Miami dentists are often asked questions regarding overall health and nutrition. “What does vitamin A do?” is a common inquiry, as the nutrient is widely available in a range of supplements and natural foods. To start, vitamin A was the first vitamin to be discovered in the early 1900s. It is a fat-soluble vitamin– meaning that it needs fat to be used by your body, and it can be stored in your fat cells for later use. It is also known as retinol because it produces pigments in the eye’s retina.
It may be difficult to believe fluoride is NOT good for you. We have been told by seemingly every dental professional that it is needed and good for us. In a world with store shelves stocked with fluoride toothpastes, mouth rinses, and even fluoridated nursery water, it is hard to believe that fluoride is NOT needed to prevent tooth decay. In fact, there is no clinical evidence that supports the claim that fluoride “prevents tooth decay.” Clinical studies overwhelmingly show using fluoride has adverse effects on your long term health, especially when overexposed.
Bruxism is the dental or medical term used to describe clenching or grinding teeth. Bruxism usually occurs without the patient’s knowledge because it mostly happens during sleep. “Modern Medicine” is not in good agreement as to the causes of Bruxism because the causes and effects can differ widely from patient to patient. And most people never feel any symptoms until they break a tooth or experience TMJ disorders and pain.