We have all read about the correlation between poor oral health/periodontal disease and systemic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While no hard evidence has been determined, studies continue to find increasing correlation.
A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions.
Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of Dr. Rockwood and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health from basic prophylaxis cleanings to non surgical periodontal treatment. Our team routinely takes continuing education courses to stay on top of the cutting edge technology to best care for our patients and their individualized needs.
Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.