Wellness and Preventive Dentistry
Wellness Dentistry – Los Angeles CA – Century City CA
Dental wellness is a state in which the mouth and the rest of our being are in balance and harmony. The mouth is a micro-environment of the body with a profound potential to reflect and influence the health of our whole person. It is an essential and even wondrous part of our anatomy.
Did you know that optimal general health starts with optimal oral health? Failure to adequately care for your teeth, gums and your bite can result in the development of medical conditions far more serious than gum disease (periodontitis) or tooth loss.
Studies suggest that a number of secondary health issues can be caused as a result of poor oral hygiene.
If a person can take care of their teeth and gums they can extend their life by at least 10 years.
Preventive Dentistry - Century City Preventive Dentistry
Taking care of your teeth and properly managing your oral health can prevent oral health disease. By practicing preventive dentistry, you can safeguard yourself from exorbitant dental costs.
Preventive dentistry emphasizes the importance of ongoing in office hygiene procedures and daily practices at home to prevent tooth decay and other dental diseases and conditions
Hygiene Treatments - Century City Dental Procudures
Every day plaque buildup, can lead to tooth decay or periodontal disease when left unattended. With any dental procedure we will inspect your teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease or periodontitis. The basic procedure is to scrape plaque and harmful deposits from your teeth and to inspect for pockets of gum recession formed between the gums and teeth. If the removal of the plaque and tartar does not eliminate the cause or threat of periodontal disease, there are many treatments available both surgical and non-surgical to curb the onset of periodontal disease.
Regular hygiene treatments can help you maintain a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Nutrition and Your Gums - Prevent Tooth Decay
Simply improving your diet and level of nutrition can be the best way to boost your overall health. This includes the health of your teeth and gums. Acid released by bacteria is the result of their consumption of fermentable sugars .Periodontal disease progresses faster and is more severe when the diet is lacking. Poor nutrition suppresses the entire immune system and this makes you more vulnerable to any number of diseases and disorders. This includes periodontal disease. A few simple practices can help you feel great and help prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease.
To maintain a well-balanced diet, eat a variety of foods and and eat only as much as necessary. Stick to the four basic food groups. Foods that are rich in vitamin e and vitamin c can help your body repair damaged tissue. Any excessive grinding or clenching of teeth can increase the rate of tissue destruction. Avoid foods that are too hard or undercooked. Stay away from sugar. Sticky and sugary foods can also damage your teeth and gums. If you must eat sugary, starchy foods include them as part of a balanced meal..
Millions of Americans grind their teeth while sleeping. This causes excessive wear on teeth and contributes to cavities and cracks. Dr. Sherri Scott can design a night guard, a device which places a protective barrier between the top and bottom teeth, especially for your mouth that will help prevent against the damages associated with TMJ and teeth grinding.