HYGIENE & WELLNESS
Research continues to prove how integral oral hygiene is to our overall health and well-being. We do all we can to enhance your health and well-being by treating all matters pertaining to the oral cavity. We offer simple solutions to manage oral hygiene and address issues such as Bad Breath, Bruxism, Dry Mouth, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and TMJ.
We encourage regular check-ups & cleanings and coach our patients in developing effective maintenance habits at home. Although we recommend seeing a hygienist once every six months to prevent significant build-up, our hygienists are always happy to see you and get your oral hygiene back on track.
If any of these oral health issues are affecting your quality of life, we can help.
Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, occurs when the salivary glands fail to produce sufficient amounts of saliva. It is something that often occurs as we age but it can be accelerated due to the use of various medications. If it is a constant [chronic] problem, it can lead to dental damage and should not go untreated.
When dry mouth happens on a regular basis, it may be caused by an underlying issue, like a salivary gland infection or diabetes. We examine your mouth for any signs of damage, offer treatment and advise patients on how to enhance salivary flow. Saliva plays a crucial role in oral health, it neutralizes acid, helps to cleanse the mouth of food debris and restores minerals to the teeth. When the mouth isn’t producing this important agent, it is more prone to gum disease, tooth decay, enamel erosion and dental staining. We offer a range of options to help manage dry mouth and prevent these issues from occurring.
Bad breath is a difficult thing to cure because it has many possible causes. We have partnered with the Wellsom Clinic to offer a concierge service that will find the root cause and guarantee the alleviation of breath odor. We identify, diagnose and treat the root causes of breath odor and restore oral health. Once oral health has been restored, we provide patients with a treatment plan, incorporating a highly effective oral rinse into their daily oral care routine for them to experience continued relief.