We are committed to helping patients achieve the oral health they desire. Our goal is to provide exemplary dental care in a spirit of tender loving kindness.
Our Practice Philosophy
At Pike Place Dental, we are committed to helping patients achieve the oral health they desire. One of our most important roles is to be knowledgeable dental health educators; we make patients aware of the best modern dentistry so they can make educated choices. Our hope is that patients will make an educated choices about dental health, so that their overall health and quality of life will be improved.
Poor oral health can affect the health of the entire body. People who have missing or uncomfortable teeth tend to make different food choices than those with comfortable, fully-functioning dentition. They tend to eat softer foods that are easier to chew and are lower in fiber and roughage. It is well-documented that people with adequate fiber in their diet have reduced risk for colon cancer. A diet high in simple carbohydrates, which tend to be easier to eat, increases risk for diabetes and heart disease. Recent studies have also shown that people with periodontal disease have an increased risk for heart disease, heart attack or stroke. Periodontal disease has also been linked with mature-onset diabetes, low-birth-weight newborns and rheumatoid arthritis.
Also, studies have shown that people who floss and brush twice a day have a 40 percent less chance of a cardiovascular event than people who only brush and floss once daily. In addition, some case studies seem to indicate that the presence of mercury-silver fillings increases chances of experiencing a myriad of health concerns.
Preventative dentistry is always better than restorative dentistry.
Our goal is to provide exemplary dental care in a spirit of tender loving kindness.
Pike Place Dental uses techniques and procedures to minimize our impact on the environment. We “reduce, reuse and recycle,” and do not use toxic materials, like mercury-silver fillings, that contaminate our water supply. To “walk lightly on the earth” is a top priority.
You can rest assured that we follow the strictest guidelines set forth by State and Federal Agencies for disease control to ensure the protection of every patient and to prevent the spread of disease.