Although you might think of your general health and your dental health as two separate categories, they are much more connected than the average Salt Lake City resident would suspect. Just like the information you provide to your doctor helps him/her keep your health in good shape, Dr. Brickley & Dr. Provine depend on your input for optimum dental health. We at Natural Smiles Dentistry like to go above and beyond for our Salt Lake City patients, but we need your help to make sure you get the quality dental care you deserve. Here are a few reasons why:
The average Salt Lake City resident might not think to mention to their dentist what’s going on with their physical health, but you’d be surprised how much that information can make a difference in your oral care. Dr. Brickley & Dr. Provine needs to be able to see the whole picture so that we can keep your teeth healthy and beautiful.
Diabetes and Dental Health
750,000 Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. However, few diabetes sufferers know the full extent of the disorder’s effect on your teeth. If you have diabetes, you are much more likely to develop:
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD/TMJ) results from improper workings of your jaw joint. Unfortunately, the symptoms of TMJ are so diverse that most Salt Lake City people would never think to tell Dr. Brickley & Dr. Provine about them. However, we at Natural Smiles Dentistry can treat your TMD. Here are a few common symptoms signs of TMJ:
Physical impairments to brushing/flossing
If you have recently injured your hands, fingers, arms, shoulders, or suffer from any type of arthritis or physical disability, you may not be able to brush and floss as well as you should. There are ways to help Salt Lake City residents improve their dental health beyond brushing and flossing, but Dr. Brickley & Dr. Provine needs to know so that we can provide you with the oral hygiene help you need.
Side-Effects and Dental Health
Did you know that more than 600 over-the-counter and prescription medications cause dry mouth, and many others can harm teeth in different ways? In fact, it is estimated that 40% of the population takes at least one medication that can harm their teeth.
So the next time you visit Natural Smiles Dentistry and Dr. Brickley & Dr. Provine asks how you are, be honest! Dental health and general health go hand in hand. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today!
We accept most dental insurance, and offer flexible financing programs.
Please call us at (801) 997-6655 or fill out the form below to request an appointment.