It’s that time of year! Jingle bells, gingerbread cookies, and the turning of another calendar year are on the horizon. As we reflect on the passing year, let us look towards the next with enthusiasm, hope, and dedication to better health. When it comes to pursuing better oral health, Assure a Smile would like to take a moment and urge patients to think Holistic.
There are two popular treatments when it comes to braces for your teeth: Invisalign clear braces, and traditional metal braces. Both are highly effective, and both have helped millions of patients smile with enthusiasm. Are you torn between Invisalign clear braces and traditional metal ones? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Fortunately, there is a clear answer.
COMMENTS BY DR. TED HERRMANN:
We know that mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive chemical on Earth (i). We know that this chemical vaporizes under pressure and heat. We also know that, when vaporized, this chemical is tasteless, odorless, and easily inhaled without notice. Why, then, does it make sense to have such a chemical in your mouth?
Comments by Dr. Ted Herrmann:
Mercury is more toxic than lead, cadmium, and arsenic. What many people are unaware of, however, is just how close they come to it each day. In truth, if you have a traditional silver filling in any of your teeth, you have a little bit of mercury there too.
Do you have bleeding, puffy, or otherwise agitated gums? If so, you may be one of 85% of adults who have gum disease. Gum disease can lead to receding gums, loss of teeth, chronic bad breath, and has recently been linked with heart disease. Treating gum disease, however, can reverse the process and help both teeth and gums to become healthy again!
Break the cycle and prime yourself with success by eating a healthy breakfast every day!
Aside from providing your body with fuel, eating a daily breakfast rich in protein, fruit, and healthy fat builds a foundation for long term longevity.
Did you know that bacteria need only 48 hours to begin to infect your gums? Proactively removing plaque from your teeth is hands down the best way to prevent bacteria from accumulating in the first place.
It is recommended children schedule a dental appointment every 6 months, while adults schedule every 4, to maintain a healthy smile.
Miami dentists are urged to identify and treat periodontitis cases as soon as possible to lessen the risk of heart disease. This holistic concern has risen in the wake of recent scientific inquiries into the long known correlation between gum disease and heart disease.
The heart and mouth share relatively little physical proximity in the human body. While both are instrumental in the breakdown and delivery of both oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, each has conventionally been thought of as exclusive and to have little affect on the other. Recent studies conducted at the University of Minnesota, however, have identified bacteria that link periodontitis, a common gum disease resulting from poor oral hygiene, to the blood clots that cause Coronary Heart Disease.