Better Oral Health for a Better Quality of Life
By improving your oral health, you will be improving your overall health and quality of life. The state of your mouth, and related structures, impact on your overall health and well being. You will have better general health and enjoy life more when, your mouth is comfortable and free of pain and infection, you are able to chew and speak properly and you can smile with confidence.
A Comprehensive Approach
We are concerned with the health of the whole masticatory system and therefore assess and treat the whole system. The masticatory or chewing system is highly integrated and includes your jaw joints, jaw muscles, teeth, periodontal support structure (gums), the tissue lining of your mouth and the bite itself. We do a thorough assessment in order to learn about the condition of all parts of your chewing system. Our assessment is a step-by-step system-based evaluation, not just a symptom-based evaluation. Most importantly, the assessment includes an in-depth interview where we can learn about you, your concerns and your feelings. It is only after our assessment that we understand your particular needs and can recommend appropriate treatment.
A Comprehensive Treatment Plan
Once our assessment is complete, we develop a plan to help you achieve optimal comfort, function, and esthetics with stability and longevity for all the structures of your chewing system. It is developed based on your needs, without regard to your insurance coverage. A good treatment plan will not only fix current problems but prevent them from happening again. Aside from accidents, there are three major reasons why problems occur, they are:
- Dental Caries (tooth decay)
- Occlusal Problems (bad bite)
- Periodontal Disease (gum and bone infections)
Achieving oral health is a partnership between you and the dental team. As your trusted dental “advisers”, we will do our best to communicate our concerns and solutions to you so you can make well informed decision about your treatment. In addition, your effort and your commitment are key to the success of any treatment.
We believe in the long-term benefits of regular preventive care. Brushing, flossing, and regular professional cleanings are essential. In addition, we try to encourage our patients to lead a balanced life, exercise regularly, eat healthy foods, consume alcohol in moderation, and get adequate sleep. Most important to those patients who are smokers, we recommend that they quit.