The Mouth Is The Perfect Environment For Conducting Electricity

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If you have children, you know how important it was when they were little to keep them away from electrical outlets and cords. Kids love putting things in their mouths. That’s how toddlers explore their new world. And with so many digital devices in our world, all of which require chargers, there are even more ways for a child to get into trouble with electricity. The mouth is the perfect moist environment for conducting electricity.

 

Not-So-Good Vibrations And Allergic Reactions

As a holistic dentist, I talk to my implant patients about this topic on a regular basis. I do not use metallic implants for that very reason. The body conducts electricity, and in the mouth, titanium implants can not only conduct electricity causing vibrations in the jaw and head, but also many patients may have allergic reactions to metals.

 

Choosing A Holistic Dentist 

In my experience, people who prefer going to holistic dentists naturally favor mercury-free and metal-free dental procedures. Many don’t want metals and metal alloys in their mouth because of the potential for toxins, corrosion and the harmful effects they have on the immune system.

 

Battery Mouth

Titanium or metal implants can create what is called ‘oral galvanism’ or ‘the battery effect’ in the mouth. Just think about any kind of battery from the one in your car to those used in your TV’s remote control. When you have metal in the mouth you are in effect turning your mouth into a battery.

 

Corrosion

Have you ever seen an old battery left in a flashlight for years? You open the battery compartment of the flashlight and see stuff oozing out of the battery. Well, the action of electrical currents in the mouth increases the rate at which metal implants are corroded. The ions that are released react with the organs of the body, which can lead to increased sensitivity, an inclination toward inflammation and potentially autoimmune disorders. That’s called corrosion in the body or ‘oral galvanism’ as I mentioned above. Through oral galvanism, titanium implants release metal ions into the mouth and jawbone constantly. This chronic exposure may likely trigger inflammation along with allergies and autoimmune disease in susceptible individuals and slowly weaken the immune system in healthy adults.

 

Metal-Free Philosophy

Zirconium implants are the implants of choice for anyone who prefers a metal-free mouth. Whether you’re concerned about potential complications presented by having metals in the mouth or if you are simply looking for a more natural result, ceramic dental implants are a great alternative to titanium dental implants. Holistic dentists tend to offer ceramic dental implants to their patients precisely because they support a metal-free philosophy. As I mentioned earlier, this is the type of implant I use in my practice because bones and gums integrate better with zirconium. In addition, ceramic implants have a proven ability to resist plaque build-up, making it easier for patients to care for their implant teeth and sustain good oral hygiene.

 

If you need an implant and would like a consultation regarding metal-free implants, please call our office today.

Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of SmileCreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Talks About The Use Of Non-Metallic Ceramic Dental Implants.

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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, tells readers about the importance of dental implants to maintaining oral health after tooth loss and specifically writes about the biocompatible ceramic implants he uses.

 

Naples, FL, February 17, 2020: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS,

has posted a new blog on his website entitled, Holistic Dentistry And The Use Of Non-Metallic Dental Implants. Dr. Hernandez espouses the use of ceramic dental implants for several reasons.

 

As Dr. Hernandez points out, “The mouth is the gateway to every organ in the body and is interconnected to overall health. This makes oral health of primary importance.”

 

“As a holistic dentist,” says Dr. Hernandez, “my focus is on helping my patients achieve and maintain exceptional oral health.” He continues, “Through the use of biocompatible, non-toxic restorative materials, I help my patients eliminate infections and achieve optimal oral health as well as restore healthy structural relationships between the jaw, head and neck.”

 

Dr. Hernandez states, “A major component of my practice is dental implantology.” According to Dr. Hernandez, “Tooth loss occurs for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is due to injuries, other times to a history of periodontal and other diseases. Implants are integral to the overall health of the mouth.” He affirms, “To that end I use non-metallic ceramic dental implants made by Z-Systems.”

 

The entire blog can be read at https://smilecreator.com/holistic-dentistry-and-the-use-of-non-metallic-dental-implants/

 

 

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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Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of SmileCreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Shares Information From The Mayo Clinic About Importance Of Oral Health

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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 making 2020 the decade devoted to excellent dental health and turns to the Mayo Clinic to show readers that the number one rated hospital in the nation ranks dental health of major importance to overall health.

Naples, FL, January 22, 2020: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new blog on his website entitled, “From The Mayo Clinic To Your Mouth To The Healthiest Decade Yet.” Dr. Hernandez turns to the highly respected clinic to show readers how important oral health is to overall health.

Dr. Hernandez writes, “This new decade that we are just stepping into could be devoted to seeing more clearly.” He continues, “Since 20/20 vision is good, normal vision, it makes sense. But, I would like to suggest that this be the decade devoted to the mouth and to excellent dental health.” As Dr. Hernandez points out, “It’s becoming more and more clear that oral health is the key to the body’s overall health. In fact, the Mayo Clinic, named the best hospital in the nation and ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other hospital in the country, has quite a bit to say on the topic of oral health. They agree that an investment in your “oral health is an investment in your overall health.”

Dr. Hernandez suggests, “Put your money where your mouth is and improve your health this year and for the rest of your life. Take it from the Mayo Clinic, then take that information to your dentist your first and best line of defense when it comes to your health.

