Dental Fitness Program
Enhancing Your Dental Fitness
The Dental Fitness Program enables every individual to know the exact cause of dental disease and monitors each patient’s health. Dental plaque is the primary initiator of both gum disease and dental decay.
Bleeding gums indicate the presence of infection due to the presence of plaque. This program is based on health and prevention, giving our patients the knowledge to control dental disease.
To hear about the Dental Fitness Program directly from Dr. Randall, click on the video below:
Gum disease is the prime cause of loss of teeth in adults. Decay is a childhood disease that stops around the age of 25. From that time forward, the bacteria that form in our mouths are more involved with producing gum disease than any other dental problem for adults.
We keep a computerized score of the percentages of teeth without plaque and the percentages of gums that don’t bleed so our patients know how healthy they re and which areas may need improvement. We also measure the depth of the sulcus (pocket) between the tooth and gum, which gives our patients a measure of their Periodontal Fitness.
The goal of the Dental Fitness Program is to be thorough and objective. Often times there is a communication gap between the dental professional and the patient. Most patients are instructed to brush for 2 minutes twice daily and floss once daily.
Often, patients will listen and follow these guidelines but still lose teeth due to periodontal disease and tooth decay. The main reason this happens is because the patient is still not removing the main initiator of the disease; plaque.
The Dental Fitness Program gives our team an objective manner to evaluate our patient’s present dental condition and offers our patients this information in a useful manner. What our patients do with this information is their choice. If that choice is health, reducing plaque and bleeding, then the first step is to realize the benefits of this program which include :
- Lower dental repair costs
- Protect and preserve dental health
- Minimize pain and discomfort
- Control dental disease
- Eliminate fear of going to the dentist
- Focus on health, not disease.
To help our patients prevent disease, preserve health, and reduce dental repair costs, our practice incorporates a computerized Dental Fitness Program. Many of our patients have experienced this program at their recent preventive care visits with our hygienist Amy.