Dr. Erpenbach is proud to practice the revolutionary new modular periodontal therapy method as set forth by Dr. Thomas Nabors.
Dr. Thomas Nabors dedicated a lifetime to research in microbiology and pharmacology to begin the No More Hygiene dental movement—a new way of approaching dental care which focuses on how the bacteria in the mouth can affect the rest of your body and actually be treated, rather than focusing on just having clean teeth for the sake of “hygiene.”
No More Hygiene in Knoxville
Dental hygiene is always changing, but you can feel confident that we stay ahead of the curve. We don’t just consider your oral health while we clean your teeth. When we perform any treatment or service, we have your whole body health in mind. Our Knoxville dentist, Dr. Erpenbach, goes above and beyond traditional dental hygiene to protect your long-term systemic health.
Our dental professionals understand:
- The science behind the oral-systemic connection and its importance.
- The skills necessary to help you overcome oral health obstacles.
- Specific treatments to improve periodontal health at any stage of gum disease.
Our experts have undergone Dr. Nabors’ breakthrough training program in order to revolutionize the way we provide dental hygiene. Instead of just cleaning teeth, we are treating disease!
What Is the Oral-Systemic Link?
Both the medical and dental professions have accepted the oral-systemic link through years of research. Countless studies have shown connections between oral health and various organs in the body. By keeping your oral health on track, you reduce your risk for various bodily ailments.
Poor oral health has been linked to:
- Heart disease.
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Pregnancy complications.
Protection from Heart Attack and Stroke
Patients are often surprised to hear that a healthier mouth can mean a healthier heart and a longer life. Over time, plaque buildup and periodontal disease increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Toxins from the mouth may travel through the bloodstream and help to form fatty plaques in the arteries, which lead to poor blood flow and even blood clots. Bacteria from the mouth may also cause the liver to make high levels of some proteins that inflame the blood vessels and cause a heart attack or stroke.
Safeguard your heart’s function by watching out for the signs of periodontal disease:
- Bad breath.
- Red and swollen gums.
- Gums that bleed easily when brushing or flossing.
- Loose teeth.
- A change in bite.
Dentists who are using the No More Hygiene method have seen phenomenal success. We are seeing healthier, happier patients, and we want to help you, too!
For a Dentist Who Understands the Oral-Systemic Health Connection, Contact Jim Erpenbach DDS Today!
Let’s rise above standard dental cleanings, and keep your systemic health in mind during your visits. Together, we can improve your whole body health by taking great care of your smile. To meet with our experts or to schedule your No More Hygiene dental visit, contact our dentist in Knoxville today! Call now!