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The Healing Project: Restoring Health with Holistic Dental Care

Updated: Jun 4, 2020

Good dental health is the maintenance of a healthy mouth, teeth, and gums. It also helps your appearance and contributes to your quality of life.

A dental restoration or dental filling is a treatment to restore the function, integrity, and morphology of missing tooth structure resulting from cavities or external trauma as well as to the replacement of such structure supported by dental implants. There is nothing more disheartening than the cracking sound of a broken tooth, a mouth full of missing teeth, and the worse care of all--a toothache.

It seems to be the norm for people to wait until something goes horribly wrong before they find their way to the dreaded dentist's chair. But, having unhealthy teeth presents a huge problem to the whole body.

Bad breath, tooth decay, and unexpected health consequences, such as increased risks for Alzheimer's disease and a recent study by the Journal of the American Heart Association found that the inflammation caused by periodontal disease can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. These are just drawbacks related to poor dental hygiene.

Untreated abscesses can progress to become sepsis, a potentially

life-threatening health condition.

Aesthetically, a smile, being one of the central parts of the face, makes all the difference when conveying a message. Teeth are a part of that communication experience. The condition of one's teeth can affect one's professional and personal life in a beneficial or adverse way.

Tooth enamel is the hard protective layer on the surface of the tooth. It is made up mostly of mineral -- primarily a form of calcium phosphate -- it is the hardest substance in the human body. Some people are born with less enamel than others. This can lead to a condition known as enamel hypoplasia, which can lead to tooth discoloration (the tooth may be extra white, or yellow/brown), a bumpy tooth surface and/or tooth sensitivity.

Proper nutrition and regular dental check-ups can keep cavities and any genetic weaknesses, as they relate to dental health, at bay. Dental technology has progressed to include pain-free treatment.

Lack of dental insurance is often the stopgap for people who are met with a painfully high dental bill (often more invasive than the dentist). However, out-of-pocket payments are well worth the investment when one's dental health is at stake. Choose a reputable dentist who accepts payment plans, if necessary.

Unfortunately, people would rather restore their living space than their mouths. Granted, one's domain is important. But, unhealthy gums and teeth can make a palace completely unbearable. In order to enjoy your luxuries, optimum health is not to be ignored.

"Smile, it lets your teeth breathe." ~ Anonymous


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