Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of SmileCreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Writes About People Who May Be Too Comfortable Wearing Masks Due To Teeth They Are Not Smiling About. 

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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, suggests that many people who are a little too happy about having to wear masks in public may not be happy about their teeth.

Naples, FL, January 28, 2021: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new blog on his website entitled, “Unmask A Beautiful Smile” Dr. Hernandez launches into his first blog of the year with a suggestion that some people may be too comfortable wearing masks because they are uncomfortable with the condition of their teeth.

Dr. Hernandez states, “I give my patients something to smile about.” He continues, “This has been my purpose as a dentist. I love giving people the ability to smile their brightest smile sometimes after not having been able to smile for a long time! “

As Dr. Hernandez points out, “2020 was a year that made it difficult to smile due to the pandemic and everything else that transpired last year. Wearing protective masks became mandatory out in public. Now,” he adds, “we can’t smile at each other.” Though he says, “We are starting to be able to read when a person is smiling by their eyes.”

According to Dr. Hernandez, “For some people who are insecure about their teeth and the health of their mouth, I imagine the mask has provided a degree of comfort and confidence. Some people may not want to give the mask up. But I have a better suggestion. Why not use this time, while you have to wear the mask, to get your teeth fixed and improve your oral health?”

 

The entire blog can be read at https://smilecreator.com/unmask-a-beautiful-smile/

  

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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The Year The World Stood Still

Back in 1951 there was a movie called The Day The Earth Stood Still. Science fiction back in the 50’s considered the earth coming to a standstill for one day as a very out-there idea. But here we are in 2020 and the world came to a complete standstill not just for a day but for months.

Even when shelter-in-place orders were first issued, I have to admit, I thought it might last for a few days or a week at most. Nearly a full year later we are still experiencing massive unemployment, business shutdowns, social distancing, the quarantining, the travel moratorium and people are still getting the COVID-19 virus.

I also admit, I too am getting a bit weary.  I will not however, let the weariness win. I am grateful that I am still in business and that my patients are doing their very best to keep up with their oral health check-ups and procedures. On an even brighter note, life continues to unfold. There are new babies being born, lovers getting married even though they can’t have the big splashy weddings. I see closeness being born amid families who once were too busy for each other. We have an opportunity to get reacquainted with our spouses, our children, our dearest friends. We have been forced to slow down.

Yes, everything came to a screeching halt for a while. But we are continuing to move forward albeit more slowly. I think I might want to embrace the slower pace and make that part of my daily life instead of trying to keep pace with the crazy pace the digital world would have us embrace.

Here’s to the New Year unfolding perfectly for each and everyone.

Correct Misaligned Teeth And Get The Beautiful Smile You Want 62% Faster

If you’ve been considering getting Invisalign to correct misaligned teeth due to natural causes, age related movement or periodontal disease in order to achieve the perfect smile you dream of having, I’ve got great news for you. No matter what condition you are desiring to correct, be it simple or complex, you can achieve your beautiful smile with Invisalign or braces up to 62% faster than usual. Abnormal alignment of the teeth and jaws is very common and regular braces have made it possible, and Invisalign has made it so much easier, for people of every age to make the corrections that make it possible to love their smiles. And now, there’s a technique that speeds up the entire process.

 

The MOPs Effect

 For the past few years, I have been using, with great success, what is known as The MOPs Effect, which stands for Micro Osteo Perforation under the brand name of Propel®. It is a university developed and FDA cleared technique that is used to accelerate the rate of orthodontic tooth movement in conjunction with braces and/or Invisalign. Micro means extremely small. Osteo relates to the bones. And perforation relates to a small hole made by boring or piercing.

For instance, if an Invisalign treatment would normally take up to a full year, with The MOPs Effect, you can cut that time in half, maybe even more.  This is possible by boring microscopically small dimples along the gum line causing micro-fractures within the bone that in turn accelerate the body’s ability to break down and subsequently rebuild bone. This allows the teeth to move more quickly thus cutting down the time required for realignment.

