Healthy Mouth Baseline

Built on dental principles that make your health our top priority. 

  • Maxwell Dental


Health Mouth Baseline

Your mouth is the gateway to overall health and wellness.

Research continues to demonstrate that infection and toxicity in the mouth is linked to higher risks of heart disease, diabetes and many other systemic diseases and inflammatory chronic conditions. 

As advocates for your overall wellness, we will be checking the following healthy mouth indicators:

Systemic Health / Toxicity

  • Absence of mercury amalgam fillings
  • Minimal exposure to fluoride
  • Material compatibility through biocompatibility testing
  • Absence of electro galvanism through galvanic current testing
  • Freedom from toxicity through medically supervised detoxification
  • Absence of specific pathogens and significant risk factor bacteria
  • Minimal exposure to risk factor bacteria from others

Healthy Gums

  • Firm pink gum tissue
  • Absence of plaque or tartar
  • No bleeding when brushing or flossing - Bleeding is not normal!
  • Gum pockets of 3mm or less
  • Absence of gum recession leading to exposed roots
  • Absence of loose, shifting or lost teeth due to bone loss

Healthy Teeth

  • Absence of plaque/tartar
  • Absence of decay or infection
  • Absence of fractured teeth, crowns or fillings
  • Absence of loose or missing teeth due to bone loss
  • Absence of erosion and wear from clenching or grinding
  • Absence of unstable tooth structure due to large fillings
  • Absence of sensitivity to temperature, pressure or sweets
  • Absence of pain and exposed dentin that leads to the nerves

Cosmetic Health

  • Straight and uniform teeth
  • White smile - free of dental fluorosis, stains and chipped teeth
  • Happy and confident with smile

Healthy Bite / Mouth / Jaw

  • Absence of pain or sensitivity with jaw movement
  • Absence of joint noise or popping
  • Ability to move jaw without limitations
  • Absence of pain or sensitivity in mouth or face
  • Absence of dry mouth syndrome
  • Absence of bad breath
  • Absence of wear on teeth related to age
  • Absence of headaches or neck aches

Dr. Ben Greff

About Your Dentist

Dr. Greff is a Full Service General Dentist with a Holistic Approach to Oral Health

Dr. Benjamin Greff

Dr. Benjamin Greff is the owner and primary dentist at Maxwell Dental. He is continuing the 30+ year tradition held by the clinic to treat dental health with a holistic approach, and to place patient health as the primary concern. Dr. Greff holds that biological general dentistry is the highest standard of oral health treatment. He encourages patients to seek optimal health and wellness by providing dentistry that focuses on the oral-systemic connection.

"I can smile with complete confidence! I can’t imagine now ever being concerned about appearing in photos. It’s just been a new lease on life. Thank you."

~ Laura Hughes | Patient ~

Holistic Dentist Calgary


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