Free "Dental Culture for Healthy Hearts" Screenings Offered In celebration of American Heart Month
In celebration of American Heart Month, a Bellevue holistic dentist is offering free community Dental Culture for Healthy Hearts oral screenings for the bacteria associated with cardiovascular disease every Tuesday in February. Dr. Alireza Panahpour is offering the screening as a convenient, no-cost reminder for everyone to consider the status of their heart health at least as regularly as they get their teeth cleaned. For a complimentary Dental Culture for Healthy Hearts appointment, call 888-338-6336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
These open-to-the-public events will include a front-row seat viewing the dance-like gyrations of live bacteria of all shapes and sizes from your own teeth and gums, via a microscope connected to a 24-inch monitor next to the dental chair. A hygienist will show each patient how the number and types of bacteria in their mouth compares to charts that help to establish if your oral bacteria level is low, medium or high, and which types of bacteria are observed.
Community members participating in the screening will be offered the opportunity to take home a digital video displaying the live action of the bacteria in their own mouth as well as educational materials about heart-healthy habits from the American Heart Association. Those with high levels of oral bacteria will also prompted to seek the advice of their MD or ND for more tests and information about their heart health.
Scientists agree that there is an unexplained association between gum disease and heart disease, said Dr. Panahpour. A test like this this is not intended as a replacement for regular medical check-ups and a lifestyle that promotes heart health, rather it reminds everyone to prioritize a healthy lifestyle and taking control over proven cardiovascular health risk factors such as smoking, obesity, and stress.
WHAT: Test for the bacteria associated with cardiovascular disease from the dental chair.
Patients enjoy a front-row seat viewing the dance-like gyrations of live bacteria of
all shapes and sizes just swabbed from their own teeth and gums, via a
microscope connected to a 24-inch monitor next to the dental chair.
A hygienist compares the number of bacteria to charts that help to establish if
the patients bacteria level is low, medium or high, and which types of bacteria
Patients will be offered the opportunity to take home a digital video displaying the
live action of their own bacteria as well as educational materials about heart-
healthy habits from the American Heart Association.
Those with high levels of oral bacteria will also prompted to seek the advice of
their MD or ND for more tests and information about their heart health.
WHEN?: Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. - noon
Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. -11 a.m.
WHERE?: The Systemic Dentist, Dr. Panahpour, 12826 SE 40th Lane, Suite 102, Bellevue,
WHO?: Open to the public.
Appointments can be requested at email@example.com.
WHY? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.
Dentists can now work together with communities, families and their health
professionals to create convenient opportunities for people to be tested regularly
and to make healthier choices based on the results.
February is American Heart Month.
EDITORS NOTE: Interviews, high-resolution photos & videos are available. Also, if a representative of your media outlet would like to receive and report on your own Culture for Healthy Heart screening, that can be arranged at your convenience. Dr. Panahpour will speak at Bastyr University Feb. 19. Call Barb Morgen at 206.429.4582 or email TheSystemicDentist@gmail.com.
About Dr. Panahpour: Dr. Alireza Panahpour, DDS, is a leader in holistic dentistry and the author of The Good Dentist. His practice in Bellevue, WA, focuses on using biocompatible (non-toxic) restorative materials, eliminating infections, and promoting optimal teeth / jaw / head / neck structural relationships. He offers mercury-free, oral-systemic and minimally-invasive services to all patients and he brings systemic dentistry to patients actively healing chronic conditions. Learn more at http://www.SystemicDentist.com.
Dr. Panahpour, DDS (View)
12826 SE 40th Lane, Suite 102
Bellevue, WA 98006
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