Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of Smilecreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Reveals A Relationship Between Periodontal Disease And Heart Disease.

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Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, best-selling co-author of the book, The Will To Win, with Brian Tracy, and owner of the Smilecreator of Naples, talks about how mouth bacteria can clue doctors and patients in on the likelihood of there being heart, diabetes and stroke health issues in addition to periodontal disease issues.


Naples, FL, June 28, 2019: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new blog on his website entitled, A Dirty Mouth Can Mean A Hurting Heart” in which Dr. Hernandez talks about how mouth bacteria can indicate overall health.


Dr. Hernandez clearly states, “I’m not referring to talking dirty, though that probably doesn’t help much of anything either.” He elaborates, “What I’m talking about is how the bacteria in your mouth can indicate whether there is likely to be disease in your heart. A dirty mouth can also indicate whether you are heading toward diabetes or a stroke too.”


“For instance,” says Dr. Hernandez, “did you know that people who have gum disease have twice as much small, dense LDL cholesterol in their blood stream as those with healthy gums?” He says that, “Most people are unaware of this.” He continues adding, “It so happens that chemicals produced by high-risk oral bacteria make it easier for bad cholesterol to invade artery walls.  As a result, these chemicals make the inner layers of the artery – where the plaque forms – stickier, like Velcro, so cholesterol is more likely to be trapped there and clump into dangerous plaque.”


According to Dr. Hernandez, “I learned all of this as a result of having a heart attack and receiving a cardiac report suggesting that I should “get checked out by my dentist to make sure I didn’t have periodontal disease.” Pretty ironic considering I am a dentist who specialized in implants.”



The entire blog can be read at



About Dr. Nilo Hernandez

Nilo A. Hernandez Jr., DDS, DICOI completed I dental degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. Prior to that, he also completed dental training overseas that placed much emphasis on surgery and trauma procedures. With so much training in the surgical arts, it’s no wonder that he has excelled on this chosen path with the greatest of passion and vigor.


Since 1991, Dr. Hernandez has placed and restored well over 10,000 dental implants and has achieved and maintained an extremely high success rate. Not only is he involved with the surgical aspect, but he has always been involved with the restorative side as well. For many years, he has been teaching dentist to become extraordinary with predictable results.  As program chairman at two illustrious dental teaching clinics, he was instrumental in bringing implant dentistry to the mainstream at those centers and still is to this day. He has published numerous articles, books and has been featured in many television and radio shows.


While being fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Hernandez has lectured worldwide and given many thousands of hours of lectures on everything from surgical to prosthetic rehabilitation. He has impacted the lives of many dentists and patients from across the globe.



The teaching arm of Dr. Nilo’s career has been developed due to his abilities and comprehensive use of methods, techniques and materials followed by proper and concise documentation and photography to assist many companies in using his skills for research and development of their products.


As Course Director for the IDEC Seminar series Dr. Hernandez’s quest is to prepare clinicians to reach levels of aptitude and proficiency never reached before. In addition to this, the medical advances in stem cells and genetic testing has become a part of the everyday dental practice life for Dr. Hernandez.