Does your dentist look at your overall health, or just your teeth?
We look at everything! I am driven by a desire to make my patients healthier. There’s a huge relationship between your overall health and your mouth that many dentists are typically trained about. In fact that’s exactly what it means to be a holistic dentist: Having a patient’s overall health in mind.
One example of this is considering sleep apnea. Many dentists don’t know how to do this. Undiagnosed sleep apnea can cause not only fatigue, but also weight gain, acid erosion of enamel and grinding of the teeth.
Solving this doesn’t necessarily mean wearing a bulky CPAP machine – there are things a dentist with specialized training and the latest laser technology like myself can do, including painless laser treatments that open up the airway immediately, and small oral devices to wear at night that reduce (or eliminate) sleep apnea and snoring problems.
We look every visit to the office to ensure we’re protecting the health of our patients. I would love the opportunity to discuss your health with you!