The term “holistic” seems to be a bit of a trend in dentistry these days. In a way, that is good because more and more dentists are recognizing the need to focus on how dental treatment affects a person’s overall well-being. Of course, there are also a handful of “holistic” dentists who may use the word as a catchphrase without being truly committed to the principles behind it. You wouldn’t want to entrust your oral and overall well-being to one of them, would you? You want an experienced dentist who is just as passionate about holistic care as you are. That’s why you should consider choosing Dr. Scott Udoff as your holistic dentist in Middletown.
Some dentists, regardless of whether their approach to care is holistic or conventional, are unlikely to take the time to give you detailed, insightful information about the state of your gums and teeth. They might simply say things like, “You should floss more” or “You’re doing a great job.” While such feedback may be true, it doesn’t empower you to take the best possible care of your oral health.
On the other hand, Dr. Udoff will not only take the time to carefully examine your oral health, but he will also make sure you understand it on a deeper level. That is why he uses a Dental Fitness Program (DFP) to monitor patients’ oral health from visit to visit. During DFP recare visits, a hygienist takes detailed notes about things like plaque accumulation, periodontal bleeding, and more. Then, you’ll receive a dental fitness score along with personalized recommendations on how you can protect and improve your oral health.
Total Body Dentistry
The state of your gums, teeth, and other orofacial structures can have a profound impact on your overall health and vice versa. For example, dental problems can place stress on the TMJ (the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the skull). TMJ dysfunction can cause headaches and neckaches, but that isn’t all. It can have an effect on the way the entire musculoskeletal system works, in essence ruining the body’s overall alignment.
Dr. Udoff has an in-depth knowledge of how the jaw and surrounding structures work, and of how they should be aligned. If he notices issues that could worsen the state of your overall well-being, he will help you to address them.
You wouldn’t trade in your smartphone for one of those huge brick phones from the 1980s, would you? Similarly, Dr. Udoff won’t trap you in the past by using outdated technology and treatment methods. For example, he uses lasers to make procedures as precise and minimally invasive as possible. Lasers allow for greater preservation of healthy tissues around diseased areas. They also cauterize as they go, reducing bleeding and often eliminating the need for sutures. Lasers increase patient comfort, sometimes even making anesthesia unnecessary. Many dentists have not yet invested in laser technology.
Dr. Udoff is a leader in his field who is always looking for ways to take holistic dentistry to the next level. If you would like to see for yourself how he uses his extensive knowledge and years of experience to help his patients, contact us today at 845-342-2550.