It’s not uncommon to hear about the mind-body connection, and how a stressful lifestyle can impact your overall health. Less frequently mentioned — but no less important — is the connection between your oral health and systemic wellbeing. Did you know that healthy teeth and gums promote better overall health? Your dentist in St. Peter, Dr. Jenny Miller, wants to remind patients that the connection is real. Let’s take a closer look at how your smile affects the rest of your body in this week’s blog post.
Valley View Dental Blog
July 3, 2017
June 19, 2017
Did you know that you can spot major health issues that concern your whole body in your mouth first? The same goes for someone in good health—signs of a healthy body will be shown in the mouth first. Both Valley View Dental and the American Dental Association acknowledge that exceptional oral health plays a key role in how the rest of your body works. That’s why we recommend visiting your St. Peter dentist every 6 months for comprehensive preventive care.
Finding a caring dentist that offers the preventive services you need to keep your smile strong and beautiful can be difficult. Dr. Jennifer Miller offers the great, well-rounded services that can help your reach and maintain optimal oral health.
May 29, 2017
Your toothbrush is your first line of defense against dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. As you stand in the oral hygiene isle at your local store, you are bombarded with various options. It can be hard to make the right choice. Among the most difficult decision you face involves the choice between an electric or manual toothbrush. Although a manual toothbrush is cheaper, an electric toothbrush may end up saving you from costly dental procedures in the future. As your dentist in St. Peter, Dr. Jennifer Miller has the facts you need to choose the best toothbrush.
April 18, 2017
About 132 cases of oral cancer are found daily in the US. Dentist in St. Peter, Dr. Jennifer Miller, says get screened during Oral Cancer Awareness Month. The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that more than 48,000 American adults will receive an oral cancer diagnosis this year. While the prognosis beyond five years is good if the disease is detected early, hope for cure reduces if the cancer is advanced when it is discovered. As April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, your dentist in St. Peter, Dr. Jennifer Miller, is concerned about these statistics. She urges her patients to come in for their semi-annual check-ups and receive screenings for oral cancer. It’s good insurance against this deadly illness.
March 28, 2017
Gum disease, the primary cause of tooth loss, affects up to 50 percent of the population—not just in the U.S.—in the world! It is one of the most common forms of disease on our planet, yet a lot of people don’t know if they have it or not. It’s important to visit your dentist in St. Peter to receive the preventive care you truly need. Without even realizing it, you could be at risk for severe gum disease (periodontitis) and tooth loss. By visiting Valley View Dental, Dr. Jennifer Miller can keep an eye out for symptoms and treat your teeth and gums with an effective treatment to help maintain their healthy state before infection sets in.
February 5, 2017
Your child’s dental health may play a larger role in their life than you realize. All too often, parents do not understand the importance of oral health for children as the primary teeth eventually fall out. However, the care your child’s teeth and gums receive now sets the foundation for a lifetime healthy smile. To raise awareness about the importance of dental health for children, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. As your Children’s dentist in St. Peter, we want to ensure your child has the right groundwork for healthy teeth and gums.
January 21, 2017
Dental fear is real. West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh state that it affects up to 25% of the common population. The consequences are real too, as people who avoid the dentist out of fear are much more likely to wind up with significant, preventable oral health problems. Fortunately, you don’t have to get nervous thinking about your next dental appointment. Your dentist in St. Peter, Dr. Jennifer Miller, offers a new natural sedation method to ensure a relaxed visit at our office—NuCalm. This natural sedation method is medication free, revolutionizing treatment for anxious patients.
December 18, 2016
Imagine taking on 2017 with the confidence to achieve your goals! Did you know that a beautiful smile could help you do this? Whether your teeth are in need of repair or just a boost, cosmetic dentistry offers many different options to deliver your dream smile, and Dr. Jennifer Miller can help. Your cosmetic dentist in St. Peter can enhance your teeth for the New Year.
November 23, 2016
The beauty of fall brings with it open enrollment time for most companies. As you’re contemplating your benefits for 2017, it may be a great time to also review your 2016 dental benefits. Why? Because you want to make sure you’ve utilized all of your insurance dollars for the year, and Valley View Dental can help! Dr. Jennifer Miller discusses maximizing your dental insurance before the end of the year.
October 13, 2016
There’s never been a more important time to take care of your oral health. With studies emerging that link periodontal (gum) disease with other serious health concerns like diabetes and cardiovascular disease, we now understand the connection oral health has to overall health and well being. Besides regular visits to your dentist, did you know that there are a number of things you can do at home to help maintain a healthy mouth? Dr. Jennifer Miller, your premiere dentist in St. Peter reveals the secret to a healthy mouth.