Plant-Based Diets: Oral Health

[Music] two studies were recently published on plant-based diets and oral health what do you think they found well for periodontal disease affecting the tissue surrounding the teeth like gingivitis gum disease one of the leading causes of tooth loss plant-based diet should be protective after all inflammation is now recognized as one of the key underlying causal factors in periodontal disease and we know saturated fats produce an inflammatory response and so you know no surprise this recent study found that high dietary saturated fat intake was significantly associated with a greater number of periodontal disease events saturated fat which comes primarily the American diet from basically dairy doughnuts and chicken the same diet that leads to high cholesterol may also contribute to periodontitis as bad cholesterol levels may be a risk factor for both people with periodontal disease also suffered from arterial dysfunction wait a second inflammation high cholesterol and the arterial dysfunction is it any wonder there may be an association between chronic periodontitis and erectile dysfunction by looking in your mouth your dentist may learn more about you than you realize we know we can reverse impotence with a plant-based diet what about periodontal disease a new study found that higher intake of high-fiber foods especially fruits may at least help slow periodontal disease progression for oral cancer it’s a no brainer according to the latest review in the Journal of the American Dental Association evidence supports a recommendation of a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables as part of a Whole Foods plant-based diet [Music] you

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