Is Gum Disease Causing Your Heartburn And Allergies?

A few nights ago I was eating foods that don’t agree with me.

For me, that means the usual suspects such as coffee. And also tomatoes and peppers which are in the nightshade family and contain high amounts of lectins that cause problems for people like me and maybe for you.

I woke at 2:30 in the morning with the warning signs of heartburn. I started doing reduced breathing exercises, drank a glass of water, and went back to sleep. No heartburn. Everything was fine now.

I have proven time and again, using my own body, the heartburn and GERD are caused by ultra low carbon dioxide levels in the body. There are numerous studies that I will get into in future articles that bear this out. Meantime if you have my book or have learned Buteyko exercises already can verify this for yourself.

When I started my reduced breathing regimen, I cured lifelong asthma and my heartburn went away. I stopped taking medication except for an inhaled nasal corticosteroid spray.

But I have not made much progress in my breathing over the past year.

And there are three suspects here. If you have made decent progress but hit a brick wall, if you still have symptoms of one kind or another, then you will want to read on. Because you need to check out possibilities that you have infection in your teeth, your gut, or your tonsils. I will explore by far the most common infections that affect your overall health in this article, those in your gums.

You probably have a gum infection that is affecting your health

Most of us have gum infections to one degree or another. Your gums may look a bit puffy. Or you may have some bleeding when yu brush your teeth. Or you may have none of these symptoms.

If you go to the dentist regularly, over the years your periodontal pockets may be growing in depth. Or you may be experiencing bone loss that shows up on x-rays over the years.

This is all caused by gum disease. And…

Gum disease causes overall health problems

Gum disease is caused by anerobic bacteria that live in the gum pockets and create toxins. The bacteria toxins migrate into the body, and the bacteria themselves can enter the body through the gums.

The body must mount an ongoing defense against this invasion of bacteria and toxins.

It is well-known that people with heart disease often have serious gum infections and that the toxins and bacteria sometimes migrate to the heart. This is just the start of what gum disease does to us.

For these reasons, it is essential to your health that you get rid of gum infection. I prefer non-surgical, non-invasive methods. And fortunately I have tested one and can recommend it.

Using the Albrite system to combat gum disease

I have been a great fan of treating gum disease with the Albrite system. This is a simple syringe-like device that comes with …

The Benefits of Lamination

As far as finishing touches to printed materials go, few are more useful than lamination. Lamination is one of the simplest ways to keep printed documents looking pristine for longer. Laminating documents also gives them a professional finish and protects them from damage. These two factors combined present an attractive option to anyone wanting to get the most out of the documents they use.

Lamination is an ideal finishing option for a number of document types and any good printing company will usually offer laminating services, often as an add-on to make a professionally printed item look extra-polished. It is worth investigating the types of laminated finish that are available, ensuring the right finish is selected to do the print job justice.

Some of the best uses of lamination are as follows.

Poster lamination

Laminating a printed poster can turn it from a simple message into a durable sign. Poster lamination is of particular use for signs that need to be displayed over a long period of time, or that are displayed somewhere that they could easily be damaged. An example is the health and safety poster, which is displayed in a kitchen where it could easily come into contact with water.

Pass lamination

Passes or name badges that are printed onto standard paper can be made to last over a period of time by laminating them. This is particularly handy for businesses that have guests or visitors; a temporary visitor’s security pass can be simply printed and laminated.

Business card lamination

Business cards are an essential part of entrepreneurial networking and cards are exchanged on a daily basis. One way to help a business card stand out from the crowd – and more importantly, retain its pristine condition even after spending time in someone’s wallet – is to get these business cards laminated.

Wipe-clean document lamination

Laminated documents make an excellent wipe-clean surface, ideal for writing on with a dry-wipe marker. This means documents that change regularly, such as shift rotas and timetables, can be constantly updated without the need for reprints.

Lamination is technically defined as putting two layers of material together and the process has been around for a number of years. Curiously, the lamination process was invented in 1938 by a dentist, who created a process that would evolve to become what we know today as lamination. Lamination first became a popular way to preserve photographs that were originally printed on paper.

Today, laminating printed documents is commonplace, simply because lamination is a fast, effective way of protecting the printed element created. Lamination can protect documents from a variety of things, including saving documents from fading through sun damage to ensuring that they are no tarnished by dirt, dust or dampness. Any individual or organisation looking to create printed material that can be reused or displayed for a long time would benefit from laminating their documents. This helps both time and budget to be utilised as effectively as possible.

