The Role Vitamin D Plays In Your Dental Health

All people who reside in Florida have a fairly constant source of Vitamin D: the wonderful sunshine! 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. And, a diet rich in seafood, which is also abundant in Florida, is another way to keep your Vitamin D requirements fulfilled.

 

Food And Supplements Provide Vitamin D 

Vitamin D is essential in helping the body absorb calcium. 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.

 

Free Vitamin D For New Patients

We want to help you combat the Coronavirus fears. During the month of April*, 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.*

 

Oral DNA Testing Reveals

In my dental practice, I encourage all of my patients to have an Oral DNA test. This test provides an analysis that shows a patient’s likelihood of developing periodontal disease as well as identifying whether there is an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and birth complications.

 

Periodontal Disease Is Often A Result of Vitamin D Deficiency

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. 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.  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.

 

Dental Implants Depend On New Bone Formation

If you’ve ever had a poor response to or recovery from dental surgery, it could be a result of vitamin D deficiency. Implants depend on new bone formation and a vitamin D deficiency can interfere with bone metabolism. This can result in implants that don’t “take.” They remain loose because new bone cannot form due to the lack of Vitamin D, which as I stated early aids in the body’s absorption of calcium.

 

It’s Time For Spring Cleaning

It’s time for spring cleaning. Why not include a comprehensive oral exam that includes an Oral DNA screening? Give my office a call. We’ll get you on the schedule for March, and will have a free bottle of my Vitamin D3 supplements for you to make sure you are not deficient in this important vitamin.

 

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

 

Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of Smilecreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Relates A Personal Experience That Changed His Dental Practice To Include Helping His Patients Heart 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, talks about the pleasures and dangers of the human mouth and how it can reveal one’s tendency toward deadly diseases.

 

Naples, FL, June 24, 2019: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new article on his website entitled, “Your Mouth Can Help Or Hurt Your Heart.” Dr. Hernandez relates a personal experience and introduces readers to an exciting and life-saving new testing method.

 

“Think about the mouth,” writes Dr. Nilo, adding, “That amazing orifice through which we enjoy so many things: conversation, kissing, eating delicious food, drinking, laughing, smiling.” He continues, “The desire to put things in our mouths starts early for us humans. Infants put things in their mouths the moment they are able to start exploring their new environment. The mouth is highly sensitive, and it’s very dirty.”

 

Dr. Nilo points out that, “According to Harvard researchers humans have as many as 615 and counting types of bacteria in our mouths. That’s even more than the 600 dogs have.” He says, “And, it’s really no wonder with all the things we put in our mouths which is the perfect warm, wet breeding place for germs and bacteria.” “It is becoming more and more clear,” writes Dr. Nilo, “that some of the bacteria found in the human mouth can indicate one’s tendency toward heart disease, stroke and even diabetes.”

 

According to Dr. Nilo, “Because of all the bacteria in the mouth, human bites are considered among the most dangerous and potentially deadly. The diseases that can be transmitted through a human bite include hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes simplex virus (HSV), syphilis, tuberculosis, actinomycosis, and tetanus.”

 

“Fortunately,” writes Dr. Nilo, “most humans don’t run around baring their teeth at other humans and threaten to bite when they get angry. I said “most.” There was that case of the Uruguayan soccer player a few years back who bit an Italian rival in a game! And, many children do seem to have a natural tendency to want to bite before they are taught to deal with their emotions differently.”

“These days, I’m pretty obsessed with testing the bacteria in my patients’ mouths,” says Dr. Nilo. He adds, “As a dentist, I used to be obsessed only with giving my patients the ability to smile comfortably and chew their food well with the help of implants. I still love doing that, but things changed after I had two “silent” heart attacks.”

 

 The entire article can be read at https://smilecreator.com/your-mouth-can-help-or-hurt-your-heart/

 

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.

 

 

Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of Smilecreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Reveals A Testing Method That Discovers One’s Risk for Heart Attacks, Strokes And Diabetes.

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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, talks about an exciting new method and research that helps determine the risk for preventative approached for three of the most prevalent and deadly diseases.

 

Naples, FL, June 20, 2019: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new blog on his website entitled, “The Key To Health Is In Your Mouth” in which he introduces readers to an exciting and life-saving new testing method.

Dr. Nilo writes, “We are all very familiar with the stereo-typical scenario depicting a visit to the doctor.” He continues, “The doctor walks in, greets the patient, then says, “Open your mouth and say, ‘Ah.’” He or she then depresses the tongue with what looks like a wide popsicle stick and looks around inside the mouth.” Dr. Nilo states, “Most people are unaware of what the doctor is looking for.”

According to Dr. Nilo, “Generally, the doctor would be looking to see if there is anything swollen. And,” he emphasizes, “they are looking at the tongue for a variety of signs that could indicate any number of health issues that might be brewing.”

“The mouth is the primary gateway to the entire body,” Dr. Nilo says. He elaborates, “Everything that goes into the mouth makes its way through the body and much of what goes into the mouth ends up either adding to the health or the illness of the body and its organs. And, that health or illness is reflected in the mouth.”

 

The entire blog can be read at https://smilecreator.com/the-key-to-health-is-in-your-mouth/

  

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.

 

The Key To Health Is In Your Mouth

We are all very familiar with the stereotypical scenario depicting a visit to the doctor. The doctor walks in, greets the patient, then says, “Open your mouth and say, ‘Ahhh.’” He or she then depresses the tongue with what looks like a wide popsicle stick and looks around inside the mouth. Most people are unaware of what the doctor is looking for.

Generally, the doctor would be looking to see if there is anything swollen. And, they are looking at the tongue for a variety of signs that could indicate any number of health issues that might be brewing.

The mouth is the primary gateway to the entire body. Everything that goes into the mouth makes its way through the body and much of what goes into the mouth ends up either adding to the health or the illness of the body and its organs. And, that health or illness is reflected in the mouth.

Recent research has discovered that the mouth and oral health is the most immediate and accurate reflection of overall health. In fact, I say this as a dentist and oral surgeon who found out the truth of this statement first hand.

I was fortunate enough to have had a heart attack which led me to a life-saving, eye-opening approach to overall health which I now employ in my dental practice. It is called the BaleDoneen Method of heart attack, stroke and diabetes prevention. Yes, prevention.

Today, the BaleDoneen method is used by a growing number of dental as well as medical providers. By testing the bacteria in the mouth, it can be determined if you are at high risk for heart disease, stroke and/or diabetes. When you discover the critical importance of oral health in the prevention of the three diseases mentioned above, you will want to make sure your dentist is part of your cardiology team.

You can find out more by visiting their website at www.baledoneen.com. In addition, I’ll be revealing more about my personal experience with the method in my upcoming monthly blogs and articles. Stay tuned for health.