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Diet and Overall Health
There's no getting around the fact that we are what we eat. The healthier our diet is, the healthier we will be. Overall health is usually an indicator of how healthy our mouths will be. We have noticed that patients that smoke, eat large quantities of sugar, and ingest a lot of caffeine have the greatest number of dental problems.
Diet modification to control these problem areas is essential in order to achieve and maintain good dental health. We suggest a daily vitamin supplement rich in Vitamin C along with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Patients with systemic problems such as diabetes and lupus are at particular risk of developing decay and periodontal problems. For those of you who suffer from these ailments, good diet and meticulous plaque control are a must. After reviewing your health history, we will discuss any areas that may negatively impact your dental health and work with you in controlling these problems.