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What are the dietary recommendations for someone with periodontal disease?

People with periodontal disease, a serious gum disease, should eat a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. These foods can help bolster your immune system, which should be as strong as possible to help fight the infection that causes periodontal disease. Recent research suggests that consuming dairy foods, such as low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese, may also help fight periodontal disease. 

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