Dental Prophylaxis

A Clear & Compelling Truth: A neglected mouth can damage your health.


Your mouth really is a window on your general health. In fact, it has been estimated that more than 120 diseases can be identified by dentists.  But there’s more – your oral health can also adversely affect your overall health.

  • Gum disease has been linked to systemic illnesses that cross generations and gender. These include Alzheimer’s, pneumonia, prostate cancer, stroke, heart disease, pregnancy, diabetes, and breast cancer.
  • If you  experience gum disease you are 11 times more likely to develop breast cancer which affects women and men.
  • Gum disease can arrive without symptoms, at any age, and will affect virtually everyone during their lifetime.
  • You may be at greater risk of gum disease if it runs in your family, you have an existing immune disease, if you take certain medications, or you are under stress.

Don’t take health risks when gum disease is preventable, treatable, and sometimes reversible. We have cleaning appointments available for you – call today!

On the mission to remove the accumulated calculus and bacterial debris, and to teach the correct brushing techniques so you will be best prepared to maintain a healthy mouth, Heritage Dental hygienists Susan and Sindy will help you improve and maintain your beautiful smile, your oral health, and your overall health.