We’ve previously mentioned how exercise may play a role in contributing to periodontal health. As research continues, it also appears that proper nutrition may go as far as potentially reversing the effects of gum disease.
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology examined what kind of effect an anti-inflammatory diet would have on a person’s periodontal health. Keeping in mind that periodontitis is an inflammation, it can be assumed that the effects would yield positive results.
A group of thirty people was placed in two groups, one of which followed a diet with few processed carbs and animal proteins while remaining rich in omega‐3 fatty acids, vitamins C and D, antioxidants, and more for a month. The other group followed their already established diet. Both groups were instructed to refrain from cleaning between the teeth.
After examining the groups, the ones that stuck to the anti-inflammatory diet displayed considerably less gum bleeding and even experienced weight loss. The research serves as something of reinforcement of how important it is to follow a nutritious diet to keep the body—including the teeth—in top shape.
To read more, please visit https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jcpe.13094.
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