What to Eat When You Have Periodontal Disease | Manhattan Beach Dentist

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When you have Periodontal Disease, there are many factors in which can trigger worsening symptoms. One of the most important ways you can treat this and prevent anything worse from occurring so changing your diet. Here are some recommendations in which you should follow if you have Periodontal Disease:


  • Eat foods rich in vitamin C, like grapefruit, oranges, and tangerines. One study found that people who ate less than the RDA for vitamin C were one and a half times more likely to develop gingitivis.
  • Choose high-quality, organic, hormone- and antibiotic-free “grass-fed” meats.
  • Increase your omega-3 essential fatty acids by selecting high-quality wild-caught salmon, minimal-mercury albacore tuna, fish oil, avocados, and sprouted walnuts.
  • Eat raw, organic vegetables.
  • Add high-quality fiber to your diet, such as ground flax seed.
  • Add healthy saturated fats to your diet, such as organic virgin coconut oil.
  • Choose sprouted, whole-grain products.
  • Add nutrient-dense and unprocessed foods such as sprouted nuts and seeds to your diet.
  • Eat limited fruits and fruit juices.
  • Choose organic, cage-free eggs.
  • Choose dairy items that have live, active cultures (probiotics), such as yogurt and kefir. It has been shown that regular consumption of yogurt can eliminate bad breath.
  • Drink purified water throughout the day.


  • For more information about periodontal disease and treatment options call Dr. Yamada in Manhattan Beach, CA at 310-567-2595 or visit www.anthonyyamadadds.com

Dr. Yamada of Manhattan Beach, CA also proudly accepts patients from Ranchos Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, Redonda Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Torrance, Playa Del Rey, and surrounding areas.

Why is Coffee Bad for Your Teeth? | Manhattan Beach Dentist


Coffee statistics show that an average amount of 3.1 cups of coffees is consumed by an individual everyday in the United States. 50 percent of the population, which equals out to about 150 million Americans drink espresso, cappuccino, latte, or iced/ cold coffees. With coffee being such a prominent figure in our daily lives, it’s stressful to learn that coffee is actually incredibly bad for your teeth; the reason being that coffee contains enough acids to permanently damage teeth. Here are a couple other reasons as to why coffee is bad for your teeth:

  • Acids in coffee directly attack your tooth enamel. This leaves teeth vulnerable to cavities, as wel as cracked and broken teeth.
  • Acids and bad bacteria feed off of each other. Bacteria left in your mouth love to feed off of the acids found in coffee. They multiply rapidly and become responsible for cavities, gum disease, and bad breath.
  • Coffee stains teeth. While this is no surprise, coffee is the leading contributor to stained or yellow teeth.

For more information on how Dr. Anthony Yamada and his staff of skilled professionals can assist you call his office in Manhattan Beach, CA at 310-546-2595 or visit www.anthonyyamadadds.com.

 Dr. Anthony Yamada also proudly accepts patients from Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, Redonda Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Torrance, Playa Del Rey, and surrounding areas.