When cavities begin to form at the top of the crown, your dentist might recommend sealing them off with amalgam fillings. However, there may be a chance your body will adversely react to the chemicals in the fillings, or, if already placed, will have to be removed immediately by your dentist. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Technology, in its article, had stated that removing amalgam fillings came about over concerns of mercury contamination in the body.
Residents of New Jersey have reason to be extra wary of the effects of mercury contamination; the Garden State is already overly cautious over reported high concentrations of mercury, specifically the very potent methylmercury compound, in its seafood. The chemical is already associated with triggering reactions leading to auto-immune diseases.
If you share a bed with someone who snores loudly, chances are you might not have a good night’s sleep. This, however, should be one of the least of your worries. Snoring could be a symptom of sleep apnea, which, in turn, may be a sign of something more disturbing, such as a stroke about to happen.
An article on MedPage Today suggests that sleep apnea treatments may not only reduce the risk of stroke, but may also ease the danger of irregular heartbeats. It cites a study from the New York University which found that recurrence of irregular heartbeats increases the chances of a stroke.
While other types of cancer are more well-known, oral cancer is just as deadly as the other types. One of the key ways to fight it is early detection with the help of a doctor or a skilled Hopewell dentist like those from Dental Care of Hopewell Crossing. Men over 40 are highly susceptible to it, especially those who smoke cigarettes, chew tobacco, and drink a lot. If left untreated, oral cancer has a one year survival rate of around 81%, but that drops to 56% for five years, and 41% for ten.
A complete dental exam is a necessary aspect of preventative dental care. Not only can you allow a Pennington or Hopewell dentist to catch and curb any potential problems in your mouth before they worsen, but you also provide the needed information to help your dentist understand your dental health better. This paves the way for creating a comprehensive plan for the continuing care of your teeth.
Dental Care of Hopewell Crossing makes dental exams and more accessible to you with our New Patient special this year. Get FREE digital X-rays, teeth and gum inspection with oral cancer screening, the use of our intra oral camera for a thorough checkup, and a personalized treatment plan. All these services cost as much as $198 at the regular rate; for you, our new patients, they’re totally free.