Atlanta Dental Spa is leading the way in preventive care – and not just cavity prevention! We understand the link between the health of your mouth and your total health, and we have stepped up to improve the total health of our patients.
Gum disease is a major risk factor for heart attack and ischemic stroke. Gum disease causes inflammation throughout your entire body and damages the insides of your arteries. This is the first step toward a heart attack or stroke.
Next, a soft arterial plaque forms in the wall of your damaged artery. This plaque grows until it ruptures. The rupture is also triggered by inflammation and oral bacteria. A clot forms at the rupture site and blocks the flow of blood in that artery. If that artery is in your heart, the event is a heart attack. If that artery is in your brain, the event is a stroke.
At Atlanta Dental Spa, we are trained to screen our patients for risk factors such as inflammatory markers, vulnerable plaque, and pathogenic oral bacteria. We use diagnostic tools to check for these signs, and we educate our patients so they completely understand what’s going on inside their arteries.
Our Atlanta Dental Spa team has a passion for and a vested interested in the complete health of our patients. Many of our providers are certified in the Bale-Doneen Method, a revolutionary plan to prevent heart disease, stroke and diabetes. We work hard, we study hard, and we train to provide our patients with the highest standard of care.