The tongue can be a window into the overall health of our bodies. One example can reveal how our bodies deal with stress. If we have difficulty in dealing with stress, recurrent apthous ulcers can appear (see picture). We are not really sure if they are caused by viruses or bacteria, but do appear during stress.
We all can remember the amazing technology, (transporting from here to there & vaporizing monsters), as well as the magic medicine practiced on the starship Enterprise, (brain surgery and heart repairs with a hand held device). Well now we may be seeing the start of some of this magic occurring now, reports Danbury CT dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD. CONTINUE --->
We all know that we can increase our life spans by running 3 or miles every day, or eating only fruits & veggies, or not drinking (to much) alcohol, or not eating anything with sugar, or lifting weights, or eating fish (not farm raised fish) at least 3 times a week, or sleeping 8-10 hours every day, or becoming skinny etc. etc. etc. However, Dr. Marks reveals that there is one PAINLESS way to accomplish the same result, with much less effort and cost! CONTINUE -->
You may never have to go to the dentist again! Can you guess what two items in this picture are related to your health?
We all know that yoga is good for your back, spine, neck, and posture. The thing that Dr. Marks bets that you don’t know, is that it is also great for your mouth and dental health! Yep, good posture (and yoga), helps your smile and can stop development of tooth and jawbone problems.
When poor posture causes us to slouch forward, it situates our skulls backwards over our spine, and our mandible is moved forwards. This causes problems with how our teeth come together since they are no longer properly aligned. Our brain tries to make our teeth come together as best as it can. This causes muscles of the face, and our TMJ’s (jaw joints), to be under stress, which causes pain throughout our heads. It also can lead to inflammation of our gums and to tooth damage. CONTINUE -->