Can You Really Prevent Dementia? Here’s What Science Says.


Dementia is a progressive neurological condition marked by a decline in cognitive function beyond what’s considered part of normal aging. It manifests in various forms such as Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, impairing memory, thinking, behavior, and the ability to perform daily tasks. According to the World Health Organization, around 50 million people worldwide have … Continue Reading »

Did You Know These Habits Can Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia, unforgivingly strips away a person’s memory and cognitive abilities. It gradually erodes the very essence of one’s intellect and personality, leaving an impact that extends far beyond the affected individual, touching the lives of family and friends. Recognizing the profound influence Alzheimer’s has on millions worldwide is crucial. The … Continue Reading »

Why Your Smile Matters More Than You Think

The Secret Link Between Your Mouth and Your Health

The Secret Link Between Your Mouth and Your Health Have you ever taken a moment while brushing your teeth in the morning to think about how this routine does more than just combat bad breath? Surprisingly, the condition of your oral health is a mirror to your body’s overall health. Dr. Isaac Comfortes in Encino, … Continue Reading »

Understanding the Early Signs of Dementia and Alzheimer’s: How Dr. Isaac’s Treatment Plan Can Make a Difference

Understanding the Early Signs of Dementia and Alzheimer's: How Dr. Isaac's Treatment Plan Can Make a Difference

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are debilitating illnesses that can cause immense suffering for both the person affected and their loved ones. These conditions strip individuals of their identity and leave families devastated. Recent research has highlighted the crucial role oral hygiene plays in conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia. In this blog post, we’ll explore the … Continue Reading »

Oral Health and Mental Wellness: The Hidden Connection to Dementia and Alzheimer’s  

Old man with toothache.

This blog explores the often-neglected connection between good dental health and overall mental wellness, especially in the case of conditions such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s. It emphasizes the significance of maintaining oral hygiene, particularly among older individuals, as it can profoundly impact cognitive health. Research shows that having a healthy mouth is essential for functions … Continue Reading »

Bidirectional Connection between Oral Health and Cognitive Health


Patients with cognitive decline and with a history of Alzheimer’s in their family, come to Dr. Isaac Comfortes for optimal testing and treatment of their oral health. This latest article in The Washington Post highlights what is at stake. “The evidence keeps mounting,” says Dr. Isaac Comfortes of Total Health Dentistry of Encino, CA. “Additionally, … Continue Reading »

Charcoal Toothpaste: It Doesn’t Live Up to the Hype

Charcoal toothpaste on a toothbrush - WikiMedia Commons, no author attribution provided

We’ve had dental patients asking our opinion about charcoal toothpaste. While the concept of charcoal as a teeth cleaner sounds really great – “natural” ingredients and so forth – the truth is that the products are inconsistent, they can have some serious drawbacks, and there are better choices. For a good article on the topic, … Continue Reading »