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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
September 26, 2016
Category: ooral health

 

What Are The Reasons You Are Tired, Fatigued and Sleepy.

You may feel tired and sleepy all the time even after a full nights rest.  Why is that?  There are many reasons a person does not rest sleepy and tiredproperly even if they are sleeping.  Let's take a look at some of the most common reasons.

  • Not Enought Sleep -  Even though you think you are sleeping enough, your body wants more sleep than you are willing to give it.  Average adults need 7-8 hours sleep, you could need more.  Make your sleep schedule a priority and increase your sleep  time
  • Sleep Apnea - This is when you think you are sleeping enought but your body is not resting because it is not getting enough oxygen.  You may need to have your sleep  evaluated to see if you have a breathing problem.
  • Not Eating Correctly - Eating the wrong foods and having bad nutrition keeps your blood sugar in a bad range.  You feel sluggish when your blood sugar drops.  Try to eat a more balanced diet and spread out your intake throughout the day.
  • Your are anemic - Anemia can cause many people, especially women to feel tired.  It is because your blood is not carrying enough oxygen to your tissues.  Improve your diet or take an iron supplement.
  • Are you depressed? - A primary effect of depression if fatigue and loss of appetite.  There are many medications your physcian can prescribe.
  • Hypothyroidism - This gland controls your metabolism.  When it is underactive you will feel sluggish and put on weight.  Again, see your doctor.
  • Diabetes - If you have unexplained tiredness that is all to often and is unexplained it could be diabetes.  Your body is not properly processing sugar.  The answer could be as simple as some lifestyle changes including diet and exercise.
  • Dehydration - Your body needs to be properlyl hydrated to function properly.  Chronic dehydration will cause fatique.  Increase your water intake by drinking water throughout the day.
  • Heart Disease - If you get tired doing everyday activities it could be a sign of heart disease.  You heart is no longer strong enough to keep up with you.  Certainly your doctor will offer choices as to how to improve that conditon and restore your energy.

This article is a review of a WebMD webpage.  It can be viewed here.

If you would like to learn more about what Bohle Family Dentistry can do for you click on services.  You can make an appointment or call 270-442-0256.  #paducahdentist


By Bohle Family Dentistry
September 26, 2016
Category: Oral Health
NancyODellonMakingOralHygieneFunforKids

When Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell set out to teach her young daughter Ashby how to brush her teeth, she knew the surest path to success would be to make it fun for the toddler.

“The best thing with kids is you have to make everything a game,” Nancy recently said in an interview with Dear Doctor TV. She bought Ashby a timer in the shape of a tooth that ticks for two minutes — the recommended amount of time that should be spent on brushing — and the little girl loved it. “She thought that was super fun, that she would turn the timer on and she would brush her teeth for that long,” Nancy said.

Ashby was also treated to a shopping trip for oral-hygiene supplies with Mom. “She got to go with me and choose the toothpaste that she wanted,” Nancy recalled. “They had some SpongeBob toothpaste that she really liked, so we made it into a fun activity.”

Seems like this savvy mom is on to something! Just because good oral hygiene is a must for your child’s health and dental development, that doesn’t mean it has to feel like a chore. Equally important to making oral-hygiene instruction fun is that it start as early as possible. It’s best to begin cleaning your child’s teeth as soon as they start to appear in infancy. Use a small, soft-bristled, child-sized brush or a clean, damp washcloth and just a thin smear of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice.

Once your child is old enough to hold the toothbrush and understand what the goal is, you can let him or her have a turn at brushing; but make sure you also take your turn, so that every tooth gets brushed — front, back and all chewing surfaces. After your child turns 3 and is capable of spitting out the toothpaste, you can increase the toothpaste amount to the size of a pea. Kids can usually take over the task of brushing by themselves around age 6, but may still need help with flossing.

Another great way to teach your children the best oral-hygiene practices is to model them yourself. If you brush and floss every day, and have regular cleanings and exams at the dental office, your child will come to understand what a normal, healthy and important routine this is. Ashby will certainly get this message from her mom.

“I’m very adamant about seeing the dentist regularly,” Nancy O’Dell said in her Dear Doctor interview. “I make sure that I go when I’m supposed to go.”

It’s no wonder that Nancy has such a beautiful, healthy-looking smile. And from the looks of things, her daughter is on track to have one, too. We would like to see every child get off to an equally good start!

If you have questions about your child’s oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Taking the Stress Out of Dentistry for Kids” and “Top 10 Oral Health Tips for Children.”


By Bohle Family Dentistry
September 18, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: sensitive teeth  
ReducingToothSensitivitywillDependontheCause

If you're one of over 30% of Americans who wince in pain when eating and drinking certain foods and beverages, you may have tooth sensitivity. Although there are a number of possible causes, the most common place to look first is tooth dentin.

Lying just under the enamel, dentin consists of tiny tubules that transmit sensations like pressure or temperature variation to the nerves of the inner pulp. The enamel, the gums and a covering on the roots called cementum help dampen these sensations.

