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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
March 29, 2016
Category: Oral Health

If you would like to stay healthy, never ignore these six symptoms.never ignore these six symptoms

At Bohle Family Dentistry we are not only dedicated to your oral health but also we watch out for your overall health.  At every check-up we update your medicine list, take your blood pressure and talk to you about how you are doing.  If you have any of the following six symptoms your should see your physician right away if you haven't already.  These six symptoms indicate a possible serious medical issue that needs attention NOW!  It is not unusual in our office that we ask someone to immediately go to the emergency room or to their physicians office because of a symptom we discover.  If you have any  of  the  following, pick up the phone and make the call to your doctor.  Your life could depend on it.

  1. Wheezing while breathing-Having a whistle or wheezing sound while breathing is an indication that your airway or lungs are closing down.  You need to find out why.  Is it a severe allery, asthma or an unknown lung disease like pneumonia or bronchitis?  It is time to see your doctor and find out.
  2. Suicidal Thoughts-If you feel like there is no reason to live you need to talk to a mental health professional.  Also if you feel hopeless or trapped then they can be of help.  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255.  They are available 24/7 and it is confidential.
  3. Pain or tenderness in your leg calf-DVT is called deep vein thrombosis.  It is a blood clot in your leg from prolonged inactivity or sitting.  Your leg can also swell and be red.  This can be a life threatening situation.  Call your doctor today.
  4. Blood in your urine-This combined with a pain in your sides or back could be an indication of a kidney or bladder infection or possibly kidney stones.  A doctor visit will be needed to sort out this problem.
  5. Sudden arm or leg weakness-At its worse this can indicate a stroke.  This combined with poor balance, dizzyness and or slurred speach is an emergency situation.  Deal with this by calling 9-1-1 immediately.  The type of treatments they can use to help  this are time dependant.  Act now.
  6. Chest pain-This can indicate a possible heart attack!  When you combine chest pain with sweating, nausea and shortness of breath it is as "serious as a heart attack"  This is also a 9-1-1 situation.

It always helps to be careful and healthy.  Eat well, exercise, get regular check-ups and be tuned in to your body.  Don't ignore these six symptoms of health.

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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
July 21, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental health   pools   swimming  

How healthy is your summertime pool water for your teeth?

summertime pool tipsIt has been HOT outside and when the weather is like that many kids like to go swimming.  That would be kids of all ages of course.  We meet lots of people who during the summer swim in their pools everyday.  Those of you who are my age can remember the blonde kids with green hair from swimming so much with too much chlorine in the water.  You don't see that too much anymore.  But what affect does a daily dose of pool water chlorine have on your teeth?

Chlorine is used in pool to help kill germs that want to grow in the water.  That is a good thing.  But it can burn your eyes, and too much of it can brown stain your teeth.  Also, the chlorine can slowly weaken the enamel on your teeth making you more likely to get cavities.  Having summer fun can definately harm your teeth if you swim a lot.

So what can you do?  First, make sure the ph of your pool water is in the correct range.  To0 high a ph makes the water a weak acid being harder on your eyes, skin and teeth.  Those things are still harmed if the ph  is too low.  Hit the middle ground of about 7.5, in that range.and you should be ok.

Next, be sure to hydrate.  Being in the pool and the weather burns off your bodies natural water supply so even though you are surrounded by water make sure to drink your tap or bottled water.  Also, try to keep your mouth closed and don't let the pool water get on your teeth.  If you notice some brown stains on your teeth, give us call for a tooth cleaning.  Don't let your summertime pool fun harm your pretty smile Also, don't forget your sunscreen and lip balm.

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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
June 09, 2015
Category: Oral Health

Bad Brushing Can Make You Sick

You Can Get Dementia And Heart Disease From Poor BrushingDangers of Gingivitis and Plaque To Your Health-WEBMD Article  This is a great article on the dangers to your overall health by not taking good care of your teeth and gums.  I bet you didn't know that poor brushing can lead to full body disease and illness.

According to the article studies have identified a connection between gum disease and general health.  Those problems include:

  • Dementia
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatioid Arthritis
  • Premature Birth

The direct cause has not yet been identified but it is believed to be from the large amount of bacteria that builds up in your gums when you don't have regular cleanings and do your proper home care.  It is thought that the bacteria breaks loose and enters your bloodstream then settles in other places in your body.  It has a bad affect on the place that it settles causing changes that lead to full blown disease.

Learning this can be shocking when you first hear of it.  The simple act of brushing and flossing your teeth not only makes your mouth healhier but can save you from very serious full body disease.  Said more simply, brushing your teeth will change and maybe save your life.  This just another reason to use your floss and brush daily.  Get that bright smile and live better too.

