Your Mouth – Your Body

From the moment you enter our office, you will see that we care about much more than your teeth.

Your overall health is our first concern, and you might be surprised how oral problems can affect the rest of your body.

Dr. Epstein and his staff are trained to recognize the early warning signs of oral cancer, a particularly virulent disease. As part of your dental health plan, we recommend regular oral cancer screening, which we can perform in our office using the Velscope technology.

Gum and Periodontal disease affect your health in many ways. Current medical research shows that bacteria, and the chronic inflammation they cause in your mouth, are associated with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other health problems.

Our comprehensive program of periodontal disease management offers both a remedy to existing problems and a preventative approach to make sure there are no new issues with your gums.

The anatomy and position of the mouth and jaws also affects your overall health and well-being. From birth to adulthood, maintaining a free-flowing airway is critical to mental and physical wellness. Snoring, and tooth clenching or grinding are often signs of airway distress or sleep apnea.

We offer at-home sleep studies that will distinguish whether you are getting sufficient oxygen to keep your body healthy, as well as devices to help open the airway and give you a more restful sleep.

Most of all, we believe that making you comfortable and informed can reduce a stressful experience from the start.


The Family Dentist

Richard A. Epstein, DMD, FAGD

Emergency 24/7 Care – (203) 227-3709

Dr. Epstein's has moved to 329 Riverside Avenue in  Westport, about 5 minutes from his former office.
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