We now know that your oral health affects your overall health, and we are a proud member of the Wellness Dentistry Network.
Emerging technologies and the growing awareness of the role a dentist can play in the overall health of their patients is transforming our profession. No longer should we remain comfortable with just focusing on the mechanics of repairing teeth – we can and must do more. The Wellness Dentistry Network was founded on the belief that together, we can change the approach to how we interact with our patients, collaborate with each other to share information, and more effectively integrate with other areas of the healthcare model. By doing so, we’re not just elevating the practice of dentistry, we’re changing, improving, and yes, in some cases saving lives. Let us show you how.
Your First Appointment at Governor’s Park Dental Group
For adult patients, the initial appointment involves a comprehensive oral exam. Our dentists will review your medical and dental history and listen to your goals/concerns before inspecting your teeth.
The dental exam is very thorough and consists of:
- checking all of your teeth for decay and defective fillings
- examining your mouth for oral cancer and periodontal disease
- taking the necessary diagnostic x-rays.
A dental hygienist will perform a dental cleaning. Once we diagnose the results of your exam, the dentist will discuss our findings and outline a recommended treatment plan, as well as detail the amount of time and cost associated with your treatment.
Good oral hygiene is important for general health. Inadequate oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems. Gum disease, infections, tooth loss, and bone loss can result from poor oral hygiene. Good home care and regular cleanings and exams can prevent these problems as well as provide you with a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
At Governor’s Park Dental Group, our patients’ oral health is our top priority. We are here to do anything that we can to assist you in taking excellent care of your teeth and gums. This includes the following (read more below): Saliva Testing, Periodontal Treatment, Root Planing & Scaling (deep cleaning).