Whole Dental Wellness in Birmingham, Michigan (MI) teaches kids and adults proper dental hygiene. Whole Dental Wellness is committed to treating the whole patient through holistic health approaches. Proper dental hygiene begins at an early age. Maintaining good oral care is paramount to staying healthy as an adult. We have served families for over 40 years and are proud to see generations of families come through our doors in Birmingham. Schedule your appointment today and let our specialist-led dental team set you and your smile up for success.
One study showed gum disease is linked to 20 to 30 different types of bacteria and cause damage to tiny blood vessels in the brain that lead to strokes and heart disease.
Invest in your overall health with regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups.
Your mouth is the gateway for bacteria to enter, and when this bacteria is enabled to grow or is aspirated into the lungs, serious health issues can result. For better oral care and dental hygiene Birmingham specialists at Whole Dental Wellness recommend the following tips:
Another factor causing oral health issues is the frequent snacking of sugary foods and drinks. A diet high in sugar produces an acid-type of bacteria that erodes tooth enamel. When plaque forms at the base of your teeth, inflammation occurs and causes gingivitis. As gum disease progresses, it becomes periodontitis.
Other factors contributing to oral health issues include:
Good dental hygiene begins and ends with you.
Our Birmingham dental hygienists and dentists can teach you how to care for your teeth and gums, but it is up to you to continue your dental care on a daily basis. Children will often model what their parents do, so creating a proactive dental routine in the mornings and evenings will set your child up for oral health success. Remember, routine dental checkups are essential in maintaining proper dental hygiene. If you have been treated for periodontitis, our dental team will schedule you for regular periodontal maintenance so inflammation and infection can be kept at bay.
Your overall health is dependent on the proper care of your teeth and gums.
Take the time to brush your teeth twice a day. Find a toothbrush that fits your mouth comfortably and use fluoride toothpaste. An electric toothbrush is an excellent oral hygiene option for reducing plaque and gingivitis.
Add crunchy and fibrous foods that help clean and rid your mouth of harmful bacteria and brighten your smile. Floss! It may be hard to believe, but that thin string of dental floss can save your life by preventing bacteria from getting into your bloodstream and causing severe health conditions.
At Whole Dental Wellness we pride ourselves on staying current with the latest technologies and providing the highest level of quality care to each and every patient. In the spirit of prevention, we highly recommend Laser Pocket Disinfection (LPD).
LPD is a dental laser procedure performed in addition/prior to dental cleanings. The purpose of the procedure is to eliminate harmful bacteria living in “pockets” between the gums and teeth - bacteria a standard cleaning can’t reach. When left untreated, these harmful bacteria cause the infection commonly known as gum disease. LPD targets diseased tissue and gets rid of the bacteria and toxins they produce. The laser cleaning is sufficient to eliminate the bacteria entirely and provide you with your healthiest gums. Added BONUS: At the same time LPD is done, Biostimulation is occurring. Biostimulation is a great added benefit of the procedure as it increases circulation, collagen formation, osteoblastic activity (bone building cells), and fibroblastic activity (connective tissue building cells). It also speeds, enhances, and promotes healing. The benefits of eliminating gingivitis and periodontitis can extend beyond restoring your healthy teeth and gums and help YOU be a healthier YOU! We recommend all of our adult patients (16 years and older) have LPD done in conjunction with their cleaning appointments. Ask your Dental Hygienist about LPD at your next dental cleaning appointment!
Your overall health and wellness begin with healthy teeth and gums.
Let our specialist-led dental team show you how to keep you and your family healthy with proper dental hygiene approaches. Avoid costly dental procedures with good oral hygiene habits. Call for your dental hygiene consultation. Our office proudly serves Birmingham and the Detroit metro area.
At Whole Dental Wellness Birmingham, our dentists understand that the health of your smile makes a huge difference in your overall wellness. We know that when your mouth is healthy, you feel it from head to toe. Experience the difference in confidence and health that comes with Whole Dental Wellness. Schedule a consultation today.
35106 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009