Oral health is directly linked to your overall wellness, though many dentists and doctors overlook the connection. What makes Stonebriar Smile Design unique is our Wellness Dentistry program, Smile With Heart. To promote longevity, we work directly with your other medical providers to create a comprehensive view of your health. From there, we can evaluate oral health issues that could become more severe problems. Wellness dentistry promotes a long, healthy, and rich life where you have more time to focus on family and fun and less need to fixate on preventable health diseases and disorders. To start your wellness dentistry journey in Frisco, Tx, schedule a Smile with Heart new patient exam.
What is Wellness Dentistry?
Why Choose Stonebriar Smile Design for Wellness Dentistry?
Dedicated Dental Oncology Department
Strong Attention to Heart and Nutritional Health
Bale Doneen Method for Customized Treatment Plans
Smile with Heart New Patient Exam
A new patient Smile with Heart exam is much more than simply examining your teeth. We use advanced 3D cone beam technology and oral DNA testing to detect oral bacteria in your mouth. This bacteria can indicate a much more serious health condition, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, sleep apnea, and more. Using the most advanced dental technology and working alongside your healthcare providers, we can ensure none of these ailments ever catch you off guard.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of both men and women in America today. That is a sobering fact, but we can get you on the right path through proper healthcare and dental care. Every year, February is Heart Health Month, and we adopt this into our dental practice. We use our dental expertise to help patients detect the early signs of heart disease, stroke, and many other cardiovascular conditions. With our help, we can help you avoid becoming just another statistic.
Our dental office proudly has one of the few dental oncology departments in Frisco, Tx, which handles the dental needs of patients undergoing cancer treatment. By taking care of the mouth, we can take care of the body, which is essential to fighting this terrible disease. Under the watchful eye of Dr. Jill Wade, we can make sure even our most vulnerable patients are always able to smile on their road to remission.
Hormones & Gum Health
Redness and gum inflammation can sometimes indicate a hormonal imbalance. This often happens in pregnancy, but other kinds of imbalances can trigger this response as well. Our team is familiar with this little-known connection, so we’ll know exactly what to look for and how to treat your gums so your oral inflammation won’t adversely affect the rest of your body. Healthy gums equals a healthy body. When they are red, puffy, and inflamed, it can be an early warning sign of a wide array of health issues, including a hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalances can affect your mind and body in a wide variety of ways, and by keeping a close eye on the state of your gums, we can catch the indications of this problem and help you get treatment before your life is ever affected. For example, during pregnancy, women can experience a condition known as “pregnancy gingivitis.” As pregnant women undergo dramatic changes in their hormone levels, their risk of this condition goes up because changes in hormones can increase blood flow to the gums, causing them to overreact and become more sensitive. At our dental office, we’ll make sure that you’re able to stay proactive against these sudden changes in gum tissue.
Oral Systemic Connection
How does oral health impact overall health? The oral system link is an idea in medical science that revolves around one simple concept: the health of your mouth is directly connected to your overall health. By caring for your gums, teeth, and mouth, we’re also caring for the rest of you! A small dental problem, like gum disease, can bring out harmful bacteria that can easily travel throughout your body and affect your internal organs. At Stonebriar Smile Design, our preventive services will keep your mouth clean and pure so it can never negatively impact your health. To learn more about the connection between oral and systemic health from your Frisco, TX dentist, please contact us today.
Benefits of Dental Nutrition
How does what you eat impact your smile? Caring for your smile involves more than just a trip to the dentist twice a year. Everyone knows that at home, they should brush and floss daily and avoid sweets. But, patients often overlook the connection between nutrition and oral health. The foods you eat can dramatically impact the health of your smile. Sugar, for instance, is the main source of fuel for oral bacteria, so a diet high in sugar will often lead to an increased risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. That’s why our dental office recommends that our patients try to consume products sweetened with xylitol as often as possible. It is a natural sweetener that has been shown to strengthen the teeth against tooth decay and cavities, similar to fluoride. It can be purchased online, at Whole Foods, at The Vitamin Shoppe, and at other local health food stores.
Anti-aging dentistry is a practice that acknowledges that your smile shows your age just as much as your skin. For example, not only do most people associate tooth loss with aging, but with every tooth you lose, your facial shape begins to change over time. Of course, teeth with cosmetic imperfections can also influence your appearance and make you look older than you are. To fight this, we offer a variety of cosmetic treatments to address aging, including Botox and Juvederm in-house. Just by taking care of your teeth, you avoid spending thousands on mystery creams or invasive surgery!
Get Started with These Anti-Aging Dentistry Tips:
By simply following these smile-related anti-aging tips, you can take years off of your appearance without the need for lotions, creams, or surgery:
If you grind your teeth, wear a protective mouthguard to prevent them from becoming damaged or cracked.
Teeth whitening can take years off your smile and make you look several years younger!
Take care of teeth consistently by brushing and flossing at home and coming to see us regularly for checkups.
If you experience any redness or inflammation in your gums, see us immediately, as it could be a sign of a hormonal imbalance or even cardiovascular disease.
Bale Doneen Method
Stonebriar Smile Design strives to support your overall wellness through high-quality dental care. With your oral and general health linked, we provide the services you need to benefit both. We embrace the Bale Doneen Method to assess your risk of cardiovascular disease. This advanced method allows us to create customized treatment plans to foster a healthy mouth and body.