Complete Health Dentistry

What is Complete Health Dentistry?

Complete health dentistry involves caring for a patient’s overall health by making the connection between oral health and total body health. Complete health dentists use clues from a patient’s mouth to find signs of other illnesses they may have or be at risk for having. We strive to form partnerships between dental and medical professionals to work toward the common goal of improving a patient’s overall health and wellness.

What does this involve? One step is moving from reactive care to preventive care. Ways we do this in our office include Salvary Diagnostics (Oral DNA Saliva Tests), Oral Probiotics, and Oxygen Therapy. As these assessments are being performed, our team notes any risk factors for oral and systemic diseases the patient presents with and thoroughly explains the correlations to the them.

We can then organize a profile that includes oral and systemic risk factor findings and discuss how their chronic gingivitis (reversible) or chronic periodontal disease (irreversible) may place them at risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, poor glycemic control, Alzheimer’s Disease, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory complications, certain cancers, pre-term delivery and even adverse pregnancy outcomes.

How Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

Many people think that standard cleanings and regular dental visits at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry are just doing what most of us were taught as kids: preventing cavities or getting your gums healthier. However, there is recent groundbreaking research and additional information indicating that many other physical health problems can occur due to poor oral health. Some of these are DIRECTLY affected by the bacterial associated with an unhealthy mouth.

Some of these conditions affected include (Click images below to learn more):

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Stroke

Stroke

Alzheimers

Alzheimer's Disease

Diabetes

Diabetes

 

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Lung Disease

Lung Disease

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease

Pregnancy

Pregnancy

 

Obesity

Obesity

How Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry Monitors Overall Health

There are several steps that the team at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry take to help you stay healthy. Your visits to our office will be more than just a hygiene cleaning. We go above and beyond to gather a complete picture of your overall health. By doing this, we can choose customized dental treatment plans that will not only leave you with a beautiful smile but more importantly, will help prevent other health issues from presenting themselves or worsening down the road.

Some ways we learn about your complete health include:

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Full Individual and Family Health History
  • Establishing a Healthy Mouth Baseline
  • Salivary Diagnostics and Genetic Testing
  • Oral Probiotics
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Management

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Office

822 Milwaukee Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698
Phone: (727) 478-4054
Fax: (727) 733-4568


Hours

Mon: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Tues: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm


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