Your dental examination is a very important part of your overall dental health program as well as your overall health. We believe in a total-health approach to dentistry because we understand that your health in one area affects your health in other areas. We look beyond the apparent symptoms and look for the real solution that will address the cause of the problem. This unique approach means you will be able to maintain optimum overall health. Oral Health and Whole-Body Health The link between your oral health and the rest of your body's health is undeniable. The mouth is the main gateway into your body.
A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. Most dental cleanings take only 25 to 30 minutes. Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay.
Teeth clenching and grinding can damage teeth and be harmful to one's long-term oral health. Night guards are recommended to protect patients who clench or grind their teeth during the night. These custom-designed appliances are made of flexible plastic and molded to comfortably fit the shape of your teeth.
It's estimated that more than half of U.S. adults have gingivitis. Gingivitis, in some cases, can lead to periodontitis (gum disease) and host of other health problems.
Gum disease can cause bleeding, swelling, bad breath, pain, receding gums and tooth loss. But it doesn't always stop there. You oral health is the beginning point for your whole body's health and wellness. It is imperative that we stop problems before they even start!