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Prioritizing Preventive Care: A Better Path to Complete Health

Did you know that according to a 2021 report from the Florida Department of Health, 45.8% of adults aged 18 or older had a permanent tooth removed due to tooth decay or gum disease in 2018? Shockingly, among adults aged 65 years and older, a staggering 12.5% have had all of their teeth removed due to complications with gum disease or tooth decay. Compared to all Florida adults, this alarming trend is more prevalent among adults with diabetes, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, obesity, or who are current smokers.

This month, we shed light on these dental statistics because we wanted to emphasize that at Complete Health Dentistry of the Emerald Coast, we know that there's a better way—a path that prioritizes preventive care to catch infections and diseases before they escalate. We've made it our mission to focus on the root causes of dental and systemic issues, guiding our patients to complete health with compassion, honesty, and the highest level of care.

Prioritizing Preventive Care

Preventive dentistry is not just about fixing problems as they arise, but focuses on identifying and addressing potential issues before they become serious. We prioritize prevention through an elevated standard of care and oral health evaluations at your appointment. We believe that by catching infections and diseases early, we can create a foundation for lasting oral and systemic health. This gap in preventive care shown in the above statistics can lead to a cascade of issues, impacting not only oral health but also overall well-being. With preventive care, we can treat gum disease long before tooth loss is even a part of the discussion.

Root Cause Analysis

Our approach goes beyond surface-level solutions; we delve into root causes. We understand the connection that the mouth has with the rest of the body, and believe that optimal wellness goes beyond just dental care. Did you know that gum disease could be a root cause for coronary artery disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and a whole host of other inflammatory diseases? To combat this, we use advanced screening tools, including salivary diagnostics to identify and target the bacteria harming your body through the gums. This approach allows us to provide targeted and effective treatments, addressing the core of the problem rather than just the symptoms. Whether you're experiencing dental discomfort or facing systemic health concerns, our team is dedicated to finding the underlying issues.

Guiding You to Complete Health 

We understand that navigating dental care can be overwhelming, and that's why we're here to guide you every step of the way. From your first appointment, to treatments, to ongoing preventive care, our team is committed to making your experience as comfortable and supportive as possible. Our practice is all about optimizing your health and helping you feel your best, and we are here to answer any questions you may have along the way. 

Your journey to complete health begins with a single step. Schedule an appointment with us today, and let us be your partners in prioritizing preventive care, optimizing your health, and helping you feel your best. We're here to make a difference in your oral and systemic well-being—because at Complete Health Dentistry of the Emerald Coast, we believe in a better way.


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