Many times a toothache or dental emergency happens when your dental office is closed on the weekend or evenings. So this is a how stop a toothache until you can see your dentists.
It is important to first determine what type of toothache you have and then follow these directions very carefully. If you have ANY SWELLING associated with a toothache this treatment will NOT work and you must seek medical attention immediately if you have ANY swelling with a toothache. If there is no swelling and you have a broken tooth or if you have a lost filling or broken crown or loose crown this post is for you. I will explain how to fix a broken tooth by yourself.
If the tooth is broken and you have a hole in the tooth and IF this is a new situation you can plug the hole on a temporary basis with DentTemp from Walgreens. DenTemp costs under $5.00 and allows you to fix a hole or broken tooth if there is no swelling. Simply take a pea size piece of DenTemp and place over the hole in your tooth. Make sure to bite down so that when the DenTemp sets it will not interfere with your bite. When the DenTemp gets wet from your saliva it will get very hard and you will not be able to remove the DentTemp. This will protect the tooth and prevent the sharp edges from cutting your tongue. IF you have any swelling after placing DenTemp call your dentist or doctor immediately.
If the nerve of the tooth is exposed, The DenTemp has medicine that MAY dull the pain until, you can see a dentist.
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We all hear that exercise is healthy especially aerobic exercise. And more is better, right? Wrong!
It turns out that recent research in Canada on endurance exercise or marathon type exercise shows maybe too much of a good thing is bad.
While moderate aerobic exercise improves our health and lowers our risk of heart disease, marathon type exercise or long distance running increase heart disease risk by 7 times. What?
Here’s some of the research findings:
1) Extended marathon exercise had a seven fold increase in heart disease risk
2) Long distance runners have increases levels of inflammation in their blood, not good.
3) 50% of long distance runners show evidence of heart muscle scarring
4) Long distance runners have diminished heart function after a long distance race.
5) Long distance runners have an increase in levels of an enzyme which indicates heart damage
6) Long Distance runners have increases levels of a stress hormone called cortisol. Ever notice how old long distance runners look?
Train like our ancestors did. Short bursts of intense exercise with intervals of rests or walking. When we hunted our meals, we walked, then we ran for short bursts with slower intervals in between. This type of exercise is called interval training.
I am reminded of the story of the original “Marathon” and what happened to the runner. When the Greeks defeated an invading army in Marathon Greece, the messenger or long distance runner, ran from Marathon Greece to Athens Greece, about 26 mile, to give the message of victory to the citizens of Athens. As the poor sole ran into the city yelling, “Nike, Nike” which means victory in Greek, he dropped dead from the long distance run.
As your Davenport Dentist, that’s the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth.
As a Devnport dentist we always check patients blood pressure. Many dental offices do not check blood pressure and patients may be seriously injured in the process. I have sent many patients to the hospital for treatment of high blood pressure that I found during a routine exam. One patient was in the hospital for three days to get his blood pressure under control.
We hear talk about blood pressure and salt. But another cause of high blood pressure is fructose. Fructose is a sugar found in fruit, and just like some people are sensitive to salt, some people are sensitive to fructose in fruit. Eating more fruit for some people may raise their levels of uric acid. Uric acid can raise your blood pressure.
So in closing, make sure your dentist checks your blood pressure at every visit. It may save your life. As Davenport Iowa Dentist, we always check your blood pressure.
And that’s the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth.
Here are more benfits of coconut oil.
1) Increase metabolic rate in human or animal body. Coconut oil affects your thyroid in a good way.
2) Coconut oil also has only has 7 cal per gram, inlike most fats that have 9 cal per gram. So coconut oil is less fattening than other oils or fat.
3) Coconut oil is classifies as a functional food. A functional food provides health benefits and provides basic nutrients . As a functional food, coconut has fatty acids which provide both energy (nutrients) and antimicrobial properties (functional component).
About 50% of the fatty acids in coconut fat are from lauric acid. Lauric acid is a medium chain fatty acid. Lauric acid is also found in mother’s breast milk. Lauric is antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal used by the human to destroy lipid coated viruses such as HIV and herpes.
As a Davenport Iowa dentist, your whole body health is important for your oral health.
And that is the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth.
Also, approximately 6-7% of the fatty acids in coconut fat are capric acid. Capric acid is another medium chain fatty, which has also has antimicrobial functions including antiviral effects against HIV and is being tested for antiviral effects against herpes simplex and antibacterial effects against chlamydia. It is the fat in coconut oil that kills lipid coated DNA and RNA viruses including HIV and herpes viruses as well gram positive bacteria.
4) Coconut oil is also very stable for long periods of time, meaning it will not get rancid.
Our natural coconut oil is one of the best oils to cook with, if not the best. Coconut oil contains vital nutrients that are necessary for like and good health.
1) Coconut oil can withstand high temperatures when used for cooking, other healthy oils like olive oil are harmed during cooking.
2) Coconut oil can kill harmful fugus, I recommend applying coconut oil to skin areas affected by fungus like angular cheilitis, a fungal infection around the mouth or to kill athelete’s foot.
