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  • Writer's pictureBarbara McClatchie, DDS

The Oral Health Link to Alzheimer's: Proactive Dental Care in Columbus

The mere mention of Alzheimer's disease often stirs deep emotions, given its significant impact on cognitive abilities and daily living. But imagine if a potential solution to this pervasive issue lay right within our mouths? Current research underscores a potent connection between oral health and Alzheimer's Disease. At Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus, we bring this scientific research directly to you, embracing the Bredesen Protocol.


If you or a loved one are grappling with the challenges posed by Alzheimer's, we warmly invite you to reach out. The best time to fortify against Alzheimer's is now and we are here to be your guide towards prevention and reversal.


Understanding the Bredesen Protocol

Developed by Dr. Dale Bredesen, the Bredesen Protocol offers a comprehensive, tailored program aimed at enhancing cognition and reversing cognitive decline seen in subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and early-stage Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Bredesen identifies 36 metabolic factors that can instigate "downsizing" within the brain. The PreCODE and ReCODE Reports, stemming from this protocol, allow us to balance these factors through a variety of treatment and personalized lifestyle adjustments.


Shield Your Cognitive Health for Tomorrow

Taking protective measures early on is crucial. The underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease, as identified by experts, evolve over a decade before ever manifesting as noticeable symptoms. This prolonged window before symptoms emerge presents us with a pivotal phase in which proactive intervention can be most impactful. To navigate this effectively, it's essential to gauge where your cognitive health stands currently.


Embarking on a cognitive assessment can be daunting, particularly if you've noticed those occasional "senior moments." We empathize with your concerns, but gaining clarity on your cognitive status is pivotal in enhancing brain health. Remarkably, with the advent of the Bredesen Protocol®, we now have the means to reverse early-stage dementia. Begin by taking your complimentary Cq assessment - click here!


Oral Health’s Role in Alzheimer’s Prevention

At Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus, our focus isn't just on alleviating symptoms. As a ReCode Certified Provider, Dr. McClatchie and her team delve deep to address root causes. As your dental team, we test for primary associations between your oral health and Alzheimer’s Disease, including: saliva testing for high-risk oral pathogens, evaluating metal fillings by testing for mercury toxicity, and by offering at-home sleep testing.


By collaborating with two local medical providers well versed in ReCode Prevention, Dr. McClatchie’s collaborative approach ensures your treatment addresses all subgroups of Alzheimer’s. All test results are then evaluated and a personalized treatment plan is developed.


Our dental practice in Columbus, Ohio offers personalized complete health dental care, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry services. We strive to take a proactive and preventative approach to your health, optimizing your oral and whole-body health.


Schedule an appointment by calling us at (614) 412-0916. Your journey to a healthier, happier smile begins here!


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