In Honor of Nutrition Month Dr. Colin Yoshida Promotes a Healthy Diet and Gum Disease Prevention in Fremont, CA

Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — Dr. Yoshida knows that proper nutrition is important for overall body health, but wants to educate patients about its unique role in oral health, tooth strength and longevity. Gum disease has reached epidemic levels in the United States and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Recognizing the symptoms of gum disease can be difficult because the disease’s onset is slow and usually is not recognized until the disease has progressed to later stages. Laser gum surgery is less invasive than its traditional counterpart and is a good option for patients looking for Fremont gum disease treatment. The cause of gum disease is bacteria and plaque surrounding the tooth gum lines. Some of the hallmark symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums, receding gums, chronic bad breath, change in bite, loose teeth, and pus between teeth and gums.

Diets high in phosphorous and calcium have been shown to help strengthen teeth, bone, and enamel. 85 percent of phosphorous found in the human body is found in the teeth. Foods high in phosphorous and calcium include meat, dairy and leafy greens. Vitamin D is very important in tooth health because it aids in the absorption and proper usage of calcium in the body and can also be found in dairy and leafy greens. Also, many patients are surprised to learn that vitamin C is also very important for tooth health because it kills acid-forming bacteria that live on the surface of teeth. Foods high in vitamin C include citrus fruits and leafy greens.

A balanced diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is an integral part of oral health. Patients suffering with bleeding gums or other symptoms of gum disease should seek treatment as soon as possible. For more information on the services offered by Dr. Yoshida, gum disease or Fremont gum disease treatment, visit his website at and call (510) 648-3184.

About the Doctor:

Dr. Colin Yoshida is a general dentist offering personalized dental care for patients in Fremont, CA. Dr. Colin Yoshida graduated from University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Fremont Dentistry and their dental services visit their website at and call (510) 648-3184.


Mary Knellinger