How mercury causes Thyroid Damage

Thyroid conditions are a lot more common than you think. They affect about 30 million America, most of which are undiagnosed, and often, it explains unexpected weight gain, loss, fatigue, hair loss, depression, and other major conditions. The thyroid is an important gland that helps to control your metabolisms in the body, including the caloric burn and the heart rate. If you have an underproduction or even an overproduction of this, it can cause problem’s. It does cause a lot of different things.

Hypo and hyperthyroidism are two of the most common problems, and often, they’re considered opposites on the scale. Hypo means that your thyroid fails to produce enough, while hype produces too much. The former is what causes fatigue, weight gain, mood swings and even lethargy. The other one might lead to weight loss, an increased heartbeat, imitability, and unexplained sweating. Hormone replacement therapy is used for hypothyroidism, while various iodine, medication, and surgery is used for hypothyroidism.

The condition of thyroiditis is often the inflammation of this, and while you might not see this right away, but it can be seen as a lump that doesn’t require treatment. Goiter is an enlargement of this that results in a lack of iodine. Thyroid cancer is treated with surgery, chemo and radiation, or hormone therapy.

Typically, the cause of thyroid conditions depends on the problem that’s at hand. Some patients that have a history of these issues, and often, it might be because of the exposure of lithium, and even excessive iodine consumption. Silver fillings are also a major problem with this, because they contain mercury. Now, this might seem like a bit of an innocent thing, but studies have shown that mercury can bind with the cells within this gland, and this leads to an underactive thyroid, other thyroid damage, autoimmune thyroiditis, and even hormone function impairment. So, if you have this condition, it’s best to look at the mercury that’s in your diet.

If you have amalgams that are mercury, there is even the chance that you might end up getting mercury poisoning. Now, if you think about it, these are being released into the human body the entire time, so long as it’s implanted. If you’re exposing yourself to that much mercury, you can create vision problems cerebral palsy, hearing and growth issues, intellectual stunting, and even microcephaly. It’s important that if you do have these fillings you take care of it, and get the help that you need.

So, what should you do? Well, chances are if you have a mercury filling, that filling is quite old, and it’s important to go see your laKe osweGo dEntist about this right away. They will work to replace the filling with one that is porcelain to go get the mercury out of the body. Chances are it might take a little bit to make sure that you have it all out of your system, but by doing it now, you’ll be able to help prevent further health issues that might be there. Once that’s done, you should then check with your doctor on any of the various thyroid conditions that you might have. If you know that you have one, you should consider getting a treatment from the doctor to help with this, especially if your thyroid is underactive, since often that’s something that can be hard for someone to truly get a hold on if they don’t see a doctor about it, and it can continue to cause a lot of problems in the person as well, so definitely do talk to your doctor if you’re worried about this.

With thyroid conditions, it’s integral to ensure that you’re taking care of your own personal health and wellness. By doing this, and by seeing the dentist to get the treatments that you need, you’ll be able to achieve great results. You can as well with all of this, make the most out of your ability to make sure that you get a great result from this. You owe it to yourself to take care of thyroid conditions, and by seeing a dentist, you can find out if mercury is causing problems in your life.

Why you Should Chew Ice

For lots of people, they love to chew on ice. Maybe it’s in the cool treat that they’re having, or to relieve boredom and stress. Some also believe that it’s used to cut back calories, which might seem a bit strange, but could be a use for it. It might seem harmless, but it’s actually super damaging to your teeth. If you do this, you’ll want to stop this right away, and here are a few reasons why chewing ice might not be for you.

First thing’s first, is that it will wear down the enamel of the teeth, which is what’s used to keep your teeth fortified and protected from when you chew on stuff, bite into things, grind, and even crunch. The more that it wears down, the more likely that you will have tooth damage, sensitivity, and even cavities as well, which isn’t good.

It also can ruin fillings. Putting old ice on your mouth causes the fillings to expand. When they do, they last for a shorter period, so make sure that you don’t do this if you want to not go to the deNtisT  as much. Plus, if you do ruin fillings it’ll cause you to have to get them refilled, which isn’t fun.

It also can puncture the gum base, since it’s hard and sharp and it can damage the gum tissue. With the tissue already at risk with the foods that you eat, or even if it is already suffering because of gum disease, there is no need for this to be worse, that’s for sure.

It also tends to crack the teeth. Sharp edges on the ice that you have is known to crack teeth. When you do bite down on ice, it puts a ton of pressure on the small parts of your mouth, and sometimes, your mouth can’t handle this sort of thing. That’s when fractures develop over time, and because of this, it’ll then start to make smaller fractures larger. To fix large fractures in your teeth, you need crowns and root canals.

It also increases your teeth sensitivity. If you expose your teeth to extreme temperature changes when you chew on ice, causes damage to the nerves within your teeth. This causes tooth sensitivity, so if you already suffer from this, it’ll make it worse.

It causes a lot of headaches and toothaches. This can also make you feel a bit of a brain freeze, and it makes your jaw hurt. These are irritations not just in your mouth. If you move your jaw around to bite down on this, it can give you a headache, create soreness in the jaw area, or even case a brain freeze to develop, which isn’t fun at all. If you irritate these soft tissues as well, it causes a toothache, which isn’t fun whatsoever.

