It speaks volumes and it is right under our nose. According to recent medical research a healthy mouth is directly linked to your overall health, in particular the early detection of heart disease. And the research continues to mount.Heart disease, which claims an estimated 2.4 million Americans each year and 2,600 each day, is the nation's leading cause of death. The mouth and body connection has been discussed in professional circles for years, but only recently has made it into the mainstream.As the gateway to the entire body, the mouth is a major influence on important areas, including the digestive tract, heart, circulatory system and the brain. Just as genetics, exercise, nutrition, stress and personal habits contribute to an individual's overall wellness, scientists are discovering that the mouth is an important indicator in the body's long-term health.Aesthetically, a pearly white smile is one of the most attractive and "first-to-notice" physical features. And while most … [Read more...] about Whole Body Whole Health
How oral health affects overall health
Laser dentistry offers patients several important benefits, yet only about 5% of dental offices currently have the equipment to perform laser procedures. As patients realize the advantages of laser treatments in oral health as well as in cosmetic dentistry, the number of offices offering laser dentistry is sure to rise significantly.Laser Dentistry Offers Important BenefitsLaser dentistry is often less painful and invasive than traditional methods. For example, a patient could opt for laser surgery to avoid anaesthesia during some procedures. Patients with cosmetic or oral health issues, especially those with low pain tolerance or a fear of dental procedures, may favour laser dentistry over surgery or other treatments.Other benefits of laser dentistry include:* Most dental procedures performed by laser do not necessitate the use of sutures, where traditional surgical methods would require them to control bleeding and promote healing.* Lasers are precise; therefore, damage to the … [Read more...] about Laser Dentistry – Science Fiction or the Future of Oral Health?
It is understood by all that the beautiful lush and perfectly manicured golf course greens are kept that way by the use of chemicals, lots and lots of chemicals for that matter. Which chemicals to use are up to golf courses and can be different state to state. The East coast by far has the highest percentage of pesticide use.In a study done by the EPA in 1982 showed that 9 pounds per acre per year of chemicals were used on a New York golf course. Reports have shown chemical use as low as 500 pounds of chemicals used per year and as high as 1500 to 2300 pounds of chemicals per year. That is astounding considering the fact that we balk over agriculture using less than a pound of chemicals on our food per square acre.Here are a list of common chemicals used on golf courses and their potential health effects:Chlorothalonil - can cause blurred vision, redness of eyes and skin, abdominal pain, burning sensationMecoprop - burning skin and eyes, nausea, dizziness and headachesMSMA - toxic … [Read more...] about The Truth About Fairway Toxins, And How Golfers Can Stay Healthy
Ayurveda is India's ancient science life, health, and longevity. It is thought of by many scholars to be the oldest form of health care in the world. It originated in India over 5000 years ago, and was taught for thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples. The purpose of Ayurveda is to heal, to maintain a high quality of life, and to increase the longevity of the individual. It is an art of daily living that has evolved from practical, philosophical, and spiritual insight. Even though they have been used for thousands of years, Ayurvedic principles have never changed, since they derive from universal laws of nature that are eternally true.In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means the "Science of Life." Life is the integration of body, mind and consciousness. Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through diet, lifestyle, yoga and meditation practice, the use of herbs, as well as cleansing and and rejuvenating … [Read more...] about Ayurveda, India’s Science of Life, Health and Longevity
All too often news reports quote some recent study that has identified another food, habit, exposure, or activity that will cause a medical problem leading to an early demise. I generally don't worry about newly announced threats because I choose a healthy lifestyle of moderation in all things.Then I heard that even though I feel no symptoms, my mouth could be quietly attacking many areas of my body with deadly germ warfare. This alarmed me because it does make sense that whatever we swallow will have an effect on the health of our bodily systems, so I did a little internet research of my own.It all begins with gingivitis (early gum disease), which left untreated advances to periodontitis. According to The American Association of Periodontists, an estimated 35 percent of the population age 30 and over has periodontitis, yet many people do not even realize they have it. Periodontal disease is often silent, meaning symptoms may not appear until an advanced stage of the … [Read more...] about Dental Health and Medical Conditions – Six Serious Medical Consequences of Poor Oral Health