How Dental Care Impacts Your General Wellness

Having us examine and clean your smile on a regular basis means we can help maintain optimal oral health, which not helps you avoid cavities, but also promotes general wellness! In today’s blog, we’re talking about the connection between your smile and your overall health, and the steps your Redmond, OR, dental team takes to ensure our office is a clean environment!

A Healthy Smile Benefits the Whole You

Did you know that our oral health impacts our overall health? Often, oral health issues like gum disease increase the risk of inflammatory illnesses, and have been linked to higher risks of everything from diabetes to heart disease. Caring for your teeth and gums allows you to maintain a healthy and whole smile, continue to eat a variety of foods, and receive a variety of nutrients.

Ensuring a Clean and Safe Office

Everyone on our team follows strict cleaning guidelines, which means washing our hands frequently and disinfecting surfaces, like those in the bathrooms, waiting rooms, or commonly touched surfaces, like our reception desk and door handles. We also schedule appointments in a way that removes the waiting room from being filled with people at any given time. These steps help limit the risk of transmission. However, if you feel under the weather or simply feel the risk is too great to head out, we understand and urge you reschedule. However, if you cannot reschedule, know that we take steps to help ensure your comfort and safety!

Care In-Office and At-Home

To maintain optimal oral health and general wellness, make time to brush your teeth when you wake up and again before bed for about two minutes. Use a toothpaste with fluoride too! Make sure you’re flossing before bed as well, as this removes what a toothbrush cannot reach and is linked to lower rates of gum inflammation. Make time to see our team every six months for a checkup and cleaning when possible, so we can monitor your smile and address concerns in the earliest stages. If you have any questions about the steps we take to protect our patients, or if you would like to schedule or reschedule an appointment, then contact our team today. We’re here to address any questions or concerns!

Do You Have Questions About General Dentistry?

With routine care both at home and in our office, we can help promote better general wellness and protect your smile from serious complications. We also have restorative treatments to address decay and infections, or dental damage, and prosthetic dentistry to replace one or more missing teeth and restore wholeness to your smile. To learn more about our approach to preventive dentistry, then schedule a consultation by calling Coppertop Family Dentistry in Redmond, OR, today at 541-923-5927.