Some patients are tempted to skip routine appointments because they take great care of their teeth at home and feel like they don’t have any dental issues. However, visiting the dentist on a regular basis is important for everyone, regardless of how healthy you believe your teeth and gums are. This is because your dental health and your overall health are interconnected.
At South Texas Smiles, we recognize that the mouth and body are closely connected. We incorporate a holistic approach and biologically compatible materials for dental treatments. With our special tools, training, and technology, we can help you prevent dental disease, identify and treat dental issues in their early stages, and help protect your overall wellness.
We Emphasize the Mouth-Body Connection
Good Oral Health Habits Contribute to a Healthy Body
At South Texas Smiles, we emphasize the importance of preventive care at home and can provide tips on improving your oral hygiene and other oral health habits. Poor oral health habits have been linked to serious health conditions like heart disease and sepsis. Harmful bacteria can cause tooth decay and gum disease in the mouth, and if left unchecked, these bacteria can access the bloodstream. This can contribute to dangerous inflammation in the blood vessels and heart, leading to organ failure.
Early Detection of Oral Cancer Prevents Metastasis
Untreated cancer cells in the oral cavity can spread to other parts of the body. Fortunately, oral cancer is highly treatable when it is diagnosed and treated early. During your exam, our team will look at your teeth, gums, and the inside of your mouth for warning signs. These can include unusual lumps and bumps, red or white patches, mouth sores, and jaw swelling. If you notice any of abnormalities or suspicious areas at home, please let our team know!
Biologically Compatible Treatments Are Safe for Your Overall Health
With biological dentistry, patients can receive more natural and minimally invasive treatments. Ozone therapy, for example, uses the power of oxygen to kill harmful bacteria and encourage healthy cell growth. It can work well as a preventive measure, but also as a way to remove bacteria from hard-to-reach areas in the mouth before it advances into the gum tissue. This conservative treatment is comfortable, effective, and does not come with any side effects.
Your Holistic Dentist in San Antonio, TX
Your oral health and overall health are closely connected. To learn more about our holistic approach and biological dentistry treatments at South Texas Smiles, contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you.Contact Us