Everyone wants to age gracefully. Medical science is constantly striving to discover the magic bullet to achieve this goal. Could the answer be staring us in the face, literally?
What if I told you that the key to health and longevity is all about eating the right foods, breathing well, sleeping well, smiling and being grateful for the loved ones around you.
Let’s look at the first four aspects of this; eating, breathing and sleeping and smiling. To be able to eat well you need a strong set of teeth. Chewing is the 1st stage of digestion and the breakdown of carbohydrates is initiated with the release of salivary amylase from the parotid salivary gland that resides in your cheeks next to your upper molars. If you have missing teeth or pain in your jaw joints on chewing you will likely swallow your food prematurely reducing the bodies ability to break down the food to produce energy for the body. At Dental Wellness we strive to work with you to rebuild your teeth so they function as nature intended . Our restorations are totally metal free, from the Bis GMA free white resins, ceramic single visit inlays and crowns to the European manufactured Zirconia dental implants.
Breathing is something we all take for granted, but if your spend your life using the wrong technique you will be compromising achieving optimal health.
Your nose is for breathing and your mouth is for eating.
If you mouth breath throughout the day and night you begin to over breath. This results in excess CO2 being expelled and as a result your bodies cries out for Oxygen which can lead to the risk of anxiety, panic attacks, high blood pressure and poor energy. Your body needs adequate CO2 levels to enable your red cells to release Oxygen to every cell in your body. The dental side effect of this can be identified with a dry mouth, cracked lips and a higher risk of gum disease which then increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, arthritis, diabetes and nearly every chronic inflammatory disease we struggle with today.
At Dental Wellness your oral health is a primary concern, and addressing gum disease and dental infections will reduce your risk of systemic whole body inflammation. By introducing simple ways to optimise your breathing through the day and night you can positively influence the health of your mouth and the health of the whole body.
Did you know that we all sleep in a series of roughly 90 minute sleep cycles. Ideally we start with shallow sleep where the bodies active functions calm before drifting into deep sleep where the brain takes over and paralyses the body while rest, recovery and detoxification take place.
If you snore or are woken regularly by a snorer you are unable to reach this restful deep sleep and are constantly thrown back into the active flight or fight mode resulting in adrenal stress, fatigue on waking and foggy brain throughout the day.
At Dental Wellness we often see these patients who are struggling with fatigue, toxicity and chemical sensitivity. Assessing their airway and breathing patterns as well as assessing the level of inflammation, infection and toxicity in their mouths can lead us to a successful resolution of all of these issues enabling a solid night sleep allowing the body to recover, heal and ready to take on the day. We treat patients who have already been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea to help support and improve their airways during sleep.
Dr David has just achieved post graduate certification in Anti Ageing medicine with A5M and has the expertise and knowledge needed to communicate with the practitioners within the Wellness industry to work in a team to help their patients achieve optimal health and longevity.
Isn’t it time you thought differently about your dental health?
When you can eat well, breathe effectively, sleep deeply and smile with confidence, you really are a long way towards reversing your ageing process.