General Dentistry in Tuscaloosa to Keep You Healthy From Head to Toe
Here at Riverview Dental Designs we are absolutely passionate about bright, happy, healthy smiles. To keep them that way, we emphasize early detection and prevention with regular cleanings and screenings so problems can be caught well before they develop.
Why is General Dentistry So Important?
The health of your mouth is directly connected to the health and well-being of the rest of your body. For example, untreated cavities can cause infection and abscesses and periodontal disease (gum disease) can cause tooth loss, bone loss and infection.
And recently, studies have begun to show a more serious link between your oral health and your total health.
It’s been proven that the bacteria associated with gum disease can cause an increased risk for:
- Heart Disease
- Certain cancers, including pancreatic cancer
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Complications controlling blood sugar levels in diabetes
- Low birth weight babies
- Premature birth
That’s why the dentists and staff at Riverview Dental Designs focus on preventive and proactive general dentistry. We want to do more than fix problems as they come up. Our preventive dentistry helps your family’s teeth stay in their naturally healthy state with regular exams, x-rays and metal-free fillings. And to keep both your mouth and your body healthy, our advanced dental hygiene cleans both your teeth and around your gums.