Avoid & Reverse Cognitive Decline

Avoid & Reverse Cognitive Decline “Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented, and in many cases its associated cognitive decline can be reversed.” ― Dale Bredesen, MD, The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline What is dementia? Mild decline in memory is normal as we age, for example, forgetting someone’s name or where … Continue Reading »

Understanding Insulin Resistance and Its Relationship to Your Oral Health

Insulin is a vital hormone that regulates blood sugar (glucose) in your body. As the food you eat is broken down into sugar, the sugar enters your bloodstream, signaling the pancreas to release insulin. Insulin helps the sugar enter your body’s cells so it can be used for energy. Insulin also signals the liver to … Continue Reading »

Do you have chronic health conditions like diabetes, RA, or heart disease?

The good news is that multiple chronic health conditions improve with an integrated approach to Dental Medical health care. People with chronic medical conditions are at greater risk for death and lower quality of life.  Managing care for patients with chronic conditions currently represents one of the greatest challenges to health care systems because the … Continue Reading »

Optimal Oral Health Is Key to Greater Immunity

“When the mouth is healthy, the oral immune system is healthy which contributes to the entire body’s immunity to disease,” says Dr. Isaac Comfortes of Encino, California. “What we do in dentistry is essential to whole body wellness. Postponement of regular hygiene visits and exams and postponement of treatment for gum inflammation, dental caries, and … Continue Reading »

Reduce Your Risk for CVD & Stroke

Reduce Your Risk for CVD & Stroke At Total Health Dentistry of Encino, Isaac Comfortes, DDS, spends time educating his patients about the connection between their oral health and systemic disease. One of his primary concerns is the significant contribution oral bacteria make in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This is because a preponderance … Continue Reading »