Health-Focused Hygiene

Health-Focused Hygiene

Welcome to Health-Focused Hygiene

We engage each person in their own care through the power of Dental Fitness Examinations – a powerful communication tool to help each patient understand their present level of health. We help each person to become involved in determining the best path for their care and the best steps to take for their daily home care.

Programs are customized to the INDIVIDUAL needs, goals and values of each individual, helping us to assure the proper level of care is given to each person – not over-treating, and also not missing opportunities to help them become healthier. In our experience, and in the experience of other offices that follow this approach, individuals who are able to stay 90-100% free of plaque and bleeding gums rarely develop gum disease or cavities. As you get closer to 100% systemic risks (heart disease, stroke, diabetes, etc.) decrease.

We are keenly aware of the link between dental disease and systemic diseases like diabetes, heart attack, cancer and stroke.  In fact, we now have level A scientific evidence that oral bacteria are a key CAUSE of atherosclerosis. We are here to help!

With a simple test through OraVital®, we can specifically determine if any of the associated periodontal bacteria are present in someone’s mouth and design a customized solution to get rid of them.

The OraVital® System comprehensively provides the most accurate diagnosis and most effective treatment of the oral infections that cause periodontal disease, halitosis, peri-implantitis and caries. Consisting of a proprietary protocol of advanced microbiology tests combined with a personalized regimen of prescribed antibiotic/antifungal and antimicrobial rinses, the OraVital® System can control gum disease in 90% of the cases in just 4 weeks. What’s more, the OraVital® System is the only oral infection management system on the market that can predictably diagnose and treat the Oral-Systemic Health link.

But, our hygiene program is not just about treating disease, it’s about achieving and then maintaining wellness. The mantra of “Get Well, Stay Well” follows the old-adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

We for many years have engaged you through the Dental Fitness Exam and review your current reality with where you have been and where you want to go. We provide you with printed results some patients refer to as their “report card.” We now have tools available to help take this a step further with tailored treatment based on bacterial testing of the bacteria in those areas that have been slow to respond. You may have been a passive participant in your hygiene visit while the hygienist diligently worked away on your mouth. The healthiest patients are those who take an ACTIVE role in their own health. This is another opportunity to get on board for your total health, beyond the teeth and gums.

• What if you could become so healthy that you didn’t need excessive scraping of your teeth?
• What if you became so healthy that you we told you we didn’t have to see you as often because you were doing so well on your own?
• What if we didn’t lecture you on proper home care, because you felt empowered to make your own decisions on its role in achieving your goals?

Contact Us Today!

Dr. James A. Hasken has been practicing dentistry since 1987. If you have any questions about our Health-Focused Hygiene services or would like to schedule an appointment, we invite you to give us a call at (815) 385-0777. We’re always happy to welcome new patients residing throughout McHenry, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Spring Grove, Richmond, Genoa City, Twin Lakes, Wonder Lake, Island Lake, Johnsburg, Ringwood, Volo, Fox Lake, Lakemoor, Holiday Hills, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Beach, Lake Geneva, and surrounding areas. We are committed to providing exceptional health-focused, minimally-invasive dentistry and empowering our patients with information about their dental health and wellness.

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