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Effect of Masticatory Ability on General Health
Adopted by the FDI General Assembly: 18 September 2003
Maintaining masticatory ability has essential benefits not only related to the digestion of food, but because it may also contribute to physical and mental well-being.
There is evidence to support that:
Both dentists and patients have a responsibility to contribute to overall health by maintaining masticatory ability.
Further research on the relationship between masticatory ability and overall health is necessary.