At Dental Health and Wellness Boston, dentistry goes far beyond a basic dental check-up. Dental care is a vital part of managing many illnesses and dental health can be profoundly affected by personal medical conditions. Our integrated approach means we can help you achieve healthy teeth and gums and can create an overall healthier you!
As your Boston dentist, one of our top goals is educating our patients on the impact of dental care in their everyday lives. Whether you have special a medical condition such as diabetes, are undergoing difficult medical procedures like cancer treatments, or utilize nutritional supplements regularly, you may not be aware how much your oral health is being affected.
For diabetic patients, diabetes is actually a risk factor for severe periodontal (gum) disease and in some cases, periodontal disease increases the severity of diabetes and complicates control of the metabolism and blood sugar levels. Your cardiac health can also be dramatically influenced by your oral health – several medical studies have shown that severe oral conditions including periodontal disease, tooth decay and tooth loss result in an increased risk for a heart attack or stroke.
Along with the overall impact on one’s body, oncology can cause serious oral issues such as inflammation, dry mouth, mouth sores, and even tooth decay and gum disease. Preventative dental care and regular visits to your Boston dentist, Dental Health and Wellness Boston, is the best defense to reducing the occurrence of these issues and minimizing disruptions to your treatments.
Due to the acid erosion that occurs in both people with acid reflux as well those struggling with eating disorders, Dr. Smith offers a variety of restorative procedures including dental crowns. Confidentiality is of utmost importance to us and our compassionate staff is experienced in providing the dental support patients with eating disorders need as they work through difficult disorders like bulimia.
At Dental Health and Wellness Boston, our focus is on improving your quality of life with our integrated, whole-body dental approach. From advising you on nutritional choices to treating specific conditions like easing pain and migraine tension from TMJ with dental appliances, we know that your dental care can improve your overall well-being and add quality years to your life!
Visit us today to learn more about our innovative practice and find out how integrated dental care can benefit you!