Wellness dentistry is what makes Stonebriar Smile Design so special. This unique, comprehensive approach to dental care won’t only make sure that your smile is healthy and beautiful, but that your overall health is protected as well. The health of the mouth and the body are directly linked, and we keep that in mind with every patient. With this in mind, we’ll be able to provide you with services and benefits you never thought you could get from the dentist, and your life will be richer for it.
With our Smile with Heart exam, we’ll do more than simply check on the health of your teeth. Using advanced 3D cone beam technology and oral DNA testing, we can detect oral bacteria in your mouth that could be the indicator of a much more serious health condition, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, sleep apnea, and more. Working alongside your health care providers, we can make sure none of these ailments ever catch you off guard.
A sobering statistic: cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of both men and women in America today. February is Heart Health Month, and we make this a part of our practice every year by using our dental expertise to help patients detect the early signs of heart disease, stroke, and many other cardiovascular conditions. With our help, we can help you avoid becoming just another statistic.
Our practice proudly has one of the few dental oncology departments in the area, which specifically handles the dental needs for patients undergoing cancer treatment. By taking care of the mouth, we can take care of the body, which is essential to fighting this terrible disease. Under the watchful eye of Dr. Dennis Abbott, our local dental oncology specialist, we can make sure even our most vulnerable patients are always able to smile on their road to remission.
A hormonal imbalance can easily manifest itself as redness and inflammation in your gums. This often happens in pregnancy, but other kinds of imbalances can trigger this response as well. Our team is familiar with this little-known connection, so we’ll know exactly what to look for and how to treat your gums so your oral inflammation won’t adversely affect the rest of your body.
By taking care of your mouth, we’re also taking care of your body. A small dental problem, like gum disease, can bring out harmful bacteria that can easily travel throughout your body and affect your internal organs. At Stonebriar Smile Design, our preventive services will keep your mouth clean and pure so it can never negatively impact your health.
You are what you eat, and the same goes for your smile as well. If you have a sweet tooth, we have good news for you: there is a natural sweetener called xylitol that has been shown to actually reduce the risk of tooth decay. It’s a great alternative to fluoride, and could be exactly what your diet needs to make sure your teeth are always strong and protected.
Just like your skin, your smile shows your age as well! With these easy to follow teeth-tips, we can take years off of your appearance and make sure your smile never makes you appear older than you actually are. Just by taking care of your teeth, you avoid spending thousands on mystery creams or invasive surgery!