595 MADISON AVENUE | NEW YORK, NY
Health and Wellness
EASTSIDE DENTAL MEDICINE: PIONEERS IN MEDICAL DENTISTRY
At Eastside Dental Medicine, our mission is to be the first line of defense in your entire wellbeing. Doctors J. Srivastava and R. Castracane of Eastside Dental Medicine are pioneers in the field of Integrative Medical Dentistry and Wellness.
Poor dental health can speed up the progression of kidney disease, cause dementia, and play a role in heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, frequent colds, flu, acne and general malaise.
We are often the first healthcare practitioners to examine our patients, completing an oral physical exam, allowing us to see the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis, hypertension, Alzheimer's disease, GERD, bulimia and host of other degenerative illnesses.
Since oral health impacts our total body health, there is urgency in eliminating poor oral health. We guide patients through the connection between oral health and systemic health and wellness.
THE ORAL PHYSICAL EXAM
An oral physical exam is an exam that goes beyond examining teeth and gums .A thorough general health discussion and any health concerns are the focus of the examination.
Baseline data will be obtained on any chronic conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, and ulcers to name a few
We focus on discussion of nutrition and its role in oral and general health; undertake saliva testing for bacterial inflammation and sleep apnea and we conduct a thorough exam of the teeth for possible presence of gum disease.
Scientists are looking at oral health problems as initial signs of clinical diseases, an early warning system that raises red flags about dangerous conditions developing in other parts of the body.
Oral signs may be the first presentation of systemic diseases .We as your dentists, are in a unique position to facilitate an early diagnosis, which together with its management can diminish the stress associated with a systemic disease, improve well-being, increase productivity and reduce healthcare costs.
We conduct a thorough oral exam to determine if there is a presence of chronic inflammation in the gums and/or teeth. Bacteria in the gums can lead to inflammation in the heart. Further, an oral cancer screening, obtaining blood pressure and a CRP (C-reactive protein) test measures the level of inflammation in the body. Obtaining x-rays, CT scans and treatment of infections are some of the procedures to help maintain health.
Decaying teeth(cavities) can cause problems with nutrition, digestion and ultimately brain function .Chronic conditions such as diabetes become harder to control when oral health fall by the wayside.
We are not only in the business of fixing smiles, but also improving quality of life and helping people stay healthier longer. We save lives and smiles.
You are what you eat! Even the healthiest person and the best eater usually don’t get the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables in their diets. We also see in our practice how less than optimal diets can cause distress in the mouth and body. ESDM prides ourselves on being able to offer you nutritional counseling and are proud to offer our own line of proprietary supplements.
STRESS AND YOUR HEALTH
Living in these times is stressful. Many people are living and working 24/7 lives with technology and work environments. This constant going will take a toll on your health and often times taking care of ourselves falls short. And even those who eat extremely well, most still fall short of acquiring necessary nutrients to keep the body at its optimum performance level. And many factors come into play beyond stress, such as lifestyle, pollutants and the over abundance of highly processed foods and high amounts of sugar and saturated fats in the diet. As pioneers in medical dentistry we know we can offer you enhanced health as well as a beautiful smile.
Saliva testing is so important. We are always striving to obtain proper PH in the body and a proper alkaline environment. At ESDM regular saliva testing is done on our patients and an easy and painless way to detect maladies and acidity in the body.
Over time dental enamel starts to erode or breakdown .When this occurs, the tooth can be intact but one might develop sensitivity to cold, added pressure or pain, as well as erosion of the tooth, or turn into a cavity. At ESDM we offer remineralization and along with saliva testing can ensure a path towards strong and health teeth.
WHAT IS THE ORAL PHYSICAL EXAM
NUTRITION AND WELLNESS
STRESS AND YOUR HEALTH
595 Madison Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 2:00pm