Sarasota Dental Arts

How Do You Define Oral Health

January 10, 2017
Posted By: Kaya Aygen, D.M.D.
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Oral health has been defined in many ways over the years, and it's always evolving. In the past, you may have thought of it as defining the health of your teeth and mouth, and while that is an accurate definition, we're also coming to a deeper understanding that there's a lot more involved with your oral health than just your teeth.

Your dentist in Gulf Gate Estate is excited to share more information on the new definition of oral health.

What Is Oral Health?

An editorial published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) in December of 2016 states that instead of just a focus on the health of your teeth and mouth, oral health should be considered the ability to comfortably:

  • Chew
  • Speak
  • Convey emotion
  • Taste
  • Smell
  • Swallow
  • Smile

We should be able to complete these actions without experiencing pain, discomfort, or even self-consciousness.

Comprehensive Dentistry in Florida

Dr. Kaya Aygen has actually held this belief about oral health for years, and it's led him to acquire extensive training in order to provide comprehensive services at Sarasota Dental Arts that you may not find at other practices.

For example, you'll find comprehensive implant dentistry completed from start to finish at our practice. This means that Dr. Aygen can rebuild your bone with a graft to support your implant and surgically place the implant itself. While many dentists refer to specialists for these services, Dr. Aygen's extensive training allows him to provide this type of care in the comfort of our own office with the team you know and trust beside you.

You'll also find sedation dentistry at Sarasota Dental Arts for our patients who experience fear or anxiety around their dental appointments. Dr. Kaya Aygen is certified in IV conscious sedation, which allows you to receive much-needed care in a comfortable and deeply relaxed state. We can even complete multiple procedures at one time using IV sedation.

Contact Your Sarasota Dental Office to Learn More

At Sarasota Dental Arts, we've always believed that your oral health plays a major role in your overall health and well-being. While the definitions of oral health are ever changing, we're here to provide you with the high-quality dental care you need and deserve. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment.


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