To create a picture of great Whole Body Health, one must understand that all individuals are unique in their health needs and nutritional requirements. Working with health professionals who specialize in nutrition and wellness can help you to understand your specific nutritional needs. Many factors will help determine our level of health and wellness such as:
Oral Health Therapy often focuses on the bacteria present in the mouth and on the removal of irritants such as plaque and tartar. This approach deals with the signs and symptoms of oral disease but not on the root cause. Oral disease, whether it is gum disease or dental decay, are signs of inflammation and should be looked at more thoroughly.1,2,3
Research has shown that nutrition in relation to maintaining a healthy level of macronutrients and micronutrients can greatly improve a person’s inflammatory status. 4
A ‘Whole Body Approach’ to Oral Health involves the connection all of these factors together to create an overall picture of one’s health. At Barrie Dental Hygiene, we give you the opportunity to take control over your Oral and Whole Body Health through education, dental hygiene therapy and referrals!