Our dental office is based on the single premise that preventive oral care has an impact on your overall well-being. We believe in integrative care, in which we work hand-in-hand with your healthcare provider to maximize general wellness.
Our dental team is determined to provide patients with the latest technologies in the most safe, natural, and least invasive approaches to dental care.
Our state-of-the-art office provides
- Personalized oral-systemic and natural dental care for the entire family
- A friendly staff dual-trained to embrace each patient’s biochemical makeup
- Mercury-free, biocompatible, BPA-free fillings
- Digital X-rays
- Alternative dental implants (titanium vs. zirconium)
- Oral cancer screenings (Velscope)
- CEREC® same-day dental crowns
- Custom preventive programs
Equipped to handle Systemic Disease
For patients with complex medical issues, we have a full-time licensed practical nurse (LPN) on staff who coordinates your dental treatment with your physicians. Our office will contact your doctor regarding your treatment plan and request all pertinent lab work (e.g., INR levels, blood thinners, and list of medications) be forwarded prior to dental surgery. Our team of professionals is also comfortable treating patients with sedation dentistry.
What systemic diseases are linked to periodontal disease?
Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases. Originally it was thought that bacteria was the main factor that linked periodontal disease with systemic diseases. However, recent studies have shown that inflammation may be responsible for the connection.
Treating inflammation can help manage periodontal diseases but may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions.
Gum Disease and diabetes
- People with diabetes are more likely to develop periodontal disease because diabetic patients are more susceptible to contracting infections.
Gum Disease and Heart Disease
- Several theories may explain the link between periodontal disease and heart disease. One is that oral bacteria can affect the heart when they enter the bloodstream by attaching to fatty plaques in the coronary arteries (heart blood vessels) and contributing to clot formation.
Gum disease and pregnancy problems
- Some studies have suggested that pregnant women who have periodontal disease may be more likely to have a baby born prematurely.
Gum Disease and respiratory problems
- Bacterial respiratory infections are thought to be acquired through inhalation of fine droplets from the mouth and throat into the lungs. These droplets contain germs that can multiply within the lungs to cause damage.