Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of SmileCreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Talk About The Important Role Vitamin D Plays In Oral Health And Immunity.

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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, rates Vitamin D as one of the most important elements in promoting excellent oral health and helping strengthen the immune system.

Naples, FL, February 21, 2021: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new blog on his website entitled, “Smile: Vitamin D Gets An A+ For Its Role In Oral Health And Immune System Health.” Dr. Hernandez has been promoting the health benefits of Vitamin D throughout his years of practice and emphasizes its importance during the pandemic.

Dr. Hernandez states, “The more we learn about the role Vitamin D plays in our health, the more we like it. First of all,” he explains, “it’s a vitamin we get from being out in the sunshine.” Then he poses, “Who doesn’t love a beautiful sunny day?”  As Dr. Hernandez explains, “Vitamin D is made from cholesterol in the skin when exposed to sunlight. And don’t be fooled into thinking if you work next to a window that you’re getting your daily dose. It doesn’t work that way. You have to get out in the sun and expose as much skin as you can to the sunlight.”

According to Dr. Hernandez, “Evidence has demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency may place subjects at risk for not only low mineral bone density/osteoporosis and osteopenia but also infectious and chronic inflammatory diseases. Both of those results are significant in terms of oral health and in the ability to fight off infections like COVID-19 and other viruses.”

 

The entire blog can be read at https://smilecreator.com/smile-vitamin-d-gets-an-a-for-its-role-in-oral-health-and-immune-system-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.

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.

Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of Smilecreator Of Naples Talks About The Dangers Of Mandated And/Or Self-Imposed Isolation.

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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 similarities he sees in patients that have self-isolated due to oral health and the behavior that is coming to light as a result of the mandated isolation due to COVID-19…

 

Naples, FL, September 4, 2020: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new article on his website entitled, “Isolation Is Torturous And Nothing To Smile About, in which Dr. Hernandez talks about his passion to help patients joyfully and confidently re-engage with life.

 

Dr. Hernandez writes, “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.” He continues, adding, “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,” Dr. Hernandez acknowledges, “I too have begun to feel the unpleasant effects. Many people I know are feeling lethargic and depressed.” He adds, “We humans need interaction. We need hugs and handshakes. We need to move around and express ourselves joyfully and freely.”

 

According to Dr. Hernandez, “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.” He states, “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,” he states, adding, “Returning them to a state of joyful living and self-confidence is my focus.”

 

The entire article can be read at https://smilecreator.com/isolation-is-torturous-and-nothing-to-smile-about/

 

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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The Mouth Is The Perfect Environment For Conducting Electricity

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 Writes About Simple Life Saving Screening That Can Be Done In Dental Office.

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

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.

Periodontal Disease Increases The Body’s Burden Of Inflammation

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.

 

 

Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of Smilecreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Reveals That Mouth Health Affects The Whole Body.

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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 how a holistic approach to dentistry helps the whole body heal more naturally.

Naples, FL, Aug 13, 2019: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new article on his website entitled, “What’s Going On In Your Mouth Affects Your Whole Body,” in which Dr. Hernandez elaborates on the philosophy of holistic dentistry.

“We are living in an age where science and technology offer us unprecedented access to information,” writes Dr. Hernandez. He continues adding, “Our human curiosity has led us to delve into the science of the human body in search of the most advanced methods to preserve our health. Over time it has been discovered that a healthy diet and exercise is a tried and true method toward overall good health. However, what exactly is a ‘healthy diet’?”

As Dr. Hernandez points out, “There are diets that propose they are the ‘answer’ to all health problems that are diametrically opposite each other.” He expounds, “There’s the high-protein diet, the South Beach Diet, the Mediterranean Diet, the Paleo Diet, the fat diet. There are vegetarians and vegans and bone broth enthusiasts, there are those who restrict their flesh eating to fish and call themselves pescatarians. And there are those who only breathe and feel that they get all the nourishment necessary from the air that they breathe.” He asks, “See what I mean?” He concludes, “A “healthy diet” means different things to different people.”

“As a Holistic Dentist,” says Dr. Hernandez, “I may suggest a change of diet that you may or may not choose to follow. But of this I can assure you that whatever goes into your mouth can affect your entire body.” Dr. Hernandez states, “In fact, in my 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. Cardio vascular incidents are preventable with proper care and attention to these underlying culprits.”

According to Dr. Hernandez, “Holistic Dentistry is nothing more than providing the proper conditions for the body to help heal itself better and faster. Holistic dentistry’s focus includes not introducing unnecessary chemicals or substances into the body that may harm tissues, organs or our own ability to heal.”

 

The entire article can be read at https://smilecreator.com/whats-going-on-in-your-mouth-affects-your-whole-body/

 

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.