Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of Smilecreator Of Naples Writes About Taste Buds, Teeth And Their Role In The Ability To Chew, Smile And Speak Properly.

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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 dentists as the architects of the mouth.


 Naples, FL, July 25, 2019: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new article on his website entitled, Better Use Premium Fuel Or Else…,” in which Dr. Hernandez covers a range of topics including food, taste buds and the common neglect of oral health until it’s too late.

Dr. Hernandez states, “Fuel in the body is an interesting topic.” He elaborates, “For one, we humans really enjoy eating. We also assume that we must eat…and we are right for the most part. Food is fuel. What we put into our bodies is very important.”

As Dr. Hernandez points out, “Our mouths are full of taste buds (glands) and they detect the tastes that we like and dislike. As humans, we want more of the tastes that we like.” He emphasizes, “That is true for everything we do.”

“Besides being a source of pleasure, taste buds also act as a warning system,” says Dr. Hernandez, adding, “They alert us to the flavor profile, the intensity of the spices or flavor, and whether we feel the food needs something or not. As we age, these taste buds will lose some of their intrinsic function as other organs and systems in the body do that same.”

Dr. Hernandez poses the all-important question, “How do the teeth come into this picture and what role do they play in the taste of foods?” He continues adding, “I am asked this by many patients when we are discussing replacing their missing of failed teeth. We must assess our teeth and function similarly to an architect designing a structure.”

According to Dr. Hernandez, “One would not build a single-family home the same way one would build a multi-floor commercial building.” He states, “Same holds true for the mouth. As a dentist, one of the most difficult situations we encounter is achieving the patient’s expectations.”


The entire article 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.