A Holistic Approach Leads to Healthy Smiles
Your oral health is important both for the sake of your smile and for your overall health.
It’s why our focus is on providing the most comprehensive, holistic dentistry that we can at Black Diamond Dentistry.
Today, we want to discuss what that means to us, and why it can mean better dental health for you. To schedule an appointment at our office in Black Diamond, WA, call us at 360-284-7647.
Focus on Preventive Care
You’ve heard the saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That’s certainly true when it comes to oral health.
Keeping your mouth free from tooth and gum infections is always preferable to needing treatment for cavities, infected teeth, or periodontal disease.
At our office, our dental professionals make an effort to help you keep your mouth as healthy as it can be. This starts with regular professional cleanings and exams. This should be an integral part of your oral hygiene routine, along with your daily brushing and flossing.
By getting dental checkups a few times a year, we can remove plaque and tartar buildup before it can lead to cavities and gum disease. If you already are showing signs of those problems, this gives us a chance to catch it and treat it in the early stages. That less invasive and more effective for you.
Treating gum disease is particularly important. Not only is it the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States, it’s also been linked to other health issues. This includes an increased risk of heart attacks and more complications for people with diabetes.
If you do have cavities, we also want you to know that we use metal-free fillings. The materials we use are biocompatible, and they restore both the function and the appearance of your teeth.
Of course, what you eat also can affect how likely you are to develop tooth decay and other problems. If you would like, we offer nutritional counseling if you have questions about your dietary choices.
In addition to preventive care, we also offer some services to help you stay proactive about protecting your teeth:
- Dental sealants — Sealants are a coating for your teeth. Having them makes it more difficult for bacteria to cause damage to your enamel.
- Oral probiotics — ProBioraPlus oral probiotics encourage the growth of healthy bacteria growth, which reduces your risk of bad breath, decay, and gum disease.
- Athletic mouthguards — You can’t stop accidents from happening, but if you can take steps to minimize your risk of a broken or knocked-out tooth. Our custom-fitted mouthguards offer better protection than the boil-and-bite kind that you can get in stores.
Complete Care for You & Your Family
You want to keep your smile as healthy as it can be. You want the same thing for the people you love. And we want that for all our patients at Black Diamond Dentistry.