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What to expect

Be prepared to find out how we will optimize your health based on you desires.

Arrival:

Your appointment is reserved for you. Please make sure you arrive to our reception at your reserved appointment time. Upon arrival you will be taken care of by our staff to ensure that we maximize your time with us.

 

Prescription Policy:

Prescriptions are provided to patients on an individualized and confidential basis. Prescriptions are only provided to patients over the phone who have been seen recently in the office and the Doctor has a diagnosis he/she is currently treating. If you have not visited our office recently we must reevaluate and discuss our findings prior to prescribing medications.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Your appointment is reserved for you. Since we have especially reserved your appointment time for you, you must provide notice of cancellation 24 hours prior to appointment. If you do not abide to this policy you will incur a charge for the time dedicated for you.

Financial Policy:
Since our care is tailored to fit your individual needs our financial arrangements are customized for each patient. We accept Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Cash, Checks and Care Credit as methods of reimbursement for services we provide.

 

After Hour Emergency:

If you are experiencing a Medical emergency please call 911. If you are concerned regarding a dental or medical concern that does not require emergent medical attention, please leave a message on our voicemail and we will contact you within 24 hours

 

Cancer Screening:

Cancer is one of the top causes death of Americans. Lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer are the top causes of cancer related death.  The risk of death and diagnosis of these cancers can be decreased in many cases if screening is completed when recommended. We recommend you visit with us to determine what screening test you need to decrease your risk of developing cancer and help you complete cancer screening.

 

Internal medicine:

Internal medicine concerns the broad spectrum of diseases that affect adults. Internists are experts in preventing, diagnosing and treating a wide array of illnesses and are not limited to one type of medical problem or organ system.  Internists are trained to deal with the simple and very complex illnesses. Internist provide medical care in both the office and hospital that include procedures, diagnostic test and critical care. They are the backbone of complex advanced medical care.

 

Chronic Illnesses:

Chronic illnesses are long term health conditions that usually cannot be completely cured but are managed and controlled through health coaching, improving lifestyle factors (diet and exercise) and medications. Common chronic illnesses are diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, hyperlipidemia, acid reflux, arthritis, allergies, hypothyroidism and obesity.

 

Tobacco cessation:

Tobacco cessation is the process of discontinuing tobacco smoking. Tobacco contains nicotine, an addictive substance that makes the process of quitting often very prolonged and difficult on the patient. Quitting without assistance shows very low success rates of about 3 to 6%. Additionally, the use of medications, nicotine replacement therapy and behavioral counseling increase success rates. A combination of medication and behavioral interventions is usually the most effective.

 

Osteopathic Medicine:

Osteopathic Medicine is the use of the current practice of medicine and surgery combined with the use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.  Physicians both DO and MD who are trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment known as (OMT) are able to use their hands as a tool to diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses or injury. OMT is part of Osteopathic Medicine philosophy which is based on improving interrelationship between the structure of your body and your body’s function with the goal of providing healthcare  that maximizes the body's ability to heal and protect itself. OMT’s hands-on treatment can benefit patients affected by muscle pain, back pain, joint pain, headaches, infection, sinus disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, and menstrual pain and more. Muscle stretching, gentle pressure and muscle resistance are common techniques used to treat musculoskeletal complaints along with other forms of treatment. OMT can be provided at our office.

 

COPD:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is one the most common medical illness that affect adults. COPD refers to a group of diseases affecting the lungs. Emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma are the most common manifestations. COPD blocks airflow and makes it difficult to breathe. Treatment for this condition often includes medication, oxygen therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation, as well as self-care prevention techniques taught by a physician. People at most risk for COPD includes those who smoke or previously smoked, those with asthma symptoms and those who are exposed to inhaled air pollutants. Screening for COPD can be completed at our office.

 

Dental Care Information

Be prepared to find out how we will optimize your smile based on you desires.

Caries:

Caries also known as cavities is a bacterial infection that breaks down minerals in teeth. Caries ultimately produce cavitations in teeth, and is a major cause of tooth loss.  The risk of this bacterial infection attacking teeth can be lowered when brushing and flossing is performed daily and fluoride and sealants are placed on teeth that have higher risk of caries. At Healthy Bodies Dental Center, a caries risk assessment will be performed and recommendations will be provided to keep your smile healthy.

 

Gingivitis:

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. The first sign of gingivitis may be bleeding gums during brushing or flossing. Gingivitis can cause discomfort in the gums when left untreated and is a source of halitosis or bad breath. Everyone is at risk for gingivitis.  Gingivitis can be prevented.  Gingivitis is reversible when treated aggressively. Schedule regular dental appointments with Healthy Bodies Dental Care to decrease your risk of developing gingivitis.

