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Vitamin C: A Holistic Overview

Vitamin C: A Holistic OverviewVitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin—meaning that our bodies do not store it so we need to obtain it from food or supplements. It is an antioxidant, which blocks damage caused by free radicals. Too many free radicals may contribute to the aging process as well as the development of cancer, heart disease and arthritis. We need Vitamin C for the growth and repair of tissue, and it helps the body produce collagen—an important protein that is used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, vertebral discs, joint linings and capillary walls. It is also needed for healing wounds and repairing and maintaining bones and teeth.

By | 2012-05-09T10:51:01+00:00 May 9th, 2012|Holistic Dentistry, Miami Dentistry|0 Comments

Smoking Hurts Your Teeth and Gums!

miami-dentist-smoking-hurts-teeth-gumsWe all know that habitual smoking harms your major organ systems. Throat, lung, and heart cancer have each been linked with smoking. Many other serious illnesses that have been linked to smoking include heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and other respiratory conditions. But did you know that smoking may also increase your chances of developing plaque, cavities, and gum disease?

By | 2011-02-10T02:34:55+00:00 February 10th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Miami Dentist Asks Patients About Heart Disease

miami-dentist-asks-patients-about-heart-diseaseMiami dentist Ted Herrmann often asks patients: Are your gums putting your heart at risk? Not surprisingly, this question is often answered with confused looks and shoulder shrugs. Not many Miami dental professionals are asking their patients this question, despite growing research that points to a serious connection between gum disease and heart disease.

By | 2011-01-05T02:38:30+00:00 January 5th, 2011|Holistic Dentistry, Nutrition|0 Comments