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.
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.
Soy protein and soy products are ubiquitous in our modern day food supply. The soy industry has done a great job marketing soy as a “health food” much to the detriment to our nations health. Soy milk is loaded with aluminium and other harmful chemicals including female hormones. Men beware, when you eat soy, you are loading your system up with estrogen. Estrogen causes men to grow breasts, causes joint pain, and makes you more emotional. Also soy contains a chemical called hemagglutinin that causes your blood to clump together and another chemical which blocks the absorption of calcium. Plus soy tastes bad. So don’t eat it!
Mouthwash can destroy the healthy bacteria in your gut. These bacteria produce precious Nitric Oxide which is produced by your body to keep your arteries open and healthy. When you have low levels of nitric oxide the arteries especially those in the heart and penis will narrow and cause poor circulation. This can result in erectile dysfunction and heart problems. So don’t use mouthwash. Eat fermented foods, like yogurt, kefir, pickles, saucer kraut and other fermented vegetables.
I am not just a dentist, I’m your dentist, now you know the truth, the whole truth.