Everyone is different, and those differences make us unique individuals. The same can be said about your oral health. We all have different teeth and face different challenges in keeping them healthy. That[[[char:39]]]s why we want to learn about you as a person and are interested in the specific issues that you face.
A good oral hygiene routine is necessary to maintain a healthy mouth. Unfortunately, some people find this to be a challenge. Perhaps you don’t know exactly how to take care of your mouth or a physical impairment makes it difficult to brush your teeth. We want to understand your challenges in order to help you maintain healthy and beautiful teeth.
Many people don’t understand the connection between oral health and the rest of the body. This is especially true when it comes to heart health, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Research has shown connections between gum disease and these conditions, although the exact cause and effect has not been determined. By keeping us updated on your health history, we can help to keep the rest of your body healthy.
If you are taking any medications, we’ll want to know about them. Certain medications can affect your oral health, especially those that may cause dry mouth as a side effect. Dry mouth has a host of negative consequences on your oral health, reducing saliva production and allowing bacteria levels to get out of control. So, if your doctor has prescribed a new medication, feel free to bring it in to us so that we can plan ahead for any negative side effects.
Is it time for your next dental cleaning? If so, give us a call today to set up your next appointment.