Missing a tooth and needing a replacement can be very disheartening. Making the decision of which replacement option is right for your lifestyle and budget can be very overwhelming. With a variety of tooth replacement options, it can be difficult to navigate the right choice for your situation. If you are interested in the permanent nature of the traditional dental implant but are not sure that you are fully committed to the invasive nature of the procedure, we offer an alternative that might be a better fit. The mini implant might be the replacement option you have been looking for.
Most of 2020 and the start of 2021 has not been kind to many. The changes in daily routines, self-care, schooling, and work expectations have left most of us feeling uncertain and overwhelmed at times. These uncertain and overwhelming feelings can fall under the category of stress. This added stress in our lives can be cause for concern in not only our overall health, but our dental health as well. Continue reading to learn more about the link between stress and oral health.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the state of your mouth? It can be frustrating and nerve wracking when you know that you need multiple dental treatments to restore your oral health. There are a multitude of reasons why you might have several teeth that need repair.
With the start of the new year and managing our hectic schedules through all of the baffling life experiences that have been happening over the past few months, we know that many patients have been delaying their dental treatment for a variety of reasons.
Have you been experiencing discomfort or sensitivity in one or more of your teeth? You may be suffering from dental decay that has dissolved the enamel of your teeth, creating a cavity. Dental decay is a serious issue for which a tooth filling is one treatment method used for repair. For over 100 year, amalgam fillings—a liquid mercury and metal alloy mixture—have been used in dentistry to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. If you have had a cavity at some point in your life, there is a good chance that an amalgam filling was used.
Do you experience nerves before coming to the dentist? We understand that coming to our office may not be your favorite place to be. We understand and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible during your visit. We believe in getting to know our patients. We want to understand your situation and help design a solution that works and promotes long-term health. Dr. Radkey feels that it is necessary for patients to understand what to expect during a visit to our office. To help calm your nerves before your visit, continue reading to learn more.
While everyone else has been dreading wearing masks over the past few months, have you secretly been loving the easy opportunity to hide your smile? If you are self-conscious about your smile and usually take any opportunity to cover your mouth, smile with your mouth closed, or even avoid social situations, now is the perfect time to explore the opportunity of a new smile. We have extensive training and experience in a number of cosmetic procedures that are sure to leave you grinning brightly from ear to ear.
What are you concerned with when you think about oral health? Typically, when we think about oral health, many times we are focusing on preventing cavities, masking bad breath and making appointments to see the dentist for our cleanings. We forget that we should also be mindful of taking steps to prevent oral cancers. While it is not the leading cancer in the US, it is still important to be mindful and treat our mouth health as a priority. Continue reading to learn some important tips to prevent oral cancer.
As we age, there is a natural and progressive breakdown that affects every part of the body, including our skin, bones, muscles, joints, internal organs, and even our brains. Unfortunately, teeth are not immune to the effects of aging. With age, it is perfectly normal for our teeth to show a certain amount of wear. However, some people experience wear above and beyond what is expected for age-related wear.
Have you been wanting to add a little pizazz to your smile? Do you have a special occasion coming up and want a pearly white grin? Or maybe you are a big coffee or red wine drinker and aren’t a fan of the discoloration left behind. Teeth whitening is the perfect solution for you.