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Dr. Parvin Carter has over 29 years of experience in Practicing General Dentistry and Orthodontics. She has thousands of hours of advanced training. In 2000, Academy of General Dentistry awarded Dr. Carter a Certificate of Mastership (MAGD) in General Dentistry. According to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, only 1% of US dentists achieve this high level of advancement. Dr. Carter is a Certified and Preferred Provider of Invisalign.

Could a baby tooth save your child’s life?

 

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Every year four million baby teeth fall out, and 1.4 million wisdom teeth are pulled out. Until recently, the only entity really interested in all those teeth was the tooth fairy. But all that changed in the year 2000, with the discovery that dental pulp contains adult stem cells.

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are considered the body’s “master cells” because they have the ability to create the different types of cells that make up our organs, blood, tissue, and immune system.There are two basic types of stem cells: adult stems cells and embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are produced when a newly fertilized egg begins to divide.

Avoiding Ethical Issues

A stem cell is an immature cell that has the potential to become specialized into different types of cells throughout the body.

One of the challenges of stem cells research has been to appease the ethical and moral controversies surrounding the use of stem cells. These specific concerns are usually related to embryonic and foetal stem cells because the harvesting of such stem cells does with most techniques, result in the destruction of an embryo.

One of the positive aspects using dental pulp stem cell is that these teeth were not extracted simply for the purposes of the study. The teeth were planned for extraction anyway, and would simply have been discarded.

As a source of stem cells, they satisfy the requirements for easy harvesting and ethical concerns. Another benefit is that primary teeth are all lost at some point.

As such, it makes them especially attractive as a source of stem cells, where a person’s own teeth could provide stem cells that help them in the future. It would simply require early planning to ensure that primary teeth are kept and used for stem cell harvesting.

Recent years have shown increased funding from religious groups to adult stem cell research, with the hopes that greater interest in the use of adult stem cells will prompt reduced use of embryonic stem cells.

Dental pulp stem cells:  for bone regeneration.

  • In 2008, it was reported that Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) have been demonstrated to be ideal for:
  • Tissue reconstruction
  • Have a long lifespan
  • Build ,in vivo, an adult bone
  • Exert anti-inflammatory abilities

The easy management of dental pulp stem cells makes them very usable.

Dental pulp stem cells:  prevent leading cause of blindness

According to Jul7, 2014 report, researchers at the University Of Birmingham, UK, have discovered that stem cells isolated from the teeth, prevent a leading cause of blindness caused by injury or degenerative diseases.

 Dental pulp stem cells have the following potentials:

How to Store dental pulp stem cells

As you know, baby teeth are resorbed gradually before they fall out, so the longer you wait, the less tissue is there. Ideally, when a tooth begins to become loose, the parent would take the child to the dentist and have that tooth pulled. The dentist would place the extracted tooth in a kit that has a sterile buffer to stabilize the tooth and keep it cold in transport. The tooth is shipped overnight to a lab to extract and store the stem cell. Teeth that come out at home, as long as the tooth bleeds when it comes out, are good enough for this purpose.

The cost of storing dental pulp stem cells seems to be more reasonable than Cord Blood Registry .

 

Banking your child’s stem cells is a decision that varies from family to family. Some people feel that the life-saving possibilities outweigh the cost of small investment. It is like paying for life insurance for your child.

They both pay back at the time of disaster (if any). Except banking your child’s dental stem cells may help your child to stay alive and healthy when needed. The important thing is to weigh the cost and benefit and make the decision that is right for your family.

 

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In dentistry experience and Continuing Education are everything. Dr. Parvin Carter has over 30 years of experience in Practicing General Dentistry and 25 years in Orthodontics. She has thousands of hours of advanced training. In 2000, Academy of General Dentistry awarded Dr. Carter a Certificate of Mastership (MAGD) in General Dentistry. According to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, only 1% of US dentists achieve this high level of advancement. Dr. Carter is a Certified and Preferred Provider of Invisalign. She has successfully treated over 500 patients with Invisalign.For more information please see: www.drparvincarter.com

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Our Second Free Dental Day

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June 25, 2014 was an exciting day for me: I was honored to get to serve my community members who had great need for oral health and could not afford it. As early as April 1, 2014, I made the following announcement on my Facebook:

“My dental office will see, free of charge, as many patients as possible starting at 9 a.m. on June 25. The event operates on a first come, first serve basis for oral cancer screenings, and a choice of an extraction, filling or cleaning. Please come to our dental office, located on 1548East St., across from Shasta Regional Hospital on June 25. Please share this to help someone who needs dental care and cannot afford it.”

