Spring Cleaning, Dental Exam And Free High Quality Vitamin D3

It’s springtime in Florida and that means a little more sunshine in the sunshine state. And for those people who love the sun, that means a good, quality source of free Vitamin D which is so essential to dental health. But for those people who are not so fond of getting out into the Florida sunshine and for those who may not be getting the adequate amount of Vitamin D from dietary sources, I have another source of high-quality free Vitamin D for you.

We want to help you combat the Coronavirus fears. During the months of April and May, 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.*

Vitamin D is critical to dental health. As the only vitamin that helps the body absorb calcium, it is integral to bone and tooth health. Dental implants depend on new bone formation and a vitamin D deficiency can interfere with bone metabolism resulting in the failure of implants.

In addition, Vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of oral infections and periodontal disease, it is important in the body’s immune response and it has been known to suppress the destructive effects of chronic periodontitis.

This is one vitamin you really want to keep up with. Whether you get it from 15 minutes of sun exposure, leafy greens, fatty fish or a vitamin supplement, it is important to keep your smile bright and your oral health in tiptop shape.

Give our office a call today and schedule your exam or cleaning to claim your free bottle of Smilecreator of Naples Vitamin D3.

*Must ask for the Vitamin D3 special when calling to make your appointment.


Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of Smilecreator Of Naples Talks About The Millions Of Americans Who Fear 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, writes about the frightening and very possibly deadly results that can result from having a phobia of going to the dentist.


Naples, FL, October 31, 2019: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new article on his website entitled, “A Fear Of Going To The Dentist Can Lead To Many Frightening Diseases,” in which Dr. Hernandez reveals the deadly and scary diseases that are associated with periodontal disease.


Dr. Hernandez states, “October is the month when Americans look forward to the very last day of the month. On this day children of every age (read adults) love to dress up as scary ghosts, goblins and witches among other less frightening creatures. The children go from door to door ‘trick-or-treating’ gathering up sacks full of candy.”


Dr. Hernandez writes, “Ah, you might think that Halloween is a dentists dream come true. Well, for some of us this is truly a nightmare.” He continues elaborating, “While we human will probably never completely kick our addiction to sugar, I’ll tell you one thing that I find more frightening than Halloween. It is the fact that between 30 and 40 million people in this country, while they love to be spooked in so many other ways, will avoid going to the dentist out of fear.”


“Fear of going to the dentist,” says Dr. Hernandez, “can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease. And here’s the most frightening fact of all.  The correlations between a multitude of other diseases and periodontal disease are getting stronger. And even though a cause-and-effect relationship has not yet been proven, research has indicated that periodontal disease increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis, respiratory diseases and a variety of cancers. Periodontal disease can also exacerbate existing heart conditions. “


According to Dr. Hernandez, “In this case, fear can be a real killer. Because, if you don’t regularly see the dentist, health problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, oral cancers, kidney failure and heart disease may not be discovered until they’re in a more advanced stage.” He adds, “Yes, today dentists are more likely to discover the individual’s likelihood of getting those diseases base on the bacteria in the mouth and whether or not one has periodontal disease.”



The entire article can be read at https://smilecreator.com/a-fear-of-going-to-the-dentist-can-lead-to-many-frightening-diseases/


About Dr. Nilo Hernandez

Nilo A. Hernandez Jr., DDS, DICOI completed I dental degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. Prior to that, he also completed dental training overseas that placed much emphasis on surgery and trauma procedures. With so much training in the surgical arts, it’s no wonder that he has excelled on this chosen path with the greatest of passion and vigor.


Since 1991, Dr. Hernandez has placed and restored well over 10,000 dental implants and has achieved and maintained an extremely high success rate. Not only is he involved with the surgical aspect, but he has always been involved with the restorative side as well. For many years, he has been teaching dentist to become extraordinary with predictable results.  As program chairman at two illustrious dental teaching clinics, he was instrumental in bringing implant dentistry to the mainstream at those centers and still is to this day. He has published numerous articles, books and has been featured in many television and radio shows.


While being fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Hernandez has lectured worldwide and given many thousands of hours of lectures on everything from surgical to prosthetic rehabilitation. He has impacted the lives of many dentists and patients from across the globe.



The teaching arm of Dr. Nilo’s career has been developed due to his abilities and comprehensive use of methods, techniques and materials followed by proper and concise documentation and photography to assist many companies in using his skills for research and development of their products.


As Course Director for the IDEC Seminar series Dr. Hernandez’s quest is to prepare clinicians to reach levels of aptitude and proficiency never reached before. In addition to this, the medical advances in stem cells and genetic testing has become a part of the everyday dental practice life for Dr. Hernandez.





