Nutritional Education for Gum Disease

Nutritional Education for Periodontal Disease

According to the American Dental Association, "taking care of your teeth and gums isn't just about preventing cavities or bad breath. The mouth is a gateway into your body's overall health." Since your oral health is vital to your overall health, it is important to know what you can do to have a healthy mouth. Good oral hygiene habits, a healthy lifestyle, and good nutrition are the best choices for prevention of periodontal disease.

Did you know that a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, including whole-plant concentrate supplements, can help you combat gum disease? A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology has shown that a diet supplemented with a combination of fruit and vegetable concentrates may help fight chronic periodontal disease when combined with conventional dental therapy. Now, when you receive periodontal services at Chippewa Valley Dental Health, you also have access to nutritional education to help support the good results achieved by your clinical periodontal treatments. Dr. Olson believes that understanding periodontal disease and why certain foods and nutrients are beneficial is very important for your health.

The educational service we provide is a one-on-one meeting with our nutritional educator. During your one-hour session, you will cover the basics of periodontal disease, how to combat it with nutrition, as well as basic dietary and plant-based supplement recommendations. This information is based on current research studies on nutrition and periodontal disease, on what has been found to work for us personally, and is limited to quality supplements that have solid research behind them. Note: Your physician or a registered dietician can also provide suggestions for eating a nutritious diet.

For more information or to book an appointment, contact our Eau Claire, WI office today!

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