Nutrition – The Missing Link

It is often said that “prevention is the best medicine,” and consummate health care professionals truly take this to heart. One of the cornerstones of advanced dentistry is preventative health care. Increasingly, conscientious dental professionals are recommending nutraceuticals by Pharmaden. Complete care must encompass more than just in-office procedures to be effective, and nutrition is the often-overlooked foundation for good health.

The prevention of periodontal disease, and maintenance of results after treatment, has traditionally revolved around oral hygiene. Patients are educated about proper techniques for effective brushing and flossing, toothpaste and mouth rinse choices, and the importance of regular hygiene appointments. Given the prevalence of periodontal disease, it is apparent that these measures alone are not sufficient.

In today’s dental office, patients are typically advised extensively about topics such as the risks of acidic or sugary foods, the benefits of ph balancing foods like cheese, and the importance of drinking water. All too often, the focus is exclusively on protecting tooth enamel, to prevent decay. While this advice is valid, it is not inclusive. In the face of growing evidence of the oral-systemic connection, we cannot focus narrowly on the teeth, and overlook their connection to the rest of the body.

Potentially harmful bacteria and plaque cannot be eliminated; they can only be reduced to a level that the immune system can effectively combat. Research has shown that nutritional deficiencies decrease the gingival tissue’s resistance to infection. A healthy diet needs to include the proper balance of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and other vital nutrients, in adequate amounts. Although nutritional counseling can improve a patient’s eating habits, long-term compliance is usually very low.

Pharmaden nutraceuticals are scientifically formulated to improve periodontal health, and overall health, from the inside out. Three formulas are available, to meet the specific nutritional requirements of various stages of treatment.

  • PerioTherapy is intended as an adjunct treatment for periodontal treatment. It provides nutritionally based immune boosters, circulatory aids, and vitamins to promote healing and help the body fight off infection.
  • Osteotherapy contains highly bio-available minerals, and nutritional support for bone health. It is aids in bone remineralization, and prevention of osteoporosis.
  • Perio Care includes a unique blend of quality ingredients formulated to maintain healthy immune and circulatory systems. It is taken for periodontal disease prevention, or to maintain successful results of treatment.

Pharmaden nutraceuticals are manufactured to the highest standards of quality and safety. They are intended to be used as part of a comprehensive preventative care or treatment plan.

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