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We believe in Empowered Patients.
Any new paradigm in US Health Care will include a broader role for e-coaching patients with Information Therapy.
These pages are our initial movement in that direction: Self-Care Information Tools available 24/7 and Symptoms Checkers that can be used a decision aids in managing your own health care.
This page has several Self-Care Resources, but a good place to start is this link:
|Academy of General Dentistry|
|American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry|
|American Academy of Periodontology|
|American Association of Orthodontists|
|American Association of Endodontists|
|American College of Prosthodontists|
|American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons|
|American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry|
|International Congress of Oral Implantologists|
|Other Dental Sites:|
All of us at Yellow Springs Dental Care are prepared to provide knowledgeable answers to your questions regarding dental care procedures and conditions.
We encourage your exploration of the three portals below to perform you own research into the topics that you wish to know more about. these are quality linkages to literally thousands of pages of specialized dental subject material
Click any of the Three Links below and you can browse the dental informations topics
The Owner's Guide to Having a Healthy Mouth
The American Dental Association is a trusted source of
effective dental self-care information.
1. ADA DENTAL SELF-CARE TOPICS
National Institute for Dental Research Dental Decay Prevention Web Site:
Beyond the Preventive Dental Self-Care measures that we perform for ourselves:
- monitoring clenching/grinding
- protective sports mouth guards
We can explore the possibilities of managing periodontal gum problems with a combination of non-surgical, highly effective Self-Care Strategies.
Non Surgical Gum Therapy
Which is the most common disease in the United States?
1. heart disease?
4. Gum Disease?
Many people are surprised to learn that gum disease is more common than heart disease, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer's combined!
The good news is that unlike those other diseases, gum disease is easily prevented and treated.
Gum disease is an infection of the gums and bone surrounding the teeth. Often silent and painless, this type of infection cannot be eliminated by the immune system with out the help of a dental intervention.
Gum disease usually manifests early in life and slowly progresses until the gums and bone are seriously damaged. Untreated gum disease is a major cause of Bad breath, and eventual adult tooth loss.
Recent research has proven that periodontal infection is more serious than originally believed.
The bacteria that infect the gums and bone are carried to all other areas of the body. If untreated, periodontal infection has been proven to increase your risk of developing many other diseases :
- Heart disease is increased 150%
- Stroke 300%
- Premature birth and low birth weight babies 700%
- Osteoporosis 200%
- Respiratory infections are increased by 500%
- Insulin control in diabetics is affected by periodontal infection
Of course, these are just known associations between gum disease and other medical conditions. Links to other chronic conditions are likely to be proven.
Undiagnosed and untreated gum disease is a major obstacle to optimal health for a large percentage of the population.
Fortunately, modern dental medicine has the solution to eliminate periodontal infection and stimulate repair of the damaged gum and bone.
At an early appointment, we can accomplish the first step in assessing the degree of your gum disease involvement, when we measure the depth of the periodontal pockets that may have formed as your gum problem has progressed.
At subsequent appointments we will teach you powerful self-care strategies for treating your periodontal infection and lower your risk of developing systemic complications.
All of us at Yellow Springs Dental Care, feel oursevles fortuanate to be able to provide you with the very best that modern dentistry has available for looking after both your overall and oral health. We are proud to be one of the few dental offices using modulated periodontal therapy. Using this approach working together with your daily regimen of self-care we can eliminate periodontal infection.