Our practice incorporates a computerized Dental Fitness Program to help our patients:
- Prevent disease
- Preserve health
- Reduce dental repair costs
The Dental Fitness Program
The Dental Fitness Program enables each and every person to know the exact cause of dental disease and monitors each patient’s health. Dental plaque is the primary initiator of both gum disease and dental decay. Bleeding gums indicates the presence of infection due to the presence of plaque.
This program is based on health and prevention so that our patients may have the knowledge to control dental disease.
Gum disease is the prime cause of loss of teeth in adults. Decay is a childhood disease that stops around the age of 20. From that time forward, the bacteria that form in our mouths are more involved with producing gum disease than any other dental problem for adults.
Dental plaque is the primary initiator of both gum disease and dental decay. Bleeding gums indicates the presence of infection due to the presence of plaque.
We keep a computerized score of the percentages of teeth without plaque and the percentages of gums that don’t bleed so our patients know how healthy they are and which areas may need improvement. We also measure the depth of the sulcus (pocket) between the tooth and gum, which gives our patients a measure of their Periodontal Fitness.
The goal of Dr. Lais and his Team is to be thorough and objective.
Our Dental Fitness Report is a communication tool. It gives our team an objective way to evaluate our patient’s present dental condition and offers our patients this information in a useful manner. What our patients do with this information is their choice. If that choice is health, reducing plaque and bleeding, then the first step is to realize the benefits of this program.
The benefits of the Dental Fitness Program include:
- Lower dental repair costs
- Protect and preserve dental health
- Minimize pain and discomfort
- Control dental disease
- Eliminate fear of going to the dentist
- Focus on health, not disease