Given the versatility of lamination, it is …

White Ice Teeth Whitening Review – Is White Ice the Best Teeth Whitening Product on the Market?

White Ice teeth whitening, the best on the market?

I’ve heard many friends and coworkers talk about this whitening product for your teeth call White Ice. It is pretty popular and considered one of the best teeth whitening product on the market. However, I don’t instantly trust everything these days, especially hype and bogus claims. There are literally thousands of white teeth products that don’t deliver what they promised. To really put White Ice teeth whitening solution to the test, me and couple of my coworkers went ahead and order a sample of this product.

Do research and find reviews

I went to did some research about this product and found that it is actually belongs to pretty trustworthy company. These White Ice teeth whitening lipsticks are widely sold at 1000 leading spas and salon all over the US. The regular retail in store cost is $60 and usually comes with a white teeth lipstick, toothpaste, and on the go teethwipes. However, a friend of mine actually found this one website where you can get the same thing for less than $3.

Ordering and receiving

So we did go ahead and order the White Ice teeth whitening trial kits through a review site. I received my shipment after 5 days. So I did follow the instruction on the kit and use the white toothpaste combining with the white lipstick once before bed and once in the morning. The great thing about the whitening lipstick is you can carry it anywhere and use it whenever you want. I continued applying the solution and use the freshening teethwipes after meals.

Results after 1 week usage

After 1 week using the White Ice teeth whitening kits, I found that my teeth become 6 shades brighter than before. I guess the product really works for me and I’m pretty happy with the results. One thing though, you have to stop or avoid eating dark berries like blueberries and cranberries. Instead, eat more apples, strawberries, and peaches because these fruits help clean your teeth and doesn’t discolor them.

Side effects and risks

Almost every product on the market today has side effects. I haven’t seen much side effects from the White Ice teeth whitening solution, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. If your teeth is more sensitive, make sure you check with your doctor or dentist before using any whitening products. If your teeth is really yellow, I suggest you go ahead and test out this product to see it for yourself.…

General Dentistry

To maintain a proper healthy body, it is very essential to maintain healthy teeth. The teeth are an important part of the human body and so if their health is neglected, it affects the entire body. For this reason, dentistry is an essential part of modern healthcare. If proper dental facilities are not available, the society will not be healthy. The role played by the dentist in maintaining the health of the people is very crucial. Proper oral hygiene is key to maintain a healthy body and soul.

There are a number of specializations in the field of dentistry. General dentistry is the amalgam of all these fields. It has a number of branches such as oral surgery, periodontics, orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. The general dentist works in a number of fields and treats a number of different types of cases. Some of his responsibilities include identifying the various diseases and conditions that affect the teeth, creating and managing dental treatment plans, and leading the entire dental team which consists of other professionals such as technicians, diagnosticians and other paramedical staff.

In some cases, the help of a specialist may be needed. The general dentist cannot perform complicated procedures. In such cases, the general dentist will refer the case to specialists who have experience in the field. For example, dental implants are always performed by cosmetic dental surgeons. However, normal procedures such as fillings, cleaning and simpler cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening are performed by the general dentist.

Apart from diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases that affect the teeth, the general dentist also provides reliable information to patients. He also provides guidance to maintain proper oral hygiene. If you need any information, it is best to approach your general dentist.

Many developments have been made in the field of general dentistry. These developments are a result of new discoveries and inventions in other fields such as biomedical engineering, therapeutics and material sciences. The field of general dentistry owes a lot to these fields. As technology is progressing at a rapid pace, we can expect even better developments and procedures in the near future. In the future, dental procedures will be not only be more effective but also easily affordable for everyone, thanks to new technology.…

Cosmetic Veneers

What are veneers?

Veneers are wafer thin, custom made porcelain shells designed to cover the front of your teeth to improve their appearance; Changing the color, size, shape and / or length. Porcelain veneers are metal free, resist stains and mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.

Why would you have dental veneers?

Dental veneers fix discolored teeth, worn down, chipped, broken teeth, misaligned teeth and teeth with gaps.

What is the procedure for dental veneers?

Usually dental veneers can be completed within three trips to the dentist. The first appointment consists of diagnosis and treatment planning. Here the patient explains what look they are trying to achieve and the dentist will examine the teeth to see if veneers are the most appropriate form of treatment, discussing exactly what the treatment will involve along with any limitations.

