Less Stress=Longer Life
Stress and life seem to go hand-in-hand as reports indicated that approximately one third of Americans suffer from some level of anxiety (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/86705.php). There are countless reasons for why someone may feel stress but regardless of what they are, the condition is known for causing many health issues including (but not limited to) heart disease, obesity, asthma and diabetes. The condition is also known for triggering off accelerated aging and premature death (http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/features/10-fixable-stress-related-health-problems). That is why reducing stress including dental anxiety can help individuals live a longer life. Estimates suggest that up to twenty-five percent of Americans not only suffer from dental anxiety, but also avoid visiting a dentist because of that fear. In addition to not receiving the proper checkups, cleanings and preventative dentistry to ensure healthy teeth (and life longevity) over time, the stress itself can be extremely detrimental to those burdened with the emotions. When a person is suffering from anxiety, common side effects include headaches, tooth-grinding, dental neglect, overeating, relying excessively on vicesand insomnia; all off which can not only negatively impact life quality, but can literally shave years off of a life expectancy. By controlling stress, individuals can manage their behavior to get the dental care they need and increase their potential life span.
Nutritious Foods Increase Life Expectancy
Americans have millions of food choices to fuel their bodies. It is that product diversity (combined with a sedentary lifestyle) that have made Americans the fattest citizens of any industrialized country and it is not only causes people to earn less money (socioeconomic standing has long been linked to life expectancy) can trigger stress and depression but also carrying too much weight can shorten one's life span anywhere from five to seven years (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obesity#cite_note-WHO_2000_p.6-0).
Although "diet" is now aligned with being a cuss word in the American vernacular, individuals who gain control over their specific "D Word" can eat to live longer. The process may appear to be complicated due to the mass marketing of processed and fast foods, but individuals can easily gain control over their food choices and subsequently, their life expectancy. Individuals need to fight against the messages sent by professional food marketers and instead focus in on eating a diet filled with whole foods including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and beans. Chances are if food companies are paying big money to send the message to consumers to eat their product, profit, not health concerns, is the bottom line.
Once processed foods included soda, snack foods and prepared entrees are removed from a diet, individuals will find that there is more money and opportunities to include foods suggested in the Government's Nutrition Plate into an eating plan. By following those eating recommendations individuals will naturally shed pounds and reduce dental problems such as high levels of oral bacteria, tooth decay and cavities associated with being overweight.
Individuals looking to become a centenarian need to ensure that professional dental care implemented by a dentist is part of any strategy. Research conducted by the New York University Colleges of Nursing and Dentistry have shown that twenty million citizens (or six percent of the entire nations population) received dental care in 2011, but skipped going to see the doctor. That has made dentists the first line of defense for patient’s health, and has made their job even more vital to those who want to live to be 100.
Since dentists are now in the position to properly diagnosis diseases, if you want to live longer you need to see one stat and 1-800-DENTIST is here to help. All you need to do is call us 24/7 and we will provide you with the name of a great dentist who can help improve the health of your teeth while providing you with additional info on how to become a centenarian.