H. E. Henry, DDS, INC. 200 St. Thomas Dr. Weirton, WV 26062
GENERAL DENTISTRY Children and Adults 304.723.7200
Welcome to our dental practice We are a general dental practice for children and adults that is very committed to preventing oral problems and improving health. Needless to say, the mouth is a very complex organ, and its health is dependent upon more than just pretty teeth. Although we provide a wide range of all the usual preventive, restorative, implant, and cosmetic services, our primary area of interest lies Beyond the Smile in the associations between oral health and whole body health, oral-systemic relationships. Medical links have already been established associating heart attack risk, stroke risk, pregnancy complications, diabetes risk, rheumatoid arthritis complications, kidney disease, pneumonia, and several cancers.READ MORE

Children’s Dental Health

One of the most important responsibilities that all parents have is keeping their children healthy, and safe. Not only does this include preventing health problems, but also ensuring children are taught good personal health habits to carry forward throughout their lives. Oral health affects their ability to speak, smile, eat, and show emotions. It also affects self-esteem, school performance, and attendance at school or work. Oral diseases—which range from cavities to gum disease to oral cancer—cause pain and disability, delayed overall development, systemic health conditions, and social stigmatization.

Tooth decay (cavities) is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States and the single most common chronic disease among U.S. children; the highest rates are found in economically disadvantaged and minority populations. Even though cavities are highly preventable through early continual home care and regular professional dental services, the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found visible decay in 30 percent of 2- to 5-year- old children living in poverty compared with 6 percent of children in families with the highest income levels.