Since those with Celiac disease can be more susceptible to a bevy of health complications, including dental ones, make sure to schedule routine doctor and dentist appointments for proactive checkups.
Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) June 10, 2014
Dr. Johns’ Candies, a leading online xylitol-based candy distributor, issues how-to tips for those needing to adhere to a gluten-free diet, be it from Celiac disease or other gluten intolerances and sensitivities. In addition to xylitol being a natural, gluten-free sweetener, the chocolates, lollipops, and other sweets from Dr. John’s Candies also have positive dental benefits in protecting dental enamel and the onset of cavities.
In a past article issued by the Dentistry iQ Network, individuals with Celiac disease (a hypersensitivity to the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye) are attributed to having dental enamel defects during childhood, as well as having an association with aphthous ulcers. As such, adherence to a gluten-free diet is crucial for maintaining both optimal dental health, but optimal general health, as well.
While individuals should seek the advice of a physician, first and foremost, the following are how-to tips for those needing to adhere to a gluten-free diet:
- If you’re just starting out on a gluten-free diet, keep a food journal and your associated symptoms both before and after eating food items. Do you feel energetic after eating yogurt in the morning? Chances are, then, you’ll want to rely on this routine for a much needed morning jump start.
On the other hand, did you feel ill after eating a specific type of cereal? Make a note of your symptoms and take note of it for the future, to see if you notice a trend. If you do, then you’ll know you want to avoid it.
- Dine at restaurants that offer gluten-free foods. Need to find a restaurant? Check out this database like the one hosted by the Gluten Intolerance Group.
- Check with your grocery store manager. Often, gluten-free foods can be organized by the store. Are gluten-free foods stocked together at the end of one shelf, in a particular aisle? Or, are they intermingled with the regular products?
(We also strongly recommend you ask when managers issue gluten-free sales to nab items at a discount.)
- Pre-plan your meals. It sounds like a lot of work at first, but you’ll be less apt to cheat when you’re full and satisfied.
Finally, since those with Celiac disease can be more susceptible to a bevy of health complications, including dental ones, make sure to schedule routine doctor and dentist appointments for proactive checkups.
Dr. John's Candies was founded in 1995 by Dr. John Bruinsma, a dentist, and his wife Debra, a hygienist. Their line of hand crafted sugar-free lollipops, hard candies, chocolates and more are designed with your family in mind.
For more information about Dr. John’s Candies and its gluten-free candies, please visit http://www.drjohns.com.