Oral Health and Overall Wellness

Patient Flossing

Oral health is a key part of overall well-being and physical health.

We believe that excellent oral health has a significant impact on our patients’ lives and provide services to help our patients maintain or improve their oral health. Keeping the mouth free of harmful bacteria, infection, and inflammation helps to prevent the entry and spread of germs or illness. Having strong, healthy teeth and gums and a proper bite are also critical to a beautiful and healthy smile. For patients who have already experienced tooth loss, implants can help repair and maintain oral and overall health by replacing natural teeth and minimizing bone loss.

Great oral health helps you to:

  • Eat and chew healthy, nourishing foods
  • Defend your body against infection and illness
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Enjoy a feeling of well-being
  • Have the confidence to smile

Recognizing the important connection between the mouth and the body, we routinely watch for signs of problems that may affect your overall health such as:

  • Signs of oral cancer
  • Ability to chew and eat without unnecessary sensitivity
  • Quality of sleep by checking for evidence of bruxism (or teeth grinding) and also watching for signs of snoring and sleep apnea

Although scientific research is just beginning to provide us with more conclusive information, it appears that gum disease may have links to some of the following health problems:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Preterm, low birth weight newborns
  • Heart disease
  • Memory impairment
  • Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory disease

    By visiting our office for regular professional cleanings and exams, you increase your ability to achieve and maintain optimal oral health and prevent associated health risks.