36 THE QUEENS COURIER • WELLNESS • OCTOBER 20, 2016 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.qns.com WELLNESS s TAMOXIFEN The Positives and The Negatives Healthy Mouth in a Healthy Body by Dr.B.K.Verma /Family Dental Regopark • www.familydentalregopark.com Your body is the castle and your mouth is the gateway to the castle. Any infection in the gateway can reach the castle very easily and cause damage to the body. The most common disease of mouth is gum disease. In early stages the gums bleed, if no treatment is provided, the bacteria can cause micro ulcerations in the inner lining of the gum tissues and an inflammatory process starts in the smaller blood vessels and then spreads to the major blood vessels These bacteria’s also A healthy mouth if neglected may look like the pictures below: Picture #1 Healthy mouth, maintain it for beauty, function and health. Picture #2 Teeth have deteriorated to the extent that many of them are loose, attrited and painful. Picture # 3 The lost case… the best treatment is Implants, similar to the Natural teeth. cause the formation of plaque in the blood vessels, the same as the plaque formed around teeth. This also may cause blockage of the main artery. Composition of plaque in the blocked artery has been found to be very similar to the plaque found in the pocket around teeth. According to the surgeon general’s report and findings of Cardiologists, there exists a correlation between High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Low weight Pre Mature Births in pregnant women. The neglect of oral hygiene leads to the early loss of teeth due to decay, periodontal disease, collapse of bite, fractured teeth and unstable bite can lead to headaches and TMJ. It has been stablished that 40% of head and neck pain is related to teeth and the bite. You must visit to your dentist at least twice a year and follow his instructions because early treatment is less expensive and prevents many emergencies. Picture #1 Picture #2 Picture #3 To restore the missing teeth and to restore Esthetics, Function, Phonetics, Implant retained teeth are the best options. The writer, Dr.Verma is practicing Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry for over 25 years at the same location Family Dental RegoPark 50-04 Junction Blvd. He can be reached at 718 -699-8268. Dr. Verma is a Master and Fellow in General Dentistry, Fellow and Diplomate in Oral Implantology. He offers complimentary consultations for Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, TMJ and sleep Apnea to all residents of the community. Advertorial BY TRESA ERICKSON If you’re one of the 10 million women in the United States at high risk for breast cancer, you may be familiar with the drug tamoxifen. It has been used to stop the spread of breast cancer and was recently studied to determine if it would help prevent women at high risk for breast cancer from getting the disease. 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