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Study Reveals the Dental Health Benefits of Polyunsaturated Fats

Monday, November 15, 2010

At the office of Freehold, NJ dentist in Manalapan, James Courey, we are dedicated to helping our patients prevent and treat periodontal or gum disease. Periodontitis in its early stages often goes unnoticed, but allowing it to progress can cause halitosis, tooth loss, and has even been linked to cardiovascular disease and stroke. So in order to preserve your beautiful smile, and maintain optimal health, simple steps like proper brushing and flossing and regular dental visits go a long way!

Medical News Today recently reported on a study providing new information that may help our patients stave off gum disease! This study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association reveals that consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids, found in foods like salmon and peanut butter, may be beneficial in the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease. The medical community has touted the anti-inflammatory effects of this good fat in recent years, and it's exciting that the benefits also apparently extend to oral health!

Proper at-home hygiene and regular preventive teeth cleanings can't be replaced. But if including more nuts and fish in your diet can help too, we're all for it! Patients of this Manalapan and Freehold, NJ dentist are invited to contact us with any dental health questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.
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