BaleDoneen method

by Nicole Hart | 19 June, 2019

It’s a scary truth that heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. Every 43 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a heart attack and every 4 minutes a life is taken by a stroke. Can you think of a friend or loved one whose life was forever altered by one of these devastating events? What if I told you that these conditions have been proven to be 100% preventable, even if you have a family history of heart disease, and that Post Falls Family Dental has the tools to help lower your risk?

We are now proud partners of the heart attack and stroke prevention clinic located in Spokane, WA. The entire team at Post Falls Family Dental has participated in additional training to obtain nationally recognized certification to become BaleDoneen providers. This method offers personalized medical care to prevent heart attack, stroke and type II diabetes based on the latest research and science. I’m sure you’re thinking, what do my teeth have to do with my heart? 50% of heart attacks are actually caused by gum disease!

So, how are we able to assess your risk? We now offer all of our patients the opportunity to have their oral DNA tested to check for bacteria in the mouth that has been linked to systemic diseases. Studies show how important a clean, healthy mouth is to our overall long term health. Bacteria that originate in the mouth have been found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and in the plaque of those with heart disease. Gum disease is now considered a medical condition that only a dental professional can treat. Not only does uncontrolled bacteria in the mouth cause gum disease and tooth loss, but this chronic inflammation is known to play a major role in many diseases.

How will this affect you? We can easily and painlessly swab your mouth to isolate and test for the main bacteria that are associated with gum disease, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and even the bacteria that causes cavities. We can then take the guesswork out of your appointment and treat you with a personalized approach to your specific needs.

If your gums bleed when flossing, you are at risk! Call or schedule today to learn more about how Post Falls Family Dental can lower your risk of heart disease.