The Secret to a Healthy Body is a Healthy Mouth
Your mouth says a lot about your health without ever speaking a word.
Learn more at “Mouth Matters: The Secret to a Healthy Body is a Healthy Mouth,” a free seminar led by Kate T. Darnell, RDH, BS, MS at 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at The Yoga Room, 560 N. Main St., Suite #8.
Call The Yoga Room at 254-791-9440 for reservation.
Darnell is a registered dental hygienist with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene education from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in dental public health from Boston University. She has over 40 years’ experience in the dental profession and, for the past 12 years, has been on the faculty of the dental hygiene program at Temple College teaching clinical dental hygiene and nutrition courses to dental hygiene students. Having spoken to one of her former students, he affirmed that she taught him how to connect his personal experiences in the context of his daily dental habits to the topics she discussed.
Topics to be covered include these:
• How to “Do the Daily Four” in just five minutes a day for a healthy mouth.
• Did you know cavities and gum disease are contagious? Learn how they come about and what you can do to prevent them.
•Addicted to soft drinks, energy drinks or juice? See how diet directly impacts the health of teeth and gums. Yes, sugar is evil, but what about sugar substitutes? Helpful or harmful?
•Bleeding gums? Loose teeth? Learn how gum disease increases your risk for heart disease, diabetes, pancreatic problems, and serious pregnancy complications. Ladies, see how hormone changes can impact the condition of your gums.
• Learn how acid reflux can wear away your teeth, and cause bad breath, burning mouth, difficulty swallowing and more.
• Sleep with your mouth open? Learn the many negative effects of mouth breathing on oral and total body health. Could it be related to sleep apnea?
• Love your spit. It protects teeth, fights infection, and is sorely missed when absent. A dry mouth can result in rampant decay, gum disease, bad breath, burning mouth and tongue, difficulty in chewing, speaking, tasting, wearing dentures, and swallowing.