Importance of Nutrition for Better Oral Health in Colorado Springs, CO
Many chronic health conditions associated with aging – hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and some cancers are on the rise. The food you eat supplies much more than just fuel for your body. It provides the raw materials for skin, muscle, bone, brain, and all other tissues. Your diet provides the nutrients necessary to manufacture hormones and enzymes that control the functions of every cell in your body. Proper nutrition is essential to your dental health while enhancing your overall health. Dental Health and Wellness in Colorado Springs, CO, are committed to educating patients on the importance of nutrition for better oral health.
Good nutrition programs support your overall health.
Periodontal disease thrives on a variety of oral conditions that are easy to correct in most cases using periodontal therapy, excellent oral hygiene habits and nutrition. Even something as simple as cutting your sugar can have a major impact on your oral bacteria.
There are a variety of non-invasive tests in the medical/dental community that can be done to determine your nutritional status. Additional data resulting from these tests gives you information about body composition (fat mass/lean muscle tissue), basal metabolic rate, hydration status, and BMI.
Medical issues such as weight loss, cardiovascular health, diabetes, prevention, and other whole body issues can be addressed by referral to an accredited health care professional trained in teaching what our bodies need. Stress management techniques and exercise programs that you can commit to can also be discussed.
Improve your wellbeing with biological dentistry in Colorado Springs
Dental Health and Wellness is a biological-based practice that focuses beyond the health of your teeth and gums. Our team can address lifestyle factors and craft a personalized diet plan just for you that supports your oral health and can help you feel better and get a good night’s sleep.
Simple lifestyle changes can help you enjoy life to the fullest, and Dr. Brady and the team at Dental Health and Wellness can offer you the support and advice you need to improve your quality of life. Contact our office today at (719) 215-9292 to set up an appointment.