Importance of Micronutrients in Both Systemic and Oral Health

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By Lesley Harbison, RDH, EPDH, MS

Interest in vitamins, immune-boosting foods, and healthy lifestyle choices has grown significantly. Besides protecting against disease, a healthy immune system also helps support good oral health. On the other hand, deficiencies in micronutrients can cause negative oral health effects and worsen oral diseases. Dental hygienists should remain current on the important role vitamins and minerals play in a healthy immune system as well as how they relate to oral health.

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