- September 20, 2011
WILLIAMSPORT AND COLLEGEVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA – We are happy to announce that October marks National Dental Hygiene Month, and we are doing our part to observe it by offering tips on wellness.
This year’s theme is: “It’s simple. Healthy habits for a healthy smile.” Dr. David DiGiallorenzo’s goal is to stress easy daily brushing and flossing, exercise, organic eating, nutritional supplementation and health-centered behavior.
Here at our office, we’re focusing on oral disease prevention,” said Dr. DiGiallorenzo, one of the top Pennsylvania periodontists.
Dr. DiGiallorenzo treats patients with periodontal disease daily utilizing a no cut, no sew, single visit LANAP therapy, but health-centered behavior could eliminate their need for periodontal disease treatment.
“Bacteria living in your mouth can cause cavities and gingivitis, which can lead to periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease,” he said. “As well, increased levels of oral bacteria have shown to be directly correlated with increased serum c-reactive protein, a risk indicator for a cardiovascular event. Your oral health is a window into your general health.”
To prevent you from having even a single tooth implant replacement, Dr. DiGiallorenzo stresses the importance of periodontal screenings and watching for common signs and symptoms.
However, if it’s too late and your teeth cannot be saved, then a dental implant procedure can replace teeth the same day- predictably and painlessly. Modify your diet to a raw food organic diet free of refined sugars, supplement with food-based nutritionals, and exercise regularly.
Consider a natural organic toothpaste free of fluoride, Dr. DiGiallorenzo said. A lifetime of fluoride may not be as beneficial to humans as we think. Fluoride is a toxic ion whose long-term effects on the human body have yet to be elucidated.
Visit your dentist regularly, and if you have any bleeding or receding gums, shifting teeth, missing teeth or bad odor, these are the signs of gum problems. These symptoms may not hurt, but that doesn’t make them any less serious, said Dr. DiGiallorenzo.
For that little extra protection, incorporate a mouth rinse that’s antimicrobial which can an organic base”.
With the proper maintenance, your mouth will can remain healthy for a lifetime,” said Dr. DiGiallorenzo. “Help us celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month by making informed choices.”
© 2011 Master Google and Dr. David Digiallorenzo.