Your smile is more than just an important cosmetic attribute. Teeth allow for efficient chewing and proper speech, and how your smile looks can either heighten or harm your self-esteem and confidence. Confident patients are poised to excel in professional and personal relationships. Additionally, studies have shown oral health has a direct relationship to overall health and wellbeing. Inflammation and infection in the mouth can be carried into the rest of the body through the bloodstream and increase the risk of developing conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. By managing and preventing mouth-related problems, patients are likely to enjoy better overall health and feel well.
Dr. Hart of Charlottesville area Virginia Biological Dentistry works with patients to improve their health and give them the knowledge they need to care for their teeth and gums when they can’t be at the office. Maintaining a healthy smile is not just about brushing and flossing. It also requires keeping regular dental visits for professional cleanings and exams, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising.
A complement to this biological approach, Dr. Hart’s family practice is 100 percent mercury-safe. She avoids placing silver amalgam fillings, which are made of 50 percent mercury. Mercury toxicity can be a serious problem when it comes to patients who had areas of decay filled with silver amalgam in the past. Virginia Biological Dentistry prefers composite resin bonding, which is safer and much more aesthetic than traditional fillings.
Dr. Hart and her friendly team also provide the knowledge and information necessary to achieve beautiful, healthy smiles and bodies. Contact us today to educate yourself on good dental care habits and the benefits of maintaining a positive relationship with your family dentist.