 

The entire blog can be read at https://smilecreator.com/from-the-mayo-clinic-to-your-mouth-to-the-healthiest-decade-yet/

 

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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Your Life-Threatening Disease Could Be The Result Of A Dirty Mouth

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Let me be clear. I’m not talking about the kind of dirty mouth one refers to when someone curses or uses dirty words. You could curse like a sailor and have a very clean mouth. And you could be a person who has never uttered a dirty word in your life and have an absolutely filthy mouth. In fact, your dirty mouth could indicate how likely heart disease, diabetes and/or strokes could be in your future.

 

Oral Inflammation

Let me explain. Since the 1800s and the proposal of the germ theory, oral-systemic health has become one of the most important advancements in health. Today it is absolutely clear that every inflammatory disease is hugely affected by oral inflammation. In fact, oral inflammation is the number one source in humans leading to many and all forms of cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. So, you see, not only your heart disease, but your cancer, diabetes and stroke could all stem from oral inflammation.

 

Fear Of The Dentist

If you are afraid of going and don’t go to the dentist and have heart disease, I wouldn’t be surprised. If you haven’t had your teeth cleaned in years and have type 2 diabetes, I wouldn’t be surprised. If you avoid going to the dentist like it’s the plague, then you may very well be plagued with the major diseases that are known to cause death among most humans. The one disease that is an indicator of the other major diseases is periodontal disease. Inflammation of the gums leading to receding gums and bone loss creates bacteria in the mouth that goes into the body and causes inflammation that leads to serious diseases.

 

Fear of going to the dentist is a fear that really must be overcome by those who experience it. As you can see from what I’ve pointed out, t’s actually a matter of life and death importance.

 

Get Over Your Fear

I am aware that many people who have a fear of the dentist work to overcome their fear and they step up and go to the dentist. I am impressed with the effort and your health is very likely a result of those efforts.

 

A very simple and new test could be the thing that can help you get over your dentist fear. It’s called the Heart Smart ScreenTM.  If your dental office offers this, he or she can learn more about your current and future health risks with this simple new finger stick test.

 

Clean Up Your Mouth Clean Up Your Health

Finding a dental professional who offers this innovative test that are involved in genomics, genetic testing and advanced inflammatory testing could be a real lifesaver. If you are on the west coast of Florida, please call my office to schedule this important test. If you are not nearby, please call and perhaps we can suggest a dental professional near you who offers these types of tests. You just might learn to love going to the dentist when you discover how integral they can be to your overall health.

Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of SmileCreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Writes About Simple Life Saving Screening That Can Be Done In Dental Office.

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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

 reveals strong correlations between diabetes, heart disease and strokes with periodontal disease and tells about a simple screening that can determine who is at risk.

 

Naples, FL, December 23, 2019: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new blog on his website entitled, “93% Of People Who Have Diabetes Also Have Periodontal Disease,” in which Dr. Hernandez also reveals that a high percentage of people with heart disease have periodontal disease too.

Dr. Hernandez states, “93% is a pretty profound number considering the decades that have gone by without someone taking notice of the correlation between periodontal disease and diabetes.” He continues, “Fortunately we have come to the time when the connection has been made. Research now shows us that with advanced periodontal treatment, dental professionals can lower A1c levels as well as most medications without all the terrible side effects.

According to Dr. Hernandez, “If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a dental professional instead of ingesting a lifetime of drugs with side effects.” He further elaborates, “Nonsurgical periodontal treatment improves glycemic control in Type 2 diabetes. And, advanced periodontal treatment has been shown to reduce health complications for patients with diabetes, reducing annual healthcare costs by as much as 25%”.

“It isn’t just diabetes that has a correlation with periodontal disease,” writes Dr. Hernandez adding, “Seventy-five percent of heart attacks and most strokes are known to be caused by plaque rupture and blood clots, not merely the narrowing of arteries.”

 

The entire blog can be read at https://smilecreator.com/93-of-people-who-have-diabetes-also-have-periodontal-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.

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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93% Of People Who Have Diabetes Also Have Periodontal Disease

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93% is a pretty profound number

considering the decades that have gone by without someone taking notice of the correlation between periodontal disease and diabetes. Fortunately, we have come to the time when the connection has been made. Research now shows us that with advanced periodontal treatment, dental professionals can lower A1c levels as well as most medications without all the terrible side effects.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a dental professional instead of ingesting a lifetime of drugs with side effects. Nonsurgical periodontal treatment improves glycemic control in Type 2 diabetes. And, advanced periodontal treatment has been shown to reduce health complications for patients with diabetes, reducing annual healthcare costs by as much as 25%.

It isn’t just diabetes that has a correlation with periodontal disease. Seventy-five percent of heart attacks and most strokes are known to be caused by plaque rupture and blood clots, not merely the narrowing of arteries. By reducing inflammation in the body with advanced professional dental care and advanced home care, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes – the three major life-threatening conditions we are plagued with – can often be brought back into the “safe zone.”

