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  

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

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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 »

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 »