Why Schedule an appointment with a Dental Hygienist at Mind Body Mouth?
Our hygienists know that oral health goes beyond the mouth.
Although our services are localized to the oral cavity- we take a total health approach to meet your oral care needs!
Obesity is a disease.
Do you carry excess fat?
People with obesity not only have a weaker immunity, but they generally have a greater consumption of sugar, fermentable carbohydrates and acidic foods.
This leads to inflammatory and cavity forming conditions in the mouth.
Heart Disease is the #1 killer?
Do your gums bleed?
Poor oral hygiene can increase your risk for heart disease because pathogenic bacteria in the mouth can travel through your gums and enter your blood stream.
Plaque and bacteria hide out under your gums, if left undisturbed, they become more aggressive in strength and numbers.
Your unborn baby is at risk?
Are you pregnant?
Some bacteria present in the mouth of pregnant women have been associated with various types of pregnancy complications.
You could be at risk of still birth, preterm delivery or miscarriage if you experience bad breath, cavities or bleeding gums.
You are at risk of tooth loss if you have diabetes?
It is not a cause for tooth loss, but people with poor glycemic control have increased risk for tooth loss. This is due to bi-directional association of diabetes with periodontal disease , making it difficult to control either, if not addressed together.
Oral cancer kills almost 25% of those diagnosed?
Heredity accounts for only 5-10% of cancers. Behaviour and environment can be a larger aspect to consider.
Do you engage in lifestyle factors that could be responsible for contributing?
*Smoking *Alcohol * Poor diet *Unprotected sex *
Allergic reactions could be the reason for your puffy gums?
Do you brush, floss & rinse daily and still get bleeding or puffy gums?
The mouth is the fist part of your digestive tract and responsible for mechanical and enzymatic break down of food.
If you have other digestive stress such as bloating, constipation or diarrhea, you could be having a systemic reaction!
Lack of sleep could lead to poor oral health?
Do you have sleep apnea?
A poor nights sleep can reduce your inhibitions towards sweet foods, effect your glycemic control, result in acid reflux, obesity or depression.
All of these can have negative oral health implications and lead to overall health challenges or complications.
Periodontal disease can effect your mental health?
Depression can lead to the lack of motivation in good oral care practices, but since gum disease is inflammatory in nature, it can worsen ones depression.
Tooth loss can also cause nutritional deficiencies and decrease your socio-economic status, leading to poorer health and decreased self confidence.
Osteoporosis can effect your jaw bone?
Periodontal disease is bone loss in the jaw from bacteria induced inflammation and/or possible osteoporosis.
You could be at risk of increase jaw bone loss if you are deficient in nutrients that build bone/teeth or are
Because your medical history, lifestyle, diet and physiology all play an integral role in your oral health, our dental hygienists are passionate about discovering what interventions are needed to bring you to a better state of overall health.
Once they have *eliminated the bad bacteria, *discussed your risk factors for oral disease, *provided you with intensive oral care education, *re-evaluated your response to therapy and *empowered you to improve your oral health for overall health. They will refer you to medical and alternative health care professionals to dial down your specific needs, and recommend you visit a health coach to make those protocols prescribed an easy and enjoyable process, so you can
Look , Feel, Think and Perform Better!
Hi, I’m Tiffany Ludwicki.
I am a Registered Dental Hygienist in Newfoundland and Labrador.
I graduated Dalhousie University with an honors diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2008. Since graduation, I have been employed and contracted in both general dentistry practices and a periodontal practice ( which is a specialty in gum disease treatment).
I am licensed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals which is regulated by the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Dental Hygienists.
I am a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Hygienists Association and obtain my liability insurance and follow the national Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice for the profession from The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association.
My goal is to help make oral health an integral part of overall health:)
I am an active member in my profession and volunteer on multiple committees.
Canadian Dental Hygienists Association:
2014-present Board Director
Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Hygienists Association:
2015-2019 Past President
2011-2013 President Elect
2009-2019 Continuing Education Chair/Member
Newfoundland and Labrador Oral Health Convention:
2011-2019 Continuing Education Member
Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals:
2013-present Disciplinary Panel Member
To assist with my own personal growth and with the ability to continue to serve others, here is a list of on-going education I partake in:
Preventing your way to Success 2019
Syphilis- The Great Imitator 2019
Love Yourself (and Others) 2019
Cannabis in Canada Course 2019
Orofacial Function Matters 2019
Dental Waterways: the path to unseen contamination 2019
2018 CDHA Leadership Summit
Dealing with Difficult Conversations
CDHA Workshop: Oral Health and Systemic Health Connection
OHC 2018: Commonly Prescribed Medications and Oral Side Effect