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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Your Gums And Your Heart…The Link is Intensifying!

The aging population is aware of heart disease and attribute this to getting older. But is it really part of the aging process? Studies show that age and heart disease are not related and actually is improved with science. The medical research establishment is very busy at work finding ways to keep us alive longer and healthier.

Researchers are finding new markers to identify risk of coronary artery disease early on and when monitored properly can help avoid these. One of these receiving much attention is “Myeloperoxidase” (MPO). This is a well-known enzyme found in the blood and used as a marker for inflammation. Follow this link for a very enlightening research article on this exciting enzyme and what it is telling us about our heart future.  https://www.hindawi.com/journals/mi/2008/135625/

More functional medicine doctors are referring their patients to our office when this enzyme is elevated. Usually, they have hit a wall in diagnosis and need further investigation into why it is elevated. Here is where the dentist qualified in this form of study can benefit you. By performing an in-depth study, looking at all CT Scan data in detail, any infection found must be eliminated from the oral cavity.

Multiple cases currently in our office show that to be the case. Once we find these infections and they are eliminated, the MPO levels reduce dramatically and the patient is less inflamed systemically.

There are a few other new diseases and inflammatory markers being used and studied, but MPO is becoming one of those rare finds that truly is standing out.

Would you like to find out more, call us at 239-564-3100.

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.

 

Take This To Heart: Most Women Who Die Of Heart Disease Didn’t Know They Had It

Historically, heart disease has been recognized as the number one cause of death in men. However, over the years, the myth that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is mainly a problem for men has been reviewed, revised and revamped.

 

Women Are 3X’s More Likely To Die After Heart Attack Than Men Are

 The fact is that CVD is the leading killer of both men and women, and actually claiming more female lives than all forms of cancer combined. Even more disconcerting is the fact the “64% of women who die suddenly from a heart attack were previously unaware that they had cardiovascular disease.” And, based on large studies published earlier this year, women are up to three times more likely to die after a heart attack than men are largely due to unequal care and treatment.

 

May Could Become Women’s Heart Health Month

So, even though American Heart Month, which happened in February was overshadowed by a global pandemic, as was Mother’s Day, I would like to suggest turning your attention to heart health – your own or that of your mother and the other women who play important roles in your life. It could be a sister, an aunt or a good friend.

 

10 Helpful Tips For Women’s Heart Health

This year is particularly stressful for everyone, but we all know that women take on the greater burdens and they tend to neglect their own health putting the health and well-being of their families first. So, it’s important that women become advocates for optimal cardiovascular care. Dr. Amy Doneen, who has co-founded the BaleDoneen Method offers her top ten prevention tips for women’s heart health, which I am providing brief excerpts of below (you can read the full article at http://theheartattackandstrokepreventioncenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/v2_dramy_august.pdf):

 

  1. Get educated – Every 43 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack, and on average, one American dies from a stroke every four minutes. However, all heart attacks and strokes are potentially preventable.
  2. Move more – Exercise has such powerful mental and physical benefits that it’s been called “the ultimate wonder drug.” For people with genetic risk for heart attack, exercise has been shown in a new study to lower that risk by 50%.
  3. Follow a healthy lifestyle – An optimal lifestyle reduces CVD and stroke risk by up to 90%. Take excellent care of your heart by a) shaking the sugar habit and add more fruit and vegetables to your diet; b) maintain a healthy weight; and c) look for ways to tame tension by practicing mindfulness and other relaxing activities.
  4. No nicotine – Every year, secondhand smoke causes more than 8,000 deaths from stroke, while smoking and other kinds of nicotine use, such as vaping or chewing tobacco cuses on in three deaths from CVD.
  5. Check blood pressure – Sixty-seven-million Americans – about one-in-three adults – have high blood pressure and 70 million have pre-hypertension. Although elevated blood pressure is the leading risk for stroke and a major contribution to heart disease, many people who have it aren’t aware of their condition.
  6. Get checked for ALL dangerous types of cholesterol – most patients assume that the standard cholesterol test known as a “lipid profile” or “coronary risk panel” checks for all forms of dangerous cholesterol. However, most healthcare providers don’t test patients for a common inherited-cholesterol disorder. It’s a $20 test that, if results are normal, only needs to be done once in a lifetime.
  7. Get checked for pre-diabetes – Insulin Resistance (IR) is the underlying cause of 70% of heart attacks. It is a common diagnosis, but often comes too late. BaleDoneen and other studies show that the most accurate screening is the 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test. Rated as “the gold standard” in accuracy by the American Diabetes Association, this test is covered by almost every health plan.
  8. Get dental care at least twice a year – If you haven’t seen your dentil lately, here’s some powerful motivation: Keeping your gums healthy could help you avoid a heart attack! Conversely, having periodontal disease due to certain high-risk oral bacteria can actually cause cardiovascular disease.
  9. Sleep well – Regardless of other risk factors, people who don’t sleep enough face an increased threat of CVD. In a study of about 3,00 people over the age of 45, those who snoozed fewer than 6 hours a night were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke.
  10. Save a life – tell a friend and teach a friend what you learned here. You could save a life.

 

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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Your Mouth Is The Biggest Gateway To The Inside Of Your Body And Disease

A clean healthy mouth is one of the most important keys to a healthy body. 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. We are all becoming experts at how this particular virus is transmitted…or at least everyone should be.

