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Healthy Smiles for life!

Our Wellness Philosophy

Often the fact that your oral health affects your entire overall well-being is a fact not thought of by many. At our office we promote the fact that if there is decay or infection entering your body from neglected treatment in your mouth, it may affect your entire body. Your energy levels and how you feel will be affected. You may not be conscious of this fact, as often times it is insidious, slowly occurring overtime and not overtly recognized. Our philosophy at OC Plaza Dentistry is to take time to listen to you, observe your overall well-being, assess your oral health and see how it may effect the rest of your body. We treat you as an individual not just a treatment plan. We know that taking good care of your mouth - teeth and gums - does more than help ensure you have a bright, white smile.

Gum Disease effects on the body:

A healthy mouth and healthy body go hand in hand. Good oral hygiene and oral health can improve your overall health, reducing the risk of serious diseases and possibly even preserving your memory in later years. The phrase healthy mouth, healthy you really is essential and backed by growing scientific evidence. Treating gum disease will not only help to improve your confidence, by reducing bad breath caused by decay, but treatment will also ensure you can concentrate without aching teeth or mouth infections to distract you. Treatment will lower your risk of heart disease.

Heart Disease and Stroke

Chronic inflammation from gum disease has also been associated with the development of cardiovascular problems, such as heart disease, blockages of blood vessels, and strokes. Experts have found a cause-and-effect relationship between gum disease and these other serious health problems.
  • Those with adult periodontitis may have increased risk of stroke.
  • Those with adult periodontitis may have increased risk of fatal heart attack.
  • Periodontitis also increases chances of being diagnosed with cariovascular disease.
  • Bacteria from the mouth may cause clotting problems in the cardiovascular system.

Dementia/Alzheimers

Also, adults with gingivitis (swollen, bleeding gums) performed worse on tests of memory and other cognitive skills than did those with healthier gums and mouths, according to a report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Those with gingivitis were more likely to perform poorly on two tests: delayed verbal recall and subtraction -- both skills used in everyday life.
  • The infection and inflammation of periodontal disease may be associated with cognitivie decline and dementia.

Respiratory Infections

  • Inhaling bacteria from the mouth and throat can lead to pneumonia.
  • Dental plaque buildup creates a dangerous source of bacteria that can be inhaled into the lungs.

Severe Osteopenia

Gum Disease has also been linked with the development of infection in other parts of the body. Research has found an association between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the joints. Eating a balanced diet, seeing your dentist regularly, and good oral hygiene helps reduce your risks of tooth decay and gum disease. Make sure you brush twice a day and floss once a day. Using an acid reducing (pH neutral) mouthwash such as “restore” developed by Dr. Elisa Campbell or an electric toothbrush can also help reduce bacteria in the mouth that can cause gingivitis.
  • Reduction in bone mass (osteopenia) is associated with gum disease and related tooth loss.
  • Severity has been connected to tooth loss in post-menopausal women.

Pregnancy Complications

Women may experience increased gingivitis during pregnancy. Some research suggests a relationship between gum disease and preterm, low-birth-weight infants. Not all studies have found a solid link, but maintaining good oral health is still the best goal. If you're pregnant please visit us as a part of your prenatal care.
  • 50-70% of women will develop gingivitis some time during their pregnancy - a condition called pregnancy gingivitis.
  • The increase of estrogen and progesterone levels during this time causes the gums to react differently to the bacteria in plaque. This reaction causes swelling, bleeding, redness or tenderness in the gum tissue.

Uncontrolled Diabetes

  • Chronic periodontal disease can disrupt diabetic control
  • Diabetes can alter the pocket environment, contributing to bacterial growth.
  • Smokers with diabetes increase their risk of tooth loss by 20 times.
  • People with type II diabetes are three times as likely to develop periodontal disease than are nondiabetics.

Oral Wellness RX system

OC Plaza Dentistry cares about your teeth, but about you too! If you are interested we do offer the Oral Wellness RX System. This system aids in healing, repairing, and enhancing your dental health with this use of vitamins, supplements, andtioxidants, and other natural products.

Oral Cancer Screening with Vizilite:

Oral cancer screenings are another part of routine dental exams and are an important part of maintaining our patients overall well-being, as they can allow for the early detection of harmful changes in our patients’ mouths. At OC Plaza Dentistry we utilize the latest techniques and technology in performing regular oral cancer screenings and detecting any suspicious signs. We understand that our patients often see their dental care providers more often than their medical practitioners. This affords us the opportunity to not only maintain a healthy mouth, but to remain vigilant of any changes to the overall health of our patients, and facilitate the appropriate referral.

Nutritional and Supplement Counseling:

Dr. Elisa Lobue-Campbell has years of experience in nutritional and supplement counseling for her patients. It is one of her true passions to treat her patients as family, using her experience and knowledge to recommend healthy habits and/or supplements that will truly enhance their life and how they feel!

TMJ/Cranio Sacral Therapy:

A healthy smile is about more than your teeth, it includes the muscles, nerves and joints of your mouth working together well. If you suffer from migraines; recurring headaches or jaw and facial pain, a TMD evaluation may be just what you need. Our doctors evaluate your bite, then create comfortable, removable, customized appliances to cushion your jaw and relieve muscle sterss. We also prescribe Sleep and Joint-Ease, all-natural supplements to reduce the anxiety that causes clenching and grinding.

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Recent Reviews

  • OC Plaza Dentistry's dentists are the most professional, courteous, and caring dentistry physicians I could even imagine. They helped me with only a moment’s notice. You are their patient … for life, not just a visit. If you have not had that kind of experience before, I would urge you to give them a try. They provide exceptional, personal, and sincere care. I will go nowhere else. Read More
  • "I love these people!!! Not only are they the best at what they do..they really care and help you understand the importance of what they do.. I just wish I would have met them sooner...."Read More
  • "Still getting treatments and advice from Dr. Saeedi after 20+ years. Continue to marvel at his capabilities and knowledge."Read More
  • "The experience was fantastic. Plaza Dentistry as a whole is a fabulous practice, and I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a quality dentist. They are up on all the latest technology, and the well being of your mouth is their complete focus. PS They all have gorgeous teeth, and my goal is to match them all with my smile LOL"Read More