Providing the Best Care In Comprehensive Family Dentistry
South Shore Dental Group was established almost 30 years ago and was based on the concept that providing the best care in comprehensive family dentistry could only happen when highly trained generalists and specialists worked closely together in the same environment. We believed that this would lead to enhanced communication and would enable us to better coordinate complex care, evaluate new treatment concepts, work with and assess newly developed materials and, in some fashion provide an instant “second opinion” to help clarify difficult diagnostic issues.
These concepts are then presented to you through an open and ongoing exchange of information about you and your family’s needs and wants, as well as a thorough understanding of the availability of advanced and comprehensive care.
We feel our exceptional and personal service in family dentistry is a result of these common ideals.
- detailed diagnosis and exceptional communication about you and your family’s health needs
- ongoing dialog with you and all those caring for you about your needs, concerns and treatment recommendations
- comfort during treatment is the rule, not the exception
- expertly coordinated complex restorative treatment with in-house specialists
- sophisticated care and advanced technology in a compassionate environment
- A personal care team, including a personalized doctor and assistant, hygienist, and treatment coordinator available to assist you and your family at all times.
The Confluence of Comprehensive Family Dentistry and Medicine
Contemporary medical research has indicated that many medical issues can be positively or negatively impacted by dental health, and therefore good diagnosis and effective dental care can enhance overall health. We as dentists now have the ability to help prevent disease, not just “fix” your teeth.
Severe and untreated oral inflammation /periodontal disease has been implicated in a number of serious medical issues. Additionally, some people are overly responsive to inflammation and have a much higher risk of diseases. (Link to IL-1 explanation and testing)
- Diabetes control
- Heart disease and stroke
- Low birth weight babies
- Pancreatic cancer
Other dental issues can contribute to the onset of problems such as
- Sleep Apnea and Snoring: contributes to higher risk of heart disease and stroke
- Night time grinding: frequent headaches and possible trigger of migraines