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Oral Health – The Language We Use Matters

October 2, 2017
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Posted By: Scott J. Stephens, DDS Staff
Dentist Fayetteville AR | Dental Blog | Female Dental Patient

As your local dentist in Fayetteville, AR, we develop long-term relationships with our patients that give us insight into what a smile really means to people. Until recently, the definition of oral health meant that you were able to eat and speak properly, but did little to account for how people feel about their smiles – both physically and when considering their self-confidence.

The new definition put forth by the American Dental Association actually takes these other aspects of oral health into account. It includes both how you feel about the appearance of your smile and your ability to eat and speak confidently.

Why This Is an Important Distinction

Oral health is far more than just meeting the bare minimums of oral health. Since your smile is such an important aspect of who you are, it is important to Dr. Scott Stephens and our entire team that you are able to meet your health and cosmetic goals.

Getting Back on Track

If you have avoided the dentist for a while, we understand. So many things can be an immediate priority that dental care can seem like a luxury at times.

We can help you make the most of your time in the dental chair. Not only are we focused on preventing and treating common oral conditions, but we also educate patients, empowering them to take charge of their own oral health.

We can help you prioritize treatment so that it fits comfortably into your schedule and your budget.

Beautiful Smiles

Having confidence in your appearance is an asset in nearly every aspect of social and professional interactions. Cosmetic dentistry treatments vary widely, making it possible for everyone to find a way to improve the look of their teeth.

We love the look on patients’ faces when they finally have the healthy, comfortable smile they deserve.

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