Oral Signs of Nutritional Disease

Stanislav N. Tolkachjov, Alison J. Bruce

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Nutritional deficiencies occur when the body’s supply of nutrients is exceeded by its demand. The first signs of vitamin or mineral deficiencies may manifest in the oral cavity due to the unique environment and rapid cell turnover. The aim of this chapter is to outline the oral signs and symptoms occurring with vitamin deficiencies, which the astute clinician may identify. These manifestations are reviewed and treatments suggested. The significance of hematinic deficiencies in burning mouth syndrome management is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOral Signs of Systemic Disease
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9783030108632
ISBN (Print)9783030108618
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Deficiency
  • Folate
  • Iron
  • Niacin
  • Nutrition
  • Oral
  • Pyridoxine
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin
  • Zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Dentistry


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