On our second Free Dental Day there was huge line of more than thirty people waiting since 4:00 AM.

On the morning of June 25, at 9:00 AM my staff and I went out to greet people waiting in line. There was huge line of more than thirty people waiting. Some said they were in line since 4:00AM. My office parking lots, as well as parking lot next door, were fully

On our second Free Dental Day there was huge line of more than thirty people waiting since 4:00 AM.

On the morning of June 25, at 9:00 AM my staff and I went out to greet people waiting in line. There was huge line of more than thirty people waiting. Some said they were in line since 4:00AM. My office parking lots, as well as parking lot next door, were fully packed.

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On our second Free Dental Day, I had employed extra help to be able to serve as many people as possible

I had hired extra help to be able to serve as many people as possible. Throughout the day, my staff and I were all running. We were trying to accommodate all the people who had waited patiently, some over 12 hours. There were young, old, teenagers, and children among them. They were badly in need of dental care, which was overdue for years.

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Many people were badly in need of dental care, which was overdue for years.

Many people were badly in need of dental care, which was overdue for years.

You could not believe how many times my staff and I cried for the pain and suffering they had gone through. I was overwhelmed and embarrassed with their expression of gratitude.

We gave away $11,000 worth of free dental services.

 

 

Our Hygienist

At the end of the day we had given away $11000 worth of free dental services.

  Some people die from dental disease

Many people suffer greatly, as the result of unaffordable Healthcare costs.

According to Harvard Gazette, one person dies every 12 minutes (45,000 deaths annually) from un-affordable Healthcare costs. Healthcare is a huge topic – let’s just consider Dental care.

People don’t realize that dental disease can cause serious illness. The problems are not just cosmetic. Many people die from dental disease.

According to NBC affiliate WLWT, a 24 year old man, Kyle Willis, died because of his infected tooth. Kyle’s tooth started hurting two weeks before his death. When he went to dentist, dentists told him his tooth needed to be pulled; he decided to forgo the procedure, because he was unemployed and had no insurance. When his face started swelling and his head began to ache, Willis went to the emergency room, where he received prescriptions for antibiotics and pain medications. Willis couldn’t afford both, so he chose the pain medications. The tooth infection spread, causing his brain to swell. He died as a result.

 

Between 30 and 50 percent of the population have the most serious dental disease

When people are unemployed or don’t have insurance, where do they go? What do they do? People end up dying from the most treatable diseases in the world.

According to  PBS: “More than 100 million Americans don’t go to the dentist because they can’t afford it. Many end up in severe pain and sometimes they even die!”

According to Dr. Tom McGuire , Dental disease is an epidemic. Ninety percent of the population suffers from some form of this disease. Between 30 and 50 percent of the population have the most serious forms of dental

People want to believe there’s a safety net that catches all of these people, and there isn’t.

More than 2.1 million people, with tooth aches go to emergency rooms

Emergency room visits for dental health have doubled from about a decade ago.  Nationally, more than 2.1 million people, the vast majority of them adults, showed up in emergency rooms with dental pain in 2010 — that’s double the number from just a decade prior. The majority of dental emergency room visits, nearly 80 percent, were for preventable conditions such as abscesses and cavities.

All too often emergency departments become the go-to place for treatment even though many visits could be prevented with the right outpatient care at the right time,” said Joan Randell, deputy director of The Nicholson Foundation. “We hope that hospital systems and policymakers consider implementing the recommendations to strengthen the community-based dental safety net.”

Many ER dental visits involve the same patients seeking additional care. In Minnesota, nearly 20 percent of all dental-related ER visits are return trips, the report said. That’s because emergency rooms generally are not staffed by dentists. Doctors might offer pain relief and medicine for infected gums, but not much more for dental patients. And many patients are unable to find or afford follow-up treatment, so they end up back in the emergency room.

I think emergency departments should have a dental chair and a dentist on call.

Thousands of dentists across the country and I see patients who are struggling financially and have put off regular dental care. The result is that people are living with infection and pain, and it’s impacting their health and quality of life.

A Report of the Surgeon General indicates that people with low income and racial and ethnic minorities are particularly vulnerable.

 

Less than 1% of dental services are covered by Medicare

Neither Medicare nor the Affordable Care Act includes adult dental coverage, although some pediatric dental care is covered. Even the Medigap insurance that adults buy to expand their plans’ benefits still won’t cover dental procedures. Less than 1% of dental services are covered by Medicare.

