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At the office of Portside Family Dental, we recognize that a healthy smile is more than just an attractive asset; it is also essential to one's overall well-being. Besides researchers finding an increasing association between poor oral health and systemic conditions such as digestive disorders, respiratory problems, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease, a simple dental infection, when left untreated, can have severe consequences.
Remember, the best way to avert the development of cavities, gum disease, and a host of other problems is with good oral hygiene, a nutritious diet, a healthy lifestyle, and a preventative dental care program.
We encourage patients to visit twice yearly for routine checkups and professional cleanings. In this way, we can monitor your oral health, reduce your risk of dental disease, and detect any oral health issues early in their onset when they are typically the simplest to treat. Periodic exams also enable us to screen for oral cancer and check for other conditions that may impact your systemic health and well-being.
At the office of Portside Family Dental, our concern for your oral health extends well beyond the doors of our office. Patient education is an integral component of our comprehensive program of preventative care. We take the time to give you the proper guidance and resources needed to maintain good oral health at home. At every checkup visit, we review your oral hygiene homecare and provide detailed instructions on the best methods of brushing and flossing to keep your smile clean and reduce any harmful accumulations of dental plaque.
We also help children establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of optimal oral health. In addition to providing the instruction and age-appropriate information required to maintain healthy smiles, we offer periodic topical fluoride treatments and dental sealants for added protection against childhood tooth decay.
Remember, it's important not to hold off seeing the dentist until you're in terrible pain or think there's something wrong. By taking the proper preventive measures and scheduling a routine appointment for a comprehensive checkup and routine care, our office can help you maintain optimal oral health and a beautiful smile that supports wellness.