In 2000, the Surgeon General issued a report linking oral health to several chronic conditions including: diabetes, heart disease, premature/low birth-weight labors, and HIV/AIDS. Most recently, studies have indicated a link that exists between the common bacteria found in gingivitis and Alzheimer’s disease. In the 2000 report, the Surgeon General stated, “you can’t be healthy without good oral health.” The above conditions can affect your overall health, childhood learning, and even employment outcomes.
How do you prevent these negative outcomes? Regular preventive care appointments are critical to maintaining your health and sustaining an absence of disease. If dental diseases, such as gingivitis, periodontitis, or caries are acquired, it is important to treat these unhealthy conditions in a timely manner to ensure the best possible prognosis. Dr. Santilli is adept to address any of your general dentistry needs including dental fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, and tooth extractions.
Just like you, we struggle with busy schedules and want to respect your time, so we pride ourselves on being punctual for our appointments, barring any emergencies. Our general dentistry office is designed to look and feel like a home rather than an office. A warm palette of colors, comfortable sofa, and soothing music create a relaxing environment. We also offer several amenities during your general dentistry exam, such as deluxe examination chairs, warm face towels, TVs and headsets, and blankets.
“You can’t be healthy without good oral health” – U.S. Surgeon General