Why Dental Care
Being seen by dental professions that keep up with literature and technology is important for your oral health. This includes the importance of having a proper bite, gum tissue that does not bleed and being free from dental decay.
Many Americans today enjoy excellent oral health and are keeping their natural teeth throughout their lives. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone. For example, cavities are still the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood. And still about 50% of Americans did not see a dentist last year. Too many times, people only see a dentist if they are in pain or think something is wrong.
The mouth truly is a window into the health of the body. It can show the signs of nutritional deficiencies or general infection. For example, systemic diseases-those that affect the entire body, such as diabetes, and Sjogren's syndrome-may first become apparent because of oral health problems.
It is now estimated that there are between 700 and 800 different type of bacteria in our mouth, some of these are only found in the mouth. Many university studies have demonstrated that chronic gum disease and inflammation can play a significant role in some systemic diseases. Oral bacteria has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, arterial blockages, stroke, low birth weight babies, Alzheimer's disease and some cancers including colon and pancreatic cancer.
A visit to our office means being carefully examined, diagnosing and treating your specific condition. We are capable of providing routine dentistry to the extremely complex. Let us help you understand the intimate connection between your oral health and your overall health.