Education is Key

Your teeth can last a lifetime if you practice basic dental care, which involves brushing and flossing regularly, eating a mouth-healthy diet, and visiting your dentist and/or dental hygienist for regular checkups and cleanings.

The problem is that most of us are not familiar with ‘mouth-healthy diet”

Changes begin in your mouth the minute you start to eat certain foods. After eating sugar-containing foods, carbohydrates, along with bacteria in your mouth, you begin to make acids. When you eat ferment-able carbohydrates – foods containing sugar — the bacteria in your mouth use the sugar for fuel and produce acids as a waste product.  Acidic media in your mouth can dissolve enamel in less than five minutes. Regular acid assaults on enamel can wear holes in teeth, commonly called

 

Eating foods containing sugar help fast multiplication of bacteria

In addition to cavity formation, eating foods containing sugar help fast multiplication of bacteria which use carbohydrate as fuel. These bacteria then colonize and attach themselves to the tooth’s smooth surface. This results to dental plaque formation. Dental plaque is a biofilm, usually a pale yellow filmthat develops on the teeth.

 

Dental plaque results to Calculus formation

Continual accumulation of minerals from saliva on plaque, results in calculus or tartar formation which is a form of hardened plaque. Levels of calculus and location of formation varies from one person to another, and are affected by oral hygiene habits, access to professional care, diet, age, ethnic origin, time since last dental cleaning, systemic disease, and the use of prescription medications.

 

Calculus formations results in periodontal diseases

A build-up of plaque and calculus can lead to inflamed and infected gums. Mild gum disease is called gingivitis and is not usually serious; however this condition is a predisposition to the start of periodontitis. More severe gum disease, called periodontitis, can lead to teeth falling out. This condition, simply put, is the loss of tooth supporting structures, (bone and gum support).

 

Periodontal diseases can result to heart attack and stroke

Because periodontal disease is a bacterial infection, periodontal bacteria can enter the blood stream and travel to major organs and begin new infections. Both the heart and the brain are some of the most susceptible organs.

“A lot of studies suggest that oral health, and gum disease in particular, are related to serious conditions like heart disease,” says periodontist Sally Cram, DDS, a spokeswoman for the American Dental Association.

According to the Academy of Periodontology, people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary artery disease (also called heart disease). And one study found that the presence of common problems in the mouth, including gum disease (gingivitis), cavities, and missing teeth, were as good at predicting heart disease as cholesterol levels . Periodontal disease has also been linked to stroke.   Latest studies showed possible link between Alzheimer disease and periodontal disease.

Bottom Line:

 

If you like to keep good oral health do the followings:

 

1)  Brush twice a day and floss at least once a day regularly.

 

2) See your dentist every six months for dental hygiene and checkup.

 

3) Eatmouth-healthy Food. Avoid sugary, starchy food and alcoholic drinks. These create a favorable environment for oral bacterial growth.  They also have a drying effect, which reduces saliva flow and allows foul-smelling bacteria to linger longer.

 

4) If you have to eat sugary food, coffee, starchy food, and alcoholic drinks make sure to rinse your mouth with a mouth wash or water immediately after. There is a product on the market that targets only the bad bacteria in the mouth. It’s called EvoraPlus and it works great.

 

There is a definite need to give assistance to those less fortunate. We look forward to another successful event next time and will keep the public up to date with what is to come in the future.

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Why People of Redding are The Best

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On May 8, 2014, we received a message, on our Facebook; (https://www.facebook.com/drparvincarter). Rachel Thibeault , one of our “Fans”  asked to help posting her fund raiser site at : http://www.gofundme.com/Last-wish-for-Nana

This was what Rachel asked her community for help:

“Cynthia Hagan mother of 5 Nana to 9.In 2006 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2012 it returned and it had Metastasis into her sternum and around her heart. Over the last 2 years she has done chemo, radiation, and surgery but it has not helped. It has now spread to her brain. Her doctors recently told her there is nothing more they can do. She also lost her mother and brother this last year. She also lost her home in the Clover fire in Sept. Saying this has been a tough year is an understatement. Still she has stayed hopeful. Her wish is to take her family on vacation. She wants a vacation so she can see everyone smiling and having fun!! Raising 5 kids didn’t leave much money and she has never been able to take her family on vacation. Can you please help bring a last wish to life for an amazing Nana and mom? We would be so appreciative and eternally grateful to you to know she got her last wish and to see her happy! You are making a wish come true for a very special person!!!!! Thank You all so much for taking your time to read her story please share!!!!!”

