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    Last updated 2 years ago

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    • I have been coming to this office for years, everybody treats me very nice, and that is why I  am always looking forward to my next appointment. Next time I will bring my friend here, she is looking for a good dentist.

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    Study Shows Many People Hate Smiling.

    Last updated 2 years ago

    More than a quarter of people don’t like smiling because of their teeth, according to a new study.

    The information indicated that 28 percent of people don’t show their smile when taking pictures on social media because they assume their teeth are unattractive. Also, 81 percent of people state that they believe their teeth look unattractive in photographs.

    The study included about 2,000 participants and was conducted by Bupa, an international healthcare group. The study also showed that 42 percent of people said their smile was the first thing they would change about themselves and slightly more than one third of the people said they were embarrassed by their smile.

    Around half of the people in the study said they felt pressure to have a perfect smile, which could be caused by many things.

    Despite the pressure to look good, many problems with dental aesthetics stem from decay or gum disease. Approximately half of the people who said they were embarrassed or worried about their smile said they didn’t know how to brush their teeth properly. There were 29 percent of the participants who said they didn’t always use toothpaste when brushing and more than two thirds said they never flossed. One out of five people also stated that they chewed gum instead of brushing.

    No matter about how people feel about their smile, the results of the study weren’t promising in regards to the way people view oral health. The reason a person’s smile doesn’t look the way he or she wants could be because the person doesn’t take the necessary measures to maintain good oral health. Please call our office and we will make you smile, ;0)

    What Causes Dry Mouth

    Last updated 2 years ago

    If you suddenly experience symptoms of dry mouth, it may be because you’ve started taking a certain type of medication. Medications are a major cause of dry mouth. In fact, medications cause approximately 90 percent of all cases of dry mouth, according to the Academy of General Dentistry.

    You may not be able to discontinue your medication, but you should keep our dentist informed when something in your overall health changes and you start taking medication.

    For example, antidepressants, antihistamines, anti-inflammatories and anti-hypertensive medications are just some of the many types of drugs that can contribute to a dry mouth.

    Even stress and anxiety can contribute to dry mouth, as can the medications you might take for them. It is important to communicate with our dentist about issues concerning your overall health because anything that increases your risk for dry mouth also increases your risk for gum disease. Our dentist or dental hygienist may advise you to pay special attention to your daily oral care routine.

    If your dry mouth is persistent and severe, talk to your doctor about whether you can reduce the dose of the medication that is causing the problem, or possibly switch to a different medication. Everyone responds differently to medications, so switching to another drug that serves the same purpose may yield the same benefits with less dry mouth.

    Prosthodontic Dentistry

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Prosthodontic dentistry is the specialized field of dentistry that focuses on repairing or replacing missing teeth using a variety of techniques and devices including full dentures, dental bridges, crowns, and dental implants. Your general dentist may have additional training in prosthodontic dentistry, or he or she may refer you to a specialist if you require dental prostheses.

    Prosthodontic dentistry involves fitting dentures or bridges for someone whose teeth are already missing, or it may include extraction of teeth that are too severely damaged or whose tooth decay is too severe to be treated by any other means. Devices used in prosthodontic dentistry (also called restorative dentistry) fall into two categories:

    • Fixed. Fixed devices include fillings or crowns that are fitted specifically to a tooth or teeth and cemented into place. Fixed devices also include dental implants, which are secured into your jaw. Ideally, fixed devices will last for anywhere from five to 15 years, depending on the material from which they are made.
    • Removable. Removable devices include full dentures or partial dentures, which are removed at night for cleaning.

    In addition, a prosthodontist may be involved in treatments to help manage jaw problems caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) such as tooth grinding or jaw clenching. In some cases, these conditions are treated with a customized mouth guard for the patient to wear at night. In other cases, a prosthodontic procedure such as a crown, bridge or implant, may be needed if damaged or misaligned teeth are causing the TMJ.

    Thank you!

    Last updated 3 years ago

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    • Always friendly and comfortable  environment for a dental office. My teeth are thankfully healthy due to my heritage, good advice from my dentist and minor work. Thank you very much!

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