Nutrition and Experimental Dental Caries
dental caries | Nutrition | protein | lipid | carbohydrate
mesheuropmc: stomatognathic diseases | stomatognathic system
Nutrition is an effective factor for the inhibition of the development of dental caries. The constitution of diet has a strong bearing on the development of dental caries. However the theoretical background regarding the development of dental caries has not been sastifactorily established. Experimentally, we have clarified the relation of nutrition and dental caries in rats. Experimental animals used in this study were Wistar strain Albino rats (closed colony, Tamura, 1950). Young rats of 21 days after birth were used. The influence of the quantity and quarity of dietary carbohydrates, proteins and lipids on the nutrition of the rats were studied and the occurence of dental caries were scrutinized. From the studies, we obtained the following results. It was shown that nutrition inhibited the development of dental caries. An addition of calcium and phosphate in the diet brought about the inhibition of dental caries.