We sent two of our employees to visit with this Redding mother and take pictures of her and family.

We then posted the story Rachel wrote (above), and added: the following in our Facebook:

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Help This Mother’s Last Wish to Come True :
Can you please help bring a last wish to life for an amazing Nana and mother? We are asking your donation. If she meets her goal, we will choose one of the donors to get life time (as long as we are in business) free dental whitening at Dr. Parvin Carter, DDS, MAGD. Here is where you could make the donation:  http://www.gofundme.com/Last-wish-for-Nana.

The following weekend I went, along with my mother and my husband, to visit Cynthia at her home and invited Cynthia and her son Nick to go to dinner with us at Olive Garden.

Cynthia ate very little, she said she mostly drank protein shakes for food, when she could afford it.

She told us of her life story, how she had to clean houses to raise her five children and never afforded to go to any vacation. She was so kind and caring. She talked about all her children and grandchildren.  She talked about hardship that had happened to her and family yet she showed so much love and pride for how she stood behind her children.

She was so thankful and happy about the caring nature of our community. So many people had sent their prayers and donations.

We took the following picture before leaving Olive Garden. The posted on our Facebook:

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“Few days ago I requested your help to make the last wish of this Redding’s Mother to come true. Over 12000 residents of Redding read and shared our announcement and are already praying for her. Many of you send messages that you are willing to donate a gift for a fund raising auctions we decided to have a fund raising event for her on Wednesday July 9th, 6:30-9:30 Pm. We will announce the location later. All contributing businesses could have a table in the auction. In the meantime please pray for Cindy’s recovery. You could make a donation below:
Thank you and god bless you.
http://www.gofundme.com/Last-wish-for-Nana

 

We then found an event organizer who volunteered to do the July 9th dinner and Auction. Several businesses volunteered to help and be present on July 9th event.

We expressed our appreciations to all these kindness of our community by posting the following on our Facebook:

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Unfortunately, On June 25, I received a telephone call from Rachel, Cyndy’s daughter, that Cynthia died on June 24th. E posted the following on our Facebook on June 25:

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“We Regret announcing the passing of Cynthia Hagen, of Redding. Cynthia
was diagnosed with cancer. She also lost her mother and brother last year, along with her home in the Clover fire. Her wish was to take her family on a dream vacation to Disneyland. On May 8th, I request your help to make her last wish to come true. Over 23000 of you read and shared our announcement. You made donation of funds and prayers. I would like to thank you . God bless you all.
Here is the message her daughter Rachel sent me on June 27th:
“Our family would like to thank everyone for their support, prayers, donations, and love. On June 24th our mother no longer had to fight she was at peace with her children by her side. She felt so blessed to have so many people care and show such compassion. She has never wanted anyone to be sad but remember the good times and smile therefore we will be celebrating her life that’s what she wanted. Please see:

https://www.facebook.com/events/523993221061570/?source=3&source_newsfeed_story_type=regular&fref=nf

On June 28, the celebration of the life of Cynthia Hagen was held with family and friends at Caldwell Park:

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I wanted to go to her celebration of life very badly. I lost my 22 year old daughter who was killed by a drunk driver many years ago. Since then,  I lost my ability to deal with any loss. I just could not be there.

This morning, June 29, I called Rachel, asked her how Cynthia’s Life Celebration went. She referred me to the following Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/523993221061570/?source=3&source_newsfeed_story_type=regular&fref=nf

When I saw the picture of flying balloons, I was reminded of the following poem from Rumi:

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My soul wants to fly away
When your presence call it so sweetly.
My soul wants to take flight,
When you whisper, Arise
A fish wants to dive
From dry land into the ocean,
When it hears the drum beating ,Return

 

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When Energy Drinks Kill

The Food and Drug Administration has confirmed that it received five reports in the past few years suggesting that people died after drinking caffeinated energy drinks.

Kevin Goldberg, who is suing Monster Beverage represents the parents of a 14-year-old Maryland girl who died from heart arrhythmia after drinking two 24-ounce cans of Monster Energy.

The number of emergency department (ED) visits involving energy drinks doubled from 10,068 visits in 2007 to 20,783 visits in 2011.

The occurrence of energy drink-related ED visits among adolescents and young adults shows that these vulnerable populations experience negative health events after consuming energy drinks. In a recent report, the American Academy of Pediatrics discouraged use of energy drinks for children of all ages, including young athletes, and a joint study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Institute of Medicine recommended that beverages available in schools should be caffeine-free. Energy drinks can also be problematic among young adults, especially college students, when used in combination with alcohol.