The next appointment will be to prepare the tooth / teeth for the veneers. The dentist will remove approximately half a millimetre of enamel from the tooth surface. Next the dentist will make a model or impression of your tooth which will be sent to a dental laboratory who will build the veneer. The dental laboratory process usually takes up to 2 weeks.

The final stage is bonding. Before the veneer is permanently attached to your tooth the dentist will fix it temporarily to examine the color and fit. The veneer will eventually be cemented to the tooth and the dentist will evaluate your bite making any final adjustments necessary.

What are the advantages of dental veneers?

Veneers provide the appearance of natural teeth,
Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well,
Veneers are stain resistant,
Dark teeth can appear whiter,

Veneers do not require the intensive shaping that crowns do.

What are the disadvantages of dental veneers?

The process is not reversible
Veneers cost more than composite resin bonding
Veneers are not repairable if they chip or crack.
Your teeth could become more sensitive to hot and cold food and drinks
Veneers may not exactly match your other teeth and once in place can not be altered
Although not common, veneers can dislodge and fall off so avoid biting your nails, chewing on pencils and ice.
Veneers are not appropriate for those with unhealthy teeth eg decay or gum disease
Veneers are not appropriate for those who grind their teeth as it can cause the veneers to crack or chip.

How long do veneers last?

Generally between five and ten years

Do veneers require any special care?

No, as long as you follow good oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing daily. It is recommended to avoid stain causing food and drink such as red wine and coffee.

Are there alternatives to dental veneers?

Alternatives include composite bonding and crowns as veneers are better suited to those who want to change the shape of their teeth more than just slightly. Other methods include the following:

ADULT ORTHODONTICS

Invisible Braces:

Another way to achieve a great looking confident smile is with Clearstep Invisible braces. These …

Dental Phobia and Taking Care of Sensitive Teeth

Many people have experienced sensitive teeth which makes eating and drinking uncomfortable to say the least. It is very painful and can affect people overall attitude and well-being. Sufferers if not treated can develop phobias but they can be assured that it is absolutely treatable.

What happens after drinking or eating something cold, breathing in cold air in winter brings on pain in the affected teeth which can be quite intense. With unbearable pain the nerve could be exposed and needs to be seen by a dentist.

Many people through use of a hard bristled tooth brush gradually wear away the gum around the neck of the teeth and thereby exposing the root surface of the teeth and the dentine layer of the tooth. Being exposed the roots have no protection and as the dentine is composed of tubules which deal directly with the nerve any stimulation will result in extreme pain until the stimulus is removed.

Not everyone with receding gums and exposed dentine will experience pain but those that do will suffer until they professional help from their dentist.

The best treatment in all cases is to prevent the gums receding in the first place and this is by keeping them healthy by not over brushing. Using less pressure will help as well as using a technique with a soft bristled tooth brush.

The technique is angling the head of the toothbrush at about 45 degrees to the gum line on the lip or cheek side of the tooth so that it starts at the junction between the gum and the tooth and slow controlled sideways movement back and forth will remove plaque And food debris from this vulnerable area. The toothbrush is then brushed along the tooth away from the gum line.

Many patients have not been properly instructed by their dentist and that is one reason gum recession is commonly caused by over brushing and the resulting pain is a real one for many.

With electric toothbrushes such as Sonicare there is no physical contact with the teeth or gums and this will significantly be a lot easier to use.

Sensitivity can be reduced with toothpastes which contain potassium nitrate to reduce the pain and discomfort, with Sensodyne being a popular choice for many sufferers, as it stops the pain quickly and efficiently by blocking the openings of these tubules.

The use of fluoride containing mouthwashes can also help with teeth sensitivity.

It is advisable to avoid alcohol containing mouthwashes as the alcohol will dry the mouth out and reduce saliva flow which is critical in keeping the oral tissues moist and help to buffer acidity in the mouth and thereby reducing the formation of dental decay.

If the use of sensitive toothpastes and mouthwashes do not reduce or eliminate the pain then your dentist may need to bond an adhesive filling to cover the exposed areas. This is the next step in treatment options.

In extreme cases root canal treatment where the nerve of the …

Help! I Have Chronic Halitosis!

What is chronic halitosis?

