Dr. Craig Janssen connects your mouth to overall wellness
The medically proven link between oral health and other issues that may affect your body’s overall health forms the basis for a philosophy of care known as biological dentistry. This mouth-body connection is at the forefront of patient care practiced by Dr. Craig Janssen and his team at Janssen Dental Clinic.
While the term “biological dentistry” may sound high-tech, the opposite is actually the case. Biological dentists such as Dr. Craig focus on disease prevention and conservative treatments rather than invasive procedures whenever possible. His objective with any procedure is to retain as much of your natural tooth as possible while using non-toxic materials for repairs as appropriate.
We leverage the best in today’s technology to minimize the effects on your body. For example, we use ozone to create a healthier environment for procedures compared to traditional chloride. Ozone is simply an oxygen molecule with an extra oxygen atom. Ozone penetrates areas below the gum line and kills bacteria on contact. It is an effective tool in treating gum disease.
Treating gum disease is a key component of biological dentistry
Healthy gums play an important role in your overall health as well as that of your mouth. Biological dentistry recognizes this fact, and the level of attention that Dr. Craig dedicates to this aspect of care is indicative of its significance.
Inflammation of any kind causes stress on the body, and gingivitis is a source of chronic inflammation. Studies have shown that your body’s response to gum disease can contribute to health issues as wide-ranging as heart disease, brain function, and diabetic complications.
“Our biological dentistry approach to care seeks to limit the ability of any bacteria and inflammation in your mouth to affect other parts of your body,” Dr. Craig explains. “We also encourage our patients to give their body the tools it needs to maintain optimal health, including a healthy diet and appropriate nutritional supplementation.”
About Janssen Dental Clinic in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Janssen Dental Clinic features the dental expertise of Dr. Craig Janssen, a third-generation dentist serving patients in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the surrounding area. Dr. Craig and his staff specialize in oral health as a component of overall well-being, a philosophy of care known as biological dentistry. They have expertise in reducing the fear and anxiety that people of all ages feel over going to the dentist, with services ranging from routine cleanings to restorative and cosmetic procedures. Call (920) 983-8383 to schedule an appointment. New patients are always welcome.