 

Quick And Pain-free

The MOPs Effect is performed in-office within a matter of minutes with only topical anesthetic required. There is little to no recovery time as the process is virtually pain-free. This process is more predictable than just regular braces and Invisalign. You’ll spend less time in the orthodontic chair and you’ll have something to smile about all the time at the end of your treatment period.

 

Faster Is Better

When it comes to realigning teeth, there is no question that faster is better. The MOPs Effect is the most predictable method now available in conjunction with either regular braces or Invisalign. Are you ready to smile like you’ve never smiled before? If you are, give my office a call and let’s set up a consultation to see how quickly we can give you something to smile about.

Dentistry That Appreciates And Considers Whole Body Health  

Oral health is becoming more and more important in the role of overall health. Research points to oral health as an indicator of the most life-threatening diseases of our time. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental slowness and autism, for example, are just some of the conditions that can be indicated based on the bacteria found in the mouth.

 

Biological Dentistry Takes A Preventative Approach 

As a result of the increased awareness of the relationship of oral health to overall health, more and more people are turning to the services of biological dentists. Biological dentistry combines the very best elements of traditional dentistry with a deep appreciation for teeth and oral health in relationship to the rest of the body.

As a biological dentist, I work in tandem with many of my patients cardiologists, internists and other specialists. My greatest desire and mission is to help my patients understand the relationship of oral health to the health of their vital organs. I do everything I can to help my patients prevent periodontal disease which is a key indicator of other potential troubles lurking within the body, through education and biological testing of oral bacteria. When I can help my patients keep their oral cavity healthy, very often other health issues follow suit.

 

50% Of Adult Americans Have Periodontal Disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have done research and they report that half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis which is the more advanced form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can cause systemic inflammation throughout the body. So far, there has not been conclusive research that shows a direct cause and effect relationship, however there is enough evidence to know that there is a strong relationship.

 

What Goes On In Your Mouth Affects Your Heart

Dental pathogens easily flow into the blood stream. The closest organ to the mouth is the heart. It has been shown that dental pathogens cause hardening of the arteries. There are specific kind of dental plaques that are often found in arterial plaque.

As we know, diet plays a role in oral health and overall health. The same things that cause diabetes and troubles around the waistline, also cause trouble in the mouth. Sugar is the main culprit causing cavities and the erosion of enamel in the teeth. This leads to tooth loss and, the need for root canals, bridges and more. All of these procedures are wonderful in their own right and have made it possible for millions of people around the world to live with confidence. However, when root canals are not cleaned out properly the risk of undetected bacterial infection is great. This is one of the ways that many toxins get into the body. Root canal procedures leave dead teeth behind which become a source of bacteria that continually grows and cannot be reached Pockets of infection form at the bottom of the tooth.

 

Your Mouth Is The Gateway To Great Health

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you might want to seek the services of a biological dentist. If you have heart disease, you might also discuss whether your dentist test oral bacteria. As the association between oral health and overall health continues to become stronger there will be more biological dentists to serve the growing needs.

 

Isolation Is Torturous And Nothing To Smile About

Throughout the course of this COVID-19 pandemic, with mandated shelter-in-place orders during which my dental practice was shut down, I’ve been thinking about the effect isolation has on us humans. I see the effects of self-isolation in my practice all too frequently. It made me think about how isolation is often used as a form of torture. In war and in prison, inmates are put into isolation in order to make them comply, behave or give up some bit of information.

 

After so many months of social distancing and staying away from groups of people, I too have begun to feel the unpleasant effects. Many people I know are feeling lethargic and depressed. We humans need interaction. We need hugs and handshakes. We need to move around and express ourselves joyfully and freely.

 

Crooked Teeth, Broken Teeth, Missing Teeth Cause People To Self-Isolate

In my practice I have come to recognize the effects of isolation on patients who have self-isolated, sometimes for years, due to the condition of their teeth. For anyone with good teeth, this may be difficult to comprehend. However, there are many people who suffer as a result of having teeth that for whatever reason are not simply less than ideal but may have been the source of teasing or bullying, lost as a result of illness or accidents. There are many reasons. How one got the teeth in the condition that would cause them to self-isolate is not the issue. Returning them to a state of joyful living and self-confidence is my focus.

