and moist environments of the mouth help the germs to grow and damage the gums & the teeth.