Choosing the right Moonee Ponds dentist can be good for your whole health
Your body is a complete system, and whole health involves optimal health of every part. Unfortunately, the conventional approach to dentistry often fails to recognise this. If you would like a dentist who is interested in your overall well being instead of simply repairing teeth, then Smile in Style is the practice for you. We now know that your oral health impacts on your whole health and quality of life in more ways than you might imagine.
In recent years, a wealth of scientific research has confirmed this connection. Periodontal disease has been linked to increased rates of heart disease, stroke, pre-term births, arthritis, diabetes, and many other seemingly unrelated conditions. Researchers have yet to prove the cause of the connection, but it is believed to be related to systemic inflammation.
Infection triggers a response from the immune system that included inflammation. This is harmless when the infection is temporary. However, chronic infection such as periodontal disease can lead to systemic inflammation, affecting your entire body.
What your dentist puts in your mouth is important. Any fine particles caused by wear and tear or vapours emitted are likely to go straight to your stomach or lungs, and on to your bloodstream. Therefore, we use the most natural and non-toxic materials available. Our office is mercury-free and we are committed to patient health, the health of our staff and the environment.
The mouth-body connection goes both ways. For example, chronic inflammatory diseases such as diabetes increase your risk of gum disease, and may require special preventive care. Dry mouth, which may be a side effect of certain medications, can increase your risk of cavities and gum disease. Our patient consultations include a discussion about the state of your overall health, and your dental care is tailored accordingly.
These are just a few examples of the ways in which your oral health can affect your general well being. Why not find out for yourself what a difference holistic dentistry can make? Call us at 03 8400 4104 (Moonee Ponds) or 03 8001 6021 (Sunbury) and schedule a consultation today.
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