 

Periodontitis:

Many people will develop loss of bone and gum around the teeth caused by untreated and uncontrolled gingivitis. When periodontitis is detected early, your teeth can be maintained. However, when detected late, periodontitis will lead to tooth loss. Periodontitis is a serious condition that has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and preterm labor.  Once periodontal disease has been diagnosed we can provide a maintenance program that will decrease the progression of the loss of support around your teeth. We screen for periodontal disease at our office.

 

Oral Cancer:

Tooth decay left untreated can cause infection in the jaw bone which creates an abscess. Dental abscess can cause fever, inflammation, swelling of the face, and pain.  This condition is a dental emergency and should be treated immediately to prevent detrimental effects to your general health.

 

Tooth Loss:

 Losing your teeth can be caused by different factors.  Common reasons include cavities, gum disease, trauma, crowding, and congenital defects. The cause of your tooth loss can be addressed and we can provide you with a solution that can restore your natural smile.

 

Bruxism:

Worn teeth may be caused by tooth grinding or clenching during the day or at night.  Some people even clench or grind their teeth in their sleep. This can weaken your teeth and can cause disorders in your temporomandibular joint or TMJ. Please schedule an evaluation at our office if you suspect you suffer from bruxism.

 

Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) :

 Dry mouth is the condition when the salivary glands are not producing saliva at a normal rate.   This can cause patients to feel that their mouth is always dry no matter how much water they drink.  Since saliva has protective elements, people who suffer from dry mouth have increased risk of cavities.   They are several causes of dry mouth such as side effects to prescribed medications or autoimmune diseases. We can help you provide a solution for your dry mouth.

 

Dental Health and Oral Hygiene Counseling:

It’s our pleasure to educate all our patients on the importance of oral health and to teach them the skills needed to maintain and improve their smile.  Open communication is important to us so that you may have control over your own health decisions.

 

Implants:

Dental implants are an effective way to restore lost teeth.  The practice includes implanting titanium screws into the bone to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth.  At Healthy Bodies Dental Center, we place implants via minimally invasive techniques to create a new and natural-looking smile.  To ensure the experience is as comfortable as possible, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”), or conscious sedation is available at your request.

 

Crowns:

Crowns support and shield worn down, broken, or decayed teeth.  At Healthy Bodies Dental Center, we design crowns that fit you and your smile.  Once designed, the crown is placed over the damaged tooth as a smile-enhancing, protective cap.

 

 

Bridges:

Like crowns, bridges are a long-lasting, personalized solution to replacing lost teeth.  Bridges are made up of multiple crowns fused together, and work to repair and enhance your smile.  This treatment is recommended when two adjacent teeth require crowns.  At Healthy Bodies Dental Center, we provide a nonsurgical procedure that places coverings over two or more teeth.

 

Root Canals:

A Root canal is a nonsurgical procedure that eliminates pain in decayed or infected teeth.  Root canals are the necessary course of action when a tooth has broken into the nerve, spontaneously throbs, or becomes hypersensitive to hot or cold temperatures.  To alleviate pain, a root canal therapy is performed in our office with the aid of local anesthesia, nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”), or conscious sedation at your request.  At Healthy Bodies Dental Center, it is our goal to make you as comfortable as possible while we restore your smile to its full health.

 

Tooth Extractions:

While our mission is to maintain your healthy smile, it is sometimes necessary to remove an infected tooth with a poor prognosis to reach that goal.  Tooth extraction is recommended only when keeping the tooth would be detrimental to your overall health.  Once extracted, you may opt to restore your smile with an implant or bridge.  Extractions are performed at our office with local anesthesia, nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”), or conscious sedation at your request.  At Healthy Bodies Dental Center, it is our goal to make you as comfortable as possible while we restore your smile to its full health.

 

Invisalign Treatment:

Like traditional braces, Invisalign straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners.  Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign relies on clear trays instead of metal brackets and wires.  Invisalign treatment allows patients to obtain straight teeth that were crooked, crowded, spaced, or flared.  Results are amazing, and patients love the way they can brush and floss as usual during treatment.

 

Tooth whitening:

Age, diet, and smoking all adversely affect the natural color of our teeth.  Our in-office whitening treatment can bring back your natural smile by removing external stains and allowing your true smile to shine.

 

Cosmetic dentistry:

At Healthy Bodies Dental Center, our cosmetic dentistry options improve the appearance of your teeth, gums, or bite.  Consider our cosmetic treatments to enhance your smile and gain confidence today.

 

Veneers:

Veneers are thin, porcelain overlays that bond to the front of your teeth and enhance your smile.  In addition to whitening your smile, veneers can also be used to modify the length or shape of your teeth.

