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The role of diet in the etiology of dental caries is well established. The role of diet in the development and progression of periodontal disease, however, is less well understood. Recent studies have noted that as people lose teeth, there is a trend toward the presence of a poorer diet [1,2]. A person's diet can exert a topical or a systemic effect on the body and its tissues. Before tooth eruption, foods provide a nutritional or systemic effect during tooth development and in the maturation of dentine and enamel.

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