At Medico M.D., we provide DFW Metroplex, San Antonio, and Waco seniors comprehensive dental and medical healthcare services that are seamlessly integrated. We work in complete cooperation, so our patients receive the personalized treatment plans they deserve to maintain optimal health at every life stage. Keep reading if you want to learn more about common medical and dental concerns faced by senior patients in our office and how the Medico M.D. team can help.
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The dentists and physicians at Medico M.D. hope you and your family are taking some time to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd. This annual national holiday is a time for people from every background to come together to improve their environment and learn more about our impact on the earth – both positive and negative. We hope our Waco, San Antonio, and DFW Metroplex patients, friends, and neighbors are all planning to spend a little time giving back this Earth Day. If everyone does one, small thing, it can make a huge impact, so spend a little time cleaning up a local park, set up a recycling program, or plant a tree.
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Have you been struggling with temptation when it comes to skipping bread to avoid the upset stomach, cramps, and other adverse health effects that come along with your gluten sensitivity? You’re not alone. In fact, millions of people in the US have been diagnosed with celiac disease, and despite the discomfort and adverse health effects, many of these patients give into their temptations to eat a slice of cake or a piece of pizza on a regular basis. In fact, may people say they never thought about how much of their diet contained gluten until they tried to stop eating it. Currently there are some treatments available for patients with celiac disease, and they work for many people to varying degrees. However, there is some good news for you if you’re struggling with gluten sensitivity. Researchers may have discovered a way to change the makeup of your saliva to naturally improve your body’s ability to digest gluten.
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Employee Appreciation Day is not necessarily the most popular US holiday, but the Medico M.D. team thinks it’s pretty important. In 1995, Bob Nelson and his fellow board members of Recognition Professional International decided that no business could run without every member of the team, and there should be a celebration to recognize every employee. Bosses already had a day, and it was time to celebrate the daily achievements of people at every level of an organization. Since then, the first Friday in March has been celebrated as Employee Appreciation Day in the US. In 2018, the US will celebrate this holiday on March 2nd, but we’re no longer on our own. Canada recognizes and celebrates this holiday, and there are more nations every year recognizing employee accomplishments and hard work on Employee Appreciation Day.
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At Medico M.D., we offer personalized medical and dental plans for every patient we treat. In our eyes, there is no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to healthcare services that exceed patients’ expectations for comfort, safety, and flawless results. We work to get to know our patients on a personal basis, so we can offer treatment that meets their unique healthcare needs and exceed the highest patient expectations. This is especially important for those patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We offer a range of safe, comfortable dental and medical services for IDD patients in our 18 office locations in the DFW Metroplex, San Antonio, and Waco.
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Unfortunately, they are. By maintaining better oral health, you may be reducing your risk for many systemic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and yes cancer. For years, dentists and physicians have emphasized a need for screening to offer patients earlier diagnosis for oral cancer. Until the past few years, patients relied on doctors, specifically their dentists, to screen for oral cancer, but now, patients can also look to dentists to help them prevent this disease before it begins.
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The easiest way to improve sleep is to establish a routine. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day for several weeks. Even if you’re not sleeping the entire time, stay in bed, and even if you’re tired at the end of the scheduled time, get up. This can be frustrating for patients who have insomnia, but consistency will help your body reset and allow you to sleep soundly.
The most common sleep disorders are insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea. These disorders need to be diagnosed with a sleep test that will monitor your vitals during the night measuring the length of your sleep, incidents of apnea (the cessation of breathing), and other factors that impact the quality of sleep. Following a sleep study, a trusted sleep physician will review your results and provide a recommendation for ongoing treatment. You should let our team know right away, if you recognize any of the common warning signs of sleep disorders, including:
Once you receive a treatment plan from the Medico M.D. team, whether it’s an oral appliance, CPAP system, or sleep supplement, make sure to consistently follow your treatment plan. The effects of sleep deprivation are cumulative, and so are positive health affects you receive from deep sleep. In order to achieve the desired results, you need to accumulate the positive effects of sleep, so it’s important to continue following your sleep therapy each day. This will allow you to achieve more and better sleep, and rejuvenate your body, even if you don’t see results immediately.
At Medico M.D., we are happy to offer diagnosis and treatment for patients suffering from a variety of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea. If you need help sleeping better, cal our team to schedule a complimentary sleep consultation. At no obligation to you, we’ll evaluate your symptoms and help you determine whether or not you should move forward with sleep testing. To ensure your convenience, we have 18 dental office locations in the DFW Metroplex, Waco, and San Antonio. Our dentists and medical doctors look forward to helping you improve your quality and quantity of sleep.