Save 10-60% on Your Dental Care. Join a Savings Plan Today!
Close X

1 Million+ Smiles Served Since 1999
Outstanding Customer Care
Plans Tailored to Fit Your Needs

you are > Dental Health Articles > Diets may link poor dental health and chronic disease

Diets may link poor dental health and chronic disease
Updated: 7/10/2009 7:00:34 PM

Diets may link poor dental health and chronic disease Diets high in fermentable carbohydrates can cause serious dental health problems in the short term and poor dental health has been linked to a number of chronic diseases. An article appearing in this month's issue of Dental Research argues that it may be the diet causing both problems.

Dr Philippe P. Hujoel, professor of dental public health sciences at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle looked at the health effects of diets that raise the glycemic index in the body.
There is growing evidence that these diets may increase the risks of cardiovascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer's and other diseases. It is already known that such diets adversely impact dental health.

Hujoel argues that dental care could be improved by dentists suggesting nutritional changes to patients. This would have a short term goal of improving dental health and reducing the need to perform teeth extractions or fillings, while also improving a patients' overall health in the long term.

A diet high that avoids fermentable carbohydrates such as refined sugar and white flour has been shown to be an excellent way to control blood sugar in diabetics.

For more information on discount dental plans, call 1-888-632-5353

© 2009 Brafton Inc.


The materials and articles published on are for informational purposes only. Although strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and makes no commitment to update the information on expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on Decisions based on information contained on are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to with or without’s knowledge.


Dental Care & Health Articles
AC Dental Care Articles (100)Affiliate Marketing (2)Affordable Care Act Articles (1)Audience (1)Bonding (2)Commentary (1)Cosmetic Dentristry (15)Dental (7)Dental Care News Feed (21)Dental Costs (5)Dental Health (21)Dental Insurance (1)Dental Plans (39)Dental Work (7)Dentist (19)Dentures (2)Individuals (484)Money (1)Oral Surgeon (1)Orthodontist (1)Pediatric Dentist (1)Procedures and Services (7)Surgery (1)Teeth Whitening/Bleaching (7)Unemployed (8)Veneers (1)
Special Offer

Take 15% off the price
of a dental savings plan.

Sign up below to receive your discount!