 

Teeth cleanings:

We love to clean teeth!  While brushing and flossing regularly at home is essential to maintaining a healthy smile, professional cleanings are equally important.  Visiting Healthy Bodies Dental Center for regular cleanings increases the chance of eliminating gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis.  Our gentle cleanings will detect and correct problems early, saving you time and money in the long run.

 

Teeth fillings:

Fillings are used to treat cavities, chips, and decay in teeth.  At Healthy Bodies Dental Center, we provide tooth-colored fillings to match your smile and ensure the longevity of your oral health.

 

Dentures:

Dentures are used to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the very architecture of your own mouth. We offer traditional dentures and implant supported dentures that provide increased retention so that you can eat and smile with confidence.

 

 

New Patients:

Providing you with the best medical care is very important to us. Your first appointment is reserved for 1 hour. Prior to your appointment if possible please obtain your medical records including labs, X-rays, medications and past medical procedures. Your medical records are important to our process of learning about you. We will listen to your concerns and review your medical history with you. Then we will begin to develop a unique plan of action that will address your needs and help you achieve your goals.  We look forward to meeting you!

New Patient Appointments:

Giving you your dream smile while improving your oral health is very important to us. Prior to appointment please be familiar with your medical history including illnesses, current prescriptions, past medical and dental procedures. In addition to your dental concerns your medical and dental history is important to our process of learning about you. With the information you provide we will understand and analyze your current dental state. We then will design a unique plan to take of care of your dental needs and achieve your desired smile. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Internal Medicine Information

Be prepared to find out how we will optimize your health based on you desires.

Existing patients:

Your appointment is tailored to you. It may be shortened or lengthened based on your needs or concerns. We will discuss your progress of your treatment at each visit and continue to provide you with the tools you need to achieve your medical health goals. Thank you for trusting us with your health!

Existing patients:

Your appointment is tailored to you. It may be shortened or lengthened based on your needs or the procedure being performed. We will discuss your progress of your treatment at each visit and continue to provide you with the tools you need to achieve your dental oral health goals. Thank you for trusting us with your smile and oral health!

 

 

Heart Disease:

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for Americans. It can cause many symptoms and decrease your quality of life. Heart disease can lead to heart attacks, heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. Several factors can increase your risk for developing heart disease. Your risk for developing heart disease can be reduced. Healthy Bodies encourage everyone to know their heart risk. Schedule an appointment at our office to discuss your risk for heart disease and recommendation on how to reduce your risk.

 

Hypertension:

Elevated blood pressure impacts almost every adult at some point in their lives.Although many people do to have any symptoms of elevated blood pressure they continue to sustain damage to their internal organ and blood vessels which can lead to complications such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and dementia. Elevated blood pressure may be controlled naturally and with medications.

 

Diabetes:

High blood sugar levels can indicate that you may have diabetes. Many people are not diagnosed until they develop symptoms and complications. Diabetes can causes blindness, sexual dysfunction, loss of body parts, kindest failure, heart disease, loss of feeling, infection and more. For many diabetes or elevated blood sugar levels may be prevented. If screened early for diabetes you may be able to improve your health, decrease your risk of developing diabetes or be treated if needed to minimize your risk of progression of the disease.

 

Stroke:

Stroke is a debilitating event caused by the lack of blood flow to the brain. It is a serious and life threatening injury which can leave you permanent a disabled. Patient who have a stroke often suffer with loss of muscle function, loss of vision, organ function, sensation and mental capacity.  Patients who have a stroke require intense rehab and great medical care to improve the health. Stroke risk can be reduced by addressing key risk factors and maintaining good overall health.

 

Weight Gain:

Gaining too much weight can become a life-threatening condition that significantly raises the risk of developing conditions like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, erectile dysfunction and some forms of cancer.  Losing excess body weight is not an easy process and people are often misguided by unreliable methods that promise fast results. Weight is determined by body fat and lean muscle. The ideal weight loss approach is one that is uniquely tailored for each patient. It often involves reducing body fat percentage while preserving and increasing lean mass tissue. Each case is different and success lies in gradual and durable lifestyle changes. We are professionals trained in the field and are fully able to guide you every step of the way.

 

Exercise:

Exercise and physical activity are very important for protecting and improving your health. We all need some exercise. Exercise can improve blood pressure, breathing, increase your stamina, treat  and prevent chronic illness, decrease your weight and more. It is recommended that if possible, adults have at least 30 minutes of exercise during most days of the week. For many of us exercising can be difficult, painful and lonely. You are not alone. We can help you become more active and physically fit.

 

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