Complete Health Dentistry
Recent medical studies now confirm a causal relationship between gum disease and other serious diseases, and that is groundbreaking news for patients, dentists and doctors alike. In short, the bacteria in your mouth that causes gingivitis and periodontal disease (affecting approximately 80% of the population) are connected to critical diseases such as:
Treatments and services offered by Atlanta Dental Spa that help maintain a healthy mouth and contribute to total wellness include:
Videos of Interest concern Mouth & Body Connections:
Articles of Interest
Periodontitis related to Pre-Term Birth
Consensus paper on cardiovascular disease and periodontitis
Oral Inflammation and Diabetes
Age-Dependent Associations Between Chronic Periodontitis/Edentulism and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
How menopause affects oral health, and what we can do about it
Periodontal Disease and Endocrinology/Diabetology?
What if Opening Your Mouth Saved Your Life?
Video ScriptWhat 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 Alzheimer’s. 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 live well.