The most common cause of chronic halitosis (chronic bad

breath) is an oral condition such as bacterial build up in

the mouth, a cavity, or abscess. Another possible cause is

bacteria that produce volatile sulfur compounds on the

tongue which can occur either because your body produces

too much naturally, or from a high protein diet. Another

common cause of chronic halitosis is dry mouth. All the

conditions mentioned above are breeding grounds for the

bacteria that cause bad breath. But there are cures for

chronic bad breath which we’ll get into later.

To start, since you may be immune to the smell of your

breath, the easiest way to determine if you have chronic

halitosis is to ask someone you trust, like a spouse,

parent or sibling.

Causes of chronic halitosis

If your suspicions of halitosis are confirmed there are

some easy and effective cures for chronic bad breath, but

first you must know what is causing it. Some common causes

include:

o Odorous foods, foods high in protein and even coffee can

cause chronic halitosis.

o Cavities, decay, abscesses and gum disease can also

create bad breath.

o Tobacco use

o Alcohol and alcohol-based mouth washes

o Allergies, sinus problems and the common cold

o Infrequent or incorrect brushing and flossing

o Body over producing bacteria is another cause of chronic

halitosis.

o Certain medications or diseases

o Dry mouth

Cures for Chronic Bad Breath

So, what are some cures for chronic bad breath. The good

news is there are many.

o If you are due, schedule an appointment with your dentist

for a check-up and cleaning. Make him aware of the problem,

so he can check your oral health.

o Brush and floss after every meal.

o Drink plenty of water to keep your mouth moist. A few

times per day, while drinking water, squish it around your

mouth and in between your teeth to break up any food that

may be hiding.

o Add baking soda to your toothpaste to help kill odors in

your mouth.

o Stay away from alcohol-based mouth washes and sprays.

Instead make a wash using a couple drops of tea tree oil

and water.

o Trade in your breath mints for parley, cloves or thyme.

o Avoid diets high in fat or high in protein

o If you’re a dairy addict, cut back and see if this helps

your chronic halitosis.

Brush that Bad Right Out of Your Breath

Sounds simple, but a very easy way to get rid of chronic

halitosis is to brush and floss directly after every meal.

Now, this does not mean that people who suffer from chronic

halitosis don’t brush their teeth or have poor hygiene; it

simply means you may have to do so more frequently.

Flossing regularly will also help cure chronic bad breath

as it will loosen and eliminate any food lodged between

your teeth.

Can bad breath be treated?

Yes, but first you must identify the cause and …

10 Outrageous Tips For Marketing a Mental Health Or Psychotherapy Private Practice

No introduction, you want the tips:

TIP # 1: Put All Clients on Your E-mail List

Keep an e-mail list of your clients, both current and former. Get permission to send them a dead-simple newsletter from your private practice – one page! NOT TWO! And, heavens to murgatroid – not four.

Encourage clients or patients to print, forward, and distribute your newsletter to friends and family. Make this simple newsletter nothing more than mental health tips, seasonal stories, common sense right thinking, and articles so good that readers hesitate not to fold it up into their pocket.

If you e-mail your clients, send the newsletter to yourself and "blind copy" clients. Only your e-mail address will show to avoid violation of patient confidentiality. Do not make a mistake in doing this procedural step .

A safer and better way is to print and mail a copy of your simple-dimple, yet punchy and powerful newsletter to your clients. Studies have shown that postal mail in an envelope is read 15 times more often than e-mail! Consider doing both.

TIP # 2: Send Your Simple Dimple, Yet Powerfully Punchy Newsletter to the top 50 (and 50 only) Recreation, Mental Health, and Community Centers.

Send it to half-way homes, adult protective services, and other social service agencies. Only 50. Forget massive coverage. 50 will cost is $ .44 x 50 in postage plus envelopes. The key is do this each month – no breaks. You are building powerful top-of-mind visibility and newsletter is going viral. Viral marketing is the passing along sale information from human to the next. Recreation and community centers frequently post health and wellness information on their lobby bulletin boards, and may be happy to post your newsletter.

TIP # 3: Ditto A Few Other Places

Grocery stores – try them too. Many small businesses with customer waiting areas like Jiffy Lubes, etc also post on visible bulletin boards. These include oil change and car repair centers, hardware stores, coffee shops, and more. Keep copies of your newsletter with you in your car for sudden insights and posting ideas. (Do not forget to keep a mini-stapler in your glove compartment – one of those little red jobbers.)

TIP # 4: Promote Presentation Topics That People Want And Will Eat Up

At the bottom of your simple-dimple, yet punchy and powerful newsletter, give visibility to the topics that you are willing to speak on for FREE . Get a boost by mentioning your expertise in specific terms and offering presentations with yourself as the speaker, especially on seasonal or hot topics.
Read that again. Season, or HOT TOPICS.

