How often do you visit your general dentist for a checkup or cleaning? A recent study shows that, astonishingly, more than 50% of Americans do not seek regular dental treatment—and by regular treatment, we’re talking about a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. This despite the fact that your teeth are one of your most precious assets.
What’s more, major medical studies are finding that oral and overall health are closely linked. Health conditions as wide ranging as heart attack, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and pregnancy complications have all been linked to a common oral health conditions like gum disease. But routine visits with one of our family and general dentists—Dr. Higginbottom, Dr. Derksen, or Dr. Fesler—can keep your smile healthy and glowing, potentially for life.
Because the health of your gums is so directly linked to your heart health and other areas of your overall wellbeing, our Dallas general dentists make caring for your mouth’s soft tissues a top priority. Plus, our highly effective breath treatments can keep your breath fresh for up to five hours. And if you routinely struggle with chronic headaches, earaches, or pain in your jaw or face, let Dallas general dentists Dr. Higginbottom, Dr. Derksen, or Dr. Fesler know. To help our Dallas patients, we offer non-surgical TMJ dysfunction solutions with a convenient oral appliance that you can wear at night. To learn more about this common condition, you can visit our patient library for more information on TMJ dysfunction.
But besides treating these common oral health issues, we’re equally focused on prevention. Through oral exams, cleanings, and patient education, our Dallas general dentists hope to provide care that makes fillings, periodontal therapy, or another general dentistry services unnecessary.
Do you have specific concerns regarding these or any other oral health issues? If so, let our friendly staff know when you call our Dallas dental office to your make appointment with cosmetic and general dentist Dr. Higginbottom, Dr. Derksen, or Dr. Fesler. Our office is located in Downtown Dallas in the Barnett Tower of Baylor University Medical Center, making our dental office convenient for patients from Uptown Dallas, Highland Park, Mesquite, University Park, and the surrounding DFW area.