My name is Michelle and I am a Dental Hygienist. I have practiced Dental Hygiene in a variety of settings from general practices to specialty periodontal offices for the past 28 years. I have enjoyed meeting people through the years and helping people learn about their oral health. I am extremely excited about the advances is science and technology. These advances allow for improved oral hygiene with each new discovery. My goal is to make this information available to all who can benefit from it. Our mouths are connected to our bodies and a healthy mouth will lead to overall health.
What we now know
In my career I have learned that there are several factors that contribute to a person’s overall oral health. Home care habits and risk factors play a part but we now know there are other factors involved in a person’s oral health that may be just as important to consider.
These factors include such things as a person’s oral microbiome. In other words, the type of bacteria they have in their mouth. Probiotics have become a factor in changing the oral microbiome. Another important factor is how our bodies react to inflammation. By controlling inflammation, we can in turn reduce the unwanted result of oral destruction caused by inflammation.
Some of my patients have done everything they can to keep their mouths healthy but to no avail. Oral probiotics, proper home care and adjunctive therapies can help promote health in the mouth of these people when all other efforts have failed. Having seen the results first hand, I am committed to helping others by sharing the latest information in science and technology to promote oral health.
By learning about the latest advances in oral health, you can see how they may be right for you if you have issues with bad breath, cavities, infections or gum disease.
If you have any questions please feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
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