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Components of the diet and it relation to dental caries: A review

Snehal Sonarkar, Rucheet Purba, Shishir Singh, Rajesh Podar


Each and every living organism gets nutrition through diet. Diet contains various major components such as carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, lipids and proteins. These major components of diet are further divided into minor ingredients.  These minor ingredients play a major role prevention or reduction in dental caries.


Dental caries; diet; nutrients; nutrition

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