Does the Strength of Your Bite Indicate Your Mental Strength?
Dr. Broome and the dentists at the Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry have spent their careers reminding patients that their dental health is connected to their total health, but researchers from Karlstad University and the Department of Dental Medicine and the Aging Research Center (ARC) at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are finding that your bite has even more bearing on your well being through the years.
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the Karlstad University and Karolinska Institutet evaluated the chewing ability of roughly 557 people around the age of 77 and older. The researchers found that individuals with multiple tooth loss and reduced or limited chewing ability when it came to hard food, like apples, had a significantly higher risk of developing cognitive health issues later in life, such as dementia.
As we age, people experience a gradual deterioration of cognitive function, but with dementia, the rate is substantially increased, impacting an individual's attention span, language, memory, and problem solving.
One of the theories behind the possible connection between chewing strength and mental health is that the less people chew, the less blood flow is directed to the brain. The results were relatively the same across varying ages, sexes, and education demographics, whether or not the individuals had real or false teeth.
At the Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide more than just cosmetic dental services, we treat your oral health as a whole, utilizing the latest in dental technology to ensure our patients have not just a beautiful smile, but also a strong and healthy one.
Get an Accurate Bite Analysis
Using the T-scan digital bite analysis system, Dr. Broome and his team can perform a bite check to evaluate a patient's bite force, intensity, and quality of contact with exact, high-definition, 3-D digital movie files. The scan also takes relatively little time and can be administered comfortably. Patients need only bite a very thin material with sensitive pressure sensors.
The T-scan allows us diagnose a wide range of issues that may be interfering with your bite, such as unstable dentures, fractured teeth, TMD/TMJ, or other types of dental trauma. With an accurate diagnosis, our team can create a treatment plan specific to your dental needs to ensure to correct and strengthen your bite.
Such a great vibe with a supportive environment including but not limited to a wealth of knowledge, expert customer service and compassion for the service provided. I was treated like a great friend of the family while visiting the office for consultation.
Everyone is really friendly and glad to answer a million questions (because that’s about how many I asked). The environment is comfy, even as someone who hates the dentist office this experience was pretty pleasant for me.
Dr. Broome and his staff are personable and professional. They are genuinely concerned about creating a pleasant and comfortable environment for you at each visit. Everyone in the office is experienced and knowledgeable. They were highly recommended to me and exceeded all my expectations! Whether your goals are to improve or maintain your dental care, have dental work performed and without fear or seek cosmetic dentistry, you will not be disappointed with Dr. Broome and his great staff!
The comfort and care that is extended to the patient tops the charts. I couldn’t ask for a better place to go for dental care. Exceptional one on one during your first visit. I will recommend this practice to all of my friends.
Dr. Broome is exceptional – he is very detailed oriented, genuinely cares and has always put my needs at the forefront of every visit! The staff is amazing. I find them to be personable, courteous, friendly and extremely professional!! Everyone makes you feel comfortable and takes a personal interest in you. I highly recommend Dr. Broome and his staff for any dental needs that you have!
From the moment you step in the door you are completely at ease. Dr. Broome and his staff are so patient and listen to all of your worries and concerns. They answer any questions and explain the entire process in detail. This has been the most amazing dental experience I have ever had
Dr. Broome and his staff are amazing at what they do! I had four of my teeth replaced with implants after I was in an accident, and they look amazing! I could not be happier with the work and service I received!
I needed a ton of “help” because of how long I let dental problems slide. They came up with a plan that took finances and my own comfort into account. Now, I smile in public. I speak clearer because I am not subconsciously hiding my teeth. I eat better, because now I can. My overall health is better as a result and that is showing in my everyday life.
Dr Broome and his team pay close attention to detail and make every effort to make their patients as comfortable as possible.Dr Broome is constantly getting educated on the cutting edge techniques and innovations in dentistry. They take excellent care of me!
The perfect environment for dental services. The super friendly and professional staff make you feel at ease. They always have the newest technology to make treatments and maintenance easy. I have been going here for many years and highly recommend them!
I cracked a tooth yesterday and when I was told I needed a crown I just wanted to run. I was expecting some pain or discomfort but absolutely none! I simply relaxed and enjoyed the headphones with spa music, warm blanket, comfy dental chair and absolutely fantastic dental team!
Thank you Dr. Broom and his staff! I am overwhelmed by your compassion, care and amazing talent! Special thanks to Laney, you have “held” my hand every step of the way. Heather my heartfelt thanks for your amazing and loving care!
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