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Wellness Dentistry

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Do you know that your oral health affects your overall health? That’s why we practice “wellness” dentistry!

At Ian Barwick, DMD, our primary goal is to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums in order to prevent the need for extensive and costly restoration services.

Many of our patients realize the importance of brushing, flossing and routine dental cleanings and exams, but few truly understand the effects that oral health, good and bad, has on the rest of the body.

That’s why we stress the importance of wellness care in our practice. Explaining the proper ways to brush and floss, encouraging you to maintain a routine cleaning schedule and examination, applying sealants to your children’s teeth to prevent tooth decay and recommending the use of mouth guards for protection by anyone who plays a sport in your family are examples of ways in which we incorporate wellness care into our practice.

“How Often Should I Come in for Routine Care?”: “While some people come in for a cleaning and examination every six months or so, others may require more frequent hygiene visits, like every three or four months.”

We don’t like to see you in pain; we’d much rather see your smiling face! That’s why we encourage you to call us promptly whenever you suspect that something’s wrong or you’re in pain.