October 4, 2018
This month is National Dental Hygiene month and although most of you know how to take care of your teeth, we want to offer a few reminders so you can avoid dental disease or bad breath.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day- Using your favorite toothpaste, you should carefully brush your teeth in the morning and before bed. Traditionally, dentists have said to sing the Happy Birthday song in your head twice to know you have brushed
long enough. We have tested this theory and have found that the “In Your Feelings” chorus works just as well (dancing is optional). Brush slowly in circular motions covering all surfaces of your teeth.
- Floss Daily- This is a tough one for most people. We love the look on your faces when we ask if you floss daily and you tell us “no”. Forty percent of plaque cannot be reached with a toothbrush. Getting down in between each tooth can
remove up to 80% of the plaque growing there. It only takes a minute and can save you so much pain or discomfort later on.
- Limit your sugar intake- Foods high in sugar can cause cavities or cause your teeth to decay if eaten frequently. Swap some of those sugary treats and drinks for foods rich in calcium to protect your smile.
- Come see us- Regular visits to the dentist are a very important step in dental hygiene. We recommend visiting us twice a year so that we can detect any issues in their early stages. Cavities, gum disease, or even oral cancer often do not cause pain
or discomfort until they are in an advanced stage. That makes early detection extremely important.
Following these four simple steps can protect your teeth and help ensure that they are as strong and healthy as you are.
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September 6, 2018
Even the bravest of men and women can feel a little anxious when it’s time to sit in the dental chair for an exam. No one likes to feel helpless, especially when we’re supposed to sit back passively while someone explores our mouth with a pointy hook. Learning you have to undergo yet more pain in the form of a filling after a painful cavity gets stabbed with that hook just makes the visit even less pleasant.
Despite these fears however, it’s important to visit the dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and check up. Skipping these important exams can lead to more serious problems by the time you finally do sit in the dentist chair. If the thought of making an appointment with the dentist strikes fear in your heart, there are a few ways to deal with your dental anxiety.
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August 8, 2018
Most people do not realize how often they are exposed to certain materials throughout the day. Whether it be in the foods they eat, the water they drink, or the air they breathe, chances are they aren’t aware of the materials inside them or how their body will react to it. However, holistic dentists are increasingly aware of the many substances used in the medical field as well as the possible reactions these materials can trigger in the body.
For this reason, a dentist may ask patients to participate in biocompatibility testing before providing treatments. Inside, you will learn exactly what this testing entails.
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May 4, 2018
Studies indicate that the mouth is a window into the rest of the body. Chances are, if you have good oral health, there is a good chance that your body is also generally healthy. If you have periodontal disease, you are actually at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Research has also found that patients with gum disease had a higher risk of stroke and developing diseases of the blood vessels and arteries.
To learn about the link and how to protect yourself, keep reading this post from your dentist.
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April 5, 2018
Did you know that you are still at risk for oral cancer even if you don’t use tobacco products? It is regularly referred to as the “silent killer” because the signs are difficult to catch early. As a result, many people do not realize they have it until it is too late. On average, oral cancer takes a life every hour in the United States and appears three times more often than cervical cancer.
Even worse, 66 percent of oral cancer cases are not discovered until the late stages, a period where the five-year survival rate is barely above 20 percent. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, your dentist wanted to address how his practice is working diligently to catch oral cancer before it is too late.
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March 4, 2018
Diet soda has always branded itself as a healthier alternative to the regular stuff. It usually contains less sugar and makes you feel guilt-free for consuming. Pretty soon, you find yourself drinking it every day, typically with your lunch. You’ve become so comfortable with it that you can’t see why you’d ever need to change.
That is, until you visit your dentist for your regular checkup. After a few minutes into your examination, your dentist asks you “Have you been eating more sugar lately?” At this point you’re confused. By drinking diet soda, you’re drinking less sugar by definition. How could you still have cavities?
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February 6, 2018
If you’ve tried teeth-whitening treatments before, there’s a good chance that the results you were promised didn’t meet the results you were given. Either your teeth weren’t as white as they could have been, or you needed to go back to the dentist for a touch-up sooner than you expected. Luckily, your dentist has found a teeth-whitening system that solves the problems others fail to address.
With KoR’s wide variety of whitening treatments, you’ll experience the results actually promised to you before treatment. Keep reading to learn what makes this system so unique to its competition.
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January 5, 2018
At-home care and regular dental visits are two essential parts to keeping your mouth healthy for years to come. But with those habits comes a third one: proper diet. We can brush and floss as much as we want, but just like how our bones need calcium and our muscles need protein, our teeth need to be getting the right nutrients to stay healthy.
That’s why your dentist wants to talk about keeping a healthy diet and how sugar is only hurting your oral health.
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November 1, 2017
Fact – the standard $1000 per year maximum benefits has been the same since 1976.
Fact – Insurance companies have free reign to make up their own usual& customary rates for every procedure loosely based off the zip code where you see your dentist. These rates vary greatly and are often much lower than the normal fees of ANY treating dentist in the area. We have seen cleanings been covered from $30-100. The amount covered is distinct to your specific plan.
Fact – Dental insurance is a BENEFIT from your employer, retirement plan, or a plan you purchase for yourself. If you do not use the plan by going to the dentist, you are essentially throwing money away. At the very least you should see the dentist and hygienist for two preventative cleaning visits per year.
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June 3, 2017
Some teeth are lost due to poor dental hygiene and some causes are simply out of our patient’s control like dental accidents. Despite how a patient may have lost their teeth, dental implants are a way to give our patients in need their life back. If you have lost teeth, either through natural reasons or in an emergency, dental implants in Beachwood works wonders for regaining your confidence. The Center for Advanced Dentistry can help re-stabilize your smile and improve your quality of life again. While this revolutionary procedure does take a little time to fully heal and complete, the results our patients can achieve are truly life changing.
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