Sterling, VA Periodontists, Drs. Jean-Claude Kharmouche and Justin Hardison Honor Nutrition Month in March, Encourage Healthy Diets to Improve Gum Health

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Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche and Dr. Justin Hardison are honoring Nutrition Month this March by educating Sterling, VA patients on the link between diet and gum disease.

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In recognition of Nutrition Month this March, Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche and Dr. Justin Hardison, Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology, encourage gum disease patients in Sterling, VA to seek treatment and to learn about the connection between gum disease and diet. Research shows that a variety of nutrients in the diet may improve gum health.

According to recent reports, nutrients such as calcium, vitamins C and D, folate and even green tea may help reduce the risk of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. These nutrients have been known to reduce bacteria and inflammation. In addition, Drs. Karmouche and Hardison encourage patients to maintain a healthy diet with lean protein and fresh vegetables, and to avoid foods high in sugars.

Healthy eating may not be enough to ward off gum disease, which is why the doctors invite patients to schedule a consultation to find out more about available treatment options for gum disease in Sterling, VA. In addition to offering effective treatment for the condition, Dr. Kharmouche and Dr. Hardison also educate patients on the dangers of untreated gum disease as well as proper techniques for keeping the mouth healthy in order to avoid future occurrences of periodontal disease development.

Regardless of the type of procedure patients choose to receive, seeking treatment for gum disease symptoms early on is essential for optimal results. Patients who are unsure about whether or not they have gum disease should look for common signs of the condition including chronic bad breath, bleeding while brushing and inflamed gums. Advanced stages of gum disease can be quite painful and can lead to noticeable gum recession and even tooth loss. In order to save teeth and minimize pain, patients are encouraged to choose a treatment option during the earliest stages of the disease.

Patients with gum disease in Sterling, VA are encouraged to call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kharmouche or Dr. Hardison to treat their symptoms and help improve their oral health.

About The Doctor

Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Sterling and Gainesville, VA. Dr. Kharmouche received his DMD Degree from Boston University in 1993 and graduated from the Periodontal Department at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond in 1997. Dr. Kharmouche has been serving periodontal patients in sterling since 2000 and in Gainesville since 2008. Dr. Justin Hardison earned his degree in Biochemistry from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. He also received his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2009 from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, he is also a graduate of the Department of Periodontology at the Medical College of Virginia where he earned his Certificate and Msc in Science in 2012. To learn more about Drs. Kharmouche and Hardison and the dental services they provide, visit their website or call the Sterling Office at (703) 774-9141 or the Gainesville office at (703) 468-0539.

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