An Oral Health Guide In Anticipation Of Halloween

As we move away from summer and into the fall season, thoughts of Halloween start to play in the minds of children and parents across the country. As the first celebration of the fall season, Halloween is one that has historically been detrimental to oral health and fundamental to keeping many dentists in business! So much sugar consumed in such a short period of time. Dentists can pretty much count on emergency appointments with children who have toothaches in the weeks after Halloween.


As a dentist who employs and works with the Bale-Doneen method, I want to share what they have posted on their website in honor of National Dental Hygiene Month. Teaching children to keep their mouth clean is an important lesson to establish early. To that end and to the hopeful avoidance of the scary things that can happen when one doesn’t tend to their oral hygiene, I am posting an article from baledoneen.com in its entirety.


4 Scary Reasons to Take Your Dental Health Seriously


October is National Dental Hygiene Month, which honors the work of a potentially lifesaving member of your heart-attack-and-stroke prevention team: your dental provider. Recent research links poor oral health to increased risk for many deadly disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading killer of Americans.


Conversely, people who take excellent care of their teeth and gums and get regular dental care live longer, compared to those who neglect their oral health, according to a large study of older adults. That is a great reason to schedule a dental checkup and brush up on the best ways to optimize your oral health. Use these BaleDoneen Method recommendations to safeguard your smile—and your arterial health.


Get Checked for Gum Disease


Periodontal disease (PD) affects the majority of U.S. adults over age 30, many of whom don’t know they have a serious oral infection that can lead to tooth loss, if untreated. Also known as gum disease, PD often has no obvious symptoms in the early stages. Warning signs include red, swollen or tender gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, receding gums, loose or sensitive teeth and persistent bad breath.


To find out if you have gum disease, ask your dental provider to do a painless exam, using a mirror and periodontal probe to check for signs of oral infection. If you have PD, treatments include deep cleaning, a daily program of oral care to follow at home, prescription mouthwashes, dental trays with antibacterial gel, and in some cases, a short course of oral antibiotics. Early diagnosis and optimal dental care are crucial if you have PD, which has recently been linked to the following health threats:


Heart attacks and strokes. People with periodontitis are more than twice as likely to suffer heart attacks—and have up to triple the risk for stroke—compared to those with healthy gums. A landmark peer-reviewed BaleDoneen study explains why. The research, published in Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ), was the first to identify PD due to high-risk oral bacteria as a contributing cause of arterial disease (plaque). These bacterial villains often enter the bloodstream and inflame plaque in the arteries, leading to blood clots that can trigger heart attacks and strokes.


Alzheimer’s disease. Having chronic gum inflammation (periodontitis) for ten or more years is associated with a 70% higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study of patients ages 50 or older with gum disease. “Our findings support the notion that infectious diseases associated with low-grade inflammation, such as chronic periodontitis, may play a substantial role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease,” the study team concluded.


Women with gum disease have triple the risk for esophageal cancer and to a lesser extent, increased risk for breast, lung, gallbladder and melanoma skin cancer, compared those without PD, even if they don’t smoke, researchers reported in August. The study included 65,869 postmenopausal women ages 54 to 86 whose health was tracked for up to 15 years. The researchers theorize that cancer-causing pathogens in the mouth may spread to other parts of the body through the blood and/or swallowed saliva.


People with diabetes have higher rates of PD than non-diabetics, with those who don’t have their blood sugar under control being at especially high risk. That’s probably because people with diabetes are more vulnerable to infections, but the relationship between PD and diabetes goes both ways. Severe PD can increase blood sugar, which in turn puts people with diabetes at increased risk for other complications of their disease, the American Academy of Periodontology reports.


What Are the Best Ways to Protect Your Oral Health?


If you use nicotine in any form, here’s even more motivation to snuff out the habit: It’s a leading risk for developing gum disease. We also advise these measures to optimize your oral health:


Brush and floss twice a day. Although you may have seen headlines claiming that there’s not much science to support flossing, in a nine-year study of 5,611 older adults, people who never flossed had a 30% higher death rate than those who flossed daily.


Go to bed with a clean mouth. The study found that never brushing at night raised mortality risk by 25%, versus nightly brushing. Since your mouth produces less saliva to wash your teeth and gums when you’re sleeping, it’s particularly crucial to floss and brush thoroughly before bed. We recommend using a sonic toothbrush for the best results.


Get a dental cleaning every 3 months, or as advised by your dental provider. The study also found that people who hadn’t gone to a dentist in the previous year had a 50% higher death rate than those who went two or more times annually, leading the researchers to conclude that good oral health promotes longevity by helping people avoid lethal systemic diseases sparked by infections and chronic inflammation, such as CVD.


Share our PMJ study with your dentist and hygienist. Because this science is so new, your dental provider may not be aware of it. Download or read the study online at http://pmj.bmj.com/content/93/1098/215?etoc. Use it to encourage him or her to join your heart-attack-and-stroke prevention team! https://baledoneen.com/blog/4-scary-reasons-to-take-your-dental-health-seriously/