We are taught from a very young age the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth to prevent cavities and we should all continue that practice throughout our lives. However, it’s not easy, especially as a youngster, to reach every nook and cranny to clean out stray food and bacteria. To help in that cause are dental sealants, a common and effective treatment for many of our San Antonio and Waco, Texas patients.
While catching the flu might seem like a minor inconvenience to some people, and others are fortunate to rarely encounter it, influenza is a very serious and highly contagious respiratory illness. Did you know that the flu pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than World War One? Today, the US sees about 9-32 million cases of the flu every year and leads to upwards of 800,000 hospitalizations and nearly 60,000 deaths.
It’s not news that mercury is unsafe. Although this metal was once used in medications, we now know that if ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin in large enough doses, it can cause mercury poisoning. This could lead to symptoms like headache, insomnia, weakness, tremors, vision impairment, and with high enough exposure, kidney malfunction, neurological malfunction, respiratory failure, and even death.
Your thyroid is a gland in the neck that produces hormones responsible for regulating functions involved with metabolism. When it malfunctions, it could start overproducing (hyperthyroidism) or underproducing (hypothyroidism) needed hormones, resulting in a slew of unwanted side effects and threatening your health.
Most of us understand that proper dental care is extremely important for a healthy life. Unfortunately, far too many people do not know how often they should undergo a professional teeth cleaning at the dentist. If this sounds like your situation, fear not. Here is an explanation of how often you should get your teeth cleaned and what factors could influence the length of time in-between cleanings. Read More “How Often Should You Be Getting Your Teeth Cleaned At The Dentist?”
If you are missing teeth due to trauma, gum disease, or tooth decay, you may be delighted to discover that dentures are an affordable solution. While losing your natural teeth is never a pleasant experience, it doesn’t mean your mouth has to stay that way. Dentures provide an immediate solution that keeps your smile looking fresh. While the overall adjustment period does take time, it can be expedited using a few proven techniques. So if you are considering a set of dentures, here are some tips on how to adjust much faster once you have them.
When it comes to Children’s Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the federal government has granted each state the ability to create their own programs, albeit within the parameters established by federal guidelines.
Both services provide no-cost or very low-cost health insurance for eligible applicants throughout the Lone Star State. To date, both programs have provided medical coverage to over 4 million Texans, comprising nearly half of the state’s children.
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.
Read More “Can You Start Enjoying Bread Again with Salivary Treatment for Gluten Sensitivity?”