Lifestyle Modification Recommendations for Patients

Time restraints at dental appointments prevent in-depth counseling for patients with high blood pressure readings.  Instead, it is recommended that you provide information from professional websites, such as the American Heart Association.  Their Nutrition Center link provides healthy goals such as: not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, engaging in regular physical activity, eating a healthy diet, managing blood pressure, monitoring cholesterol, and keeping blood sugar (glucose) at healthy levels.