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No one likes to go to the dentist, but taking care of your teeth can be significant in your overall health.
Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition that may be a manifestation of other systemic conditions: diabetes, anemia, vitamin deficiency, leukemia, and other white blood cell conditions. It can also be a cause of hardening of the arteries, which is a risk of having heart disease.
Our immune system and our nutrition determines the defense mechanisms that normalize and act in defense of this disease.
Oral hygiene is a mandatory practice, at least every 6 months to the dentist for cleaning and checking to ensure that you have healthy gums and teeth. Most insurances will cover a regular appointment.
A good diet for promoting periodontal healthcare:
- Vitamin C, this is typical of the old disease called scurvy
- Vitamin A, associated with inflammation
- Zinc, works with vitamin A, plaque growth can be inhibited with a mouthwash that contains Zinc
- Vitamin E, helps with healing
Avoid the, because they increase the susceptibility to periodontal disease:
Tobacco smoking, is associated to increased tooth loss. Sugar, is known to increase or promote plaque and it also decreases the production of white blood cell function.
Visit a dentist at least every 6 months and brush and floss twice per day. Follow a diet of high fiber and avoid smoking, sugar and refined carbohydrates.
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