At Wade K Marler D.D.S., we offer a comprehensive range of dental services that are aimed at helping our patients maintain good oral health. We are indeed dedicated to providing our patients with comprehensive preventative treatment utilizing the best dental technology.
However, one crucial question we always ask ourselves is, What Dental Services Do Our Patients Really Need? We know that all dentists have a legal duty to provide care that will protect patients from preventable oral health problems. We also believe that dentists are under the same obligation not to provide any unnecessary treatments to the patients. Our approach is to limit unnecessary procedures through a simplified evaluation process. This system helps our dentists determine a patient's risk for problems without dental care.
The simplified evaluation process
We evaluate your risk for dental problems. If you are at moderate to high risk for dental problems, we will recommend appropriate treatments. If you are at low or no risk for dental problems, we will recommend preventive treatments.
Our approach to your treatment will be based on:
- Your oral health
- Your medical history
- Your lifestyle
This implies fewer dental visits, less number of dental x-rays, fewer fluoride treatments, and fewer tests for the healthy person. And for those with dental problems, this means giving the best advice on how to control and stabilize any existing diseases.
To help you achieve the best oral health, we want to provide you with everything you need and nothing you don't.
We follow the motto "Dentistry for Total Body Wellness" and focus on wellness dentistry to help maintain the oral and overall dental health of our patients.
Wellness dentistry looks at dental care from a whole-person perspective. This is in contrast to traditional dentistry, which focuses only on the mouth and teeth. Wellness dentistry looks at a person's overall health and includes treatments and practices designed to protect a person's oral and overall health. Rather than just providing treatment for dental issues, wellness dentistry involves preventing dental issues, improving a patient's dental condition, and supporting overall health and wellness.
Wellness dentistry is founded on the idea that oral health and overall health are closely linked. If a person's oral health is neglected, it can lead to serious complications. These complications can affect a person's overall health and impact them in many negative ways.
At Wade K Marler D.D.S., we use wellness dentistry as our guiding principle. We look at a patient's overall health, not just their oral health. We use safe, effective dental procedures to prevent and treat dental problems. And we work to educate our patients on the importance of excellent oral hygiene.
Holistic health doctors focus on treating the whole body rather than specific symptoms. They focus on the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit. Our holistic health dentists focus on evaluating a patient's health and lifestyle, identifying any risk factors that may negatively impact a patient's dental health, and creating a treatment plan that supports overall health.
In addition to fixing dental issues and creating beautiful smiles, we ensure the following:
- Ensure that our patients are aware of the connection between oral and overall health.
- We make our patients understand how poor oral hygiene can lead to overall health issues like diabetes, heart disease, etc. We also formulate strategies to address the existing damage and prevent any further complications.
- Conduct comprehensive dental exams to detect oral diseases in their initial stages when they are easiest to treat.
- Educate our patients on the existing condition of their mouth and the risk of existing problems so they can make choices on what to treat and what not to treat.
- Address the root cause of the disease, and not just treat the damage caused by the disease.
- Treat our patients with respect and dignity and never force any treatments on them.
At Wade K Marler D.D.S., we offer holistic dental care to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (253) 852-0480 or visit us at 17203 SE 270th Pl, Covington, WA 98042.