Dental Health Care vs. Disease Care

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When most people think about their dental health, they only think about what they see, as opposed to what those symptoms might mean for their overall health. Your dental health matters, and not just because a healthy, beautiful smile can improve your self-esteem.

More than 120 serious diseases cause specific symptoms inside the mouth. For this reason, your dental health is essential to your overall health and well-being. With a simple dental checkup, the Dental Partners of Boston might be able to see the early signs of diabetes, acid reflux, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and even heart disease. Also, since gingivitis and periodontal disease can increase inflammation throughout your entire body, early detection might help you avoid health problems such as endocarditis and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Dental Health vs. Disease Care

Any dentist can fill a cavity or treat a dental abscess, but wouldn’t you like to know how to avoid those problems in the future? Unlike some practices, Dental Partners of Boston focus on overall dental health, versus simple disease care. Here are the three basic tiers of disease treatment, and how we help you to achieve the smile you want.

Primary Care

Primary prevention and dental care involve educating the patient, controlling plaque and tartar, and carefully examining the mouth for existing problems. Primary care is important because it helps clean, healthy mouths to stay that way.

Secondary Care

Secondary care involves stopping disease in its tracks through swift, yet thoughtful, actions. For example, if one of our doctors finds that you have an untreated cavity or oral fracture, the doctor will examine and treat it. Secondary prevention also focuses on limiting the potential for future problems through orthodontic care or periodontal treatment. For example, if your bite is off and it could lead to improper dental erosion, your dentist might recommend orthodontic treatments. 

Tertiary Care

Tertiary care focuses on revitalizing and restoring areas of your teeth and mouth affected by dental diseases. Unlike basic disease treatments, tertiary care aims to breathe new life into your oral health. Patients who undergo advanced procedures like dental implants or complex endodontic treatments can experience significant improvements in their overall dental well-being.

How The Dental Partners of Boston Can Help

Dental Partners of Boston combines primary prevention, secondary care, and tertiary care to provide our patients with comprehensive, effective treatment. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient. With a team of experienced and skilled dentists, our practice offers a wide range of services, from preventive and general dentistry to specialized treatments and cosmetic procedures.

By emphasizing overall oral health, Dental Partners of Boston educates patients about proper oral hygiene practices, promoting preventive care to maintain healthy smiles in the long run. Our practice utilizes advanced dental technology for accurate diagnosis and efficient treatments, ensuring high-quality care in a comfortable environment.

With a focus on personalized treatment plans, patient education, and a collaborative approach, Dental Partners of Boston strives to help patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health while creating positive and stress-free dental experiences.

Visit Our Office Today

For individualized service and proactive treatment from experienced dentists, schedule an appointment with Dental Partners of Boston today! We are currently accepting new patients, and we would love to get to know you.

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