Choose an experienced dentist in Richmond
When you choose an experienced dentist in Richmond, you are ensuring that the dental work that you need is completed to a high level, greatly reducing the risk of complications or need for further work.
Our confident, competent and compassionate team members have all passed an immense amount of training and have worked for many years in their fields of expertise, to be able to provide you with insightful recommendations and advice, that allows you to make the most informed decision for your health.
We understand that your oral health is a window to your overall wellbeing. Our bodies are intimately linked in ways we do not quite yet understand, yet cannot ignore the findings. As such, by asking you to complete a full medical and dental history questionnaire, we are able to draw educated conclusions and care for your health appropriately.
There are some other factors that your dentist in Richmond would be interested in knowing about you as well. That is why it is so important to leave time during every consultation for you to discuss concerns and thoughts with us.
We aim to work together with your medical healthcare professional so that we are able to understand what is happening in your body completely, judge what you may be more susceptible to and provide preventive treatment solutions so that you can keep on top of your health.
What are some of these other questions I might be asked?
Your dentist in Richmond may ask some questions about your lifestyle choices, such as what you generally eat, how often you drink alcohol and whether you smoke or not. Questions regarding your level of fitness and your happiness can also be asked. You may find these to be completely irrelevant to your oral health, but as we have touched on before, understanding these links is essential to accurate and responsive oral health care.
We warmly invite you to discuss any issues that are concerning you regarding your oral health, as well as your desires for the future in how your smile feels and looks. Only by understanding what it is that you seek can we provide solutions and give you options in achieving these goals.
What links are there between the body and mouth that have been identified?
Links between gum disease and heart disease have been proven, although the reason behind this link is still unknown. There is also some agreement between professionals on the link between mental health and dental health. Those with missing teeth have a higher likelihood of suffering from a mental illness. There can be only observational studies done on what the cause and effect of these links are, however they are there and need to be respected.
By understanding and respecting our bodies, we do what we can to enjoy our lives to the fullest. Oral health care is important in our overall health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. We look forward to embarking on a journey with you towards creating a happier and more satisfied version of yourself.