Dental & Ortho – 12/16/19 – gtg

How often do I need to go to the dentist?

We recommend that you visit our dental offices at least once every six months. These routine visits enable our dentists and dental team to evaluate your oral health and provide you with a professional dental cleaning. If your smile is affected by certain conditions, our team may recommend more frequent visits to better help you maintain good oral health.

My teeth do not hurt, and they look fine. Do I still need to go to the dentist?

Even if you cannot see anything wrong with your teeth, it is important to keep up with your routine visits every six months. During your regular dental exam and cleaning, our team will check for any dental diseases and damage that may not be readily apparent. This enables us to provide the treatment you need before these problems become bigger and more painful. Your routine visit will also include a professional dental cleaning, which can help to prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease.

Is it normal if my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?

No, your gums should not bleed when you floss or brush your teeth. Gums that bleed easily are a common symptom of gum disease. If you notice that your gums bleed when you brush, we urge you to contact us today to schedule a visit with our team.

What is gum disease, and how do I know if I have it?

Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is a condition that affects the soft tissues of the mouth. If left untreated, this degenerative condition may lead to consequences like tooth and bone loss. You may have gum disease if you experience the following symptoms:

Gums that bleed easily

Swollen gums

Loose teeth

Painful chewing

Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth

Pus around the teeth and gums

Gums that are redder than usual

Tender gums

If you notice these signs of gum disease, we encourage you to contact our dentists for the treatment you need.

What is cosmetic dentistry, and how can it benefit my smile’s appearance?

Cosmetic dentistry includes several dental treatments designed to improve your smile’s appearance. Through cosmetic dentistry, our dentists are able to correct flaws in your smile like crooked or gapped teeth, misshapen teeth, very worn teeth, discolored or darkened teeth, cracked teeth, and broken or chipped teeth.

What can I do about teeth that are stained, darkened, or yellowed?

Over time, many factors may contribute to tooth discoloration. Our dentists may suggest professional teeth whitening to brighten and whiten your teeth. This is a simple, quick treatment that can noticeably enhance your smile.

What causes bad breath, and how can I prevent it?

Several factors can contribute to bad breath. The following are common causes of halitosis, or bad breath:

Poor dental hygiene

Certain foods, like onions and garlic

Untreated dental diseases like tooth decay and periodontal disease

Medical conditions such as dry mouth, diabetes, chronic sinus infections, and liver and kidney problems

Improving your oral hygiene routine, avoiding certain foods, and making certain that your smile is in good health can all help to improve your breath. If your bad breath is caused by a medical condition, we encourage you to see your general physician for the proper treatment.

For more information about dental care and how we can improve your oral health, we invite you to contact us today!

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If you want a successful scaling and root planing treatment, it’s best to recover properly. However, that might be a tricky task if you’re not sure what to do. So, to help you completely heal after treatment. Our team recommends doing the following things: 

  • Use the pain medication if needed. Use the mouth rinse we subscribe. This will help you prevent infection and help you heal.
  • Schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure you are healing well.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash. You should also visit your dentist regularly and avoid using tobacco products.

Sometimes finding the perfect dentist can be difficult, but our team is more than happy to make it a bit easier! When searching for the right dentist for you and your family members, we recommend considering the following things: 

  • Ask friends and family for recommendations
  • Check locations and hours of the potential dentists
  • Determine if they accept your insurance
  • Check their reviews online
  • Check online to learn of their policies for payments, etc.

Oral cancer is a disease that should not be taken lightly, which is why our team asks you to take great care of your smile and keep an eye out for oral cancer at all times. The more you know about cancer, the better. Our team is happy to give you a thorough screening for oral cancer.

Brushing and flossing the teeth is imperative to oral health. Did you know that people have been cleaning their teeth and caring for their smiles since as early as 5000 BC? The Egyptians started using a paste to clean their teeth around 5000 BC. It was made from things like powdered ashes from oxen hooves, myrrh, egg shells, pumice, and water.  There were other strange pastes through the ages that probably didn’t taste very good.  In about 500 BC the Chinese added flavoring, which was a big improvement. Fast forward to the present and we have many convenient and great tasting choices in toothpaste.

The modern toothbrush has been specifically designed to enable us to effectively care for our smiles. However, the toothbrush as we know it today was not invented until 1938. Early forms of the toothbrush have been in existence since 3000 BC. Ancient civilizations used a “chew stick,” which was a thin twig with a frayed end. 

Have you lost one or more permanent teeth because of gum disease, extensive decay, or another issue? Our dentists may recommend a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a restoration that is designed to close the gap in your smile.

Mouthwash is a beneficial liquid that should be used in your oral hygiene routine, in addition to your brushing and flossing techniques. If you rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily, your smile will be thoroughly cleaned and your breath will be fresh and pristine. Typically, there are two different types of mouthwash you can use:

  • Cosmetic mouthwash works to control and prevent bad breath.
  • Therapeutic mouthwash combats plaque, gingivitis, tooth decay, and bad breath.

