At Stonebriar Smile Design, we focus on more than just the health of your teeth and gums. We make it our mission to promote your overall well-being. Among one of the biggest threats to your general health is heart disease, which is responsible for about 610,000 deaths in the United States each year. Although cardiovascular disease is common, heart attacks and strokes are preventable. Now, there is a new method of cardiovascular risk assessment. As a Bale Doneen dentist, we use this method as part of our standard of care to promote a healthy mouth and body.
The mortality rate for heart attacks and strokes have declined despite the number of those occurring remaining unchanged. Although improved treatment methods have helped to increase the survival rate, not enough is done in terms of prevention.
The Bale Doneen Method differs from the traditional standard of cardiovascular care because it focuses more on prevention. It provides a more in-depth solution by identifying the plaque found in the arterial bed. This information alone helps to indicate your risk of heart attack, stroke, and even diabetes. This allows an individualized treatment plan to be created to help reduce the risk of a future cardiovascular event.
The method does not use a single assessment technique. Instead, it is composed of various advanced cardiovascular detection techniques, which can include:
Together, the information identifies who is at risk of heart attack and stroke, even those who are believed to be in good health. Essentially, it highlights hidden risk factors to help save lives. We can use this information to promote your oral and general health.
There are certain oral health conditions that can impact your overall health, like gum disease. In fact, research shows untreated gum disease can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke. If the assessment finds oral strains of bacteria in the arterial plaque, we can create a customized treatment plan to treat the infection.
In addition, heart disease can increase your risk of gum disease because it limits your body’s ability to heal and fight infections. If the assessment finds you at risk of cardiovascular disease, we can implement customized preventive protocols to help keep your gums healthy.
Nothing is more important to us than your overall wellness. We believe you deserve to benefit from the best for a healthy mouth and body. To learn more about the Bale Doneen Method, contact our office today for a consultation.