Most people think that dentist are just concerned about your teeth, however, nothing could be further from the truth. Recent studies have shown a strong connection between your oral health and your overall health. Some doctors are even saying that your mouth is the gateway to good health.

Things You Need To Watch

We live in very fast paced society and because we are on the go and always trying to keep up the pace, we tend not to do all we can to take care of our bodies. Let’s face it. We only have this one body so we really need to do what we can to take care of it.

So what are some things we need to be mindful of and keep them in check:

Blood Pressure

Stress and bad eating habits can cause us to have high blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to heart attack or stroke. The sad news is that most people don’t check it regularly and are unaware they have it until something occurs and the damage is already done.

Do yourself, family and friends a favor and monitor your blood pressure regularly. You can buy a simple to operate machine from most stores or just stop in to a local pharmacy as they have one available many times.

If you take your blood pressure 2 to 3 times and it is running high, then you need to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician to get checked out. Your life is worth the effort so do it.

Blood Sugar

Diabetes is a killer and Type 2 diabetes is on the rise especially in our younger sugar addicted generation.

Most of the foods we buy at the store are loaded with processed sugar. Recent medical studies have shown that sugar has the same addictive qualities to it as drugs like cocaine and some say it is more addictive.

We have many people who are consuming large amounts of energy drinks that are high in sugar and they are causing damage to their bodies.

Just as a side note … Energy drinks are hard on the teeth. The sugar and acid in the drinks destroy the tooth’s enamel and weaken it. This makes you very likely to get decay.

High blood sugar has a variety of ways it negatively affects your health so it’s a good idea to keep regular checks on your blood sugar.

You can go to a local drug store and pick up a simple blood sugar testing device. They are not expensive and can help identify if you have a problem.

If your blood sugar starts going above 130 and higher, you need to go see your doctor and share with him any abnormal symptoms you maybe having.
Many times, just getting control of your diet can solve most high sugar level problems. Others may require medication either in the form of a pill or a shot to control it.

Liver Health

Liver does so much for our bodies but if it becomes fatty or full of toxins, it will not do it’s job and you will find yourself with several health issues such as damage to the cells in the liver and inflammation. Left unchecked it can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, liver failure and even liver cancer.

The development of a fatty liver is intimately associated with and is probably caused by obesity and diabetes. All the more reason to check those sugar levels as you cannot live with out your liver.

What’s The Common Thread

There is a common thread that runs through all these things and that is your diet. Diets high in sugar have been known to feed cancer cells in the body and people who consume large amounts of sugar are at a higher risk of contracting disease or at the very least, living in sub par health.

We know here at Dental Care Of Corona that it is easier said than done but the fact is, you need to take action and proactive about maintaining good health. That means eating right, getting great and restorative sleep and eating foods that actually heal your body and not aid in making it sick.

What’s Your Why?

This may sound funny to you but if you don’t have a “Why” in your life, you will seldom take action to make a change.

So what is your “why”? Stop and think about why you need to take control of your health.

Do you have family that is depending on you? Do you have friends that need an example set for them so they can better their health?

Here is a fact. We are all leading someone. Some to higher degrees than others but we are all leading someone and for most of us it is our spouse and kids.

They need you so give them your best by taking control of your health.

If you are in need of improving your oral health, then give us a call. We are about treating the whole person and not just their teeth. So give us a call and let us help you in journey to health and wholeness.

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