Dothan area dentist describes spirochetes and Alzheimer’s disease
At Biodentist Alabama in the Dothan area, we understand the threat oral disease can have on your general health and wellbeing. The connection between oral disease and many diseases is very strong. One very important procedure at Biodentist Alabama we do is evaluate every patient’s dental plaque under microscope to determine if they have a higher risk for negative general health from their oral bacteria. When evaluating the mouth, we are often looking for oral spirochetes, parasites, and other indications of infection and disease.
Oral spirochetes are aggressive disease causing bacteria with the propensity to travel to the brain. Although oral spirochetes are unknown to most dentists and doctors, they are an infectious disease and can thrive due to poor oral hygiene habits and diet. They can only be seen with a microscope or oral dna test, which makes them impossible for dentists to detect with a typical physical evaluation and a metal probe.
Studies have shown that 90% of patients with Alzheimer’s disease have specifically oral spirochetes found in their brain. An infestation of oral spirochetes can lead to issues affecting one’s mental health similar to neurosyphilis; so this is definitely something patients need to take seriously (https://www.jneuroinflammation.com/content/8/1/90). Other conditions that have been linked to spirochetes include Lyme disease, syphilis, stomach ulcers, trench mouth, pyorrhea, many autoimmune diseases, and cat scratch fever, just to name a few. Screening for oral spirochetes is the only way to make sure they are not present and if so, patients can receive a proper diagnosis and treatment can begin.
During an evaluation, if we locate oral spirochetes, our goal is to eradicate them via various forms of technology and daily habits help patients re-colonize the mouth with benign bacteria to combat them. As not all techniques work equally with each individual, we check and verify via microscope evaluation the success of our treatment.
Treatment for oral spirochetes involves more than “deep cleanings”, but by eliminating them in the mouth, patients can greatly reduce their risk for Alzheimer’s disease, and symptoms of Lyme disease, hearth disease, diabetes, and other degenerative or medical conditions that are linked (The Silent Saboteurs: Unmasking Our Own Oral Spirochetes as the Key to Saving Trillions in Health Care Costs
). Patients will also want to maintain a good immune system by eating right, handling stress appropriately, and being active every day. The entire body needs nutrition to help support the mouth in combating oral spirochetes.
Oral spirochetes can result in many dental problems as well as health problems elsewhere in the body, particularly the brain and chronic inflammatory diseases. Working with a biologic dentist in the Dothan area such as Dr. Nathan Pfister of Biodentist Alabama for a screening is the first step patients can take in being proactive against oral spirochetes and the connection to many other degenerative brain and other chronic inflammatory diseases and medical conditions. Contact our practice today to book a consultation appointment.
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