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Oral Health is an Important Cornerstone to your Overall Health

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We offer the latest in dental care for a healthy smile. Your oral health is an important part of your overall health and well-being. We offer one-on-one consulting for a path to a better you.

We believe that your oral health is closely connected to your overall health–the health of your body, your mind and your soul. Our goal for your oral health is prevention as a way to keep your teeth as happy as they can be for as long as possible. We cannot stress enough how important it is to keep your teeth healthy; if you have diseased teeth or gums, your whole body can be affected.

We help you prevent numerous oral problems. In case you do need oral treatments we do offer variety of services including the state of the art laser periodontal treatment. There are some oral diseases that cannot be easily detected and prevented like oral cancer which is very common. For this reason it is crucial to visit your dentist at least twice a year for detailed oral examination.

Oral Cancer

Regular dental check-ups, including an examination of the entire mouth, are essential in the early detection of cancerous and precancerous conditions. You may have a very small, but dangerous, oral spot or sore and not be aware of it.

We will carefully examine all areas of your mouth. We may notice a flat, painless, white or red spot or a small sore. Although most of these are harmless, some are not. Harmful oral spots or sores often look identical to those that are harmless – testing can tell them apart. We can help.

Periodontal (Gum) Disease

There are several types of periodontal (gum) diseases, some of which are Gingivitis, Aggressive Periodontitis, Chronic Periodontitis, Periodontitis as a Manifestation of Systemic Diseases, Necrotizing Periodontal Diseases.

Periodontal Disease can have many different causes from tobacco use to genetics, pregnancy and puberty, stress, medications, clenching or grinding your teeth, diabetes, poor nutrition and other systemic diseases.

Periodontal disease, affecting nearly 50{bdd1a3cc7d9d058b2c2428081aa8431f7fc51063ed7b7e9a4d7363f53912fa38} of all Americans*, affects the tissues that support the teeth and gums resulting in bone loss and tissue damage. Bacteria and plaque biofilm that accumulate on the teeth and beneath the gums is the main cause. Regular disruption of this bacteria and plaque by toothbrushing, flossing and regular dental visits will help prevent periodontal disease. In addition to gum damage and tooth loss, periodontal disease has been linked to cardiovascular disease and can exacerbate the effects of diabetes and other inflammatory diseases.

Periodontal disease has no cure, therefore prevention is essential through proper oral hygiene at home through brushing and flossing as well as regular dental visits. However, if you do have periodontal disease, treatment is necessary. This includes Periodontal therapy (deep cleaning), locally placed antibiotics and in more advanced cases, referral to a Periodontist (gum specialist). Once you have developed periodontal disease, more frequent cleanings will be necessary to keep the disease from progressing.

Signs you may have periodontal disease:

  • Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing, or spontaneously
  • Bad breath or taste in the mouth
  • Loose teeth or new spaces developing between the teeth
  • Receding Gums
  • Pus around the gums

Risk factors for developing periodontal disease:

  • Lack of regular toothbrushing, flossing and dental visits
  • Tobacco use
  • Diabetes

*information accessed from https://www.perio.org/consumer/cdc-study.htm

Periodontal Disease and CAD

Researcher are trying to understand how periodontal diseases are linked to cardiovascular disease. A study published in the Journal of Periodontology explains why people with periodontal diseases are at a significant risk for coronary artery disease (CAD).

Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy

Pregnant women who have periodontal disease may be seven times more likely to have a baby that is born too early and too small.

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Severe periodontal disease can increase blood sugar and significantly increase the risks of diabetes.

Patient Testimonials

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Dr Stojic is my dentist for more than 10 years. She is so knowledgeable, professional, friendly. Today I had an emergency I needed to see a dentist right away, without scheduled appointment she saw me and helped me . Her staff is friendly and professional also. I recommended and will recommend my friends and co-workers to Dr Stojic.

Rada B.

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