Periodontal Health through Nutrition
To assist our patients achieve an optimal periodontal treatment result, Dr. Novack has provided the following important nutritional information. It has been demonstrated that nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining and restoring tissue integrity, wound healing, bone metabolism and resistance to infection. This is especially crucial following oral-periodontal surgery. In consultation with a registered dietitian who has investigated the role of nutrition and the specific requirements for optimum periodontal healing, a dietary plan has been prepared for our patients. Those nutrients which directly influence periodontal healing are listed in the chart below.
Recommended Preoperative + Postoperative Daily Food Guideline
|Food Group||Svgs/Day||Serving Size||Nutrients Provided|
|Bread, cereal, rice||6-10||1 slice bread||Thiamin, riboflavin, iron,|
|foliate, pasta||½ cup cooked rice, pasta||zinc, fiber, Vit B6|
|Vegetables||5||1 cup raw leafy; ½ cup cooked||Vit A, C, foliate, fiber, riboflavin, Vit K|
|Milk, yogurt, cheese||2-3||1 glass of milk x3 daily, 1 ½ oz cheese, 2 oz processed cheese||Calcium|
|Fruit||2-3||blueberries, banana||Vit C, fibre|
|Meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, nuts||Use Sparingly||2-3 oz cooked lean meat, poultry, fish; ½ cup cooked beans or 1 egg equals 1 oz lean meat, 2 Tblsp peanut butter||Protein, iron, zinc, niacin, Vit B6, Vit B12, thiamin, Vit D, foliate, riboflavin|
|Fats, oils||Use Sparingly|
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