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    Dr. Trevor Tsuchikawa Explains the Importance of Preventative Dentistry

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    Recent studies in the medical field have discovered the high correlation that oral health has with overall health and disease, and Dr. Trevor Tsuchikawa is helping his patients understand the connection by providing preventative dentistry in Seattle, WA.

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    Recent studies in the medical field have discovered the high correlation that oral health has with overall health and disease, and Dr. Trevor Tsuchikawa is helping his patients understand the connection by providing preventative dentistry in Seattle, WA.

    For many years, it was thought that the health of teeth only affected the appearance, function, and comfort of the mouth. However, recent studies have shown that oral health is much more of a window to seeing overall health than previously thought. Oral conditions and bacteria have been linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endocarditis, and more.

    “My goal as a dentist is to help my patients understand that receiving regular checkups and taking care of their teeth at home is about so much more than having a smile that looks good,” said Dr. Trevor Tsuchikawa, dentist at Dr. Trevor Family Dentistry, Seattle, WA general dentist. “Maintaining oral health also means they’re helping to prevent other vital systems in their body from contracting disease and infection.”

    Teeth are made of live tissue that requires an active blood supply. When teeth become infected and experience severe decay, the chance of bacteria passing into the blood stream is very high. This is one reason why the occurrence of oral bacteria can lead to endocarditis, which is an infection of the inner-lining of the heart. Studies also show that up to 91 percent of patients with heart disease also have periodontitis, which is inflammation of the gums. This is likely due to the fact that oral inflammation also causes inflammation of the blood vessels, which makes patients more likely to experience heart attacks.

    Oral bacteria also have a high correlation with diabetes, since studies show that inflammation starting in the mouth can weaken the ability of the body to control blood sugar.

    Due to his dedication as a preventative dentist to preserve his patients’ overall health, Dr. Trevor is one of the few dental professionals in the Seattle area that provides care to DSHS, Provider One, and Medicaid patients. He believes that everyone deserves access to high-quality dental care that not only preserves oral health, but also keeps other vital systems in peak condition as well.

    In addition to promoting preventative care, Dr. Trevor is also highly experienced with restorative dentistry in Seattle, WA to help patients who suffer with decay and other oral conditions restore their health and once again enjoy a beautiful, confident smile.

    Dr. Trevor is native of the Seattle area and is committed to giving back to his community through dental care. He received his DDS degree from the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry and is known for incorporating the latest technology into his everyday dental treatments. Dr. Trevor has received honors as one of “America’s Top Dentists” and is a regular attendee of continuing education courses in dentistry. He is currently a member of the Dental Board of Washington, the American Academy of General Dentistry, and American Dental Association.

    To learn more about Seattle, WA cosmetic and family dentist, Dr. Trevor Tsuchikawa, please visit www.seattledshsdentists.com and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFcmqcy8nFs.

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    My goal as a dentist is to help my patients understand that receiving regular checkups and taking care of their teeth at home is about so much more than having a smile that looks good.
    - Dr. Trevor Tsuchikawa
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    Dr. Trevor Tsuchikawa

    (206) 772-0163

    http://www.seattledshsdentist.com/

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