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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
May 05, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental health   smile   teth and Gum  

How To Have Beautiful Teeth & Gums

  1. Beautiful teeth & gumsFloss First - It is far more effective in cleaning your mouth if you will floss first and then brush.  Flossing first removes the debris between your teeth then brushing cleans up the rest.  It is key to hold your brush at a 45 degree angle to the gum line.
  2. Careful With The Toothpicks - Toothpicks are a good way to get material out of between your teeth but be careful.  Pressing too hard with the picks can damage the gums and tooth supporting structures.  Also, you don't want to fracture the tip of the toothpick off under your gumline.  Flossing is a better choice.
  3. Replace Your Toothbrush - Your tooth brush can just plain get worn out.  Look at the bristles and if they are flat or bent, replace your brush.  Also change your brush after any illness or cold so those germs are gone.
  4. Eat More Cheese - In cheese are whey protein and casein that increase the pH of your saliva.  So after a meal have a piece a cheese and the chances of getting cavities is reduced.  It also has healthy calcium and vitamin D.
  5. Brush With A Baking Soda Product - Just as baking soda can help clean a stained sweater, it can help clean your teeth.  There are several baking soda tooth pastes that help clean and whiten.  Drinking dark liquids can stain your teeth so watch out for red wine, tea and coffee.  Blueberries can also be a staining cause.
  6. Try To Control Your Acid Reflux - Having acid reflux can be very uncomfortable.  If you have it then you know what foods bother you.  Typically, fried fattty foods, spicy food, citrus fruits, and high acid foods like coffee or alcoho can cause problems.  Acid from your stomach that makes it to your mouth is destructive to the teeth.  Do your best to keep that from happening.
  7. Clean Your Tongue - When you brush your teeth, also brush your tongue.  It is a great way to reduce bad breath.  You can scrape your tongue to reduce the bacteria in your mouth.  Commercial tongue scrapers are available.  This is a great way to freshen you breath especially if you are a smoker.
  8. Don't Have A Dry Mouth - Saliva is what helps keep you teeth, gums, tongue and mouth healthy.  Many medications cause dry out your mouth and cause problems.  To help keep your salivary level correct, don't be dehydrated and use an artificial saliva product.  Several are available.

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By Dr. Charles Bohle
March 12, 2015
Category: Oral Health

The following is an article written by Karleia Steiner on the webpage yoganonymous.com.   Click here to see the original article.

3 Ways Yoga Improves Dental Health

 

 

Most people already know that yoga is great for improving flexibility and balance. What many people do not know that they can improve their dental health just by practicing yoga.

3 Ways Yoga Improves Dental Health

Stress Relief

A stressful lifestyle may not only lead to depression, high blood pressure and anxiety, but it can also cause dental problems. Studies have shown that people who are stressed are more likely to neglect their dental care. Stressed-out people also have a tendency to grind their teeth. This can wear down the teeth.

Stress can also cause a condition called dry mouth. Dry mouth occurs when there is not enough saliva produced in the mouth. Adequate saliva flow helps keep the mouth clean. Therefore, dry mouth can potentially lead to tooth decay.

Fortunately, yoga is effective for alleviating stress. It helps alleviate stress by calming the mind and promoting relaxation.

Improves Posture

Poor posture can affect just about every part of your body, including your mouth. When one's posture is poor, it can cause the lower jaw to move forward. It can even affect the alignment of the teeth and result in a condition called TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder can result in dental problems, such as teeth grinding. It can also cause a person to have difficulty chewing and swallowing. Additionally, TMJ disorder can cause pain in the face and jaw.

Yoga can help improve posture. This can help take the strain off of the jaw and prevent TMJ disorder. A professional at Forest Lawn Dental Centre or other quality dental clinic may recommend that you perform yoga on a regular basis.

Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is the way that the body naturally responds to a harmful stimulus. However, chronic inflammation can result in serious health problems. Bacteria in the mouth can cause gum inflammation. Chronic stress can worsen this gum inflammation. Yoga can help reduce inflammation. Researchers believe that yoga helps reduce inflammation in the body by alleviating stress.

A healthier mouth typically is not the first thing that comes to people's minds when they think about the benefits of doing yoga. However, yoga is very effective for alleviating stress, which can cause dental problems. It can also help prevent TMJ disorder by improving posture. Furthermore, yoga can help reduce inflammation, which is another problem that can affect oral health.
- See more at: http://yoganonymous.com/practice-for-the-teeth-3-ways-yoga-improves-dental-health#sthash.MA0yldWe.dpuf

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