Dr. Dan Sindelar Asks, Are You at Risk for Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

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St. Louis area dentist Dr. Dan Sindelar announces new salivary diagnostics; aggressively combats oral inflammation in order to help his patients reduce their risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Dan Sindelar

...we can reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease...

Dr. Dan Sindelar, current president of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) offers specialized testing and treatment to help his patients reduce their risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and encourages anyone concerned about these diseases to request the same testing from their dentist.

Most patients do not recognize the connection between oral health and dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but leading studies continue to show the link between inflammatory processes and degenerative brain disease. Recent studies by the APA indicate that tooth loss due to severe periodontal disease makes it nearly four times more likely a person will suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

“I take my role as a disease-prevention specialist very seriously,” says Dr. Sindelar. “By aggressively treating oral inflammation and encouraging good oral hygiene and regular cleanings, we can reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. I encourage anyone concerned about these conditions to speak to their dentist about salivary diagnostics to look for specific factors that indicate an increased risk for these conditions.”

Advanced salivary diagnostics provide a non-invasive solution to test patients for certain bacteria and genetic variations that increase susceptibility to periodontal disease. The simple, painless test allows the dentist to create a specific treatment plan to be created to combat oral inflammation and reduce the risk of these degenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer's. In addition, Dr. Sindelar uses salivary diagnostics to reduce his patients' risk for life-threatening conditions like heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes.

"Oral inflammation is the most common inflammatory disease in humans, affecting more than 80% of the United States population alone,” explains Dr. Sindelar. “With salivary diagnostics and genetic testing, we can change the way we approach disease prevention and treatment, providing huge measures against many of the major diseases that affect Americans today.”

St. Louisans who would like to consult with Dr. Sindelar are encouraged to visit http://sindelardental.com for information about his practice.

The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health and Dr. Dan Sindelar have more information for dentists and medical professionals interested in incorporating oral systemic health into their practices.

About Dr. Dan Sindelar
Dr. Sindelar is the current president of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH). He evangelizes cooperation and communication between the medical and dental fields in light of remarkable new dental treatments. By participating with cardiologists in the prevention of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes, he earned his preceptorship certification, a sign of the importance that the medical community now places on dental care as an essential component of overall health. Dr. Dan was born and raised in St. Louis, where he has run a private practice, serving the community as one of its leading dentists for more than 30 years. Dan focuses on general advanced cosmetic rehabilitation, gum disease, oral inflammation, comprehensive periodontal management, dental sleep medicine, neuromuscular dentistry, and facial pain and TMJ/TMD therapy.

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