Tip of the month for March

by Nicole on March 14, 2013

genesis dental hygiene care is moving forward in a new direction….please call for more information.

But here is a glimpse….

…..”if we as health care professionals, wish to understand the body and healing, we must be willing to explore and learn from new ideas and from our patients’ responses. Just because something has always  been done in some certain way does not mean it is right–or that it is right for everyone. Even if our knowledge is very advanced, we must still leave room for growth and new ways of thinking.”

Dr. Marc Breiner DDS (Dentist) and author of the book WHOLE BODY DENTISTRY, A complete guide to understanding the impact of dentistry on total health.

Tip of the Month for February 2013

by Nicole on February 5, 2013

More and more studies are linking mouth health to overall health.

Think of it this way: your mouth is head-office. Head-office dictates. Your organs such as heart, lungs, kidneys etc. are the franchises, dealerships… they rely and are dependent on head-office for direction. If head-office is misaligned, not well managed, or basically sick, so will the branches of the company. Your organs cannot be healthy if your mouth’s bacteria are allowed to multiply, creating toxins and acids which then cause inflammation ( the precursor to most disease).The bleeding that will definitely result travels throughout your entire body, making the rest of you sick.

When you do floss, remember you are not only flossing your teeth and gums….you are flossing your heart, lungs and other vital organs.

On another note, I apologize for my absence these last few months.

There are exciting changes happening here at Genesis, which will be disclosed later in March. Stay tuned.

Nicole

Tip of the Month for July and August

by Nicole on May 31, 2012

In the last few  years there has been much research and many studies in the use and benefits of taking probiotics. The first areas of study had been primarily for intestinal health. Now many studies are indicating that taking proper amounts of probiotics will also help to prevent or control periodontal disease.

I found the article below on the Livestrong website.

PROBIOTICS & PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Aug 21, 2011 | By Ryan Devon on LiveStrong website
Periodontal disease — also called gum disease — is a common oral health problem that affects approximately three in four adults living in the United States, according to statistics from the Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association website. Nutrition plays an important role in the development and treatment of periodontal disease. Probiotics are a component of food that may help combat periodontal disease in certain individuals.
PERIODONTAL DISEASE
Periodontal disease is caused by a bacterial infection that leads to inflammation. If left untreated, periodontal disease can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Common risk factors for periodontal disease include tobacco use, poor oral health habits, chronic disease and family history of the same.
PROBIOTICS
Probiotics are specific strains of bacteria that live inside of your intestinal tract. While many types of bacteria can cause illness or infection, probiotic strains actually promote good health. The many benefits of probiotics include reduction of diarrhea, reduced risk of urinary tract infections and shortened duration of colds, according to MayoClinic.com.
CONNECTION
A research study published in the October 2008 “Journal of Clinical Periodontology” investigated the effect of a probiotic strain known as Lactobacillus salivarius on a group of 66 research subjects at high risk of periodontal disease. The study found that daily tablets of this probiotic strain taken for eight weeks significantly improved gum health and reduced the infiltration of bacteria in the gums. Probiotics work by competing with periodontal disease-causing bacteria for food and space. Lactobacillus also produce natural antibiotics, which help combat bad bacteria in the mouth.
CONSIDERATIONS
The most common sources of probiotics from food include kefir, yogurt and fermented soy products such as tempeh. As with any dietary supplement, check with your Doctor or Naturopath before taking probiotics. Other ways to reduce your risk of periodontal disease include quitting smoking, brushing and flossing regularly and having your teeth scaled (cleaned) regularly. If you suspect that you already have or want to prevent periodontal disease, see a Registered Dental Hygienist.