How Your Oral Health Affects Your Entire Body
Whole Body Dentistry Manhattan, New York
Video: Preventive CareFine Dental New York emphasizes the importance of oral hygiene for patients of the practice. Dr. Fine believes the benefits of a regular dental cleaning for overall, holistic heath cannot be overstated. The three hygienists and dentists at Fine Dental provide instruction so patients can perform their own effective oral hygiene at home. Enlarge Video View All Videos
Your oral health plays a vital role in your overall well-being. By evaluating the health of your entire mouth and reviewing not just your dental but your medical history, our team is able to better treat you rather than just your smile. Through more than two decades of providing exceptional dental care, our team has discovered one of the most important steps to achieving complete wellness. Whole body dentistry at our Manhattan, New York practice offers a more tailored and comprehensive approach to dental health care.
Why Your Oral Health Affects Your Whole Body
Did you know that living a healthy lifestyle, eating a balanced diet, and avoiding harmful habits can ultimately aid in the preservation and promotion of your oral health? It is for that reason that our dentists place emphasis on communicating with patients about their dental hygiene and physical health. In gaining a deeper perspective of what your health care needs are, our team can better address your oral health and develop a customized treatment plan that truly fulfills your unique needs.
Understanding Periodontal Disease
More than 80 percent of adults in the United States suffer from some form of periodontal (gum) disease. The common disease begins to develop as an excess of certain types of bacteria begin to take shelter in regions of the mouth. The overabundance of bacteria can cause persistent bad breath, red or inflamed gums, bleeding gums, and tooth loss. Eventually, gum disease can even cause damage to your overall health. In some cases, patients don’t develop signs or symptoms of the disease in its earliest stages, leading them to believe that their oral health is perfectly sound.
Research has shown that periodontal disease is linked to several diseases or conditions of the body, including:
- Heart disease
- Blockage of the arteries
- Blood cell disorders
- HIV infection
- Pre-term labor
Evaluating and Treating Your Dental Needs
The whole body dentistry specialists at our Manhattan, New York area practice recommend that patients undergo professional dental cleanings and thorough dental examinations at least twice a year. Every cleaning we perform includes the following procedures:
- Plaque and tartar removal
- Teeth polishing
- Comprehensive evaluation of the teeth, gums, tongue, and jaw
- Oral cancer screening
- Digital x-rays
In some cases, a fluoride treatment is given to a patient to increase the cleanliness of the mouth and strengthen the structures of the mouth.
Learn More about Whole Body Dentistry
Our team understands the relationship between the mouth and body on an intimate level, and has dedicated a significant amount of time to discovering new, effective ways to improve the health of the smile, which in return augments the health of the body. Dr. Fine and Dr. Salehezadeh work diligently to find solutions to the overall health needs of patients, rather than briefly repairing a single element of a patient’s health. Contact us today to learn more about whole body dentistry at our Manhattan, New York area practice.