 

Here’s To A Healthy Mouth That Will Keep You Smiling And  Engaged In Life

Helping my patients achieve and maintain the greatest degree of oral health possible is my passion. Giving my patients a beautiful smile along with something to smile about due to the exceptional patient care I provide is my mission. Our mouths are the entryway to every organ in our bodies. Having a healthy oral cavity and having teeth that function to chew food thoroughly and enjoyably is something every person deserves. Cutting oneself off from a healthy social life due to unattractive teeth is a form of torture that I would like to help bring to an end for those who are suffering.

 

Crowns, Bridges, Implants, And Biological Services

People from all walks of life and for many hundreds of years have always found ways to fix broken teeth. And, of course over the centuries the techniques have improved. The variety of contemporary dental techniques and procedures can only be described as miraculous when you see the end results.

 

I employ the latest, most advanced techniques and procedures in my dental practice, including biological services that identify tendencies toward other life-threatening conditions such as stroke, heart disease and diabetes. In this way, I help my patients be able to smile with confidence once again and get out and enjoy their lives to the fullest.

 

From Isolation To Exhilaration

Most people do not have “perfect teeth.” Whether you sucked your thumb as child or had sports injuries or are prone to periodontal diseases, the condition of your teeth and mouth may be preventing you from enjoying life as fully as you would like. You teeth can be restored, saved, re-aligned and your oral health can be improved.

 

Do not isolate yourself unnecessarily. We’ve all learned through this pandemic the importance of human interaction. We practice all of the new safety protocols mandated for dental professionals and have always been meticulous in our safety procedures. Give us a call and let us help get you engaged in life again.

 

It’s Time To Entrust Your Heart Health To Your Dentist 

Clearly, you would not go to a cardiologist to find out what’s wrong if you have a toothache. But, if your dentist is a biological dentist practicing the BaleDoneen method, you definitely would and should go to your dentist to find out if you have or are at high risk of having cardiovascular disease. This dentist could also tell you if you are at risk for a stroke, dementia or diabetes.

The mouth is the gateway to the entire body. And more and more it is becoming understood that high risk periodontal pathogens cause heart disease. Your dentist is the only medical professional that can tell you if you have the high-risk pathogens responsible for the number one cause of death and disability.

In fact, periodontal disease may be an underlying and potentially treatable cause of about 50% of all heart attacks.

 

A Simple DNA Test Could Save Your Life

As a biological dental practice, 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 the underlying causes such as diet and other forms that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. We use DNA testing to discover if you have the high-risk periodontal pathogens that indicate a risk for the diseases that are at the top of the list for causing death.

 

60,000 Miles Of Arterial Pipe In The Human Body

What most people do not know is that there are roughly 60,000 miles of arteries through which blood flows throughout the entire human body. The heart is the muscle that pumps the blood, but the arteries are the delivery system. So, having a heart attack or a stroke is not just about blockage in the main arteries leading to the heart or the brain. There could be blockage anywhere in those 60,000 miles.

The point of all of this is that arterial wellness is the objective in preventing heart disease and strokes. Blockages indicate that there is inflammation that must be reduced and eliminated. Periodontal disease is also inflammation which indicates that there is likely inflammation somewhere else in those 60,000 miles of arteries coursing throughout the body.

 

COVID-19 And Underlying Health Issues

With COVID-19 being especially deadly to people with underlying health conditions, it’s never been more important to know if you are at risk for heart disease, dementia, stroke or diabetes. These are the major illnesses that so many have had who met death due to COVID-19. Many younger victims of the virus did not appear to have underlying illnesses. But, therein lies the problem. Most people don’t know they have arterial blockages until they have a heart attack or stroke. The value of being able to find out if you have periodontal pathogens that indicate you are at risk for those diseases could be a real life saver because you are never too old to reverse the health conditions of your arteries.

