Many people today still think of dentistry as simply, ‘taking care of your teeth.’ However, this is no longer the case. Science has found many connections between a patient’s good oral health and that patient’s total physical health. At Village Park Dental, wellness dentistry incorporates all aspects of your oral and physical well-being. As part of our wellness program, we conduct comprehensive evaluations of teeth and the surrounding bone, ensure a proper bite, check movement of the TMJ joint, and evaluate head, neck, and shoulder areas. In addition, we also conduct oral cancer screening, examine for tooth decay, gum disease, proper teeth structure and placement, and other issues.
Head, neck, or shoulder pains are not only uncomfortable and distracting but could also be signaling other problems. At Village Park, our goal is to see you pain-free. Our evaluations are designed to address temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, head and neck muscle tension, sleep apnea, headaches related to facial muscles, snoring, and teeth grinding. If you have been living with undiagnosed head or neck pains, call on the dentists at Village Park Dental for a consultation and complete wellness evaluation. Simple appliances or facial muscle relaxation could be the answer you’re seeking.
Advancements in digital technology have resulted in x-ray techniques which use sensors instead of film to create the x-ray image. Digital imagery saves the time which was once required to process film and allows x-rays to be both computer enhanced and stored in data files. Also, according to the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene, digital x-rays exposes the patient to 70% less radiation than conventional x-rays making them one of the safest x-ray procedures available. (https://www.canadianacademyofdentalhygiene.ca/blog/digital-vs-conventional-radiography-dental-office.html)