Oral health is an important aspect of general health and wellbeing. The primary factor in maintaining an optimal level of oral health is hygiene. Brushing and flossing each have immense value in preserving healthy teeth and gums. When habits are lacking, oral bacteria quickly accumulate on teeth, between teeth, and on the gums. Hidden in plaque, bacteria cause cavities, gum disease, and much more.
The importance of hygiene is directly linked to how comfortable and attractive your smile is. In addition, however, we know that oral problems are a direct source of systemic inflammation and infection in the body.
Dr. Stopka provides personal dental care to each of her patients. With natural biological treatments, she has been able to help many avoid aggressive periodontal procedures such as gum surgery. In addition to routine exams, she performs hygiene cleanings as needed to remove plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria from patients’ teeth and gums. Hygiene appointments are scheduled as needed based on each patient’s oral condition. In cases where the goal is prevention, cleanings may be scheduled every six months. Patients who have active gum disease may require more frequent care that involves cleaning and ozone therapy.
The benefits of hygienist cleanings cannot be overstated. These visits allow you to learn from your experienced dentist. The close examination of teeth may show us where improvements can be made or where challenges may lie. For some, dexterity issues may make home hygiene difficult. Talking about such issues with Dr. Stopka can help you tailor your home routine to your capabilities and needs, minimizing the risk of unhealthy dental conditions such as bad breath, cavities, and more.
There is much more than beauty to consider when treating the smile. Your level of oral health is an indicator in how healthy your body may be. Oral bacteria have been linked to a number of serious health conditions including stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more.
The care provided by Dr. Stopka in her Burr Ridge biological dental practice is focused on you as an individual. Schedule your exam and cleaning today. Your smile will thank you!
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).