3) Coconut oil contains vital medium chain fatty acids that is a preferred fuel for you heart.
4) Lauric Acid and Capric acid is found in breast milk and coconut oil. These two oils are converted in the body into antiviral, and antimicrobial chemicals.
5) You can brush your teeth with coconut oil and keep your mouth healthy.
And as your Davenport Dentist, that’s the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth.
Kissing may kill you, really! I’m not kidding. The HPV can be transmitted by kissing. There has been a 25% increase in oral cancer in the last 10 years.
We all know the increased risk of oral cancer in smokers and alcohol drinkers, but many people are not aware of the oral cancer risks with the HPV (Human Papiloma Virus). HPV is responsible for over 85% of head and neck cancers. We are aware of the increased risks of cervical cancer in women infected with HPV.
Ok, here’s another interesting fact about HPV. Male circumcision can reduce the risks of HPV transmission. God knew what he was talking about when he told Abraham to get circumcised. There is a movement to stop male circumsion. However, women whos partner’s are not circumcised have a higher rate of cervical cancer.
Gum disease affects over 50% of the popualtion. What are the symptoms and causes of gum disease? As a Davenport dentist, I will explain gum disease in a question and answer format.
Q.What is gum disease?
A. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum and supporting tissues of the teeth. Periodontal disease affects the gums and bone that suppor the teeth.
Q. What are the symptoms of gum disease?
A. Most of the time, gum disease is silent, no symptoms, no pain. In it’s beginning stages, periodontal diseae starts as gingivitis. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums and early symptoms are bleeding gums. Many patients say they notice bleeding gums, but think bleeding is normal. Your gums should never bleed. Bleeding is a sign of inflammation.
Q. What are the causes of gum disease?
A. There are many opinions and treatment ideas. It is my opinion that most periodontal disease is caused by diet. And lack of essential nutrients. I have found that vegans and vegetarians have more gum issues becasue their diet is deprived of essential fatty acids, vitamins and nutrients like zinc, vitamin B-12, Co Q 10 ( essential for heart and gum health). Vegans do not get proper essentail proteins found only in animal proteins and essential amino acids that contain sulfur which is needed for a healthy mouth. Vegans are essentially starving and in a sense, veganism is a slow starving death. The gums fall apart because nutrient deficiencies.
Q. What is a healthy diet?
A. Here is a very easy answer: Eat like a caveman. When you wnat to know what to eat, think if a caveman would eat what you are going to eat. Would a caveman drink soda? Would a cavman eat cereal, soy, candy, and bread. Caveman ate animal protein everyday. Animal protein is essential for good health, even the fat and skin and cartilage.
Q. What should healthy gums look like?
A. Healthy gums should appear pink and not red, no bleeding no swelling.
Q, How does this Davenport dentist treat gum disease?
A. Many times, we first recommend a cleaning ao scaling or root planning to remove calculus or tarter. When your diet is improper, you can accumulate tarter whcih can only be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist.
Q.What food supplements is recommended for gum disease?
A. Normally, I recommend fish oil or flax seed oil to reduce inflammation and gum inflammation.
Is tea tree oil toohpaste healthy?
A. There are several brand of toothpaste that contain tea tree oil as a medication for patients with gum disease. The idea is that tea tree oil is antimicrobial and therefore is a benefit to patients that have gum disease.
There is only one problem, tee tree oil does bad things to your thyroid, bad things like permanent damage to the organ. Now when I mention this fact , patient are confused. How could something “natural” be harmful? Well, uranium is “natural”, so is mercury. Just becasue something is natural does not meanit is healthy.
So please don’t use tea tree oil in you mouth. If you are concerned about harmful bacteria in your mouth, try some probiotics. Natural lactofermented vegetables are healthy and nutritious and they help populate you gut with beneficial bacteria needed for health.
We are told by the big food companies that cereal is a health food. Advertising claims that cereal lowers cholesterol and does all these wonderful things for our health. The truth of the matter is that cereal and grains in general are the least healthiest foods you can eat.
The cereal diet was promoted by Mr. Kellogg. Kellogg was obsessed with sex, I mean he was odsessed with not having having sex. Kellogg never had sex with his wife. Kellogg found sex disgusting and designed a diet to lower libido. Kellogg was a “religious” man who was misguided in his desire not to consumate his marriage. Incidentally, God makes it very clear that sex inside marriage is good and it is a sin not to have sex with your spouse.
Cereal is designed to lower your libido. Because cereal is a grain, it raises your trigylcerdies. Trigylceridies is a big risk factor for heart disease. So don’t eat cereal!Cereal is a scam designed by Kellogg for his own misguided obsession.
So if you can’t eat cereal, what should you eat for breakfast? What would a caveman eat? Would a caveman eat cereal? I eat meat, usually wild salmon, grassfed beef or eggs or some animal protein.
Cholesterol is necessary for life and good health. So don’t eat cereal, ever!
As a Davenport Dentist, I know that good oral health starts with diet. Cereal also promotes gum inflammation and tooth decay. Animal protein promotes good gum health and does not promote tooth decay.