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Getting Your Health in Check for Successful Recovery

When it comes to the general health of our bodies and healing, there are a few things we need to remember. They may seem like little things, but they have a HUGE impact on how your body reacts.

The general rule is this: get your body to the healthiest state possible before undergoing any kind of surgery. If you have medical conditions, see your doctor and make sure they are well controlled. You may need to adjust medications, for example. Some people need to hold certain medications and some people need to take antibiotics before surgeries.

The same applies to Dental procedures.

Of course, you have probably heard this one before, but you need to be brushing and flossing daily. This is the most important factor that will keep your teeth and dental implants remaining healthy.

Did you know that the most common cause of tooth loss and implant failure is an infection that damages the supporting gums and bone? Yes, plaque is nasty, so let’s avoid it with awesome maintenance habits!

Another part of healthy maintenance is keeping up with our vitamins and water intake.

First of all, diet is so important because everything we eat affects our health. If you are on prescriptions, please make sure to take them as prescribed. It really helps to set alarms to remind you to take them. You can also take vitamins that are healthy like multivitamins, for example. If you have medical conditions and are taking medications daily, make sure you talk with your doctor about when you can take your vitamins and supplements. This is only because some medications and vitamins react to each other. Once you have a daily routine, it will all be second nature. This will help keep your mouth as healthy as possible along with your cleaning routines.

It's also important to drink fluids throughout the day. The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is about 15 cups of fluid for men and 11 cups of fluids a day for women. There are some really neat cups with measurements on them that help measure fluid intake available on the market. Mix that with a little daily sunshine and healthy balanced diet and your body will thank you! Vitamin D is boosted by sunshine naturally. So keep some Vitamin D on hand for days you can’t jump into the sunshine. Increased Vitamin D is proven to reduce depression, inhibit cancer cell growth, strengthen bones, and also helps resist diseases! That is so powerful!

While we are discussing health, don’t forget about mental health. It is so important especially during the holidays. Try to do things you love. Do you like baking, fishing, diamond art painting, lawn work, wood work, playing games? Do them! They make your heart happy. It’s also fun to try new things. That sense of adventure is always within us.

Let’s talk about diseases and injuries too because we need to make sure your body is totally prepared before we get dental work done. That means if you have not been feeling well, or have been through a recent surgery, please make sure your doctor is well aware of this fact. After surgery of any type, your body needs to devote all of its attention to healing. So if you are already sick, then you may have trouble healing properly.

Dr. Jeremy Knewtson and staff want to help you heal at your maximum capacity. So we are here to answer any questions you have and to help prepare your body for any changes you are about to have. From routine dental cleanings to dental Implants, we’ve got you covered all the way and look forward to celebrating your success!

Remember, after dental work it’s very important to follow the after care instructions you are given so that your recovery process is successful. During the Year of the Smile here at Dentures Plus Lenexa, we remind you that Success prevents stress!

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