A healthy smile leads to a healthy body

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A healthy smile leads to a healthy body

Woman showing her perfect straight white teeth.

Dentists have never played a bigger role in their patients’ overall health and well-being than now. In recent decades, researchers have published findings that demonstrate the many links between oral conditions and systemic diseases. For instance, the same bacteria implicated in advanced gum disease has also been found among cardiac patients. The medical community has largely acknowledged the vital importance dental partners have in managing conditions like heart disease. So, general dentistry in Lakewood Ranch, FL, at Kind Smiles Dental Health is about the health, beauty, and function of your teeth and gums, as well as the health of the rest of your body.

Cleanings for a cause

Dental exams and professional cleanings at 6-month intervals are a cornerstone of preventive care. Dr. Allison Konick uses sophisticated imaging to detect what cannot be seen with the eye or what cannot be felt by touch. Digital scans, for instance, may find “hidden” signs of early-stage decay, failed restorations, early gum disease, and potential tumors. Prompt care early into the disease process allows for a swift, stress-free, and non-traumatic treatment.

Cleanings at our office involve the use of professional tools in extensively-trained hands. These cleanings remove stubborn plaque and calculus that cannot be removed with a toothbrush or floss. Instruments also get underneath the gumline. Patients with more advanced disease may benefit from deep cleaning – scaling and root planing.

When you do something good for your health, like come in for your regularly scheduled cleaning, we want to do something good, too.  In an effort to encourage routine dental care, we are making a routine out of being kind.   Our office pledges to donate our time, talent and financial contributions to organizations and groups within the greater Lakewood Ranch area to spread kindness to others.  You can feel satisfied when you choose to have your cleanings done at Kind Smiles Dental Health knowing you are supporting charitable causes within the community to take care of those in need. Please feel free to share your suggestions with us for outreach opportunities at your next visit!

Restorative treatments

The services listed above can prevent many of the problems that require restorative treatment. However, we also restore decayed or otherwise injured teeth with fillings, inlays, onlays, and full-coverage crowns. When detected early, some teeth can have preventative restorations that prevent the need for more costly treatment in the future. If dental disease has progressed beyond repair leading to a tooth that cannot be restored with root canal therapy, the tooth may be replaced promptly with lifelike bridges or dentures. These forms of tooth replacement may also be supported by dental implants. Placed in the jaw bone, implants function like natural roots to stabilize the teeth.

A smile you will be proud of

Cosmetic dentistry services include teeth whitening, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and gum contouring. We also offer cosmetic orthodontic options, such as Invisalign. These procedures lift stains, cover up minor gaps, chips, cracks, and other irregularities, bring harmony to a gummy smile, and correct crowded, crooked teeth.

For the lifelong beauty and health of your smile and whole body, schedule an appointment at our office in Lakewood Ranch, FL. Proudly partnering with families throughout the Sarasota, Bradenton, Palmetto, Parrish, and Venice area, Kind Smiles Dental Health looks forward to meeting you.