General dental services keep Carlsbad, CA patients feeling better
By Al A. Fallah, DDS, MICCMO, AIAOMT Home of Exceptional Dentistry
“I just don’t feel good.” “I’m tired of addressing one medical problem, only to have treatment cause other issues.” “It seems like I spend too much time visiting doctors, but I don’t get answers to my health dilemmas.” Have statements like these gone through your mind or become part of your daily dialog with loved ones? Did you know that general dental services could make a big difference? Experienced biological dentist, Dr. Al A. Fallah in Carlsbad, CA, explains more about the mouth-body connection.
What is general dentistry?
A general dentist earns the DDS or DMD designation through broad-based education focused on helping you maintain a healthy mouth. While there are nine recognized dental specialties, general dentistry is not among them. Rather, the term encompasses some aspects of each area of specialization, woven into a philosophy of prevention, restoration of dental problems that do occur and smile beautification.
You might think of a general dentist in the context of a primary care physician – well-qualified to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions, and your first step in determining if the services of a specialist are needed. Also like a PCP, your general dentist maintains an overview of your hereditary and medical background and oral health history.
When you choose holistic general dental care, that level of oversight is taken a step further, providing health benefits potentially felt from head to toes.
How can general dental services in Carlsbad, CA be holistic?
There is a common misperception that holistic dentistry is not general dentistry. However, a holistic (also known a biological or natural) dentist is the utmost gatekeeper of your health, helping you maintain oral, physical, and emotional wellbeing.
Dr. Fallah provides a full range of general dental services such as:
Hygiene techniques that reset a healthy balance of natural flora in the mouth, rather than harsh sterilization that wipes out both beneficial and harmful organisms. Ultrasonic cleaning is gentle to soft tissues, while effectively removing plaque, hardened tartar, and stains.
Minimally-invasive periodontal treatment and maintenance. DNA testing precisely identifies responsible pathogens. Treatment is then fine-tuned to your unique physiology, for maximum effectiveness.
Leading-edge diagnostics, including digital x-rays, 3D imaging, galvanic measurement, bite registration, and oral cancer screening.
Biocompatibility testing to determine which of the many available dental restoration materials are most suitable for your body chemistry. This helps to avoid latent reaction and referred health issues now or years into the future.
Mercury-free, non-metal, biocompatible, and bioinert restoration options. Dr. Fallah uses the safest available materials for fillings, crowns, bridges, dental implants, and other dental work.
Protocols that exceed the IAOMT’s SMART guidelines for safe removal of mercury-laden amalgam dental fillings.
Nonsurgical, integrated treatment of sleep apnea; TMJ dysfunction; and head, neck, and jaw pain.
His distinction is that these services are administered with tremendous consideration for their impact on the entire patient – not just a tooth or a mouth.
How does oral health impact wellness?
The mouth is a two-way window to wellness.
The earliest signs of serious systemic health issues may initially present in the mouth. For example, a person could develop puffy, discolored gums, chronic bad breath, or bleeding when brushing and flossing but has not made changes to good daily oral hygiene. That individual should be tested for diabetes. Blood sugar imbalance lowers the body’s resistance to infection, and often gum disease is the first indication. Mucosal lesions signal a compromised immune system. Loss of facial bone or teeth may be a sign of osteoporosis. The decline in oral health is also associated with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
The diabetes connection is strongly evident in both directions. Not only does diabetes contribute to gum disease, but it is also harder for people with periodontitis to control blood sugar levels. Pathogens from the mouth can spread through the bloodstream, leading to endocarditis (heart infection), and cardiovascular inflammation that increases the risk of clogged arteries and stroke. Poor oral health is linked to premature and low birth weight babies and respiratory problems throughout life.
Self-esteem is also an important element of overall wellness, and an attractive smile with fresh breath play a big role.
Are you ready to experience general dental services with a positive influence on the quality of life? Call (760) 576-2779 in Carlsbad, CA to become Dr. Fallah’s newest patient.
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