Poor Oral Health May Cause Serious Chronic Health Issues

Did you know that more than 67% of the world’s population have some kind of periodontal disease that often lead to serious systemic chronic conditions such as Heart Disease, Stroke, Pancreatic Cancer, Alzheimer’s and much more? Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Oral diseases ranging from dental caries (cavities) to oral cancers cause pain and disability for millions of Americans. A growing body of evidence has linked oral health, particularly periodontal (gum) disease, to several chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. What conditions may be linked to oral health? Your oral health might contribute to various diseases and conditions, including:  Endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of your heart (endocardium). Endocarditis typically occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to (Read More)

Essential Nutrients for a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be overwhelming and full of stress, but it is vital that you get the essential nutrients to ensure that your baby is healthy and that you stay happy. While there is no magic potion that will give you everything you need, a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains will keep you and your baby healthy and happy. Folate and folic acid, which are B vitamins, are important for the development of a baby’s brain and spinal cord. Diets rich in folate and folic acid decrease the chances of low birth weight and premature deliveries. Mayo Clinic suggests that you get 800 micrograms of folate or folic acid each day. You can get these nutrients from peanuts, beans, orange, spinach and fortified cereals. Calcium is another essential nutrient that you and your baby need. specifically for strong teeth and a strong skeletal system. An average (Read More)