The single biggest influence in a child’s life is a parent. What better time to address the child’s teeth, gums and smile than in the early stages of their life? By introducing your youngster to Dr. Dolgov and the staff at Bourbonnias Family Dental we can develop an instrumental plan together in preventing oral hygiene issues with an understanding of the consequences.
The dental bonding procedure is a popular treatment option if you wish to make a cosmetic improvement in your smile. Your smile is dramatically undervalued. It proves as the foundation of your personality by contributing to your self-esteem and your self-confidence. A smile that you are not happy with affects your interaction in your personal circles as well as professional exchanges.
If you have either a single tooth missing or several teeth missing you need to consider filling that gap in a reasonable amount of time. The natural teeth on each side of that gap will shift into that space over time creating issues with your bite pattern, possibly your chewing tendencies and it might affect your speech as well. A dental bridge is a common recommendation to address this problem.
A standard cleaning uses a manual scaling tool to scrape off the plaque and tartar leaving a smooth enamel surface. If the plaque has reached the soft tissue of the gums in may be necessary to take the scaling below the gum line to remove plaque that has infected the gums.
The crown of any tooth is the entire part that is visible above the gum line. We always strive to do everything we can to keep natural teeth, but sometimes a tooth sustains some damage and it needs additional protection. A dental crown is that solution. Like a cap or glove, it will sit over that damaged tooth and you will not be able to even tell that it is not your natural tooth.
The health industry strongly suggests that you schedule a dental evaluation every six months. These exams and checkups ensure that you remain proactive in your preventive dental care. They are necessary at any and all ages. By being proactive together we can identify potential issues earlier versus being reactive and chasing a damaging problem.
Cavities can also be the result of a poor diet, poor lifestyle choices, drug use, medications and even medical conditions. When the cavity is discovered the infection is removed and a dental filling is placed in that cavity to protect the living, sensitive tissue beneath the enamel.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a silent and painless disease that sneaks up on you. In fact, almost half of the American adults of the age of 30 have had some level of gum disease. If left unattended it can progress from an early stage called gingivitis to early periodontitis to advanced periodontitis.
The best time to introduced good oral hygiene habits is as a child. The best person to teach that child is the person they trust the most, a parent. The entire staff at Bourbonnias understand these family dynamics. From pediatric to geriatric, we provide a comprehensive range of services for the entire family.
Why would you or a family member need to wear a mouth guard at night? There is an ailment called bruxism and a disorder called TMJ/TMD that would both necessitate one and improve your quality of life. It can be caused by stress and anxiety or a sleep disorder.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a very progressive, painless infection. An infection self-induced by most. By allowing plaque to form on your teeth you are allowing a build-up of bacteria. When this plaque comes in contact with the soft tissue of the gums it immediately causes an infection.
At the center of every tooth is a chamber containing soft tissue called pulp. The pulp is full of nerves and blood vessels that provide nutrition to the tooth. Root canal therapy is when the pulp becomes infected.
We have been professionally taught and trained to do everything we can to save a natural tooth. At times though it is simply not possible and it is in your best interests from your health standpoint to have that tooth extracted.
Research has proven that your smile is an invaluable asset. Not only is it the foundation for your personality, it influences your self-confidence and your self-esteem in both your private circles and your professional encounters.
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth. Research today says that more than 36 million Americans do not have their teeth and roughly 90% of that number do use dentures. Research also projects that number to increase to 200 million in 10 to 15 years.
Imperfect teeth will have an immediate impact on your smile. Your smile has been proven to be the foundation for your self-esteem and your self-confidence. If you aren’t happy with your smile lets do something about it.
Your smile can literally add years to your life as it has a positive impact on your immune system. If your smile exposes stained or discolored teeth, a cracked tooth or chipped tooth or even an unfortunate gap between two front teeth, porcelain veneers can correct any of these perceived imperfections.
A simple smile can be so complex and an invaluable asset. A large percentage of the population says they are not happy with their smile. A smile is the driving force in establishing your self-esteem and self-confidence.
Many fellow Americans, when asked, say they are not happy with their smile. Are you in that number? It is quantifiable that over time as we age our teeth do change. Many of us have a chipped tooth or a cracked tooth. Suddenly you realize that your teeth are not as white as they once were. Regardless of how your teeth look today we can research our options and improve their look
A very common concern we hear often in our office from patients is they are not happy with the color of their teeth. When your teeth become stained or discolored it has a direct impact on your smile. Your smile is invaluable. It is the foundation of your self-confidence and your self-esteem. Yellow teeth will erode your smile. Teeth whitening is a very common procedure.
The anatomy of a tooth if far more complicated than the average citizen realizes. The crown of any tooth is the entire part that you can see above the gum line. The root is below the gum line. The tooth has the hard enamel shell, a second layer called dentin and then each tooth has soft center full of soft tissue called pulp.
If losing a tooth, or several teeth, is not bad enough, another serious consequence is the immediate loss of bone density in your jaw. The jaw needs the constant force of biting and chewing to stimulate bone growth. Without it the bone loss can be up to 25% in the first year alone. Bone loss in the jawbone can create a decrease in gum tissue and can alter your facial appearance.
Millions of Americans lose a tooth. Whether if be from decay, a health issue, or an unfortunate accident, the tooth or teeth need to be replaced. Depending on the location of the gap in the mouth there are different options. That gap though needs to be filled or the neighboring teeth will soon drift into that gap dramatically affecting your bite pattern.
The age of computerization and the processes it has affected and changed around the globe has also had a positive impact on the field of dentistry. It is an exciting time to be in the dental industry as we are evolving and continuing to improve the patient care experience.
Whether it is an unfortunate accident resulting in physical trauma or the result of poor oral hygiene that has progressed into an untreated issue, pain is pain. With the modern medicine, technology and procedures we have available today there is no reason for you to experience that pain or discomfort.
Implant supported dentures are a combination of two technologies when it comes to replacing your teeth. It is now the best of both worlds. If you have lost your all or most of your teeth you had two alternatives. You could go with traditional dentures or you could go through the time and expense of having numerous dental implants.
Do you snore loudly while sleeping? Do you wake up and feel tired after getting a full night’s sleep? These are the first two and most common symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleeping disorder.