Patients

Importance of Dental Health

Our team of hygienists are passionate about maintaining your oral health. With an emphasis on technologies within the office, designed for enhanced patient care including the use of ultrasonic cavitrons and specialized lasers all to reduce bacteria and maintain such an important aspect of your health. More than just gums and teeth, there is an connection to periodontal bacteria and your overall health and well being.

Dental researchers have noted that more serious health problems are thought to be associated with periodontal disease. Evidence is now suggesting that there is a correlation between periodontal disease and oral bacteria being risk factors in cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease.

Periodontal disease has been known for some time to be interrelated with diabetes.

There is information available at the American Academy of Peridontology about how gum disease is linked to heart disease and stroke.

There are multiple theories to explain the link between periodontal disease and heart disease. A major theory is that oral bacteria can affect the heart adversely by entering the blood stream and subsequently contributing to the formation of clots. Coronary artery disease is characterized by thickening of the walls of the coronary arteries due to a build-up of fatty proteins–this is the area that the oral bacteria are thought to attach and grow contributing to the arterial thickening. These areas can form clots and restrict the flow of blood carrying oxygen and nutrients to the heart, which thereby causes the heart to malfunction and ultimately lead to heart attacks. Thickening of the arteries by such a process may also contribute to the cause of strokes.

Another theory is that the bacteria cause inflammation in the thickened arteries, which is generated by the normal body defense against microorganisms. Excess inflammatory cells produced during inflammation can add to the thickened area, which can lead to a potential heart attack or stroke.

"Almost nine in ten people (88% of Canadians) feel that their oral health is an important part of their overall health."

- Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) 2010.

Dental Conditions/Patient Checklist

  • Sensitivity
  • Mobile Teeth
  • Breaks
  • Fractures/Chipped Teeth
  • Drifting Teeth
  • Dentures
  • Aches
  • Misaligned Teeth
  •  Swelling
  • Abscess
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • TMJ Problems
  • Infection
  • Snoring
  • Halitosis

 

Our Individual Patient’s Needs

What great dentistry can mean to you and can do for you…

  • You will smile more
  • Re-ignite your initiative
  • You can speak and eat naturally
  • You will feel healthier
  • Enhance your self-perception
  • You can restore your pride
  • Revitalize your confidence
  • You will feel better
  • You will enjoy more
  • It will eliminate pain
  • You will be more comfortable
  • It will improve your appearance

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