Energy drinks and alcohol a dangerous combo for college kids: 

Combining heavily caffeinated energy drinks and alcohol is a trend, especially among college students. In fact, about half of energy drink users admit to combining them with alcohol while partying.

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks is a serious public health concern when compared to drinking alcohol alone. The FDA banned the sale of premixed alcoholic energy drinks such as Four Loco, saying they’re unsafe, but it’s easy for college kids to just mix their own.

 

Top 10 Energy Drink Side Effects

Recent research in Australia has highlighted the risks with over-consumption of energy drinks. This data was gathered from 7 years of calls to the Australian Poisons Center.

Listed in order of most common to least common:

  1. Palpitations / tachycardia
  2. Tremor / shaking
  3. Agitation / restlessness
  4. Gastrointestinal upset
  5. Chest pain / ischaemia
  6. Dizziness / syncope
  7. Paraesthesia (tingling or numbing of the skin)
  8. Insomnia
  9. Respiratory distress
  10. Headache

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What are ingredients of  Energy drinks?

Most energy drinks are high in sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup and/or cane sugar. Some use creative names to make their version of sugar seem “healthier”, like “natural cane juice”.

  • High sugar drinks are linked to the obesity.
  • Sugar causes tooth decay
  • Increases risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • The sugar in energy drinks causes blood sugar and insulin spikes, which later result in a “crash-like” feeling.
  • Sugar is also somewhat addictive.
  • More than 35mg of Niacin (B3) can cause flushing of the skin. Intake of 3000mg or more can result in liver toxicity.
  • More than 100mg of B6 can cause sensory nerve problems (burning sensation) or skin lesions.

B Vitamins

Inositol

No known side effects have been reported, but ingesting large quantities has been linked to diarrhea. Large doses have been used to treat certain psychiatric disorders.

Ginseng

  • Some studies have linked it to sleeplessness, while others refute this.
  • Other possible symptoms include; low blood pressure, edema, palpitations, tachycardia, cerebral arteritis, vertigo, headache, insomnia, mania, vaginal bleeding, amenorrhea, fever, appetite suppression, pruritus, cholestatic hepatitis, mastalgia, euphoria, and miscarriage.

Glucuronolactone

While no side effects have been reported, there’s still debate on its safety.  Many countries including Canada, England, Germany, and France have concluded that it is not a safety concern.

Artificial Sweeteners

If you drink sugar-free energy drinks you may be consuming any number of artificial sweeteners. There is always debate around the negative health effects of these (particularly aspartame).

However, all major health institutions regard them as safe.

Ginkgo Biloba

Gingko is a herb, and can cause some minor side effects in some people:

  • nausea, diarrhea, headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations, and restlessness.
  • Can interact with other medication such as blood thinners and anti-depressants.
  • A recent study found that ginkgo caused thyroid cancer in rats.

L-Carnitine

Too much of this amino acid can cause vomiting, nausea, headache, diarrhea, stuffy nose, restlessness and sleeping difficulty.

L-Theanine

This amino acid is derived from green tea and many energy drinks and shots have begun putting “green tea extract” in their products.

It produces a different type of alertness than caffeine and there hasn’t been any scientific evidence of it causing adverse side effects. Some have reported feeling light-headed when consuming a dose of more than 300mg of L-Theanine.

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What is Safe For You?

Energy drinks probably shouldn’t be a staple of anyone’s diet and coffee is certainly a healthier source of caffeine.

However, despite a number of alarming reports of overdose in recent years, for most people energy drink consumption is fine in moderation.

Many reported side effects are anecdotal – being reported from patient’s records. So, it’s hard to say which ingredient actually caused the problems if the patient was ingesting several combinations of these at one time.

Be Careful of Pre-existing Conditions

If you or your child has a pre-existing heart condition of any sort – they should not be consuming energy drinks.

In general it is better to avoid the larger drinks (i.e. Mega Monster has a massive 240mg caffeine in its 24 fl oz giant can), and stick to smaller 8 Oz cans.

If people drink energy products responsibly and use energy drinks occasionally, then most will likely avoid any of the energy drink side effects.

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Wine is Good for Your Dental Health

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Cheers! That glass of red wine you pour each day to enhance your heart health or overall health may also be helping to keep your mouth healthy by inhibiting tooth decay and gum disease.

Wine could  prevent cavities

For anyone searching for another reason to enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner, here’s a good one: A new study has found that red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities. They say that their report, which appears in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, could lead to the development of natural products that ward off dental diseases with fewer side effects.

