We Believe In Whole Body Health

Our focus is on a highly personalized, complete health approach to dentistry.


 
 

Treatments For Whole Body Health

It's important to know how gum disease, tooth loss, sleep apnea and TMJ can affect your overall health and wellbeing. We believe that teaching our patients what to expect if they postpone treatment is just as important as telling them about their treatment options. 

Bruxism is the dental term for the habit of teeth grinding. Many people grind their teeth from time to time with little to no damage to the teeth or jaw. However, those who continually grind their teeth can cause serious damage to their teeth and other oral health complications can arise.

Bruxism refers to any type of forceful contact between the teeth. This can be a loud and grating contact or a silent and clenching contact. Either form can cause serious damage to the teeth. Many are not aware that they have this condition because they exhibit a teeth grinding habit only in their sleep. However, bruxism can occur during waking hours as well.

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The daily task of brushing and flossing your teeth has never been more important in order to avoid gum disease and reduce the risks that gum disease places on your overall health than it is today. With hundreds of bacteria that are known to cause periodontal disease present in the mouth, thorough home care habits and regular dental visits are vital to your health.

It has been estimated that 75 percent of Americans have some form of gum disease. This condition can be linked to serious health complications and often causes dental problems that are avoidable.

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There are millions of germs that live in your mouth. If you have gum disease symptoms or suffer from gum disease, it is important to seek gum disease treatment, as you have open wounds in your gums that allow the bacteria to enter directly into your blood stream and circulate throughout your body. Some of the bacteria normally found in the mouth enter your bloodstream through infected gums and can relocate to other parts of your body with the potential of creating disease in organs and systems.

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Taking good care of your mouth does more than help to ensure that you have a bright, white smile. Having a healthy mouth and healthy body go hand in hand! Without proper oral hygiene habits, you may begin to develop the early stages of gum disease. Seeing a doctor for gum disease diagnosis and treatment could save your teeth and improve your overall health, as the effects of this condition can be far reaching.

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Those who suffer from TMD experience severe TMJ pain and discomfort. This pain can last for as many as several years or just a few months. More women experience TMJ pain than men and the disorder is most often seen in people between 20 to 40 years of age. It is important to report any TMD symptoms to your doctor for TMJ.

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Occlusal, or bite, adjustment is a procedure performed to remove tiny interferences that keep teeth from coming together properly. These interferences can prevent the jaw from closing in its anatomically correct position. Interferences can occur as teeth develop, following an injury, or they can accumulate over time with wear. Dental treatment such as fillings, crowns, bridges, and extractions can also cause interferences.

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Oral pathology involves diagnosing and treating diseases of the mouth such as cysts, tumors, and precancerous and cancerous lesions. Many patients experience unusual changes in the mouth, bone, gums, tongue, or throat that may or may not be caused by disease. Diagnosing diseases in the mouth as early as possible is very important. The earlier a disease is diagnosed, the faster treatment and healing can begin.

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Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which a person’s breathing is interrupted while asleep. People with undiagnosed sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly while sleeping, sometimes hundreds of times. This is a dangerous condition because it means that the body and the brain may not get enough oxygen. If you have any of the signs of sleep apnea, treatment may be indicated right away.

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Teeth can be lost for a variety of reasons. Anything from disease, injury, birth defects, to decay can result in teeth being lost or removed. However, many dental and health problems can result from tooth loss or removal. The number one reason that adults lose their teeth today is due to periodontal disease, or gum disease. Therefore, if you notice that your teeth are becoming lose, it is very important to seek gum disease treatment from an experienced doctor as soon as possible.

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The tempromandibular joint is one of the most complex joints in the human body. It is home to a myriad of nerves, muscles, tendons, joints, and bones all working together. However, when any one of these parts becomes unbalanced, symptoms such as chronic headaches, neck pain, face pain, clenching, grinding, tinnitus, broken teeth, clicking/popping jaw, and other symptoms can result. Many of these symptoms can be debilitating.

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