In the past year, researchers have uncovered more details about the oral-systemic link between mouth infections and other diseases of the mind or body. Recently, researchers published a paper in the Journal of Oral Microbiology providing a possible connection between oral infection and Alzheimer's disease. Across the globe, roughly 44 million people suffer from the effects of Alzheimer's, which include memory loss, confusion, vision problems, and language difficulties.
At the Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Broome and his exceptional team strongly believe in helping patients understand that oral health is as important to overall health as it is to keeping teeth and gums healthy.
How is Alzheimer's Disease Linked to Oral Infections?
According to researchers from the University of Oslo, oral infections, such as periodontal disease or even cavities, can get into the bloodstream and make their way to the brain. In the bloodstream, infectious bacteria can get through the blood-brain barrier and cause inflammation in the brain, which is often found in patients with Alzheimer's.
Proper oral hygiene is particularly important because the mouth can contain more than 900 types of bacteria, which may or may not be harmful. The elderly are more at risk of oral systemic infections that may lead to Alzheimer's because dentures and dental implants can harbor oral yeasts and fungal molecules, especially if an individual forgets to thoroughly perform dental hygiene on a daily basis.
Preventing Oral Systemic Alzheimer's Disease
Patients of Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dermatology can receive our new Oral Bacteria DNA Test that identifies existing bacteria in a patient’s mouth, allowing our expert team to create a personalized treatment plan to eliminate and reduce harmful bacteria. Prevention is the best defense against oral infections; so do not wait to schedule your DNA Test with us today!
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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