Obesity and Dental Health

Did you know that obesity contributes to poor dental health?  Studies show that obese individuals make poor diet choices, snack more frequently and have irregular home care.  They have more gum disease and tooth decay, and more missing teeth overall.   Because they tend to have fewer dental visits, they have more dental emergencies.  Obesity contributes to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, respiratory problems, acid re flux and cancers.  Therefore, obese individuals need to take more prescription medications which can cause dry mouth, and dry mouth contributes to dental decay.   Poor diet choices and belly fat can contribute to acid re flux which makes the mouth more acidic.  These mouth acids can melt away tooth enamel.  Individuals with a higher body mass have more insulin resistance and produce more inflammatory proteins, which contributes to gum disease.  

 

At Dental Elements we believe in total body health, and we know that good nutrition helps people lose weight, making it less likely that you will have dental problems. So we want to help you understand by offering nutrition education.  Dental Elements is partnering with Giordono Family Health and Fitness to provide wellness classes that assist families with adding better nutrition and basic fitness to their lifestyle.  Anthony Giordono, Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Food Guru, has teamed up with us and will be facilitating these classes. 

Meet Coach Anthony in this short video:

Meet Coach Anthony

 

The first class is “Nutrition and Fitness for the Busy Family ~ 10 Weeks to Re-shaping the way you Eat, Move, and Live.”  This course is going to change the way you perceive food and diet. You will learn the fundamental skills to eating healthy, come to know what foods work for you, and discover skills you never knew you had. During this course you will be provided lessons, asked to do real life application, and through it grow to love food for all the good it brings you and your family! This course is not a meal plan, or a specific diet. It is a road to defining your own “EATING STYLE” so you never have to diet again!

 

We invite you to join us starting in February, 2018.  Discounts on class fees will be given to new patients, patients who join our VIP program, and patients who refer friends and family to Dental Elements.  Contact any of our scheduling coordinators for details. 

Class size is limited, so sign up today!

 

           

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