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In case you have not heard the news regarding the oral-systemic link, the health of your mouth plays a vital role in your overall health. Weigh this against the fact that approximately 80% of adults in the US have some form of periodontal (gum) disease, and you may start to understand why at Atlanta Dental Spa we have intensified our focus on your total health and wellness. If we can help you achieve complete oral health, it will result in your better overall health. And if you desire to improve your overall health, we understand the best tools to get you there. We are dedicated to partnering with our patients to help them live longer healthier lives, which is why Atlanta Dental Spa is now a complete health dentistry practice.
Physicians are just beginning to understand that inflammation in your body is one of the root causes of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, poor pregnancy outcomes, infertility, inflammatory & autoimmune diseases, and perhaps even autism. We now understand that if you can reduce your systemic inflammation, you can reduce your risk for disease. And, if you already suffer from these illnesses, reducing your systemic inflammation can reduce the severity of your disease — and, in some cases, reverse the disease altogether.
Periodontal (gum) disease and poor oral health causes systemic inflammation (and damage to the interior walls of your blood vessels). So, if your mouth is unhealthy, you are at heightened risk for systemic disease. If you already have systemic illness and your mouth is unhealthy, you are at heightened risk of dying from your systemic disease. And while this may sound grave, at Atlanta Dental Spa we are able to bring good news to accompany these health facts. This is important — don’t miss this part– if you have poor oral health, and you get your mouth healthy, your systemic inflammation can be eliminated along with your risk for systemic illness. If you already suffer from systemic disease, and you get your mouth healthy, your symptoms can be reduced — even alleviated altogether. With the proper tools, you can achieve and/or return yourself to optimal health. And who has the proper tools? Atlanta Dental Spa.
Our patients’ success stories range from those who were able to reduce medications, those whose systemic pain was eliminated, and even those who came off their meds entirely. It is these success stories that light our passion to treat our patients as a whole — not just a mouth. The face of dentistry is changing. Dentists are being challenged to help their patients achieve total wellness. At Atlanta Dental Spa, we are up for the challenge.
At Atlanta Dental Spa, we have spent the last several years (ever since this research/information first surfaced) honing our skills and knowledge, so that we have the greatest probability of success when we treat you and your family. This success spans every area of our practice from cosmetic, surgical, general/family dentistry, to wellness practices and every procedure in between.
What is complete health dentistry? Complete health dentistry is the concept
that your mouth is the gateway to your total health. A lot of people
understand that if certain parts of their mouth aren’t healthy, it can
cause problems with your heart and things like that. The science has shown
over the last 5 to 10 years, that if your mouth is unhealthy, your whole
entire body can be at risk. An unhealthy mouth will put you at risk for
things like heart disease, heart attack, stroke, also diabetes, even
A group of dentist in the country have come together to accept the
challenge, if you will; that we might be able to not just drill and fill a
tooth, but be able to make an improvement in your life, as our patient. The
more we work toward this, the more we read the scientific papers, the more
we understand that helping you get your mouth healthy really has a positive
effect on your overall health.
We have patients everyday who are on blood pressure medication, cholesterol
medication, that are all these different drugs that have been thrown at
them because they’re a typical American walking down the street with
American diseases. The only thing they know to do about it is take another
drug and have to experience that drug’s side effects; the negative side
effects every day, day-in day-out, of their cocktail of drugs. The next
thing you know, they come to see us and we talk to them about how their
unhealthy mouth might be affecting the rest of their illness. They walk
with us. We lead them down a walk to achieve a healthy mouth. In doing so,
they come back to us 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months later and they say, “I went
to my doctor. My doctor wants to know what am I doing differently because
my blood pressure went down on its own. My cholesterol numbers went down,
and my doctor is now willing to start to lower my medication doses.”
Our goal in complete health dentistry is that we can partner with the
physicians and with the specialists, and share with the understanding that
we have, that we can create a healthy mouth for our patients. In doing so,
have a difference in their lives by making them healthy, live longer, and