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  • Writer's pictureLaurenWallace

A Month of Hygiene

For those of you who haven't already- meet the Thomas C Volck, D.D.S. Hygiene team! With a combined 36 years of experience and a passion for both oral health and overall wellness, this powerhouse of women is who you want beside your chair. Sarah has been a hygienist for 21 years- 17 of which with Dr. Volck's office. Megan joined our office after graduating with her degree in hygiene in 2018. Wendy has been a dental hygienist for 13 years and joined our team in 2019. All three are certified across the board and have one major goal in common- optimum oral health.

Did you know that according the ODA, ADA, & CDC research suggests that people with periodontal disease are nearly 3 times more likely to suffer from heart disease?! According to them, Gum disease can directly impact heart disease, an oral infection can affect your entire body/ overall wellness, and in an article by the PDA "Studies also have shown that periodontal disease may be linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, preterm births and low-birth weight babies."* This month we are going to dive in and take a closer look at these correlations. Stay tuned for our blog posts and updates.

Our Hygienists' message is to bring awareness to this evident connection between oral hygiene/ health and overall/ systemic health and wellness, and to help their patients prevent periodontal disease. They take the extra care- and extra time- to make sure everyone who sits in their chair has the quality care, tools, education, and resources to optimize their oral health- and in result their overall wellness.

Our Hygiene department is now accepting new patients. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Sarah, Megan, or Wendy, please give our office a call 937-898-8990. We look forward to meeting you!



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