Do this: Go to "Google AdWords". Find the "Key Word Tool". Google "Google AdWords Key Word Tool". Now, type in "Problem with" and see what comes up. Or, to the same thing with Twitter. You will find what the world is worried about. You will discover the most common searches that begin with these few words. (Writing this article for you, I just …

Blue Shield Dental Insurance – An Honest Review

Health insurance is a hot topic these days but dental insurance can be just as complicated and as important. Oral health care has been linked to conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Traditional dental plans cover individuals or families. Buying into a dental plan generally reduces out-of-pocket expenses depending on which services are covered at 100%. Major services are generally covered at a certain percentage. The cost of these plans depends on the services within the scope of the dental plan. Blue Shield Dental Insurance offers different solutions for dental care through HMO, PPO and SmileNet.

Blue Shield Dental Insurance HMO and PPO offer hundreds to thousands of choices for the selection of a dentist in your location. HMO’s cover preventive services (cleanings and x-rays), basic services (fillings, extractions), and major surgical and restorative services (crowns, root canals), and orthodontics (braces). HMO’s have no claim forms that need to be sent in and has predictable out of pocket expenses. PPO’s offer much of the same as the HMO but you have the choice of going out-of-network for dental care, which may incur more out-of-pocket expenses, or staying in-network. PPO’s do not require a referral form if you need a specialist unlike an HMO. Dentist in HMO and PPO programs are contracted with the insurance company to accept a reduced fee.

SmileNet is a discount dental program by Blue Shield Dental Insurance. Currently it is only offered in California. Enrollment is easy and requires no waiting periods or health questionnaires. There is no disqualification for pre-existing conditions. There are also no claim forms or annual deductibles. Pre-approved dentists accept a discounted fee which is collected at the time of service. Individual policies are $80.00/year and family policies are $120.00/year. A one time $20.00 administrative fee is paid to the insurance company. The SmileNet policy is renewed once a year.…

Want to Avoid Having a Doctor Drill Out Your Eye? Wear Good Safety Goggles!

You read that right. I recently had the (dis)pleasure of being on the receiving end of a drill bit in the doctors office. And yes, the drill was the cure, not the ailment!

Here’s the story…

I had a rare weekday off last month and took advantage of it by making some progress on the restoration of a 1963 Corvette Split Window. I’m still in the disassembly process, so much of the time is spent removing and cleaning up grungy parts. This involves first a bath in a parts cleaner and then usually some liberal polishing with a wire wheel on my bench grinder. Now, wire wheel grinders can really be nasty since the individual wires sometimes let go and fly toward you with dangerous speed. Think little needle shaped bullets.

So I always wear safety goggles. It’s something that’s just been ingrained in me since my teenage days of helping my dad and uncles in the garage. Those were the days of wood shop style goggles. You know, the really ugly ones that look more like snorkeling masks? Anyway, the safety glass industry has made big fashion advancements since then and many safety goggles now look more like cool sunglasses. So that’s what I was wearing while grinding on a rusted Corvette tie rod on my day off. But it wasn’t enough.

The problem with those cool looking goggles/glasses is that they don’t wrap tight to your face. They’re better than standard glasses, but still leave gaps, both above and below. And that gap below is the path a stray sliver of metal took to hurtle into my left eye. I felt it of course, but it was a very tiny particle and didn’t bother me any more than a piece of sand or dirt from a wind storm. I kept working on the Corvette and didn’t think much more about it that night.

The next morning when I woke up my eye still hurt. Again, just the feeling that some little spec was in there and wouldn’t get out. Or I thought maybe I had just scratched the cornea and it would heal up. The human eye heals extremely fast.

To the doctor I go

But two days later the pain was no less. Having my wife look closely with a magnifying glass, she was able to actually see the spec. She couldn’t tell what it was, but it seemed stuck in the actual cornea of my eye, not just floating around. Of course this was a Saturday, so I reluctantly headed over the the Urgent Care to sit in an uncomfortable chair for 2 hours.

When the doctor finally got to me and peered at my eye with his slit light it only took him 15 seconds to guess what happened. He said he sees it quite frequently. The tiny sliver of metal was hot when it left the grinding wheel, so when it hit my eye it actually melted it’s way in and stuck there. That’s …