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Why is the Oral and Overall Health Connection So Important?

added on: April 12, 2022
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My Rivertown Dentist is more than just your average dental office in Madison. We take oral health care one step further, helping our patient make the crucial connection between what’s going on in your mouth and the rest of your body. Good health is truly the foundation of living a better, more productive life and it starts with your smile. Let us explain!

What is Oral-Systemic Dentistry?

Under the expert guidance of Dr. Ashley Lee, you’ll be working with a highly-trained dentist who has been an integral part of and influencer in the growing field of oral-systemic dentistry. This is a part of the industry that solely focuses on the deep connection between your oral health and overall wellbeing.

All of Dr. Lee’s dental services focus on supporting the overall oral-systemic connection – even her cosmetic services are designed for strength, balance, and confidence – but some of the things we offer our patients are especially helpful when it comes to making sure you stay as vibrantly healthy as possible. These include:

  • Comprehensive exams with an oral-systemic emphasis
  • Consistent cleanings and periodontal care to make sure the foundation of your oral health is in tip-top shape
  • Nutritional and tobacco-cessation advice
  • Counseling concerning how your medications affect your oral health
  • A gentle touch and sedation options to overcome dental phobias for better health and lowered anxiety
  • Strengthening and repairing options that build both your health and your smile
  • Confidence-building treatments for improved self-esteem
  • Early dentistry and pediatric care to build a lifetime of health

It’s easy to see why, as your Madison dentist, we care about more than just your teeth.

A Correlation You Can’t Ignore

In this study, it’s shown that the connection between oral and overall health cannot be overlooked. That’s why it’s best to have a dentist like Dr. Lee at My Rivertown Dentist on your side who understands and cares about your entire wellbeing. When you keep up with your regular appointments at our dental office in Madison, it’s our chance to look for signs and changes in your oral health. This is extremely beneficial to help us predict and hopefully preempt other issues that can include:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Oral and other cancers
  • Eating disorders
  • TMJ disorder
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Bruxism (clenching and grinding)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Systemic inflammation and sensitivities
  • Yeast and bacterial overgrowth
  • HIV/ Aids
  • Osteoporosis
  • Signs of Alzheimer’s

Are you interested in learning more about oral-systemic dentistry courtesy of Dr. Lee? We invite you to come to our dental office in Madison and talk with us. Together we can discuss both your oral and overall health histories. We’ll then use our state-of-the-art technology and training to gain a deeper understanding of what’s happening inside your mouth. It also allows us to be on the lookout for the issues we just listed above.

Come to My Rivertown Dentist for a unique dental experience with Dr. Lee and her partnership with Vivos Therapeutics, where we can help you breathe and sleep better — for kids and adults.