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Adler Cosmetic & Family Dentistry |  Boulder Center for Advanced Dentistry

April 2012 


The warm weather months are approaching and with them comes even more opportunity for healthy exercise. This month we profile some of the ways exercise helps to reduce stress. 


Modern dentistry offers numerous cosmetic dentistry options for people interested in improving the appearance of their smiles. A recent cosmetic dentistry case treated in our office is featured below.  


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How Exercise Can Reduce Stress

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Most people will recognize the usefulness of working out, and practically everybody who does knows they ought to do more of it. So what keeps us back? We've heard that exercise relieves stress, but if we established a greater insight into the reasons why, possibly it would provide motivation to begin an exercise regimen.  


And sometimes all it takes to get the ball rolling on an exercise program is to take the first step. After that, commit to 21 days of working out, because research has shown that you will need about that many days to create the exercise habit. 


The way exercise will decrease tension is going to come about as follows: 


1. Elevates blood flow. It has been published within the Journal of the American Medical Association that people with elevated levels of stress also had greater intervals of insufficient circulation to the heart. Once we are stressed, it will cause our muscle tissues to tense and blood vessels to constrict. Over time, those higher amounts of anxiety interfere with blood flow, and poor blood circulation can cause several health problems. Working out any way we can relaxes the muscles and promotes enhanced blood flow. Aerobic workout routines such as swimming, running, fast walking or cycling will be the best to raise your heart rate and perk up circulation. The target will be to get the pulse rate to increase to approximately 120 beats for 15 minute durations. 


2. Exercise as the reaction to "fight or flight." Our prehistoric ancestors utilized panic as the way to stay alive. In times of threat, stress triggered the heart along with the nervous system to race so as to prime them for either the fight or the fast escape. The rush of energy that came helped them stay alive and was the safety valve which, when the emergency ended, brought on the relaxation response. 


Tension in our lifestyles does not entail life or death conditions (except naturally in those extraordinary lines of vocation); nonetheless anxiety still is a component for your everyday lives. We will still have stress. Aerobic training is that release that enables us to release energy, followed by the relaxation time to allow our body to bounce back and reward ourselves for the job done well. Any drill which allows you to blow off steam ought to diminish stress amounts and boost health. 


3. Endorphin level is amplified. We understand all about endorphins: those feel-good neurotransmitters produced in the brain that makes us feel good all over. Such mood enhancers decrease angst and increase sleep that often becomes disrupted by depression, anxiety and, of course stress. Yoga, which is a great exercise routine, also puts a great prominence on stress release incorporating proper breathing as well as mind control. 


As we can see, the origin of a great amount of stress will come from our brain, so one might inquire, "If anxiety originates in the brain, why should working out, which is movement of the body, diminish stress." I know you already grasp the answer. Every aspect of the body and every one of its functions will be intricately woven all together. We can in no way evaluate one aspect without a cause-and-effect correlation with all others. Stress will certainly forever be with us, but it really can be best controlled through a regular working out routine. 


When reducing stress, we think Aerobic Training fits the bill the best. Check out our website for thoughts on getting started on a exercise routine, and we call it the Beginner Workout Schedule. Rich Carroll is a writer and health enthusiast living in London.      

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The views expressed in this article are provided for informational purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the views of Adler Cosmetic & Family Dentistry or BCAD.

Cosmetic Dentistry Case Study 

Kelsy is a beautiful young woman whose smile didn't match her bright and outgoing personality. One of her front teeth was chipped and discolored from a previous injury. Kelsy's mom wanted to do something special for Kelsy's 25th birthday and decided that the best present would be a new smile to match the rest of her. Kelsy's mom only wanted the best for her daughter so they came to Adler Cosmetic & Family Dentistry.


Kelsey Before
Kelsy before. 


Kelsey After
Kelsy after.


After an initial consultation and exam to discuss exactly what Kelsy wanted, Dr. Adler recommended doing Zoom Whitening to brighten up her smile and even out the shades and then doing porcelain restorations on her two upper front teeth. He recommended placing restorations on both front teeth even though only one tooth was discolored because it is extremely difficult to restore a single front tooth and have the shape, size, and color match the tooth next to it. In order to keep the teeth looking natural and the smile symmetrical it is usually recommended to restore front teeth in sets of 2, 4, or 8 teeth.


For more information or to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation contact us at (303) 449-1119.  


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Reducing Stress with Exercise
Cosmetic Dentistry Case Study