Bad dental hygiene can kill

January 15, 2008 6:01:28 PM PST
Learn tips for improving your dental fitness and protecting your health.

Your mouth is the gateway to a healthy body. In fact, many diseases can be traced directly to the mouth. Dr. Andre Azarinfar, of Embarcadero Dental in San Francisco, joined us with tips on improving our health by taking care of our teeth and gums.

4 Points about Dental Health:

  1. Headaches: over 70% of adult females are suffering from unspecified head ache. This could be because of improper bite.
  2. The first signs of cancer could be detected in the oral cavity.
  3. There is a connection between gum disease, stroke, heart attack and pregnancy related problems. There is an oral systemic connection.
  4. Dental age is not the same as actual age. A person could be young an have an elderly person's teeth or an elderly person can have young teeth.

About Dr. Andre Azarinfar:
Dr. Andre Azarinfar's vision of dentistry, which is biology-based and focuses on the whole body, stems from his passionate belief that function and good health precede cosmetics. A practicing dentist for nearly two decades and now San Francisco-based, Dr. Azarinfar earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the renowned Karolina Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. His main focus was on how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases in teeth and the surrounding tissues.

A member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Azarinfar has pursued the evolving practice of biology-based dentistry because of his deeply-held desire to find the underlying cause of problems and encourage medicine that is geared toward health not disease.

"Most people would be surprised to learn that many diseases and illnesses can be traced directly to the mouth," says Dr. Azarinfar, whose post-graduate Bio-Esthetic based study included two years at the TK in Oregon. As a result, he not only assesses his patients' teeth, but also their joints, organs, muscles, and systems throughout the body.

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