General dentistry is dedicated to protecting your teeth from damage, decay, and disease, as well as restoring teeth that have been damaged. It is the solid foundation on which cosmetic dentistry rests, and at Appolon Dental Group, we always practice our general dentistry with a close eye to maintaining the beauty as well as the health and function of your smile.
Preventive dentistry is the best investment you can make in your overall health and wellness. Unlike most of your body, your teeth have limited ability to heal. In many cases, once they are damaged, they cannot repair themselves. Instead, we have to rely on restorative dentistry to repair your teeth.
And preventive dentistry is also important because the body’s natural processes magnify the impact of poor oral health. Almost everything that enters the body enters through the mouth and throat, which draws illness from the mouth into the lungs and digestive tract. When oral sickness enters the blood, it can travel throughout the body, especially to the heart. Oral bacteria are commonly found in the arterial plaque that develops around your heart.
The good news is that you can do much of the preventive dentistry yourself. Make sure you’re brushing twice a day and flossing every day to protect your teeth. In addition, try to have a tooth-friendly diet.
And don’t forget to make your regular dental checkups and cleaning visits. During these visits we will remove dental deposits that you can’t remove at home. We will also check for decay or disease. And we can give you advice about improving your preventive routine at home.
If preventive dentistry doesn’t keep your mouth healthy, restorative dentistry and other treatments can repair your teeth and return your mouth to health.
The most common chronic disease is tooth decay. This impacts as much as 96% of American adults, who experience some tooth decay in their lives. Fortunately, there are many ways to treat tooth decay. The first line treatment for tooth decay is tooth-colored fillings. We offer multiple styles of fillings, including composites and ceramic fillings.
For more advanced decay, we utilize ceramic dental crowns. These not only protect and support your damaged teeth, they can restore the beauty of your smile.
But perhaps the most serious oral health problem is gum disease. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults. It’s also one of the causes of chronic bad breath.
Gum disease has also been linked to many serious health conditions. People with gum disease are more likely to develop heart disease, stroke, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and several forms of cancer. Treating gum disease is critical to maintaining your overall health.
Are You Looking for General Dentistry in Columbus Circle?
Dr. Appolon is a skilled general and cosmetic dentist who is currently accepting new patients at her office in Columbus Circle. To schedule your appointment at Appolon Dental Group, please call (212) 557-8668 today.