Welcome to Taylorview Dental
As a patient in our practice you join our family and are, therefore, treated in a friendly and compassionate manner. Your concerns become our concerns and together we exceed expectations. The final result is a beautiful, self-empowering smile.
Our mission is to provide you with the quality, practical, up-to-date dental health information that you need to maintain your health and smile. Medical research is increasingly confirming that illnesses, such as gum inflammations, which begin in your mouth, can spread to the rest of your body. Also, existing health conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, may be worsened by the presence of gum disease or tooth decay.
• Up to 91% of patients with heart disease also have periodontitis (chronic inflammatory gum disease). Doctors believe that inflammation in the mouth can lead to inflammation in the blood vessels, increasing the risk of a heart attack.
• Medical research indicates that poor oral health may also cause or worsen Alzheimer’s disease, bone loss (osteoporosis), high cholesterol levels, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic lung conditions, digestive difficulties, kidney disease, strokes and other health problems.
• Periodontal disease can impact the health of an unborn child; poor oral health during pregnancy has been linked to pre-term births and low-birth-weight babies.
Our Goals at Taylorveiw Dental
Here at Taylorview Dental, we take great pride in your smile. We believe that overall health is based on a full spectrum approach to wellness. Our journey for health takes a holistic approach that acknowledges and respects the connection between oral and systemic health. We strive to provide our patients with the education and services necessary for individual optimal health.
Preventative care is the key to maintaining oral health – brush twice a day, floss once a day, and get regular dental cleanings and check-ups. Sadly, many people struggle to fit dental care into their budgets. If you’ve been putting off seeing your dentist – or getting essential treatment – due to the high cost of care, you need a dental savings plan. To explore your money-saving options, give us a call at 1.208.522.4491
hygiene and regular visits to our dental office will help you maintain healthy
teeth and gums.
Here are some tips to help you look after your teeth.
- Brush at least twice a day. The best time to brush teeth is after meals. Choose a toothbrush with a small head for better access to back teeth. Soft bristles are kinder on your gums.
- Use fluoridated toothpaste. Fluoride helps to harden tooth enamel and reduces your risk of decay.
- Brush thoroughly. Tooth brushing should take between two and three minutes.
- Floss your teeth daily. Use a slow and gentle sawing motion.
- Limit acidic drinks like soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices. Food acids soften tooth material and dissolve the minerals in tooth enamel, causing holes (cavities or caries). In severe cases, teeth may be ‘eaten’ right down to the gum.
- Limit sugary foods. Bacteria in dental plaque change sugars into acids.
- Protect your teeth from injury. Wear a mouth guard or full-face helmet when playing sports.
- Try to save a damaged tooth. If possible, hold the tooth back in place while you seek immediate dental advice. If this is not possible, wrap the tooth in plastic or place it in milk and seek dental advice immediately.
- Avoid using your teeth for anything other than chewing food. If you use them to crack nuts, remove bottle tops or rip open packaging, you risk chipping or even breaking your teeth.
- See our office for regular check-ups. You should also contact us if you
have a dental problem such as a toothache or bleeding gums.