Treating Periodontitis

Nutrition a Key Factor in Treating Periodontitis Gum disease, or periodontitis, has long been shown to have strong negative effects on the entire body. Far from being simply a local issue of pain or damage, the debilitating effects of peridontitis can create life-threatening situations. Systemic treatment through nutrition may be one of the best ways to prevent this type of spreading damage. A recent article featured on Dentistry IQ discusses the importance of this treatment method in detail. Nutritional screening and long-term nutritional counseling do not traditionally fall within the realm of standard dental practices. With the exception of classical anti-sweets admonishments, nutritional advice is a crucial aspect of proper oral care that has been largely absent from the dental discussion. As more research shows a link between … [Read more...]