Could there possibly be a connection between having a healthy mouth and fully functioning brain? Hello, I am Dr.Ralph Parkin, general dentist, Colorado Springs with some recently acquired information that you will be fascinated to learn. Do you want to avoid Alzheimer disease? Do you want to protect your kids from brain injuries? Click to learn more!
The human brain needs good nutrition or it reduces it functions. Good nutrition, which includes no junk food high in sugars and empty calories, sodas, sports and energy drinks, helps obtain a healthy mouth and not by coincidence, a healthy brain as well. No alcohol and no smoking is certainly a ‘no brainer’ for both brain and mouth health. As you will learn alcohol is always toxic to the brain and smoking reduces oxygen uptake,brains need lots of oxygen. So what does that have to do with dental health? At each examination in my office I check for what is called an airway. Does the patient have room in the throat to breath easily. If not they may have sleep apnea and not even be aware of this serious health challenge Oxygen is critical to brain function.
Do you want to learn much more? Check this video from Dr. Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist and brain function researcher. You will learn amazing facts that will serve you well and improve your brain at the same time.
This is great information, now act on it and I promise to do the same.
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Yours in the interest of great dental health and long life,
Ralph Parkin DMD
Cheyenne Mountain Dental Center