Though we have a special focus on cosmetic dentistry, we believe that a healthy smile is the essential foundation for a beautiful smile. Maintaining good oral hygiene, scheduling routine checkups, and screening for early signs of disease help protect your teeth and gums, and even your overall health. Regular visits to the dentist also provide an opportunity to catch dental problems that may not currently exhibit obvious symptoms and can prevent more complicated – and costly – procedures in the future.
At the core of our philosophy is the importance of preventative care and education involving you as our dental health partners. Our approach incorporates much more than just the traditional elements you would expect from a dental practice.
Routine Dental Hygiene Assessment
Our hygienists are trained in the latest procedures and diagnostic techniques to keep your teeth healthy over your lifetime. In addition to brushing and flossing techniques and nutritional counseling, they can discuss which remineralizing products are right for you.
Expect the highest quality and comfort from your regular cleanings. When you choose us as your holistic dentist you should also expect non-invasive procedures for restorative or preventive dental health conditions and a tailor-made program that meets all your dental health needs.
Nutrition for Dental Health
When you visit us, one of the first things you will experience is a process that includes getting to know your nutritional habits, preferences and supplementary practices. We want to make sure that you know what foods to avoid, what deficiencies to be aware of, and the special considerations to take into account if you choose a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle or herbal supplements.
Nutrition plays an extremely important role in dental health, Simple sugars are found in many foods. By reading labels on food products, you can limit foods high in simple sugars and thus reduce the chance of dental caries.
Bacteria need carbohydrates for food. Sucrose (table sugar) is the carbohydrate bacteria prefer. However, other simple carbohydrates, such as fructose, lactose and glucose, are easy to ferment and also support bacteria growth.
Periodontitis (serious gum infection) is treated in a number of ways. One method, called root planing, involved cleaning and scraping below the gum line to smooth the roots. If effective, this procedure helps the gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure.
Periodontal scaling and root planing is a common non-surgical procedure used to help reduce the extensive plaque buildup aggravating your gums. This treatment gives you a much deeper cleaning than the basic cleaning. This treatment does require anesthesia but will help you avoid the need for surgery to address major complications that would arise if your gums and teeth were left untreated.