Nutrition and Oral Health

Edited by Dr Gerry McKenna of Queen’s University Belfast, Nutrition and Oral Health is a recently published textbook describing the effects of nutrition on oral development and oral health, and the impact of oral health on nutrition, mastication and overall health. The book includes contributions from Irish dentists Martina Hayes, Cristiane da Mata, Francis Burke, Lewis Winning and Ciaran Moore.

In May 2021, the WHO Resolution firmly placed oral health on the global health agenda and this publication is well timed to explain the current evidence to support the ancient wisdom that food is a medicine. The book provides a valuable insight to understanding the relationship between nutrition and oral health, and clearly explains and references a large number of peer-reviewed papers and policy documents.