Happy New Year! Here we go again, on another 365-day ride around the sun! This year we are also on the threshold of a brand-new decade as well. Most of us start the New Year out enthusiastically making resolutions as we imagine all the great things we are going to do to get in shape, feel better and give our mentality a younger boost. The start of a New Year is always exciting. Unfortunately, the enthusiasm tends to wither before the end of the month.
Put Your Resolutions Where Your Mouth Is
Perhaps while you are still enthusiastic you’ll put your oral health at the top of your New Year’s Resolutions list. Just replace it with the “lose 10 pounds” resolution! After all, your oral health is key to your overall health since your mouth is the entryway to your whole body. Your teeth are living entities that have direct connections with your circulatory and lymphatic systems.
You show off your teeth every time you smile. If you notice people who don’t smile, it may be because they are not happy with what’s going on in their mouth. Why not make it a goal to find a dentist who considers your overall health and does diagnostic testing that can tell if you are at risk for serious diseases?
Find A Dentist Whose Concern Is Your Whole Health
A holistic approach to dentistry and oral health will look at other body systems in search for answers. For example, holistic dentists will look at metal toxicity, pH levels in saliva and use DNA testing to find ways to strengthen the body. Biologic and holistic approaches are not much different, except they take a stricter approach to using materials that do not react negatively with the body, saliva and or surrounding tissues. I am not at all implying that the traditional approach to dentistry is bad at all. It has been used successfully for many years. But when a person is suffering with ongoing dental disease or some other body malfunction, using a holistic approach may help get closer to the body’s favorable responses in healing.
In our office, we employ and follow the BaleDoneen Method to incorporate the study and prevention of the link between heart disease, strokes and gum disease. Many silent underlying diseases of the mouth like old failing root canals have been proven to contribute to elevated chances of having a severe stroke or heart disease. Cardiovascular incidents are preventable with proper care and attention to these underlying culprits, diet and other forms of cleaner lifestyle living.
When You’re Smiling…∫
…the whole world smiles with you! And when you smile easily and effortlessly that typically means you are comfortable with what’s going on in your mouth. That also often means that you are not in pain or distress in other parts of your body. A healthy mouth is reflective of the health of all your bodily systems.
So, if your New Year’s resolution involves feeling better, looking better, getting in shape and adopting a younger more vital mentality, consider your oral health. It could be the beginning of the healthiest happiest you ever!
Give us a call and ask us how we can help you achieve your healthy resolutions.