Overall Total Body Wellness
Interested in Feeling Better? We Can Help!
Who doesn’t want to look and feel their best? How do you do it? The more we learn about the complex interconnections between your body’s systems, the more we understand that wellness needs to be approached from all angles.
What does this mean? To have vibrant oral health, the other supporting systems in the body need to be in tip-top shape also.
Dr. John Nosti can help. He does this not only by providing first-class dentistry to promote vibrant oral health but also by designing a personal nutrition and exercise program uniquely designed to help you achieve your overall wellness goals.
How Dr. Nosti's Passion for Wellness Began
‘‘I have always been into physical fitness and total body health. Throughout this time, I had been treating sleep apnea patients. I knew the best solution for some patients isn’t an oral appliance — it’s weight loss. I started offering to help my patients with the same turnkey wellness program I started with, but I knew I needed something more than my dental degree to guide them into customized plans."
Total Body Wellness and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
For years, science has been uncovering more connections between oral health and the body. Dentists are among the first-line medical practitioners to recognize when a patient may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or a sleep breathing disorder (SBD).
There is a known correlation between being overweight and developing OSA. Experts also agree that a decrease of 10% body weight can lead to significant clinical improvement in OSA, which proves the importance of addressing weight when trying to manage OSA or SBD.
How can Dr. Nosti help?
‘‘As healthcare providers, we need to fine-tune our nutritional skills so we can personally guide our patients to better health.
- Dr. John Nosti
FAQs About Total Body Wellness
- How does your nutrition and wellness plan work?
After taking a complete health history, we will talk with you about your health issues and goals. Then, you and Dr. Nosti will create a complete patient evaluation model to meet your total wellness solutions. Your plan can be as simple or as complex as you choose.
It can include nutritional education and planning, fitness and exercise planning, weight-management instruction, and information about “turn-key” nutritional options to kick start you in the right direction.
- Can the quality of my oral health affect my overall body health?
Yes, it does.
The body is an interconnected system. What affects one, affects all.
Many recent studies have shown the bacteria that causes dental decay and inflammation can enter the bloodstream via the teeth and gums. This inflammation can damage your body’s systems, resulting in serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
As your oral wellness team, we want you to enjoy vibrant oral health. Through training, education, and support we work with you to establish good oral health habits to protect your overall wellness.
We also know how important proper nutrition is to good oral health. As your wellness team, we can help you set up a nutrition and wellness plan that will enhance your oral health.
- I have high blood pressure. Can a wellness plan help?
Yes, it can.
Many patients are in the dental office more often than at their primary care physician, so we feel it’s important to monitor their blood pressure.
As a part of our overall wellness program, we will take your blood pressure at every appointment. Diet modification and weight loss can contribute to a reduction in hypertension.
Our team will be happy to talk with you about whether a nutritional and wellness plan could help in the regulation of your blood pressure.