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Nutritional Guidelines for Patients With Periodontal Disease

Posted on 3/15/2024 by Weo Admin
a close up of a mouth with inflamed gumsCertain dietary modifications help deter the inflammation driving periodontal infections while assisting the healing abilities of the body post-treatment. As an integrative complement to dental therapy, nutrition counseling equips patients with self-care success.

Key Areas to Assess in Your Current Diet

We assist patients in examining their eating habits to identify areas of nutrition that require attention for better gum health outcomes. This involves assessing the consumption of sugars and refined grains, which contribute to the growth of bacteria causing cavities. We also evaluate levels of essential nutrients such as vitamins C, D, and B12, as well as iron, which support gum tissue regeneration. Additionally, we consider the intake of alpha-linolenic acid from sources like walnuts or flax, which help reduce inflammation. We emphasize the importance of consuming antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, as they neutralize bacterial toxins. Probiotics, such as unsweetened yogurt, are recommended to promote a healthy balance of oral bacteria. Finally, we stress the significance of adequate water intake to flush away debris that can lead to tooth decay. By providing guidance on the risks associated with specific nutrient deficiencies, excesses, or imbalances and offering personalized nutrition planning, we create a foundation for internal and external healing.

General Dietary Guidelines to Drive Optimal Gum Health

Our doctors also educate patients about essential dietary guidelines for long-term oral health. These include focusing on whole, nutrient-rich foods with anti-inflammatory properties, such as various vegetables, moderate amounts of protein, some fruits, and healthy fats. It is advised to minimize the consumption of sugary beverages and snacks, as they nourish bacteria, and avoid alcohol and tobacco, which can hinder the healing process. Staying well-hydrated is important, and it is recommended to rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking. Incorporating probiotic and prebiotic sources into your diet has been shown to reduce gum infections when taken regularly. Feel free to ask any nutritional questions during your periodontal therapy, as we are here to provide further guidance.

By aligning nutrition with clinical treatment, patients can enhance the protective effects while supporting their recovery abilities. Contact us today to start developing your personalized nutrition plan for gum disease.

Scholes Periodontics & Implants in Chandler, AZ
Scholes Periodontics & Implants
Dr. Scholes
595 N Dobson Rd B#34
Chandler, AZ 85224

O: (602) 900-1609
F: (480) 786-5694

Monday: 9AM–3PM
Tuesday: 7AM–4:30PM
Wednesday: 7AM–4PM
Thursday: 7AM–4PM
Friday: 7AM–1PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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