Three screenings are required to see if you are at risk for heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. A simple new finger stick test called the Heart Smart ScreenTM allows dental professionals to determine all three factors of inflammation. This can be done right in the dental office. Find out if your dental professional provides the Heart Smart ScreenTM. We have been providing our patients with this life-saving screening since we found out about it. Give our office a call and schedule your screening today.

Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of SmileCreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Talks About The Effects Of Current Tooth Whitening Products.

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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

, reports on the results of a new study that examined the effects of teeth whitening products using hydrogen peroxide.

 

Naples, FL, November 27, 2019: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new blog on his website entitled, “New Study On The Effects Of Teeth Whitening Products,” in which Dr. Hernandez talks about what researchers looked at and what they found.

 

Dr. Hernandez writes, “From ground pumice stone to urine to acid, teeth whitening methods have been around for centuries.” He continues adding, “But the latest craze of teeth whitening strips using hydrogen peroxide as a bleaching agent has been around since the late 1980’s. And Americans have been spending billions of dollars on these products.”

 

According to Dr. Hernandez, “A recent study from Stockton University has looked into the effects of hydrogen peroxide on teeth and what they’ve discovered may not put a stop to teeth whitening, but it could cause some people to hold off.”

 

Dr. Hernandez briefly explains the structure of teeth. He writes, “A tooth has three layers: the outer enamel, the underlying dentin, and connective tissue that binds the roots to the gum.” He explains, “In the study, the researchers found that the hydrogen peroxide in teeth whitening strips damages the tissue deep in the tooth – even deeper than the enamel – and makes it weaker. In particular, hydrogen peroxide affects the dentin, the layer that makes up most of the tooth and stops hot or cold food from stimulating the nerves and causing sensitivity and pain.”

 

The entire blog can be read at https://smilecreator.com/new-study-on-the-effects-of-teeth-whitening-products/

 

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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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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Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of SmileCreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Gives Prospective Dental Patients Something Important To Think 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

, gives insight into the future of the accurate testing for some of the most common and deadly diseases which could likely happen at your dentists’ office if you find a dentist who practices up-to-date testing techniques.

 

Naples, FL, November 07, 2019: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new blog on his website entitled, “Periodontal Disease Increases The Body’s Burden Of Inflammation.”  Dr. Hernandez explores some of the latest findings on the relationship of gum disease and other life-threatening diseases.

 

As Dr. Hernandez points out, “Medical researchers and scientists are looking more closely to discover if there is a solid cause/effect relationship between periodontal disease and other diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis.” He continues, “It has already been discovered that people with gum disease (periodontal disease) have two to three times the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or other serious cardiovascular event.” Though he also states, “So far, however, a direct correlation has not been made. The fact is that many people with heart disease have healthy gums, and not everyone with gum disease develops heart problems.”

 

“Despite the lack of solid confirmation,” says Dr. Hernandez, “there is a growing suspicion that gum disease may be an independent risk factor for heart disease.” He adds, “According to periodontist Dr. Hatice Hasturk of the Harvard-affiliated Forsyth Institute, a not-for-profit research organization focused on oral health, “Periodontal disease increases the body’s burden of inflammation,” https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/gum-disease-and-heart-disease-the-common-thread

 

According to Dr. Hernandez, “It is also an established fact that long-term or chronic inflammation is a key contributor to many health problems, especially atherosclerosis.”

 

 

The entire blog can be read at https://smilecreator.com/periodontal-disease-increases-the-bodys-burden-of-inflammation/

 

 

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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Periodontal Disease Increases The Body’s Burden Of Inflammation

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Medical researchers and scientists

are looking more closely to discover if there is a solid cause/effect relationship between periodontal disease and other diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. It has already been discovered that people with gum disease (periodontal disease) have two to three times the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or other serious cardiovascular event. So far, however, a direct correlation has not been made. The fact is that many people with heart disease have healthy gums, and not everyone with gum disease develops heart problems.

 

Despite the lack of solid confirmation, there is a growing suspicion that gum disease may be an independent risk factor for heart disease. According to periodontist Dr. Hatice Hasturk of the Harvard-affiliated Forsyth Institute, a not-for-profit research organization focused on oral health, “Periodontal disease increases the body’s burden of inflammation,” https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/gum-disease-and-heart-disease-the-common-thread

 

It is also an established fact that long-term or chronic inflammation is a key contributor to many health problems, especially atherosclerosis. And, even though poor oral health has been debated as a possible cause of heart disease for many years, back in 2012, experts from the American Heart Association reviewed the available scientific evidence and concluded that poor oral health hasn’t been proved to cause heart disease — and that treating existing gum disease hasn’t been proved to reduce the risk of heart disease.

 

However, what many studies have shown is the following:

  • Gum disease (periodontitis) is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease.
  • Poor dental health increases the risk of a bacterial infection in the blood stream, which can affect the heart valves. Oral health may be particularly important if you have artificial heart valves.
  • Tooth loss patterns are connected to coronary artery disease.
  • There is a strong connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease and evidence that people with diabetes benefit from periodontal treatment.

 

The correlations between periodontal disease and other life-threatening diseases are becoming strong enough to encourage a team approach among dentists and other doctors treating patients for heart disease and diabetes among others.