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You may be able to recall being encouraged to eat healthy foods and avoid “bad” beverages. However, there is very little chance that a dentist has asked about the specifics of your diet or your lifestyle habits. At Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC, the basis of care is a strong understanding of each patient. We don’t just look at your teeth and gums; we talk with you about factors that may stand in your way of your best health.
Oral health and systemic health are entwined; one affects the other. Gum disease is a prime example of this. Large amounts of data exist demonstrating the effect that poor oral health can have on the body. When we consult with patients, we do more than educate them about the causes of gum disease, we also look at how chemical imbalance in the mouth plays a role, and how we may address this issue with natural treatments performed in our Burr Ridge, IL office.
In order to successfully treat gum disease, two goals must be achieved. First, the bacteria that are living on the gums and in pockets around teeth must be removed. Second, long term health must be guarded by continually minimizing the presence of disease-causing pathogens. This means addressing the acidic environment of the mouth. Where conventional treatments fall short is in this second goal. Treating existing bacteria with a deep cleaning does very little for long term results.
One of the primary methods of treating gum disease is a professional cleaning. This hygiene appointment goes beyond what you can accomplish at home, involving special tools and gentle techniques to remove built-up plaque and tartar. At Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC, ozone is also an integral aspect to treatment.
Ozone is one of the safest, natural pathogen-fighting agents to ever exist. When gums are washed or periodontal pockets flushed with ozonated water or gas, the bacteria that have accumulated on these tissues are immediately destroyed. Ozone significantly improves the effects of follow-up care with routine maintenance, nutritional guidance, and supplementation.
Gum health is crucial to comfort, fresh breath, and to your general state of health. Schedule preventive treatment with Burr Ridge dentist, Dr. Stopka (630) 756-5844.
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Janet S. Stopka is a driven, passionate and renowned professional in the field of dentistry. Her ability to provide patient-centered care and insistence on healthy biological dentistry has created an environment of trust and comfort amongst herself and her patients.
Whilst being a patient-oriented expert, she is also a strong advocate of mercury safe dentistry and invests in the latest technological equipment to assist and reduce risk during complicated dental procedures.
She is also a progressive and keen member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology).