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Please can you estimate these things I care about my health

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Please can you estimate these things I care about my health and teeth a lot, what is the most you can have in days or months or weeks:

when you had gingivitis how much sugar can you eat a day and how often can you eat things like chocolate, cakes, ice cream. how often can you eat spicy food. how often can you drink fizzy drinks. how often can you drink things like blackcurrant and orange juice
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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how old are you?

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are you a man or woman?

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any other medical problems besides gingivitis?

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are you overweight?

Customer:

i'm in my 20's, female

Customer:

I've got high cholesterol and a bit overweight

Dr. David :

I see.

Customer:

I do eat a balanced diet

Dr. David :

have you seen a dentist about your gingivitis?

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are you flossing once a day and brushing your teeth twice a day

Customer:

i'm have a deep cleaning scaling treatmeant in 2 weeks

Customer:

i brush my teeth twice a day and i use mouthwash

Customer:

i don't floss

Dr. David :

you should floss. this will improve your gum health.

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and you should get more of a balanced diet

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the foods you are asking about are not only not good for your gums, but are not good for your overall body and heart and weight.

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black current and orange juice is ok to have once or twice a day.

Customer:

i do eat fruit and veg and other foods you are supposed to have in a balance diet

Dr. David :

fizzy drinks are just sugar and are no good for you at all.

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yes, you are suppose to get fruits and vegetables in a balanced diet.

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cooked vegetables in garlic and olive oil or roasted vegetables with garlic in olive oil are delicious and so much better for you.

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cake and ice cream are ok for an occational treat, like after a meal, but you can't fill your diet full of them.

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does this make sense?

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do you cook yourself?

Customer:

it does make sense

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do you have time to cook?

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do you smoke?

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don't smoke as well.

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and limit alcohol consumption as well.

Customer:

I don't smoke

Customer:

it is ok to have curries and chilli and shaghetti bolognise once a week

Dr. David :

yes, those are spicy foods.

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those are fine.

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but as you get older, you might realize that spicy foods worsen acid reflux from your stomach.

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this is ok if you are not overweight.

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and if you have strong stomach muscles

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and are able to keep your stomach acid down in your stomach

Customer:

i'm trying to lose weight now

Dr. David :

so if you like spicy foods, then you have to be careful with them and exercise and loose weight and strengthen your core muscles.

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so the acid reflux does not become a problem later on.

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that is good you are trying to loose weight.

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make sure you try to exercise a few times a week.

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and watch what you eat.

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and try to count calories or keep a food log of what you eat per day.

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and try new oven roasted vegetables with garlic and olive oil, you might find that these are very tasty and very good for you as well and very filling.

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and this will help you loose weight.

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best of luck to you

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Customer:

is it ok to drink a lot of milk on its own

Dr. David :

that is ok.

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skim milk is better than full fat milk.

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milk has protein and lots of good calcium and vitamin D for you.

Customer:

i drink water every day

Dr. David :

that is very good.

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try to limit your fizzy drinks

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those are just empty calories and add on to your weight.

Customer:

how long will it take for high cholesterol to be where it should be so you dont get thing like heart diease

Dr. David :

it can take 6-12 months or so

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the same amount of time for you to loose weight and increase muscle and improve your diet.

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this is not a over night change.

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it can take a long time

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but your health is worth it

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you only have one body in life.

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so you want to eat health and live healthy for yourself and your body.

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i knew it took a long time to go down

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have you got any other advice for me

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that is it for now.

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