 

How COVID19 Is Transmitted

Just in case you aren’t sure how the COVID19 virus is transmitted, here it is. 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.

 

Most Humans Touch Their Faces Constantly

 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. 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.

Dirty Mouth

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. 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.

Considering the normal dirty condition of the mouth, periodontal disease, cracked, broken or missing teeth create an even unhealthier environment in which viruses can more easily make their way into the body. Also, very often people with unhealthy mouths often have underlying chronic conditions that make them more vulnerable to getting the virus and having to be hospitalized.

 

Keep Your Mouth Clean And Healthy

 Flossing and brushing after every meal and snack helps prevent plaque build-up. Having your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year and more frequently if you have gum disease is also important for maintaining good oral health. Getting teeth repaired and replaced with implants will improve oral health too.

We are all becoming experts about how long the COVID19 virus stays communicable on various different surfaces, yet so far no one has mentioned the cleanliness of the mouth. I am taking this on as my personal mission to help people understand long-term that oral health is the key to all-around good health. If you have a dental emergency during the pandemic, I am sure your dentist can make arrangements to see you. However, the moment everyone gets back to business, make it your business to get your mouth as healthy as possible and learn how to maintain excellent oral health. It will be your best defense against germs and viruses…That and, of course, keeping your hands away from your face.

 

 

 

How Excellent Oral Health Can Help You Fight Off Viruses

We are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic like humanity has never experienced before. COVID19 is in the spotlight and we must take the suggested behaviors about social distancing, handwashing and keeping hands away from the face seriously. However, there are other habits that are not being talked about that can also make a big difference in protecting you and your loved ones from the virus.

As a dentist, the more I thought about this situation, the more I became fixated on the role a healthy mouth can have in this global health challenge. The health of the teeth and gums are major factors to be considered in the positive or negative outcome of the disease transmission process. If teeth and gums are well maintained and healthy, you’ll have a much better chance of not trapping harmful bacteria or viruses. However, when teeth have cracks, pits and faulty old dental work, and when gums are inflamed due to periodontal disease, then you are at a much higher risk of having contaminants stay in those crevices, and for longer periods of time.

Flossing and brushing the teeth after every single eating event is every bit as important as wearing a mask and gloves out in public. In my opinion, these habits should be included in the recommendations from the CDC and other leading authorities. They need to become automatic in our everyday lives.

Simply washing your hands properly and often and sanitizing the groceries and other products you bring into your home is helpful in light of what we now know. Being aware of how long the COVID19 virus stays communicable on certain surfaces like doorknobs, tabletops, grocery bags and so on is important. But think about the environment in your mouth.

To find out about other behaviors you can incorporate into your daily life to help keep your oral cavity (the inside of your mouth) in tip top condition, contact my office today. If you are concerned that your mouth health may be affecting your overall health and would like a complimentary examination, give us a call at (239)564-3100.

In the meantime, please stay well, stay safe and we will all get through this together.

 

 

 

 

Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of Smilecreator Of Naples Writes About The Importance Of Vitamin D In 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, writes about Vitamin D, the importance it plays in oral health and includes how to get vitamin D from the sun, dietary and supplemental sources.

 

Naples, FL, March 31, 2020: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new article on his website entitled, “The Role Vitamin D Plays In Your Dental Health,” in which Dr. Hernandez emphasizes how integral this single vitamin is to oral health.

 

As Dr. Hernandez points out, “All people who reside in Florida have a fairly constant source of Vitamin D: the wonderful sunshine!” He continues adding, “If you spend as few as 15 minutes in the sun each day, perhaps on an early morning or evening walk, just as the sun is coming up or going down, you can fulfill your daily requirement of this vitamin that is so integral to bone and dental health.” He adds, “And, a diet rich in seafood, which is also abundant in Florida, is another way to keep your Vitamin D requirements fulfilled.”

 

“Vitamin D is essential in helping the body absorb calcium,” says Dr. Hernandez. He continues adding, “Of course there are people around the world who don’t love being out in the sun. Fortunately there are dietary sources for getting Vitamin D, which include leafy greens, fatty fish like salmon and tuna, and foods that are fortified with Vitamin D. And, of course, there are vitamin supplements that can be taken.”

 

Dr. Hernandez states, “We want to help you combat the Coronavirus fears. During the month of March, all new patients who visit us for their exam cleaning and Oral DNA check, will receive a FREE 30-day supply of our branded Vitamin D3 supplement to boost your health and immune system.*s”

 

Continuing to elaborate on Vitamin D, Dr. Hernandez writes, “This vitamin deficiency typically shows up as osteoporosis as well as periodontal disease and has a multitude of symptoms. As a dentist, I have seen the damaging results of Vitamin D deficiency up close.” According to Dr. Hernandez, “In the dental profession, it is well known that Vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of oral infections and periodontal disease. Vitamin D is important in the body’s immune response and it has been known to suppress the destructive effects of chronic periodontitis.” He elaborates, “What this means is that if one patient has periodontitis and has adequate levels of vitamin D, the disease will not be as damaging as it would be in a patient that is chronically deficient in the vitamin.”

 

The entire article can be read at https://smilecreator.com/the-role-vitamin-d-plays-in-your-dental-health/

 

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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