Great Dental Hygiene Leads to a Healthy Smile
Preventive Dentistry is foundation of healthy mouth. A healthy smile not only feels good, but looks good. We understand every patient is an individual with unique oral health care needs, which is why your initial hygiene appointment will include a comprehensive exam and a one-on-one visit with one of our dentists. During the exam, we complete a full series of charting and x-rays, and a periodontal assessment to help us determine the best type cleaning for the current condition of your gums.
Once we determine that your teeth and gums are in their optimal condition, it’s imperative that we provide you with the right tools to keep it that way. Our team takes the time to listen to patient concerns, and educate them on the best ways to maintain optimum oral health between hygiene appointments.
Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition that has been linked to many severe health conditions such as heart attack, stroke, and even cancer.
Numerous recent scientific studies indicate associations between oral health and a variety of general health conditions—including diabetes and heart disease. In response, the World Health Organization has integrated oral health into its chronic disease prevention efforts “as the risks to health are linked.”
The American Dental Association recommends that dental visits begin no later than a child’s first birthday to establish a “dental home.” Dentists can provide guidance to children and parents, deliver preventive oral health services, and diagnose and treat dental disease in its earliest stages. This ongoing dental care will help both children and adults maintain optimal oral health throughout their lifetimes.
Dentists’ areas of care include not only their patients’ teeth and gums but also the muscles of the head, neck and jaw, the tongue, salivary glands, the nervous system of the head and neck and other areas.”