Most of the dental problems we see today are caused by bacteria. These bacteria, especially at high levels, and in combination with an individual’s genetic inflammatory response, result in bad breath, painful, bleeding gums, loss of bone and eventually tooth loss. But the consequences of these same bacteria, present for years and decades, add significantly to the risk of wide range of life-threatening diseases beyond the mouth. These consequences include dementia, heart disease, cancer, and much more.
At our office, we examine your plaque under a state-of-the-art microscope demonstrating the various types of bacteria. If present, this allows us to create an individual protocol to prevent future dental and health issues.