How to Prevent Tooth Decay

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image3234654Disrepair, rot, extinction … these are the words that come up when you type ‘decay’ into your online thesaurus. Extinction! And that is exactly what can happen if your teeth are decaying. Tooth decay has the power to destroy your tooth structures and causes you to lose your teeth. And then, before you know it, your teeth are as obsolete as the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex. Exactly as the name suggests, tooth decay causes ruin wherever it goes. It can destroy any tooth in your mouth, from top to bottom, inside and out, on any level, and it can even destroy your gums and the bones that support your teeth. In fact, recent reports from medical researchers and top dentists indicate that, if it is left untreated, tooth decay not only can lead to gum disease, but more serious health problems such as heart disease and stroke. The saddest part about tooth decay is that it’s almost totally avoidable and preventable. There’s simply no reason to suffer from tooth decay and all the destruction it brings with it. In just a few simple steps, teeth can be healthy and strong, making tooth decay, rather than teeth, a thing of the past. Continue reading “How to Prevent Tooth Decay”

What Is Gingivitis?

GingivitisGingivitis is a form of gum disease that, if it is left untreated, can lead to periodontitis. This is a more serious form of gum disease that causes infections of the gums that can damage soft tissue and even destroy the bone structures that support your teeth. Periodontitis has even been reported as a contributing factor that can lead to serious health complications including heart disease and stroke. These are just some of the reasons gingivitis must be taken seriously. According to the AmericanAcademy of Periodontology, gingivitis is the more common form of gum disease and, even though it is a mild form of gum disease, it often leads to the more serious gum disease, periodontitis. Gingivitis can be painless, which means it often goes undetected, and therefore, neglected. The fact is, though, that gingivitis is easy to prevent. With a simple oral hygiene routine that takes just a few minutes a day, your teeth and gums should remain healthy and free of disease for the rest of your life. Here is further information on gingivitis, including the signs and symptoms to watch out for, how you and your family dentist in Clearwater can treat gingivitis, and how to prevent it in the first place. Continue reading “What Is Gingivitis?”

Pace Makers and Other Devices

Medical Devices for the HeartModern medicine has provided millions of heart patients with devices that properly pace the rhythms of their hearts, restore proper blood circulation, and replace diseased valves that would otherwise greatly limit life expectation. Medical devices for the heart also save the lives of heart patients who find themselves on the heart transplant list awaiting donation of healthy hearts. Many heart patients living here benefit every minute of every day from these miracles of medical science that enable their hearts to function as they should. The medical devices that are designed and built for proper heart function must adhere to the strictest of medical device compliance standards set by the government in order to improve the heart muscle and facilitate healthy lives for the patients who use them. Continue reading “Pace Makers and Other Devices”

Neck Pain After a Car Accident

Rear view of a young man holding his neck in pain, isolated on wAccording to the U. S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than five and a half million car accidents in the United States in 2013, and by all accounts, these accidents are up. Especially due to cell phone use and texting while driving, car accidents from minor fender benders to fatal occurrences in the U. S. are on the rise, with millions of victims sustaining injuries. One of the most common of these is injuries to the neck. Neck injuries can happen even in a minor car accident, and the pain that accompanies a neck injury can range from slight discomfort to debilitating and life altering. Below are the types of neck injuries that often accompany car accidents. Continue reading “Neck Pain After a Car Accident”

Is Joint Manipulation Safe?

Joint ManipulationThe question as to whether chiropractic adjustments are safe has been asked many times over the years. The truth is that millions of patients have benefited from chiropractic adjustments, reporting to their chiropractors that their pain is relieved and their lives have been bettered. In fact, many chiropractic patients swear by their chiropractic adjustments, and yet the question still remains … is joint manipulation safe? According to the website of the Mayo Clinic, “Chiropractic adjustment is safe when it is performed by someone trained and licensed to deliver chiropractic care.” The fact is that no medical treatment comes with zero risk; however, joint manipulations that are performed by chiropractors in New Jersey have an excellent track record for safety and effectiveness. Continue reading “Is Joint Manipulation Safe?”