Dr. Scott Schwartz emphasizes the importance of maintaining healthy gums- they are not only the support structure for healthy teeth, but serve as a barrier to harmful bacteria that can enter the bloodstream and affect overall physical health. This mouth body connection continues to be carefully studied, producing growing evidence that strains of oral bacteria can cause inflammation in many areas of the body and are connected to a wide range of diseases.
Gum disease affects approximately 75% of adults and remains the leading cause of tooth loss today. Late stage gum disease is preventable with routine dental care. Twice yearly visits to our Croton On Hudson dentist office provides Dr. Schwartz the opportunity to identify and address early signs of gum disease before permanent damage is done.
Dr. Schwartz provides a thorough and comprehensive periodontal screening, enhanced by the use of evaluation and identification of your oral bacteria to determine both the health of your gums and associated risks for systemic disease. Using a Phased Contrast Microscope, Dr. Schwartz can look for the presence of bacteria that has been connected with inflammation in the body which can lead to systemic disease.
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Looking for a general, cosmetic or restorative dentist in Northern Westchester County, NY? Dr. Schwartz welcomes new patients from many Westchester County communities, offering affordable dental care in Cortlandt, Ossining, Peekskill, Crotonville, and Croton on Hudson. We offer personalized, one on one dental care that is focused on your needs and goals. Call our office at (914) 271-6224 or use our online request form and we will contact you shortly.