Preventative Dental Care

Preventative Care is Important

Preventative Care is Important, Come See Us at Our Peoria Office

Great smiles start with regular cleanings by our friendly hygiene team. If you have not been in the office for a while, don’t worry. Our team is warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental. Our goal is to help you get healthier teeth that make you feel good about your smile and gives you more confidence. Preventative Dental Care Includes:

  • Clean and polish your teeth every six months.
  • Remove plaque from your teeth and gums.
  • We offer fluoride treatment so that your teeth are protected until your next visit.

Annual Screenings Saves Lives

Did you know that your oral health impacts the health of your whole-body? Your mouth influences how you eat, how you breathe, how you talk, and even how you sleep. The Peoria Healthy Smiles team is committed to helping you achieve both oral and whole-body health. To protect your health, we perform several annual screenings:

X-rays, to spot oral issues that might be invisible during an exam.

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Oral cancer screenings, to ensure that we can catch this disease before it progresses.

Sleep-disorder breathing screenings, to ensure that you can get treatment for any conditions impacting your ability to sleep and heal at night.

Can Preventative Oral Care help prevent heart disease?

Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a new study suggests.
In 2018, independent studies performed by Dr. Shogo Matsui; Independent Researcher, Department of Cardiology Doctor of Medicine, and Dr. Ann Bolger cardiologist and professor of medicine emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco were reviewed by the American Heart Association and concluded that poor oral health can be linked to heart disease.

A separate study published in the AHA journal Hypertension found that gum disease appears to worsen blood pressure and interferes with medications to treat hypertension.

Poor dental health also poses a risk to people with heart valve problems, Bolger said.
“I spend an inordinate amount of time talking to (heart valve patients) about their teeth because we know certain heart valve infections can be associated with poor oral health,” she said. This latest research “is a good reminder that the mouth is an important part of a person’s entire health and simple, daily behaviors that improve health are incredibly important.”
The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste.
“It’s a low-risk, low-cost option that we know has other benefits even beyond the scope of what this study is trying to investigate,” Bolger said. “There’s no reason not to recommend someone do this.”