All of us at Arizona Periodontal Group want our patients and everyone they know to understand the importance of oral health. Your overall oral health affects your entire body! Many don’t realize that this is the case at all, but think about it. All of our nutrition comes from the things that we eat and drink. That food and liquid travels through our mouth first to get into our system. After they have passed our gums, teeth, and tongue, we start to gain the vital vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that our body needs. Some foods take extra chewing and work to have those important energy sources extracted for our overall health. If we don’t take care of these very important parts of our body, then the rest of our body isn’t going to be taken care of either.
Dental health is what Dr. Trujillo and the rest of us at Arizona Periodontal Group are all about. We wish to provide everyone with the resources that they need to understand and receive the dental care they need. The best way for your dental health and the dental health of your family is through preventative care. This includes daily brushing, flossing, and six month check-ups with your dentist.
We know that there are many out there that don’t have the ability to get the proper dental care they need. You’ll be happy to know that there are real resources out there that are provided if you are in a situation that prevents you from being able to afford going to a normal dentist. One of those resources is the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The state of Arizona has many different resources available to its residents that include dental programs for those in need. They have a full office and its main priority is to promote the oral health and well-being of all Arizona residents. They have many different initiatives that all are aimed at helping you and your family which include:
Arizona Dental Sealant Program
Fluoride Mouth rinse Program
Dental Trailer Loan Program
Community Oral Health System Development Program
Healthy Teeth, Healthy Families
Healthy Smiles Healthy Bodies Training
One of the greatest services that they offer is providing dental care to those that are in rural areas and don’t have access to a normal dentist. Here is a great video showing how amazing this service is:
This is a great service that the state of Arizona offers, and it sadly is very common that infants and children are faced with tooth decay that if left untreated and lead to even more serious problems. Keep in mind that even though they are pediatric teeth that will be lost as they continue to grow it is still very important that they are cared for. Like many kids, the daily task of brushing teeth can be skipped and flossing is probably something never even considered.
A child’s mouth can be swarming with bacteria, plaque, and a number of other things that can lead to loss of teeth, swollen painful bleeding gums, and additional health problems that can be serious to their well being and quality of life.
Every member of the Arizona Periodontal Group wish to express our support to Arizona Department of Health Services and their effort in providing real dental care to Arizona residents. If you, or if you know of anyone that is in need of dental health care that may feel unreachable, please contact us. We can help you find resources to get the assistance you need for your loved ones.