Have you ever thought about your relationship with food? We rarely acknowledge how and why we eat in our daily lives. Mindless eating can cause damage to your body. Eating a meal is usually something that is rushed through. We eat while we work; we eat while we drive; we even skip meals and consume low calorie diets as a result. It is important to learn to disconnect from EVERYTHING when it is time to eat. Slow down, chew your food, savor it, be present, and be grateful for the fresh food you have. Honor the time you have to relax and love the way you fuel your body. You can't look at food as a bad thing that makes you fat. Learn maintain balance with good proteins, healthy carbs, and tasty vegetables. Don't hate yourself when you have a sweet treat. Is ok as long as you don't rely on food as an emotional mechanism to relieve stress. Food is medicine if used the right way.
Tobacco Use &
Did you know that tobacco use is one of the leading causes of preventable illness in the United States? Did you also know that smoking cigarettes can lead to gingival recession, oral cancer, periodontal disease, and tooth staining? The adverse effects of smoking are numerous and continuing to smoke can negate even the healthiest of oral care routines.
The bottom line is that nicotine is an addictive substance that causes increased levels of dopamine and epinephrine in the body. Counseling and pharmacological treatment options are available for those who want to quit. Your dentist can be a great resource in helping you identify and combat the negative side affects associated with smoking.
in All Things
Finding balance is hard… being able to juggle everything that life throws at you can take a lifetime to master. Every day, we are faced with decisions about our relationships, physical health, spirituality, mental health, profession, and finances. Here’s a quick tip on how to find balance: continually assess yourself and the situation you are in. Using that assessment, make daily decisions on how to regain balance. Don’t expect change to come easily or quickly. Balance is sustainable when it is achieved through consistent small steps. Be comfortable knowing that you are taking a risk by seeking balance and that it might take time and effort. Don’t forget that you can always reassess yourself and make changes at anytime.
When a patient presents with no teeth, or teeth that are failing, the treatment options include conventional dentures, implant retained clip-on overdentures, or implant supported full-arch prostheses. The implant supported full-arch dental prosthesis has proven to be the best solution. However, there are several types of implant supported dental prostheses. Some made of acrylic, some made of layered porcelain fused to cast metal, and only until recently, some made of solid zirconia. The solid zirconia prostheses are truly amazing and solve many of the shortcomings of the other materials. With zirconia, there is no layering, it is milled from one solid piece of zirconia. Because of its monolithic, there is no chance of it delaminating or chipping. Zirconia is a very strong and durable material. In addition to the unrivaled strength and durability that zirconia offers, these prostheses look extremely natural. Creative staining techniques applied to the milled piece of zirconia recreate the texture, translucency, and beauty of natural teeth.