Oral health is a mouth free of disease that is biomechanically functional, psychologically and esthetically pleasing, capable of improving the body nutritionally, easily cleansable for daily maintenance, able to protect itself from future destruction by minimizing or eliminating destructive forces, with any existing tooth restorations made of biocompatible materials permitting cellular health in neighboring tissues. Once this is achieved, preventative maintenance with professional supervision is all you need.
We are a team of trusted professionals who will spend the time with you personally, helping you understand the determinants of oral health and comprehensively evaluating your body as a whole to know exactly where you are on the spectrum of oral health. We offer non-judgmental, patient-specific solutions in a comfortable environment.
Abnormal tooth alignment can have many adverse effects on your health. If you find yourself biting your cheeks, lips or tongue, noticing changes in your speech, wearing or chipping teeth, dealing with cold sensitivity, breathing through your mouth, having dry mouth or bad breath, battling jaw pain or headaches or noticing your gums receding, your bite may actually be to blame. Let us treat the cause of your problem so we can help protect your overall health.
During your comprehensive evaluation, we may ask you questions regarding your sleep. Signs of sleep apnea, or the cessation of breathing repeatedly while asleep, are seen in your teeth in the form of heavy wear.
Please let us know if you experience:
If you can answer yes to any of these, we may recommend further sleep evaluation and a CPAP or oral appliance may be indicated. CPAP therapy is more reliably effective than an oral device, but if you’re struggling with CPAP compliance, an oral appliance may be in your best interest.
Ever feel like you are always at the dental office? Like you get more cavities than a brother or sister? Or that your teeth have just “always been bad”? OralDNALabs periodontal and genetic testing may be the answer for you. Gum disease is an inflammatory response triggered by your body’s response to certain bacteria. Gum disease can manifest as bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth, gums that bleed easily with brushing and flossing, swollen or painful gums, increased redness or puffiness in gums, loose teeth and even dental decay or cavities.
When uncontrolled, the presence of these pathogens increases your risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis and even birth complications. Let us measure the harmful bacteria in your mouth early in your treatment. We’ll then give you a course of action to improve your overall health.