PREVENTIVE DENTAL CARE AND MAINTENANCE on your teeth and gums means just that, you need to devote time and care to your mouth. Think of this part of your face as the only thing on your entire body that only others see, as you can never truly see your own mouth (or smile, teeth, etc. except in a mirror). The rest of the world sees what you can’t each time they look at you, yet it really runs deeper than that.

Daily maintenance with proper brush strokes (for at least 2 minutes minimum) AND correct flossing techniques can reduce the need for visits to the dentist. Yet when things happen like biting into a bagel and loosing part of your filling or chewing a piece of gum and your crown breaks off at least it’s comforting to know we are right here ready to help repair or replace anything you may need. So, just like I tell my own daughter take care of the teeth you want to keep, because the others will go away without your help at all!

That’s right, you know you’ve heard it before…Make sure you come in for regular checkups and cleanings.” But, did you know there’s a lot more to it (and we’re not talking about the free toothbrush)?

Your oral health is strongly linked to your overall health, and visiting Dr. Stewart can be just as important as visiting your family doctor.

You’ve likely heard of diseases associated with our mouths—oral cancer, gum disease, etc. But did you know that many other health issues can manifest initial symptoms that appear in your mouth? It’s true—visiting the dentist can help catch potentially larger problems before they get out of hand. You may not even realize something is wrong.

For Dr. Stewart, mouths are life. He stares into mouths every day, and reads about mouths while vacationing (kidding). So be sure to keep those regularly scheduled visits. We want to help keep you healthy—teeth and ALL.

Whoopi’s right. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can kill you. In case you missed Whoopi on The View, you can see her talk about her experience with gum disease and tooth loss below.