Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Synergistic Relationships Between Nutrition and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Connie C. Mobley, Teresa Marshall
      Pages 3-15
    3. Connie C. Mobley, Elizabeth Reifsnider
      Pages 17-30
    4. Carole A. Palmer
      Pages 31-43
  3. Synergistic Relationships Between Oral and General Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Angela R. Kamer, David A. Sirois, Maureen Huhmann
      Pages 63-85
  4. Relationship Between Nutrition and Oral Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Paula J. Moynihan, Peter Lingström
      Pages 107-127
    3. A. Ross Kerr, Riva Touger-Decker
      Pages 129-142
    4. Shelby Kashket, Dominick P. DePaola
      Pages 167-181
  5. Select Diseases and Conditions With Known Nutrition and Oral Health Relationships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Riva Touger-Decker, David A. Sirois, Anthony T. Vernillo
      Pages 185-204
    3. Douglas E. Morse
      Pages 205-221
    4. Anita Patel, Michael Glick
      Pages 223-239
    5. David A. Sirois, Riva Touger-Decker
      Pages 241-260
    6. Elizabeth A. Krall
      Pages 261-271
    7. Marion F. Winkler, Suzanne Makowski
      Pages 273-283
  6. Education and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Riva Touger-Decker, David A. Sirois
      Pages 287-297
    3. Riva Touger-Decker, David A. Sirois
      Pages 299-305
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-393

About this book


With a growing evidence base linking nutrition with specific diseases and disorders-including oral disease-and the advent of genomics and proteomics illuminating the response of whole systems to nutrients, it is clear that nutrition will be playing an even more significant role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease. In Nutrition and Oral Medicine, internationally recognized leaders in dentistry and nutrition review the now ample evidence concerning the effects of diet and its nutrient components on the development, growth, maintenance, prevention, and treatment of the oral cavity. Topics range from the relationship between oral and general health, nutrition and general health, and nutrition and oral health, to select oral and systemic diseases with known nutrition and oral health interfaces. Specific topics, such as the relationship between diet and cancers of the head, neck, and mouth are examined in light of nutritional intervention strategies. Oral and systemic diseases and orofacial pain syndromes are considered in terms of their impact on both nutritional status and the medications and treatments used for the oral cavity. Cutting-edge research issues on the relationship of individual antioxidants, minerals, trace elements, polyphenols, and other nutrient substrates to oral health and disease are covered. Where appropriate, optimal management strategies are also presented.
Data-driven and practice-based, Nutrition and Oral Medicine offers benchmark reviews of the many links connecting nutrition and dietary practices to oral diseases and disorders, and constitutes a powerful demonstration that nutrition is all about health and reducing risk of future disease.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Riva Touger-Decker
    • 1
    • 2
  • David A. Sirois
    • 3
  • Connie C. Mobley
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Primary Care, School of Health-Related ProfessionsUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyNewark
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic Sciences, New Jersey Dental SchoolUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyNewark
  3. 3.Department of Oral MedicineNew York University College of DentistryNew York
  4. 4.Department of Professional StudiesUniversity of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental MedicineLas Vegas

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-192-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-831-1
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