They always say that you are what you eat! In today’s health conscious society, people concentrate on healthy foods to help them lose weight. But shouldn’t we also concentrate on the health of our teeth as well?
Month: February 2011
Vitamin D Deficiency and Periodontal Disease
What is the best way to obtain proper Vitamin D levels?
Research shows that the best way to obtain Vitamin D is from 10 to 15 minutes of sunshine at least two times a week on the face, arms, hands, or back. People who live in states with minimal sunshine should eat eggs, milk, sardines, and tuna. You can also take Vitamin D supplements, but be sure to consult your physician prior to taking any supplement or medication.
Timely Tidbits for Presidents’ Day
The third Monday in February represents the combined birthday celebration of our first and sixteen presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, along with recognizing all former presidents. Lincoln’s birthday is February 12th, and Washington’s Birthday is February 22nd.
Lack of Sleep is a New Risk Factor of Colon Cancer
In a ground-breaking study, researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found that individuals who average less than six hours of sleep a night are 50% more like to increase their risk of colorectal adenomas than those individuals who get at least seven hours of sleep a night. Adenomas are precursors to cancer tumors, and if left untreated, they turn malignant.
Valentine’s Day Around the World
Have you ever wondered how other countries celebrate Valentine’s Day? Love is a universal theme, but not everyone follows the American tradition of giving their sweetheart chocolates and roses.
Maintaining Your Teeth for a Lifetime
In a 2006 report, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published, “…the baby boomer generation will be the first where the majority will maintain their natural teeth over their entire lifetime.’ “Over the past 10 years, the number of adults missing all their natural teeth has declined from 31 percent to 25 percent for… Read more »
Say No to Soda
There’s nothing like popping open a refreshing can of soda to quench your thirst! These sweet, tasty beverages come in hundreds of different flavors and colors, and can be a real treat for your taste buds. Unfortunately, researches have discovered why your teeth may not be as thrilled.
Proper Denture Care
Correctly caring for your dentures will increase their longevity and protect the health of your mouth. I’m Dr. James Stewart, and I want to give you some practical tips for good denture care. Handle them with care: When removing your dentures, stand over a folded towel or a full sink of water to avoid damage,… Read more »