Health & Prevention

Health & Prevention

As a family dentist in Gresham, Oregon, Dr. Archibald wants patients to understand that a healthy body requires having a healthy mouth. Patients with tooth decay and gum disease have a much higher risk of developing a range of chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer.

A healthy body needs a healthy mouth.

The mouth is a critical and important link to the rest of your body. A decades worth of research has explored the connection between good oral health and good overall health.  Researchers have discovered that the unhealthy bacteria in our mouth, especially the bacteria that cause gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis, creates inflammation.

This inflammation has a significant impact on increasing our risk for other health problems like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pre-term/low-birthweight babies, and Alzheimer's disease. 

Regular visits to see a Gresham family dentist and frequent professional cleanings will help lower your risk for gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. A healthier mouth will also lower your risk for the types of systemic diseases closely linked to inflammation in the body, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and dementia. 

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It’s Not Just A Cleaning!

When you visit Dr. Jeremy Archibald in Gresham, your oral examination and dental hygiene appointment will include:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Comprehensive exam of head, neck, and mouth for signs of oral cancer
  • Periodic X-rays that help Dr. Archibald determine the current state of your oral health
  • Screening for gum disease and the presence of inflammation
  • Evaluation of the condition and health of your teeth 
  • Recommendations for missing, worn, and broken teeth
  • Removing tartar buildup from the surface of your teeth and along the gum line
  • Teeth polishing to remove stains
  • Fluoride treatment to strengthen weakened enamel
  • Education on the best practices for improving and maintaining quality oral health

Since 2006, Dr. Archibald and his team have worked hard to help maintain and improve the oral health of patients of all ages. As a family dental care provider in Gresham, we look forward to assisting everyone in your family with achieving better oral health. We happily provide gentle and compassionate care for children, grandparents, and everyone in-between.