Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
March is National Nutrition Month, and in recognition of this fact, Dr. Steven N. Rice of Advanced Laser Gum Surgery-Institute of Washington is seeking to educate patients on the impact that proper nutrition can have on their teeth. Improper nutrition can cause damage to tooth enamel and may eventually result in tooth loss. Though Dr. Rice offers a solution to this issue by offering dental implants in Rockville and the surrounding areas, the doctor would prefer that his patients take steps to prevent tooth loss.
Though there are a number of factors that may eventually cause tooth loss, nutrition plays a significant role in oral health. Just as the consumption of certain foods can cause damage to the enamel of teeth, there are also foods that can help strengthen and reinforce the teeth as well. Foods that are high in protein, for example, may contribute to the improvement of the strength of the teeth and jaw. This is due to the presence of phosphorous, a component that influences strength development in these vital areas.
Tooth loss is a major issue in this country, studies have indicated that roughly one quarter of all adults aged 35-44 have already lost at least one permanent tooth. The demand for dental implants in Rockville and the surrounding areas seems to indicate that improvements in nutrition could play a major role in reducing the incidence of the loss of teeth. According to Dr. Rice, one dietary suggestion that may improve the strength of teeth involves the addition of vitamin D and calcium. Both are able to aid in the strengthening of bones and teeth.
For many individuals, a simple change in nutrition can increase the oral health they experience. For others, steps may need to be taken in the event of missing teeth. Any interested parties in need of dental implants in Rockville and the surrounding areas should call the doctor’s office to schedule an appointment for consultation.
About the Doctor
Advanced Laser Gum Surgery-Institute of Washington is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care in Rockville, Maryland since 1981. Dr. Steven N. Rice received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry. He continued his education as a General Practice Resident in the United States Army, where he was awarded a Medal of Commendation. He studied periodontics at the Medical College of Georgia and was recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology upon completion. Dr. Rice is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington and their dental services visit their website at http://www.advancedgumsurgery.com and call (240) 747-7355.