If you would like to improve your health and find out if you have high risk periodontal pathogens that could lead to heart attacks, strokes, dementia and/or diabetes, call our offices to schedule an appointment. In the meantime, please follow all the safety protocols such as wearing a mask when out in public and washing your hands frequently and thoroughly.

 

Stay Calm And Keep Your Mouth Healthy

Don’t let Covid-19 disrupt your healthy dental care routine. While all dental offices were shut down for a couple of months, our doors are now open. Dental offices have always been meticulously careful and pristinely clean. We have been wearing masks for at least 20 years and have always worn gloves.

 

The Unknown Causes Stress

If you’ve had to postpone a regular cleaning due to the pandemic, you may want to make sure you get one back on the schedule as soon as possible. The added stress that the unknown causes can create weaknesses in the mouth and could cause problems. Do not slack on your home oral health care. Be more diligent than ever.

Do your best to stay calm. Incorporating meditation or yoga or a daily walk into your routine can be very helpful. Know that, “this too shall pass.” Of course it isn’t passing as quickly as we’d all like, but it will pass eventually.

 

Take Care Of Dental Emergencies Immediately 

If you have a dental emergency, take care of it immediately. The mouth is the gateway to the entire body and an abscessed tooth, if not treated, can lead to serious problems. Gingivitis can lead to heart disease and strokes.

 

Explore Holistic Dental Care

If you’ve never had the experience of working with a biological or holistic dental professional and are looking for a new dentist, we would be happy to welcome you. We follow the BaleDoneen Method which incorporates 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.

A holistic approach will look at other body systems in search for answers as to why the breakdown may be happening. For example as a holistic dentist we will look at metal toxicity, Ph levels in saliva, and we use DNA testing to find ways to strengthen the body to counteract these offenses.

Holistic Dentistry is nothing more than providing the proper conditions for the body to help heal itself better and faster. Holistic dentistry’s focus is to not introduce unnecessary chemicals or substances into the body that may harm tissues, organs or interfere in any way with the body’s natural ability to heal.

 

Tips To Keep Your Mouth Clean

If you simply can’t get to the dentist for your routing cleaning or check-up, at least be diligent in your oral home care. Follow these tips to make sure you keep your mouth healthy and clean until you can get to your dental professional.

Change your toothbrush head every 3 months or more frequently if you’ve been sick.

Brush your teeth at least twice daily.

Floss after every meal.

Eliminate sugar or at least keep sugary foods to a bare minimum

 

Ask us how we can help you live better, calmer and healthier.

 

Oral Health Can Decline Significantly When Teeth Are Not Removed Properly

Most of us are born with 20 primary or baby teeth and we typically grow into adults with 32 permanent teeth. Some people may lose a tooth or two for some reason during the lifetime journey. The major reasons why teeth are lost is due to trauma and disease. People fall, get into accidents, and some injure themselves playing sports. Sometimes periodontal gum disease causes tooth loss, as can dental decay.  When teeth have to be removed due to periodontal disease or decay, how the removal process is handled will determine the remaining foundation of health well into the future.

For example; if a tooth is removed using excessive force or aggressive procedures, the surrounding bone will be damaged and suffer. Very often this results in requiring a bone graft procedure. Bone grafting is the reconstruction of bone and the architecture of the bony structure. However, a bone graft is not always required when teeth are lost or removed.

After a tooth is lost, be it to accident or disease, the way the area is cleaned and treated is equally important to the overall long-term health of the mouth. Especially in the case of a tooth lost to gum disease, after the tooth is removed, the bony walls are still intact and will need to be cleansed of all debris, infected materials and remaining periodontal ligaments. This cleansing process must be done carefully and thoroughly by hand using a variety of instruments. It’s also important to finish up with antibiotics and rinses used to further wash out this tissue and cleanse the bony surface adequately.

If the removal and the important cleansing process is not completed properly, then a cavitation can form. A cavitation is a hole in the bone that has not healed in properly. It is an area of dead bone which will become infected and fester. This creates an unhealthy environment and further adds to the declining health of the mouth, teeth and gums.

