Functional Dentistry focuses on finding the cause of an issue in order to prevent additional problems in the future vs simply fixing the problem.
A traditional dentist is more narrowly focused on brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, and visiting the dentist for cleanings. While these are all important for dental hygiene, we examine your whole health to get the full picture.
At Fox Point Dental, we take into account your overall health and well-being. Your oral health is directly tied to your overall health and our goal is to provide you with prevention first so you can live a happier, healthier life.
During your visit, we will talk about what you eat, your lifestyle, and the quality of your sleep. Where other dentists might spend a few minutes at your chair, Dr. Turner takes the time to get to know each individual patient to listen and evaluate your unique needs.
As a functional dentistry practice, it is our goal to not only save you money from preventing future dental procedures but also directly improve the quality of your life.
How we help patients with their connection to oral and overall health
Practices to Heal Your Teeth
Certain dental treatments have been linked to chronic diseases. We focus on avoiding these procedures and other toxic materials and practices to heal your teeth. Here are a few examples:
Dr. Turner uses a unique approach to assess for your individual risks of sleep-disordered breathing, ranging all the way from mouth breathing and snoring to obstructive sleep apnea.
We can make you a nightguard to help you with your grinding, but we can also talk to you about the root cause of why you may be doing it to help stop it completely.
Tongue and lip tie procedures
A tongue-tie or lip-tie can impact feeding, speaking, sleeping, chronic pain, and a whole host of other issues! We assess these in all ages if symptoms are present, from infancy to adulthood.
There are certain types of foods that cause cavities along with types of foods that can prevent and even heal cavities. Your diet impacts every part of your body - including your oral health.
Oral hygiene education for Pediatric Patients
Based on a recommendation from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, every child should see a pediatric dentist when their first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday. Educating parents and kids on how to best care for their teeth is the first step to setting up good dental health for life!
My 5-year-old son and I had our first visits today at Fox Point and with Dr Turner. She was absolutely amazing with my son and had him giggling the whole time he was getting checked out. Then she spent a ton of time with me explaining our options for his teeth grinding. I am truly amazed at how thorough she was and I can’t wait for our next visit to keep working through this issue.
She also spent a bunch of time with me helping me understand how I can get better sleep and stop my own teeth grinding.
I will be sending my parents here to meet with her as well because they share the same grinding issues as my son and I. If that doesn’t tell you how great of an experience we had then nothing can!