Wellness-Based Dentistry is our Philosophy
Wellness based dentistry is our philosophy. All branches of medicine are moving from a disease-based model to a wellness based model – one that is centered upon prevention, education and early detection. In our dental offices we now have the ability to provide our patients with the most conservative approach along with less invasive treatments. Dentistry embraces this wellness-based model because our profession is literally on the front lines of total body health and wellness.
Our water lasers won’t grind away vital tooth enamel, and that is better dentistry. We know that a healthy mouth is the cornerstone of a healthy person. The health of your mouth is linked to your whole body health. Research suggests that periodontal disease may be related to other health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. Researches are trying to find out just how periodontal bacteria are related to overall health. Some people have periodontal disease with few warning signs, or none at all. If you notice any of the following signs, please see your dentist, and dental hygienist.
- Gums that bleed when you brush or floss
- Red swollen or tender gums
- Gums that have pulled away from your teeth
- Bad breath that doesn’t go away
- Pus between your teeth and gums
- Loose or separating teeth
- A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- A change in the fit of partial dentures
Our dental offices are environmentally conscious, and we are always striving to reduce waste and prevent pollution by becoming increasingly more computerized. We have converted our conventional X-rays to digital imaging. This change completely eliminates the need to dispose of lead foils in the landfill and the dumping of toxic X-Ray developer and fixer down the drain. We now have the ability to diagnose x-rays immediately without the health and environmental impact of the past. We have become more efficient and streamlined with our communications to patients, specialists, and insurance companies. We are taking digital impressions of teeth and emailing the scans to our laboratory. By scanning and emailing we are able to eliminate using disposable impression materials and trays, and this definitely allows us to be more eco friendly.
We are reducing our carbon footprint and decreasing toxic waste in our community. We are a more responsible dental office in every aspect. We offer a safe, high quality service and maintain or exceed sterilization and OSHA standards.