60 to 90 percent of the global population suffer from gum disease 

M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas and colleagues explain that dental diseases are extremely common throughout the world. Cavities, periodontal disease and tooth loss affect an estimated 60 to 90 percent of the global population. The problems start when certain bacteria in the mouth get together and form biofilms, which are communities of bacteria that are difficult to kill. They form plaque and produce acid, which starts damaging teeth. Brushing, fluoride in toothpaste and water and other methods can help get rid of bacterial plaques, but the effects are limited.

Antimicrobial agents reduce taste perception

Antimicrobial agents can be prescribed to control plaque and reduce oral biofilms, but side effects are associated with some of these, including reduced taste perception and discoloration of the gums. Also, it is possible that the use of these antimicrobials is contributing to drug resistance in the bacteria.

Some research has suggested that polyphenols, grape seed extract and wine can slow bacterial growth, so Moreno-Arribas’ team decided to test them under realistic conditions for the first time.

Wine and human health

Wine contains a number of biologically active compounds with beneficial effects on human health. The antibacterial action of commercial red and white wines against oral bacteria responsible for caries development and sore throat was studied.. Both wines displayed activity. The compounds responsible for such activities were succinic, malic, lactic, tartaric, citric, and acetic acid. The synthetic mixtures of the organic acids tested at the concentrations found in wine had greater antibacterial activity than the beverages.

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A Picture Tour of my Mission in Lima Peru

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This is a picture tour of my mission to Lima Peru.

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My Mission in Lima Peru

 

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We left Redding CA on Saturday May 10, 2014 to San Francisco. Next day our team left San Francisco at 4:00 AM, with 58 boxes, full of medical supplies to Lima Peru.  When we got to Lima it was so late it took forever for customs to go through our boxes. It was 2am before we went to bed. Next morning we went to the hospital. It is 200 years old. The wards are all open to the outside where people line up.  There were 100 people waiting in line on the first day.The surgery starts at 7a.m.

Every day we get up at 5:00 am, and then get back by 8:00 p.m. when we eat and go to bed. We have been working every day except Sunday.

I love the kids that we are doing surgery for their cleft palate.  I have taken photos before and after and they are so cute. I have been able to converse with them and give them toys. I feel so sorry for them to have such a severe opening on their lips.

One child was so cute he was scared going in the surgery room, then after surgery, he gave me a high 5 even as he was waking up from the sleep. I love these kids so much. These procedures are life changing for them. There are so many stories to tell about them. I love them. I feel so bad when I see their sweet little bodies going through all these.

It is like a different world here, like a different planet. The food has a lot of Carbs and lots of rice potatoes and occasionally with some chicken.

People are so appreciative of what we do. I love the sweet hearts when they are crying. After the surgery their cry is with pain and breaks my heart.  I hold them and just kiss them and rock them.

I have a lot of stories to tell.  This man came by a boat for 2 days on the water,  to get to land and then another 8 hours by bus and slept on the steps of the hospital to have his 8 month old baby with cleft palate to get the surgery. He came all by himself. He was so kind and sweet to his baby.

Every day I have been in the surgery room. Yesterday we did pharyngeal flap , this is to get some tissue from the back of the throat and increase the tissue on the tonsil area so the kid can talk. We then did another surgery to remove the scars from his lips and revised it.  It looked beautiful. I worked with the director of the medical team Dr. Denise Dunden.

Today after making the rounds and checking on the new admissions and seeing couple of patients, I went to the surgery with Dr. Bob Ryan.  He did unbelievable work.  He made the incision so the face wouldn’t pull when smiling, just like the zigzag line. I helped from the beginning to the end. The patient was a 17 year old she said she is so tired of people staring at her face she want this to be fixed and was crying before putting her to sleep the anesthesiologist is  a young resident from UC Davis. He is very kind.

I am sitting in the lobby and writing, it is about 10 p.m. I am ready to fall over the chair I bet I walked 12 miles today back and forth.

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In dentistry experience and Continuing Education are everything. Dr. Parvin Carter has over 30 years of experience in Practicing General Dentistry and 25 years in Orthodontics. She has thousands of hours of advanced training. In 2000, Academy of General Dentistry awarded Dr. Carter a Certificate of Mastership (MAGD) in General Dentistry. According to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, only 1% of US dentists achieve this high level of advancement. Dr. Carter is a Certified and Preferred Provider of Invisalign. She has successfully treated over 400 patients with Invisalign.

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