Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of Smilecreator Of Naples Writes About Alzheimer’s Disease, Oral Health And Fear Of Going To The Dentist. 

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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, turns his attention to Alzheimer’s Disease during the month of November which is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.

 

Naples, FL, November 10, 2019: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new article on his website entitled, “Alzheimer’s Disease, Oral Health And Fear Of The Dentist,” in which Dr. Hernandez elaborates on the connection between oral health and overall health.

 

Dr. Hernandez writes, “November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. As a dentist and oral surgeon who studies the link between oral health and many of the most feared diseases, I now turn my attention to the link between oral health and Alzheimer’s Disease.”

 

As Dr. Hernandez points out, “Anything that penetrates the blood brain barrier has an effect on the brain. Alcohol and drugs definitely have an effect on the brain for that very reason. They both penetrate the blood brain barrier.” He continues adding, “Alzheimer’s Disease is an inflammation in the brain and current research is suggesting a link between infections of the mouth and the brain that cause the disease.”

 

According to Dr. Hernandez, “Scientists have been searching for the potential root causes and many are now zeroing in on infections that originate in the oral cavity. According to a report I recently read, “Researchers have well established that many bacteria in the mouth, particularly in people with gum disease, find their way into the host bloodstream; if they pass the blood brain barrier – and any number of them could be implicated in the Alzheimer’s enigma.”” https://www.dentalproductsreport.com/dental/article/there-link-between-alzheimers-and-oral-health?page=0,2

 

“When one considers the effect oral health has on the overall health of the body,” says Dr. Hernandez, “I wonder what’s scarier, getting Alzheimer’s Disease or going to the dentist regularly?” He adds, “I wrote about fear of the dentist last month too. I feel this topic deserves a lot of attention because fear of going to a dentist affects a huge segment of people worldwide. In fact, according to a recent survey taken by 18,000 people worldwide, 61% said they suffer from dental fear. Almost 4% of the respondents said they have never been to a dentist!”

 

The entire article can be read at https://smilecreator.com/alzheimers-disease-oral-health-and-fear-of-the-dentist/

 

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.

 

Teaching

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.

 

 

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Alzheimer’s Disease, Oral Health And Fear Of The Dentist

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. As a dentist and oral surgeon who studies the link between oral health and many of the most feared diseases, I now turn my attention to the link between oral health and Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

Anything that penetrates the blood brain barrier has an effect on the brain. Alcohol and drugs definitely have an effect on the brain for that very reason. They both penetrate the blood brain barrier. Alzheimer’s Disease is an inflammation in the brain and current research is suggesting a link between infections of the mouth and the brain that cause the disease.

 

Mouth To Brain

Scientists have been searching for the potential root causes and many are now zeroing in on infections that originate in the oral cavity. According to a report I recently read, “Researchers have well established that many bacteria in the mouth, particularly in people with gum disease, find their way into the host bloodstream; if they pass the blood brain barrier – and any number of them could be implicated in the Alzheimer’s enigma.” https://www.dentalproductsreport.com/dental/article/there-link-between-alzheimers-and-oral-health?page=0,2

 

As the report also shows, “There is even some evidence that oral Candida and herpes virus could possibly cause the inflammation in the brain that is seen in Alzheimer’s patients. Candida is a typically harmless fungus that is found in the mouths of half the world’s human population. However it can become treacherous and lead to infection if it enters the bloodstream. And herpes simplex virus is present in more than 70 percent of the population after 50 years of age. It persists latently in the peripheral nervous system and is periodically reactivated in the brain.”

https://www.dentalproductsreport.com/dental/article/there-link-between-alzheimers-and-oral-health?page=0,2

 

And Now For People Who Are Afraid Of Going To The Dentist

When one considers the effect oral health has on the overall health of the body, I wonder what’s scarier, getting Alzheimer’s Disease or going to the dentist regularly? I wrote about fear of the dentist last month too. I feel this topic deserves a lot of attention because fear of going to a dentist affects a huge segment of people worldwide. In fact, according to a recent survey taken by 18,000 people worldwide, 61% said they suffer from dental fear. Almost 4% of the respondents said they have never been to a dentist!

 

Dental techniques are continually being improved and dentists are becoming more skillful at helping patients relax. But, for so many reasons there are people who just can’t seem to overcome the fears, which are varied. For instance the largest number of people are afraid of the pain. Others don’t like the smell of chemicals or the sound of the drill. Others are afraid of being stuck in the dental chair, which means they are afraid of not being in control.

 

It isn’t just Alzheimer’s Disease that is being linked to oral health. As I’ve talked about before, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancers and strokes are being found to be more prominent in people with gum disease and certain types of bacteria in the oral cavity. And, a recent study by the Yale School of Medicine found an increased rate of pneumonia among those with poor dental health.

 

The mouth is the portal to the entire body. It is how we greet the world with a smile. May you overcome any fear you may have and may you treat your oral health as the most important aspect of overall health.