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The Oral Health Connection to Alzheimer's Disease: A Unique Approach

Alzheimer's disease is a name that strikes fear into many hearts. It's a condition that impacts millions of individuals and their families, affecting memory, thinking, and overall cognitive functions. What if the key to prevention and early intervention lay within your mouth?


Recent studies have shown a strong connection between oral health and the risk of Alzheimer's disease. At Complete Health Dentistry of the Emerald Coast, we are providing this innovative care to reduce your risk of this devastating disease by following the Bredesen Protocol.


A Dental Approach: Re-Code Certification

Complete Health Dentistry of the Emerald Coast is honored to be one of only 50 dental providers in the nation to be Re-Code certified. This certification focuses on Alzheimer's prevention and early intervention, ensuring that our team is highly trained in identifying risk factors and developing comprehensive treatment plans tailored to individual patients' needs.


What Does It Mean to be Re-Code Certified?

Being Re-Code certified is more than just a badge; it signifies our deep commitment to providing comprehensive care that addresses the whole person, not just their teeth. This approach combines the latest research and techniques in Alzheimer's prevention, considering the unique aspects of every patient based on their test results.


Customized Treatment Plans for Alzheimer’s

Through a detailed examination of your oral health and a complete understanding of your lifestyle and diet, we are able to create a treatment plan that fits your specific needs. This might include modifications to your diet, lifestyle changes, and the recommendation of certain supplements or medications, all aimed at reducing your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.


How Oral Health Connects to Alzheimer's

Research has revealed that inflammation and infections in the mouth can lead to nerve damage and inflammation in the brain, increasing the risk of Alzheimer's. Through the utilization of saliva testing to detect high-risk oral pathogens, Dr. Hanle can pinpoint the exact bacteria in a patient's mouth that might lead to cognitive deterioration. By tackling these oral health challenges, he empowers his patients to diminish their likelihood of succumbing to Alzheimer's disease.


At Complete Health Dentistry of the Emerald Coast we don't just treat symptoms; we treat the root causes and work closely with you to ensure that the treatment plan aligns with your individual risk factors and overall health goals.


If you or a loved one is struggling with Alzheimer's disease, we invite you to contact us today to schedule your appointment and discover how our innovative approach to dental care can contribute to a healthier, happier life. Don't wait until it's too late; take control of your health now and invest in a future free from the risk of Alzheimer's disease.



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