Every detail matters when it comes to oral health. A small issue could be ignored and may fester into something larger and life altering. Yes, an oral issue can end up affecting your life, not to mention your pocket book.
You might not believe this, but some of these issues have been linked to oral ailments such as gum disease or even malocclusion:
- Heart disease due to bacteria seeping into the blood system through the mouth
- Circulatory issues because bacteria in the blood can lead to plaque buildup
- Mental issues like Alzheimer's due to the bacteria leaching from the affected tooth
- Jaw problems and deformity due to missing teeth or bite issues because the jaw cannot support the imbalance for a long period of time
- Digestive issues because of bite problems or missing teeth since you cannot chew your food properly, which prevents your digestive system from extracting all nutrients
These problems may not affect you right away.
CDC: Rural Americans at Higher Risk of Death from 5 Leading Causes
Demographic, environmental, economic, social factors might be key to difference
A new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts. In 2014, many deaths among rural Americans were potentially preventable, including 25,000 from heart disease, 19,000 from cancer, 12,000 from unintentional injuries, 11,000 from chronic lower respiratory disease, and 4,000 from stroke. The percentages of deaths that were potentially preventable were higher in rural areas than in urban areas.
Sleep Deprivation and Your Health
You might think that sleeping is a waste of time, but it protects your health in several important ways. Research shows that lack of sleep can lead to an assortment of health conditions, including:
- High blood pressure
- Changes in blood sugar levels
- Cognitive difficulties
- Reduced immunity levels
- Vision abnormalities
- Mood changes
- Heart disease
- Changes in hormone levels
- Gaining weight
- Changes in coordination
How Much Sleep Do You Require?
If you are an adult, then sleeping from seven to nine hours each night is recommended.
White House: Trump Would Not Stop Investigations into Russian Contacts
At his first White House briefing Monday, new Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked about U.S. intelligence agencies investigating contacts between people close to President Donald Trump and members of the Russian government.
Asked if Trump would stop those investigations now that he is in charge of the federal government, Spicer told reporters, "[Trump] He has not made any indication that he will stop any investigation of any sort."
The Central Intelligence Agency, the FBI, the National Security Agency and the Treasury Department have assembled a task force to investigate alleged increased Russian espionage and other activities, including Kremlin-ordered cyber attacks to interfere in the U.
Senate Confirms Trump's CIA Pick, Advances Secretary of State Nominee
The U.S. Senate continued Monday to fill President Trump's national security team by confirming his pick for CIA director, Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo, and advancing his nominee for secretary of state, oil executive Rex Tillerson.
Confirmed by an overwhelming vote of 66-32, Pompeo joins Defense Secretary John Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in the fledgling Trump administration.
Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office to Pompeo after the Senate confirmation vote.
Weekend Storms Batter the South
Sixteen people are dead following this weekend's deadly storm outbreak in the South.
The worst of the storm damage appeared to be in Cook County, Georgia, approximately 150 miles southwest of Savannah, where 12 people died and dozens more were injured. Two of the heaviest hit areas included a mobile home park called Sunshine Acres and the South Georgia Motorsports Park. No races were scheduled this weekend, but track management said they predicted races would be cancelled next weekend due to the heavy damage.
Israel Reaches Out to Trump Administration
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened his weekly Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday by reaching out to Israel's most important ally, the United States, and its new leader Donald Trump.
The two spoke by telephone, with Trump calling the conversation "very nice." He did not mention the possibility of the United States moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Netanyahu later said Trump invited him to a meeting in Washington next month.