If you’ve recently lost a tooth or need to have one removed, it’s important that it be done by a dental professional experienced in proper removal and the very important follow-up cleansing procedure. Your long-term oral health depends on how this procedure is done.

Periodontal Disease Increases Risk For Dementia

Few people would think that the health of their mouth has anything to do with the health of their brain. However, more and more research is showing that the two are intimately related. In fact, a healthy mouth actually has a great effect on brain health, namely in the prevention of dementia.

A 2017 study linked periodontal disease to a 70% higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease in people who had the disease for ten or more years. Periodontal disease is a chronic oral infection that causes bone and tooth loss and it affects the majority of adults over 30 years of age. So, chances are you could have it and not know it.

Recent studies have found a link between periodontal disease which causes tooth loss and a decline in cognitive function. According to an article at medicalnewstoday.com, “One study looking at cognitive performance followed 597 men for up to 32 years. The authors conclude that, risk of cognitive decline in older men increases as more teeth are lost. Periodontal disease and cavities, major reasons for tooth loss, are also related to cognitive decline.” https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324485#Gums-and-the-brain

Researchers have also linked periodontal disease with an increased buildup of beta-amyloid plaques in the brains. In fact it has been shown that periodontal disease actually boosts the production of the beta-amyloid in the brain, which are the neurological hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease. Other experiments have also produced evidence that one type of bacteria commonly found in people with periodontal disease is also often found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.

With all the studies that are showing the relationship between oral health and brain health, ask your dental provider to check for the bacterial villains. There are readily available diagnostics tests that measure oral pathogens through DNA analysis. We provide these tests as part of our regular service to our dental patients. Give us a call to find out how you can keep your beautiful smile and keep your wits about you.

Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of Smilecreator Of Naples Talks About The Size And Normal Bacterial Condition Of The Mouth And Its Role In Disease.

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, reminds readers that the mouth is one of the biggest and easiest access points for viruses and germs to enter the body and how important oral health is in overall health.

Naples, FL, April 30, 2020: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new article on his website entitled, Your Mouth Is The Biggest Gateway To The Inside Of Your Body And Disease, in which Dr. Hernandez reviews how COVID19 is transmitted and

Dr. Hernandez states, “A clean healthy mouth is one of the most important keys to a healthy body.” He continues adding, “We are learning this clearly as a result of COVID19. The mouth, being the largest orifice on your face, is the way most viruses, bacteria and germs enter the body and cause illness.” He emphasizes, “We are all becoming experts at how this particular virus is transmitted…or at least everyone should be.” 

“Just in case you aren’t sure how the COVID19 virus is transmitted,” says Dr. Hernandez, “here it is.” He explains, “The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air. They quickly fall on floors or surfaces. You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within 4 feet of a person who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands.” 

Unfortunately, as Dr. Hernandez points out, humans can’t seem to keep their hands away from their faces. He writes, “Studies have found that people touch their faces more than 16 times in an hour. In fact, we touch our faces so often that the odds of re-contaminating our hands between washings are extremely high.” He further adds, “Since the eyes and the mouth are areas where viruses can easily enter the body, many experts suggest wearing gloves can help break the habit of frequently touching your face.”

Dr. Hernandez turns his attention to the normal environment in the mouth. He writes, “Add to the fact that the human mouth is full of bacteria because the mouth is a warm, wet environment, and these are perfect conditions for bacteria to reproduce.” He invites readers to “Consider this: About 800 to 1,000 different types of bacteria may call your mouth “home.” Despite their tiny size, bacteria can do some big damage to your mouth. They do this by forming a sticky layer called plaque on your teeth, causing damage to your teeth and gums by releasing acids. These acids break down tooth enamel and can cause tooth decay. The bacteria in plaque can also foster swollen, painful gums.”

 

The entire article can be read at https://smilecreator.com/your-mouth-is-the-biggest-gateway-to-the-inside-of-your-body-and-disease/

 

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.

 

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