The mouth is an integral part of our bodies. It enables us to speak, breathe, feed ourselves and express emotions. The connections between the mouth and the rest of the body are multiple, and a holistic approach is to consider them as connected and reflective of each other.
For example, the actions of chewing and swallowing are connected to the cerebral cortex, and recent research suggests that there is a link between chewing and forming memories. Similarly, chewing and swallowing promote increased blood flow to the brain and increase the body’s overall metabolism.
The connection between dentistry and other areas of medicine continue to be uncovered. For example, doctors have recently started testing cells from the mucous membranes that line our mouths to look for signs of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other illnesses.
Practitioners of oral anti-ageing medicine say that the path to longevity starts with a healthy mouth, and this is no exaggeration. A body cannot work to its fullest potential if the mouth is not healthy; a person’s quality of life will invariably be affected if there are untreated problems.
For those in dentistry, it is important to take precautions to make sure these complications do not arise in the first place, thus improving the quality of life of patients. This includes treatment to help prevent issues such as tooth loss, disease, bad breath and taste disorders.
If your mouth starts to age, the rest of your body will notice. Promote longevity by keeping the mouth health
What is a Dental Consultation?
which is recommended at least twice a year, is an assessment of your oral health and important, beneficial visit with Dr. Ryo where you can discuss your issues, concerns and treatment options.
This necessary step in your dental treatment is also one of the most important opportunity, which you can completely understand Dr. Ryo’s concept of the dental treatment, furthermore you understand your oral situation completely and recommended optimal treatment.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options followed by the initial examinations such as X-rays, gingival examination, assessment of surfaces of teeth for caries, decay and possible complications.
Examine current fillings, inlays, veneers, crowns
Examine missing teeth and any signs of decay
Examine signs of tooth wear, faulty brushing habits
Evaluate the way of your bite
Evaluate gum condition, healthy or not, surrounding bone condition
Examine tongue, throat, cheeks and lips
Examine jaw muscles, jaw joint / TMJ area
Oral cancer check
You are scared of visiting dentist office and normally feel anxious and suffer from panic attack when you think about visiting dentist and having a dental check-up.
During consultations, anesthesia or medications are not provided yet.
Even the treatment will not be provided.
So you don’t have to worry about possible side effects.
Dr. Ryo also makes sure that patients fully understand their dental condition or health and know the risks and benefits of the treatment.