Dr. J. Michael Robertson Promotes Improved Diet for Gum Health During Nutrition Month and Options for Periodontal Disease Treatment in Tupelo, MS

Dr. J. Michael Robertson is showing support for National Nutrition Month this March by advising his patients on dietary decisions that can help prevent gum disease. For patients who already have developed the condition, Dr. Robertson offers periodontal di

March 22, 2014 -

In recognition of National Nutrition Month this March, Dr. J. Michael Robertson is educating his patients on ways to improve their oral health by changing their diets. Patients who adopt diets that support tooth and immune system health can lower their likelihood of needing to visit Dr. Robertson for periodontal disease treatment in North Mississippi. People who do notice gum disease symptoms should see Dr. Robertson early for treatment to stop bleeding gums and pain while lowering the risk of health complications.

Dr. Robertson encourages patients to work on choosing foods that support immune system function and oral health. Food that is organic and rich in healthy unsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber supports general health. The risk of gum disease associated with Vitamin C deficiency can be reduced through the consumption of foods such as oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines. Foods to avoid, on the other hand, include refined and simple carbohydrates, refined and artificial sweeteners, sweetened or carbonated drinks, and fish that contain high levels of mercury. Foods that break down into sugar or change mouth acidity contribute to tooth decay, while mercury reacts with mouth bacteria to become more toxic. Dr. Robertson also advises patients to limit substances such as alcohol that compromise immune system function and make it harder for the body to fight infections such as gum disease.

Besides avoiding the need for periodontal disease treatment in North Mississippi, people who make these dietary changes will experience other benefits. Research has found that people with periodontal disease have a greater risk of chronic health conditions such as heart disease and stroke, possibly because periodontal disease causes inflammation. People who focus on protecting their oral health may enjoy better overall health. Many of the lifestyle changes that help prevent gum disease, including adopting a healthy diet, quitting smoking, reducing stress, and limiting alcohol, also offer general health benefits.

Patients who develop gum disease may seek treatment primarily to stop bleeding gums, swelling, and pain, but pursuing treatment is also important because of the link between oral and systemic health. People who notice gum disease symptoms should not delay visiting Dr. Robertson for periodontal disease treatment in North Mississippi. Patients who need more information on treatment options that can stop bleeding gums, swelling, tenderness, and other symptoms are encouraged to call Dr. Robertson's office or visit his website.

About the Doctor

Dr. J. Michael Robertson is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Tupelo, MS. Dr. Robertson received his B.A. from the University of Mississippi as a chancellor and Deans List scholar, and his D.M.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. He earned his certificate in periodontics from the University of Alabama. Dr. Robertson is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Robertson and his dental services visit his website at http://www.northmsperio.com and call (662) 269-1317.

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