Nutritional and Dietary Counseling in Atlanta
A healthy and well-balanced diet is essential for good oral health at any age. Consuming the right foods and nutrients can keep your teeth beautiful while drastically reducing your risk of tooth decay and infection. But knowing what to eat and making the right dietary choices to keep your smile healthy and beautiful can be difficult. At Atlanta Smiles & Wellness, we are committed to helping patients make the best decisions about their diet and oral health. With personalized nutritional and dietary counseling, our seasoned dentists help each patient — from the youngest to the oldest — keep their smile healthy and bright for years to come. We invite you to schedule an appointment with our team or continue reading to learn how you can enhance your family’s oral health at meal times.
Nutrition and Your Oral Health
Good nutrition is important for the healthy function of every tissue and structure in your body, including your teeth and gums. Nutrients like calcium, riboflavin, vitamin C and vitamin D help support healing and prevent inflammation and disease, including oral health diseases like gum disease, which is the primary cause of tooth loss.
Alternatively, insufficient nutrition or malnutrition can have a dangerous effect on the health of your smile. Sugary and acidic foods can erode tooth enamel, increasing the risk of cavities, tooth decay and even tooth loss. And because the mouth and body are linked by biological systems, oral health problems increase the risk of other health conditions including diabetes and heart disease.
Who Can Benefit from Nutritional Counseling?
Nutritional counseling can be beneficial to almost anyone, but can be especially helpful to individuals who suffer from chronic medical or oral health conditions; those who are overweight; and women who are experiencing hormonal changes due to pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Good nutrition is especially important for children because their teeth and mouths are still in development. A diet rich in fiber, protein, vegetables calcium and iron can strengthen children’s teeth and gums, while a diet high in sugar and sticky foods can increase their risk of tooth decay. Through personalized nutritional and dietary counseling, our dental team help instill good eating habits from an early age, so your child can make the best dietary choices for good oral health for years to come.
Nutritional and Dietary Counseling to Fit Your Needs
Nutritional and dietary counseling helps you learn which foods are healthy for your body and teeth, so that you can make better choices come meal time. During your nutritional counseling session, our team will deliver expert advice and information on good nutrition for your oral health. We will also discuss with you your oral health, general health and diet and review any aspects of your current diet that could be harming your oral health or could use some improvement. We will work with you to design a personalized nutrition plan that helps prolong the health and beauty of your teeth.
Juice Plus+® for Complete Nutrition
Juice Plus+® is the next best thing to eating fruits and vegetables. Perfect for individuals on the go or those who simply want to enhance their diet and health, Juice Plus +® provides the nutritional value of 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains, all in a convenient capsule. Dr. Giesler herself has taken Juice Plus +® since 2003 and has seen the benefits this supplement has on oral and overall health. Juice Plus +® supplements are also great for picky eaters (like Dr. Giesler’s own children) who are hesitant to eat certain fruits and vegetables. To learn more about Juice Plus+®, please contact our wellness coordinator Sage Salas.
To learn more about our nutritional and dietary counseling services, please schedule a personal consultation. Contact Atlanta Smiles & Wellness by calling (404) 262-7733 today.