As a functional dental practice, we carefully consider both your long-term oral health and your total body health in every step of your dental care process: from preventive care to diagnosing and treating oral health issues. Oral health and overall well-being are intricately connected when your mouth is not healthy, it can lead to a variety of systemic health issues. A symptom such as tooth pain or puffy gums is just one part of a much larger picture. The bacteria from gum disease have been linked to diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, and other inflammatory conditions in the body. As a result, we seek to restore our patients’ health and wellness through preventive care and gentle, conservative treatment options.