Janssen Dental promotes natural strategies as part of biologic dental focus
Healthy bone density is an important part of good dental health, which makes osteoporosis a significant issue when it comes to your oral health as you age. Dr. Craig Janssen is a proponent of natural ways to prevent osteoporosis, helping patients maintain the bone density so important for long-term dental health.
Osteoporosis is a condition often associated with the aging process in which the bones become weak and brittle due to a lack of bone mass density. This is an important aspect of oral health because your teeth rely on strong bone density when anchoring to your jawbones.
Since many people don’t realize they have low bone density until a problem occurs, it is important to follow natural ways to prevent osteoporosis as a preventive measure. This is especially crucial when you realize it is very difficult to reverse osteoporosis. You can take steps to slow its progression, but it’s much more effective to pursue natural ways to prevent osteoporosis in the first place.
Finding natural ways to prevent osteoporosis is easy
Like most things having to do with your health, a little effort on your part is all that’s needed to ward off the onset or progression of osteoporosis. A healthy diet and good exercise habits go a long way, especially strengthening exercises as simple as getting up out of a chair multiple times to work your upper leg and hip muscles.
In as little as 10 minutes, you can get through a routine of strengthening your arms and legs to tone your muscles and stimulate bone-building activities in your body. Don’t have access to a weight set? Use your own body weight to provide the resistance for exercises such as pushups, elbow chair dips, and standing up from a sitting position using only your leg muscles.
Eating a variety of fresh vegetables is another natural way to prevent osteoporosis. The nutrients in fresh vegetables optimize your body’s pH level and help your body retain more of the minerals it needs to build strong bones. Remember to eat enough protein, too, as your body needs it for the amino acids that are part of our bone makeup.
Finally, good old sunshine in the form of vitamin D is important in helping your intestines absorb calcium from the foods you eat. Your body makes vitamin D when sunlight reacts with your skin. This is difficult for most of us to attain.
Dr. Craig recommends taking high-quality supplements to reach a minimum of 10,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D per day. Your body also will benefit from daily supplements of magnesium, vitamin C, and vitamin K2 among others.
Call Janssen Dental Clinic today for more information about recommended supplementation levels and other natural ways to prevent osteoporosis. Click Here to browse our supplement catalog under the Patient Center tab of our website.
About Janssen Dental Clinic in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Janssen Dental Clinic features the dental expertise of Dr. Craig Janssen, a third-generation dentist serving patients in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the surrounding area. Dr. Craig and his staff specialize in oral health as a component of overall well-being, a philosophy of care known as biological dentistry. They have expertise in reducing the fear and anxiety that people of all ages feel over going to the dentist, with services ranging from routine cleanings to restorative and cosmetic procedures. Call (920) 983-8383 to schedule an appointment. New patients are always welcome.