The mouth is indispensable to eating, speaking, smiling, and quality of life. The most prevalent oral conditions are dental caries and periodontal diseases, and they are largely preventable.
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (PRWEB) November 04, 2020
Dr. Kevin Hogan is raising awareness of the importance of oral health during the coronavirus pandemic in his Mt. Pleasant, SC community. Research suggests oral health is linked to other, very serious health concerns such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease and that those most vulnerable to COVID-19 are also at increased risk for oral health concerns. Dr. Hogan provides general dentistry, teeth grinding prevention, and minimally invasive laser gum disease treatment to rid mouths of bacteria and decay that could cause problems to a patient’s overall health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published an article explaining the effect oral health has on the entire body. The research suggests a link between oral health conditions like caries (cavities), decay, and periodontal (gum) disease and mood conditions like stress, anxiety, depression, and even loneliness. It also explains a connection linking gum disease to heart disease and diabetes, two of the most prevalent conditions placing people at “high-risk” for COVID-19.
“The mouth is indispensable to eating, speaking, smiling, and quality of life. The most prevalent oral conditions are dental caries and periodontal diseases, and they are largely preventable,” the article states.
Passionate about the health of his community, Dr. Hogan is encouraging his patients to receive the oral health care they need to keep their overall health in peak condition. Dr. Hogan offers compassionate dental care to Mt. Pleasant using some of the most advanced technology in the industry. He provides general dentistry care, including routine cleanings, exams, and cavity fillings. With teeth grinding on the rise due to pandemic-related stress, Dr. Hogan provides treatment to prevent teeth grinding from causing damage to the oral cavity.
For those suffering from gum disease, Dr. Hogan offers revolutionary LANAP® laser gum therapy. LANAP treats gingivitis and gum disease without making a single incision. With LANAP, patients can rid their mouths of gum disease in just one appointment and leave the dental office experiencing little to no pain.
To ensure that patients are receiving the oral health care they need during the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Hogan is reinforcing strict safety protocols to keep his patients and staff healthy in this unprecedented time. The practice is following infection control recommendations from the CDC, American Dental Association (ADA), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They are limiting the number of patients in the office at a time and enforcing thorough sanitization guidelines throughout the practice.
Individuals looking to maintain or improve their oral health in Mt. Pleasant, SC and surrounding areas can connect with Dr. Hogan for leading, compassionate dental care. To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.smilesbyhogan.com or call 843-216-0908.
About the Dentist
Dr. Kevin Hogan is a general dentist providing individualized care for patients in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Dr. Hogan is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education courses to stay contemporary with the latest dental technologies. In addition, he has also completed coursework with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and has lectured at the University of North Carolina, Emory University, the Saginaw Valley University and AUA-American University of Antigua on head and neck anatomy and oral pathology. Dr. Hogan is a member of the American Dental Association, International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, Academy of Laser Dentistry, International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics, Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, DOCS (the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation), International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the South Carolina Dental Association. He is also a past member of the American Straight Wire Orthodontic Association, Maxillofacial Orthopedic Growth and Development, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Functional Orthodontic Society. He and his team are dedicated to providing exceptional oral care to patients through personalized treatment plans. To learn more about the services offered by Dr. Hogan, please visit his website at http://www.smilesbyhogan.com or call 843-216-0908.