Did you know that there is a strong link between your oral health and overall health?

The mouth and body connection

Scientific research continues to strengthen the connection between the mouth and the body.

Recent studies conducted at the University of Rochester show that oral bacteria can attach to fatty plaque in the arteries of the heart, which can make a person more vulnerable to a heart attack. Gum disease, if left untreated, increases the risk of developing serious health issues such as cardiac problems, stroke, and high blood pressure.

Pittsford Smiles Dental believes the best way to guarantee good oral health is to be proactive with a comprehensive regimen of preventive care that includes good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist for cleanings and examinations. Our staff will also conduct regular X-rays, which can determine any signs of decay or problems with the root structures of teeth and jawbones. In addition to monitoring the health of the teeth, gums, and mouth, our staff can detect poor nutrition, as well as jaw misalignment and any developing oral health issues.

The CariFree difference

Pittsford Smiles Dental uses CariFree technology in our cleanings. CariFree stops cavities before they form, using a pH+ technology to neutralize acids that can cause decay while also treating bacterial infections that can lead to cavities.

Dr. Ricardo will perform a quick, yet thorough screening to determine your risk for developing cavities. If decay-causing bacteria is detected, we likely will recommend a CariFree treatment, which consists of a special rinse and toothpaste.

Take the step to guarantee good oral health for you and your family. Call our Pittsford, NY office today at (585) 248-2575 to schedule a consultation.

Pittsford Smiles Dental provides comprehensive oral health care to patients in Fairport, Pittsford, and Rochester, NY.

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