Gum disease, which is also referred to as periodontal disease, is an infection that attacks the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. If left untreated, this disease can cause tooth loss. Contact today if you notice any of the following symptoms: 

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Swollen gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Painful chewing
  • Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
  • Pus around the teeth and gums
  • Gums that are redder than usual
  • Tender gums

Saliva is an important part of oral health. Saliva cleanses the mouth, aids in digestion, and prevents infection by controlling the bacteria and fungi in the mouth. Dry mouth occurs when there is not enough saliva production. Talk to us if you have any of the following symptoms: 

  • A dry feeling in the mouth
  • Frequent thirst
  • Sores in the mouth, split skin at the corners of the mouth or cracked lips.
  • A dry feeling in the throat
  • A dry, raw tongue

Before you get nervous about taking an X-Ray at the dental office, please remember that taking an X-Ray is easy and painless. X-Rays are known as radiographs and they are a vital part of your dental treatment plan. They are diagnostic and preventative because they help your dentist diagnose an issue before it becomes a larger problem.

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A Positive Experience

We strive to build a foundation of trust by treating each patient as a special individual. We know that some patients may feel nervous about coming to the dentist, and we work hard to help every patient feel relaxed and comfortable at our office.

Our entire team is committed to providing the excellent, personalized care and services you deserve for an optimal dental experience.

Experts in Anxiety-Free Visits

Our team is here to take the fear out of visiting the dentist. To help you feel more comfortable and at ease, we explain every step of your treatment along the way, provide sedation dentistry, and offer our Signature Anxiety-Free Services like warm blankets and movies.

High Standards in Professional Dental Care

Every member of our team loves what they do, and it shows. Our degreed professionals are committed to treating your dental needs with the best possible patient care and customer service, and we focus on building personal relationships along the way as well. We hope our patients feel like our office is a family, where they are always greeted warmly and treated fairly.

Our high standards of excellence in dental care enable us to provide each patient with the quality services and treatments they deserve. We are pleased to provide comprehensive treatment planning, and we offer both restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help you reach optimal oral health. Should you suffer from a dental emergency, our friendly dentists and team are here to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Professional Dental Training & Expertise

As your dental healthcare professionals, we want you to feel confident in our team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. Our team is dedicated to providing the personalized care you need to keep your smile healthy. We are committed to continual education and learning so that we can continue to give you the highest possible level of service.

To stay up to date with the latest techniques, products, and equipment in dentistry, our dentists and team members regularly attend dental lectures, conventions, and meetings. We also hold memberships in several professional dental associations, which help us stay current with the latest recommendations and changes in the dental field.

Continual Education & Prevention

We are true believers in preventive care and education as the keys to optimal oral health. We strive to provide “dental health care” rather than “disease care,” which is why we focus on thorough exams. This includes checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking X-rays when needed.

In addition, we know that routine cleanings, fluoride, sealants, and flossing are all helpful in preventing dental diseases. We are concerned not only about the appearance of your smile, but also about your total health and wellbeing. Reviewing your medical history on a regular basis helps us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any health conditions that may affect your oral health.

Uncompromising Commitment to Safety

Infection control in our office is very important to us. To protect both our team and our patients, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross-contamination processes using the standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

To discover more about what makes us different, we invite you to contact our dentists!

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So you want to know how to find the best dentists fast and easy, minus the hassle of having to pay an overcharged bill from your dentist?

I understand exactly how you feel! For the simple fact I had a very tough time finding a dentist that didn’t over bill me for their services.

But through all my misfortunes with dentists, I’ve discovered a secret formula for finding the best dentist with the most affordable prices. That’s right – say goodbye to overpriced dental bills forever!..

Luckily for you I’m going to share my secret with you. Because it allowed me to locate the best dentists that don’t cheat people like you and me out of our hard earned cash.

I found a great dentist that’s perfect for me, and so can you! Because I’m going to show you exactly how I did it… Step-by-Step

Warning: Before you randomly select a dentist out of the phone book or your local directory follow these simple steps first:

1.Do not go directly to your insurance provider to choose a dentist. It’s always best to get a personal reference first along with some simple research done by you personally, and then check on insurance availability.

Check This Out – nearly 90% of the time people go directly to their insurance providers to choose their dentist… Big Mistake!

2. Go to your computer instead and do a Google search for the dentist in your area.

3. Visit your local directory or yellow pages website.

4. Make a list of all the local dentist that provide the directories with their own website for you to visit.

Important Note: A website shows a positive sign that they are a real professional business establishment – Not just some hole in the wall dental business looking to rip you off every chance they get… So No Website, No List!

5. Downsize that same list of your local dentists by paying attention to these key factors about their website…

Key #1: Do they provide you with all of their contact info?  Email, Phone, Address, etc. – Make sure it’s valid!

Key #2: Does the website look user friendly or shady? The best professionals are straight forward and don’t try to hide things from you!

Key #3: Do you see any before and after pictures of some of the previous work they have done, or testimonials posted from other clients?

6. Now that you’ve narrowed your list of dentists, start calling them to see which ones offer you a free consultation.

7. Make appointments to all the ones that do, and get written price estimates from all of them on various types of work that you may want to have done – Very Important!

Examples: Teeth cleaning, cosmetic dentistry, braces, tooth whitening, etc.

8. Compare all the different price quotes that you got from those dentists. Now you have the financial leverage on them all.

Warning: Don’t choose your dentist just yet. We are only half way through the process! You must perform the other half of the process which is crucial to making the whole thing work like a charm.

Now that we’ve covered how not to get overcharged on our dental bill… It’s time to find the best dentist that’s perfect for you?

I don’t want to overwhelm you though with to much information all at one time.

So before we get into the second half of the secret formula, I want you to take in all the info that we’ve just discussed and put it to use now!

Don’t worry I’m not trying to hold out on you… I promise to give you the rest!

I just want to make sure that you to get the maximum rewards out of the process. And in order to do that you must go and master the first half now!

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