Oral Systemic Health

Senior couple running on a beach, happy and in good healthAt Powell Family Dental Care, we strive to improve the overall health of our patients, beginning with the mouth. You may not realize it, but taking care of your oral health plays an important part in your total level of wellness.

If visiting the dentist is something you only do when you have a painful tooth, you might want to reconsider. Routine dental checkups not only insure your best smile, they also help us discover, or prevent, other health conditions that can affect your quality of life.

What Does Your Smile Have to Do With Your Health?

Studies have shown over and over again that there is a strong link between periodontal disease and your general wellbeing. Every person has bacteria in their mouth, but in the presence of chronic inflammation, caused by untreated gum disease, that bacteria can enter into your bloodstream, causing several problems.

It can even lead to inflammation elsewhere in your body, including bacterial deposits in your cardiovascular system. The first step to maintaining your overall health begins with the experienced care of Dr. Dontsova and Dr. Victor.

Minimize Your Risk

Left untreated, dental issues like an abscessed tooth or gum disease can increase your odds of suffering from many health concerns, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Miscarriage
  • Infertility
  • Premature Labor
  • Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

…and many more.

Did you know that researchers have found that by treating gum disease in diabetic patients, they can also minimize the amount of insulin that patients routinely need? They have found that the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes is reciprocal; when you treat one, you treat the other and overall health improves.

Research also shows a strong correlation between your oral health and cardiovascular health. Patients who suffer from gum disease are more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke. By addressing ongoing dental issues, you can not only improve your quality of life, but decrease your risk of cardiovascular complications.

Complete Health Dentistry in Portland, OR

With nearly three decades of experience, Dr. Dontsova and Dr. Victor are dentists you can trust for your healthiest smile. We offer a wide range of dental services, including routine care, cosmetic enhancements, restorative treatments, orthodontic therapies and more. With everything your family needs to enjoy optimal oral health in one convenient location, why would you go anywhere else?

Improve Your Smile, Improve Your Health

Portrait of Happy Family In Garden in good healthAre you looking for a complete health dentistry in Portland? Call Powell Family Dental Care! We understand the important relationship that exists between your oral health and your entire body. Your body’s health starts with your mouth.

Powell Family Dental Care works with most insurance providers for your convenience. We also offer low-fee, in-house financing, and work with CareCredit lending. Choose from low-to-no interest rates, and flexible terms to make your dental improvement a reality.

Isn’t it time you took a step towards better health? Contact our office today to schedule your appointment. We’ll be happy to assess your current oral health and make recommendations to help you enjoy an improved smile and overall wellness! You’ll find our practice next to the Imperial Euro Market, Madame De Fleurs, and the Ukrainian Federal Credit Union, nestled in the Russian Portland community.

Because we feel like our patients are our family, we want the very best for each and every one, and that includes regular check-ups and cleanings.