We are all very familiar with the stereotypical scenario depicting a visit to the doctor. The doctor walks in, greets the patient, then says, “Open your mouth and say, ‘Ahhh.’” He or she then depresses the tongue with what looks like a wide popsicle stick and looks around inside the mouth. Most people are unaware of what the doctor is looking for.
Generally, the doctor would be looking to see if there is anything swollen. And, they are looking at the tongue for a variety of signs that could indicate any number of health issues that might be brewing.
The mouth is the primary gateway to the entire body. Everything that goes into the mouth makes its way through the body and much of what goes into the mouth ends up either adding to the health or the illness of the body and its organs. And, that health or illness is reflected in the mouth.
Recent research has discovered that the mouth and oral health is the most immediate and accurate reflection of overall health. In fact, I say this as a dentist and oral surgeon who found out the truth of this statement first hand.
I was fortunate enough to have had a heart attack which led me to a life-saving, eye-opening approach to overall health which I now employ in my dental practice. It is called the BaleDoneen Method of heart attack, stroke and diabetes prevention. Yes, prevention.
Today, the BaleDoneen method is used by a growing number of dental as well as medical providers. By testing the bacteria in the mouth, it can be determined if you are at high risk for heart disease, stroke and/or diabetes. When you discover the critical importance of oral health in the prevention of the three diseases mentioned above, you will want to make sure your dentist is part of your cardiology team.
You can find out more by visiting their website at www.baledoneen.com. In addition, I’ll be revealing more about my personal experience with the method in my upcoming monthly blogs and articles. Stay tuned for health.