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What Is Integrative Dental Medicine?

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When we treat a patient, we believe in providing personalized care and custom-made treatment plans. We also believe in integrative dental medicine. This means we take your overall health into consideration as well, looking at the ways your oral health and overall health impact your smile. We can then offer patients treatment to ensure healthy miles for years to come!

Integrated Care

Treating your smile means understanding how your smile impacts the rest of you. Which is why we take your medical history and any medications you’re currently taking into consideration. We screen for common oral health problems that can lead to damaged smiles or poor oral health, taking your whole health into account when recommending possible treatment options. Not only can we treat these problems, can also help prevent further issues with your smile, allowing you to maintain optimal oral health.

Focusing on Your Whole Smile

As part of focusing on your smile, and your health, as a whole, we often work with family doctors, sleep and endocrine experts, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, and ENTs. Ensuring between airway function and decreased inflammation in the mouth and gums can also have positive impacts by reducing heartburn, the risk of heart disease, and acid reflux. Ensuring better oxygen flow can also improve your skin prevent the signs of premature aging. Our treatment options can also include helping patients quit smoking or using other tobacco products, which could otherwise have serious repercussions for your overall health, leading to a greater risk of multiple forms of cancer.

If you have any questions about our approach to integrative dental medicine, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment for a checkup, then give us a call. We don’t just focus on your smile, we focus on you, and want to help you stay healthy and happy (and enjoy a smile you feel proud to how the world).

Ready to See the Dentist?

Dr. Lawson and our team can improve your oral health by focusing on every aspect of your smile during treatment. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.


Do You Have An Uneven Smile?

Dr. Lawson and our team want to help you enjoy a more even and healthy smile. To learn more about our clear and esthetically-pleasing orthodontic solutions, schedule a consultation by:

calling our dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.

We also serve residents of Waukee, Grimes, Johnston, and Clive, IA.

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