Finally, if you are doing this, it actually can be associated with other major health issues that are there, such as a lack of nutrition, stress, OCD, and even developmental disorders. If you crave doing this, you might have an iron deficiency as well, and anemia. Scientists do believe that the need to chew on ice also is used to soothe oral inflammation that comes from an iron deficiency anemia. This is something that you need to think about, because if you do have anemia, it actually can result in a lot of other conditions as well, which aren’t fun to deal with, and overall can be quite annoying.

If you do feel like you need to chew on ice, there are alternatives to this, such as cool drinks that have nice but you can have it via a straw, popsicles, or even slushies. Save the health of your teeth by making sure that you don’t chew on ice, since it can cause a whole array of health problems for you, and it’s something that you shouldn’t really do because of the effects that it has on the body. It might seem like a very innocent habit, since after all, ice is just water, but the fact that it’s in that form can wreak havoc on your teeth, and that’s something bad. It is always recommended to consult your dentist in case of any complication related to oral health.


How to fix chipped teeth

When we are young we find simple ways to pass time and amuse ourselves, jumping up and down stair case is one of the cheapest means of enjoyment we had but sometimes it can cost you dearly as well. I slipped while making a landing from a jump and my front two teeth got chipped. No one on earth likes to have chipped teeth specially the front ones but guess what, my father took me to a dentist who fixed my teeth in no time. In just took one visit the dentist made my teeth like new again. The dentist also explained a simple way to fix chipped or broken teeth.

Dental bonding

Denture bonding is one of the treatment used to fix chipped or broken tooth. A resign is used to recreate the missing part of the tooth. The dentist makes sure it matches the missing tooth and once prep work is complete, the resign is applied to the tooth after which it is reshaped to look like the missing tooth / teeth. UV light is used to harden the resign after which it is sanded and polished. The dentist ensures that the resign color matches with the rest of the teeth in the mouth.

The benefits of denture bonding

There are many benefits of denture bonding, few of them are as follows:

    • It is long lasting and the least expensive treatment.
    • It rarely requires any sort of touchups and most importantly it enables people to smile again with confidence.

Smile is a big part of a person’s confidence and everyone loves a person with a smiling face. Broken teeth not only effects eating food but also effect the personality. Generally the costs associated to visiting a dentist are very high however there are some treatments even in dentistry which save you a lot of time and effort. Maintaining a good dental hygiene is not very hard, proper brushing and regularly visiting a DentiSt in FiSHers can save you from a lot of hassle.

How Breastfeeding affects oral Health

For many of us, having a child can be a miracle that many of us are happy about. But of course, there is another major decision there too, which is breastfeeding. This is personal, and while it is a great way to bond with the mother and the baby, it also helps with various health benefits, such as lowering the risk for SIDS, and lowering the chance for the mother to have ovarian cancer. However, do you know what it can do for your oral health? You might want to ask your dentist next time that you see them, but there are also some good points to think about if you’re on the fence about breastfeeding, and here are a few.

The first, is that breastfeeding helps in aligning your bite. You may not have known that sucking mechanisms for the bottle and the breast are actually different. Breastfeeding actually helps create more muscle tone, since it requires a lot more use of the jaw muscles when you breastfeed over bottle feed. Babies who were exclusively breastfed for the first six months were 72% less likely to have teeth that aren’t crooked.

However, remember that every child is different. Breastfeeding isn’t the full guarantee that the child won’t have problems with the alignment of teeth later on just as bottle feeding might create bite misalignment. There are many factors that actually go into teeth that are misaligned, such as the sucking of the thumb, using a pacifier, and even genetics as well.

There are other things that breastfeeding can help with as well. That is the reduced chance of tooth decay, since babies that are breastfed have a reduced chance of getting cavities, since they aren’t at risk for baby bottle tooth decay. You might wonder what baby bottle tooth decay is, and that is what happens when a child goes to bed that contains formula, juice, or milk. Often, when a baby is exclusively bottle-fed as well, the sugars that are in this are definitely the main source for tooth decay, along with sugar-related issues.

Now, cavities can still happen in babies that don’t bottle feed but instead breastfeed, and this is mostly if the parents aren’t careful.

The best way to be careful about this and to prevent tooth decay period, is to wipe the gums of the infant with a washcloth after you feed. Later on, when the teeth start to finally show up, you should brush them with a small toothbrush with fluoride toothpaste twice a day. If the child is under three, you should only use a smear of toothpaste, about the size of a rice grain.

Now, the cool thing about breastfeeding is that if you have a tooth eruption, you don’t have to stop. If your child isn’t ready to wean, then you shouldn’t start that yet, but instead, you should wean when it’s right for both of you, which is your choice.

Now finally, it’s important to make sure that you don’t neglect our oral health. Yes, there are a lot of great benefits out there, and often, moms are more focused on taking care of the newborn than anything else. However, don’t let that get in the way of setting aside some period of time to work on the hygiene that you have already. You should make sure that you don’t have cavities as well, and you should make sure that you do prevent these, since it is crucial to the new parents. Remember, these bacteria can transfer to the baby, so you should keep that in mind every time that you do breastfeed, for it can make a huge difference.

Breastfeeding does contain a lot of great benefits, and it’s something that new moms should do if you feel that it is right. However, remember that everyone is different, including mothers and children, and because of that, it could prove to be something that you don’t want to do. If you feel like it’s right for you, talk to your doctor and your dentisT to make sure you don’t have any health issues that could be transferred to the baby if not careful.