But over-aggressive brushing or periodontal (gum) disease can cause the gums to shrink back (recede) and expose the dentin below the gum line; it can also cause cementum to erode from the roots. This exposure amplifies sensations to the nerves. Now when you eat or drink something hot or cold or simply bite down, the nerves inside the dentin receive the full brunt of the sensation and signal pain.

Enamel erosion can also expose dentin, caused by mouth acid in contact with the enamel for prolonged periods. Acid softens the minerals in enamel, which then dissolve (resorb) into the body. Acid is a byproduct of bacteria which live in dental plaque, a thin film of food particles that builds up on teeth due to poor oral hygiene. Mouth acid may also increase from gastric reflux or consuming acidic foods or beverages.

Once we pinpoint the cause of your tooth sensitivity we can begin proper treatment, first and foremost for any disease that's a factor. If you have gum disease, we focus on removing bacterial plaque (the cause for the infection) from all tooth and gum surfaces. This helps stop gum recession, but advanced cases may require grafting surgery to cover the root surfaces.

You may also benefit from other measures to reduce sensitivity: applying less pressure when you brush; using hygiene products like toothpastes that block sensations to the dentin tubules or slow nerve action; and receiving additional fluoride to strengthen enamel.

There are effective ways to reduce your tooth sensitivity. Determining which to use in your case will depend on the cause.

If you would like more information on tooth sensitivity, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Treatment of Tooth Sensitivity: Understanding Your Options.”


By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
September 06, 2016
Category: Oral Health

You  say you have bad breath.

Has your breath been smelling less than fresh?  That is something that happens to everyone.  Here are some reasons a person might have bad breath:

  • Not brushing enough
  • Smoking
  • Foods like garlic, onions or too much sugar
  • Dry mouth
  • Infections in your mouth

If you have good dental hygiene it could also be:

  • A sinus infection
  • Diabetes
  • Megadoses of vitamins
  • Food and drinks like cheese, orange juice and alcohol

We will help you figure out what is going on.  In the meantime:

  • Brush your teeth and tongue at least twice daily
  • Floss once a day
  • Drink enough water

If you are having some bad breath issue let uu check you out and see what might be causing it.  Give us a call at 270-442-0256 or click for an appointment.     This article was orginally a video found on WebMD.   #paducahdentist


By Bohle Family Dentistry
September 03, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
ChrissyTeigensTeeth-GrindingTroubles

It might seem that supermodels have a fairly easy life — except for the fact that they are expected to look perfect whenever they’re in front of a camera. Sometimes that’s easy — but other times, it can be pretty difficult. Just ask Chrissy Teigen: Recently, she was in Bangkok, Thailand, filming a restaurant scene for the TV travel series The Getaway, when some temporary restorations (bonding) on her teeth ended up in her food.

As she recounted in an interview, “I was… like, ‘Oh my god, is my tooth going to fall out on camera?’ This is going to be horrible.” Yet despite the mishap, Teigen managed to finish the scene — and to keep looking flawless. What caused her dental dilemma? “I had chipped my front tooth so I had temporaries in,” she explained. “I’m a grinder. I grind like crazy at night time. I had temporary teeth in that I actually ground off on the flight to Thailand.”

Like stress, teeth grinding is a problem that can affect anyone, supermodel or not. In fact, the two conditions are often related. Sometimes, the habit of bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding) occurs during the day, when you’re trying to cope with a stressful situation. Other times, it can occur at night — even while you’re asleep, so you retain no memory of it in the morning. Either way, it’s a behavior that can seriously damage your teeth.

When teeth are constantly subjected to the extreme forces produced by clenching and grinding, their hard outer covering (enamel) can quickly start to wear away. In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out. Your teeth may become extremely sensitive to hot and cold because of the lack of sufficient enamel. Bruxism can also result in headaches and jaw pain, due in part to the stress placed on muscles of the jaw and face.

You may not be aware of your own teeth-grinding behavior — but if you notice these symptoms, you might have a grinding problem. Likewise, after your routine dental exam, we may alert you to the possibility that you’re a “bruxer.” So what can you do about teeth clenching and grinding?

We can suggest a number of treatments, ranging from lifestyle changes to dental appliances or procedures. Becoming aware of the behavior is a good first step; in some cases, that may be all that’s needed to start controlling the habit. Finding healthy ways to relieve stress — meditation, relaxation, a warm bath and a soothing environment — may also help. If nighttime grinding keeps occurring, an “occlusal guard” (nightguard) may be recommended. This comfortable device is worn in the mouth at night, to protect teeth from damage. If a minor bite problem exists, it can sometimes be remedied with a simple procedure; in more complex situations, orthodontic work might be recommended.

Teeth grinding at night can damage your smile — but you don’t have to take it lying down! If you have questions about bruxism, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Stress & Tooth Habits” and “When Children Grind Their Teeth.”