Regular Dental Exams Help You Maintain Dental And Overall Wellness

by | Dec 21, 2016 | Oral Health

We all want a great looking smile. But while striving for that, are you maintaining the fundamentals of having a healthy smile? There is growing research that suggests your overall health is related to your oral health. So if you haven’t visited Dr. Robert Lantzy, your cosmetic dentist in Newtown, PA, in a while, it may be time to give us a call. Dr. Lantzy can help lead you towards a path to better dental and overall wellness.

Our practice philosophy focuses on providing excellent service to enhance our patients’ overall well-being. We stress preventive care, and we believe that starts with a comprehensive assessment. The assessment is important in determining a baseline of your oral and overall health.

The comprehensive exam includes not only an examination of your teeth, but also your gums, jawbone, jaw joints and occlusion. Additionally, it includes an examination of your head and neck, an oral cancer exam, periodontal charting, a review of your medical dental history, medication and your vitals such as blood pressure. We use this information to develop a baseline of when we first meet so we can monitor your progress each time you return.

The benefits of a comprehensive exam is it is a preventive service and it helps us catch problems early while they are more manageable and before they become severe. Caught at an early stage, they prevent a major cost and pain factor. This is also a great opportunity to talk about your wishes and your goals regarding your smile and any concerns you may have. We find a way to bring it all together to provide lasting results that you will be happy with.

Follow up dental health visits are important as we monitor those baselines and our patient’s health continues to improve. If you are dealing with gum disease, we watch for improvement and institute a plan for preventive action. If signs of inflammation are caught at an early stage, it is easier to treat.

Our goal is to educate all our patients on how to care for their oral health. It is important to start at an early age to develop healthy habits that last a lifetime. However, it is never too late to focus on your oral health. Part of our philosophy is helping to educate patients on the connection between your oral and overall health. There is growing evidence about the connections between dental and overall wellness. Oral hygiene is important because if plaque is left behind this increases your risk for cavities and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is linked with serious conditions like heart disease, diabetes, stroke and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

If at a follow-up appointment with your Newtown dentist, we discover that there are problems, we are able to make improvements to your smile. Dr. Lantzy is skilled in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Whether it is using Invisalign to straighten your teeth or using the latest technology like CEREC to create a crown in the same day saving you time, our cosmetic dentist can handle all of the issues that you are likely to encounter.

But whether you are young or old, it’s not too late to start on the road towards better dental and overall health. Contact Dr. Lantzy, your cosmetic dentist in Newtown, PA today.