Your oral and overall health are more closely linked than you may realize. Dr. Roger Anderson and his team are dedicated to helping you and your family achieve and maintain excellent oral health throughout your lifetimes. When you visit our dental clinic, we work with you to develop comprehensive, personalized treatment plans that will help prevent dental problems from developing, as well as to restore your oral health after damage has been done to your mouth and smile.

Dental conditions such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, oral cancer, TMJ disorders and malocclusion (bad bites) have an effect on the overall health and function of your body. For example, periodontal disease has been linked to a number of systemic conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Respiratory disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy complications

Research has shown that gum disease increases the risk of developing these conditions, and can exacerbate them if they already exist. This same research has also shown that these conditions increase the risk of a patient developing gum disease.

Similarly, oral cancer has a profound impact on your overall health. Thousands of people develop oral cancer each year, and while this type of cancer is easily treatable when diagnosed early, and in fact has one of the highest success rates for treatment, it can be fatal if undiagnosed and untreated.

TMJ (temporomandibular joint – also known as the jaw joint) disorders affect not only your jaw, but all the muscles in your orofacial region, and can often cause you to experience migraines and headaches, muscle fatigue, and pain in your neck and upper back.

Our team is committed to helping you manage these and other dental conditions so that you can regain your oral health and function, improve your overall health and enjoy a healthy quality of life.

We encourage you to review some of the information we have provided about dental health using the links below:

If you have any further questions about dental health, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roger Anderson, your Lakewood dentist, please call our office today at 303-232-6205.

We are proud to provide comprehensive, quality dental care in Lakewood, Colorado, and surrounding areas, including Arvada, Denver, Golden, Littleton, and Westminster. Dr. Roger Anderson and his team welcome patients of all ages to our office, and we invite you to contact us at any time if you have questions or would like to make an appointment. We hope to meet you soon!