There is More to Dentistry Than Treating Teeth
Too many people believe that they need to see a dentist only if there is something wrong or for cosmetic reasons. According to The American Dental Association, research continues to show that there is a connection between dental infections and other diseases of the body. This is because there is a direct link from your teeth to your bloodstream. Dentists can spot early warning signs in the mouth indicating disease somewhere else in the body (like diabetes and heart disease, for example). It is critical to prevent problems before they occur. A simple way to help avoid these potentially serious infections, in addition to maintaining your beautiful smile, is by scheduling regular visits to the dentist.
Dentistry is more in-depth than some people think.
Our area of care includes not only our 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.
A Smile to Last a Lifetime
One common ailment we look for and treat is periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). It strikes about 80% of adults and is the leading cause of tooth loss.
Did you know it can play a role in overall health problems including heart attack, stroke, respiratory problems, pneumonia, diabetes, and premature births? Preventing and controlling periodontal disease is critical to your long term wellness.
For all these reasons, we work with you to keep your smile not only beautiful but healthy.