Because Everything in the Body is Linked, Total Health is a Priority at Blue Heron Dentistry
At Blue Heron Dentistry, our goal to promote total health and wellness is expressed by offering patients information about nutrition, exercise and weight management. Everything in the body is linked. The health of the mouth affects the body systemically as the health of the body affects the mouth. Periodontal disease is linked to cardiovascular disease, cancers, stillbirths and more. High cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity can lead to cardiovascular disease, Type II Diabetes, stroke, and osteoarthritis. Oral bacteria can affect the heart when entered into the blood stream, attaching to fatty plaques in the coronary arteries and contributing to clot formation. Blood clots can obstruct normal blood flow, restricting the amount of nutrients and oxygen required for the heart to function properly which can lead to heart attacks.
Physical Health Affects Mental Health
Poor health leads to not only feeling poorly physically but also plays a big role on ones mental state of mind. A poor state of mind can lead to depression, low self-esteem, and lack of confidence that affects all aspects of your life. Feeling good physically leads to feeling good mentally.
Childhood Obesity Leads to Higher Health Risk Factors
The rate of childhood obesity is at an all-time high with obesity rates tripling over the past 30 years. Childhood obesity leads to higher risk factors for cardiovascular disease and puts added stress on the heart. Along with the obesity factor, studies have shown overweight children suffer more from low self esteem, self-confidence, and are more susceptible to bullying and ridicule which can lead to depression and suicides.
Children and adolescents who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and physical problems. Healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity can significantly lower the risk of becoming obese and developing related health issues.
Feel better. Look better. Be healthier.
Total health is a vital portion of what we advocate at Blue Heron Dentistry. We offer information about nutrition and supplements to revitalize and nourish the body.
Dr. Maze’s Total Health Story
I began working out at Better Bodies of Medina in 2008 when my husband, Chris, gifted me 25 personal training sessions for Christmas. It was paid for and scheduled so there was no excuse for not using the sessions. I had two sessions per week and began losing inches without changing my diet. I continued my personal training, then added kettle bell workouts and cross fit classes to my workout schedule.
Having borne three boys who were fairly big at birth, my personal trainer told me I probably would not see a difference in my “ab” area unless I saw a plastic surgeon and had a tummy tuck. As much as that sounded appealing cosmetically, it did not sound appealing for the cost and going through the procedure. In October of 2009, upon the recommendation of my trainer, I began using nutritional supplements. The results were life changing.”
“Maintaining good health is important to me, for my family and my patients. I promote total body wellness at my dental office. Lifestyle habits have caused an increase in obesity, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and Type II diabetes that has a total affect on the mouth and my abilities to give my patients the best care that I can offer. Do you have the “will”, “determination”, and the “discipline” to conquer your fears and put the excuses behind you and begin moving forward on your journey? In life, everyone will suffer one of two pains: the pain of discipline that weighs ounces or the pain of regret that weighs tons. Nobody has a problem until they have a health problem. Take care of yourself for you as well as your family and the ones you love.”
To feel better, look better and be healthier, please talk to Dr. Maze to get the best recommendation for your particular needs, desires, and goals.