Our Approach to Complete Health Dentistry

Dr Davey and his team dedicated to complete health and oral health

Dentistry and Complete Health

When you think about going to the dentist, do thoughts of other illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, ear infections and more come to mind? Probably not. That’s because for centuries, the majority of dental professionals looked at dentistry as a one-dimensional, stand alone practice. Dr. Davey, on the other hand, has understood the connection of oral health to overall health from the beginning. He’s made it his passion and practice to approach his work in a way that addresses Complete Health. That’s where the name Complete Health Dentistry comes in!  

Addressing the Source of Pain

Complete Health Dentistry takes a patient experiencing migraines, jaw pain and ear aches and completes a full TMJ analysis (temporomandibular joint) to determine if TMD, or TMJ disorder, may be the culprit. Your TMJ is the joint felt just in front of your ears if you place your hand on either side of your face and open and close your jaw. When the bite is not aligned, or your jaws did not both develop fully to form a perfect bite, this joint can take on more pressure than it can safely handle. By addressing the source of the pain, the TMJ, Dr. Davey and his team can treat the problem not just the symptoms, often finding permanent relief. 

Gum Health Heart Health

Another example of Complete Health Dentistry at work is seen in our motto: “Healthy gums, healthy heart, healthy arteries, healthy brain!”. Gum health is so important to your overall health. Did you know that gum disease (periodontitis) is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease. It increases the risk of bacterial infection being entered into the bloodstream. And it doesn’t just slightly increase your risk, it doubles or triples it according to Harvard Health. 

Keeping Up with Your Oral Health

Making sure you keep up with the recommended twice yearly professional cleanings and check-ups is essential to full body health. And if you’re experiencing any complications such as gum disease, you may need to see us a little extra each year so we can keep a close eye on you and help beat the disease together. If you have any questions about how your heart health is related to your dental and oral health, we’re happy to answer them or help you schedule an appointment with Dr. Davey at (858) 538-8300.