Your oral health and your overall health affect each other in ways than you might not expect. Healthy teeth and gums reduce your risk of heart disease, respiratory issues, and other complications. Dr. Timothy Messer of Southwind Dental Care uses advanced general dentistry techniques to help his Memphis patients achieve excellent oral health, which in turn benefits overall health. Dr. Messer is an expert in general dentistry, and can help you to achieve and maintain a healthy state-of-mouth. Contact us today to learn how our services can benefit you and your family.
Daily brushing and flossing are extremely important to your oral health. It is equally important to undergo regular checkups by a dental professional to detect any possible complications in their very earliest stages.
Visiting our office twice a year will give Dr. Messer a chance to assess the condition of your oral health, and to provide a deep cleaning to remove the plaque and bacteria that can develop in hard-to-reach places. These appointments also allow us to take X-rays and perform a variety of tests to make sure your tooth roots, gums, and teeth are all as healthy as possible.
Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to pause during sleep, which causes you to awaken very briefly. These pauses can occur several times an hour. This can cause considerable daytime fatigue, and can lead to cardiovascular issues, including an increased risk of heart attack. Dr. Messer is passionate about helping patients overcome sleep apnea, and can fit you with a custom snore guard that repositions your jaw during sleep, helping you breathe properly throughout the night.
Many of Dr. Messer's younger patients are active in sports, and athletic mouth guards help keep their teeth and gums safe. Fast-paced and contact sports involve the risk of dental trauma, and a mouth guard can protect against such injuries.
Many of our Southwind Dental Care patients come to us after years of neglecting their oral health. Once we have restored the structure and function of their smiles, it is important that we establish a maintenance plan to keep a rehabilitated smile clean, healthy, and beautiful for years to come. Our patients quickly become a part of our Southwind Dental Care family, and we strive to provide premium oral health care for a lifetime. Because of the direct connection between oral health and overall health, maintaining the health of your teeth and gums after a restorative treatment such as dental crowns or dental implants is essential.
We are a dentistry practice, but we pride ourselves on looking at the bigger picture. Your oral health has a profound effect on your overall health, and Dr. Messer cares deeply about helping his patients achieve the best oral health possible. If you are new to the area, or need to establish ongoing care with an exceptional dentist, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
I have been to several dentists in the Memphis Area and I have finally found THE ONE!! Dr. Messer is the best dentist I have ever been to. I have complete confidence in any procedure that he performs and I can't imagine ever going to any other dentist.