Periodontal Disease: How to Prevent and Treat it

Jul10

Adding these simple habits to your daily routine can help prevent this awful inflammatory disease.

How-to-Treat-Periodontal-DiseaseIf left untreated, periodontal disease can cause the gums and support bone structure to deteriorate. It can then lead to gum recession or even tooth loss. Studies have also shown that periodontal disease is linked to life-threatening diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Thankfully, however, there are ways to prevent such a terrible disease.

Brush your teeth.

Properly brushing your teeth with an antibacterial toothpaste, morning, night and even after meals, can help prevent plaque buildup and will remove food debris and plaque trapped between your teeth and gums. It’s also very important to include your tongue because bacteria most definitely lives there too.

Floss.

Flossing may be a pain, but flossing once a day helps remove food particles and plaque in those hard to reach places.

Mouthwash.

Swishing mouthwash will help tackle those food particles that brushing and flossing left behind.

Know your risks.

Smoking, dieting, genetics, and age can all increase the risk of periodontal disease. Be sure to talk to a dental professional if you are at increased risk.

See a periodontist.

A periodontist looks at your teeth, plaque level, gums, bite, bone structure and other periodontal disease risk factors. Seeing a periodontist once a year will most definitely prevent you from getting the disease.

If you are already a victim of periodontal disease, the best way to treat it is to see your dentist every three to four months for a professional cleaning to remove built-up plaque that has hardened into tartar. If your case is beyond just regular cleanings, then you may have to go through a deep cleaning with root planing and scaling or undergo surgery to repair damages or to place a bone graft to encourage the bone and tissue to regenerate.

Make an appointment today at Dental Innovations to make sure you do not have any signs or forms of periodontal disease.

Teeth Whitening Kits

Jun28

Brighten your smile in the comforts of your own home.

Teeth whitening helps brighten smiles and remove any stains or discoloration on the teeth. It is recommended to those with fluorosis (discoloration due to excessive fluoride use), worn down teeth, stained teeth due to medications, or discolored teeth. There are several ways teeth whitening can be done, but one method can be done in the walls of your own home.

Teeth whitening kits is the teeth whitening take-home system that most dentist use today. It can be done during the day or night and show result within two weeks or less. The kits only take two dentist visits, but then the rest is done at home.

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Here’s how the kits work:

  • Teeth whitening kits use custom-fit trays that are fitted to your bottom and top teeth by your dentist, then molded and trimmed to fit the surface perfectly so they don’t interfere with your gums. Once the trays are made, you will then take them home along with the syringes of the peroxide-based bleaching gel. Every day you will inject some of the gel into both trays and wear them for thirty minutes to an hour, depending on the type of gel given to you. It’s that easy!

Benefits of teeth whitening kits:

  • Simple
  • Painless
  • Whitens teeth 6-7 shades
  • Improvement within 10-14 days
  • Done in the comforts of your own home!

If you are wanting to whiten your teeth, contact Dental Innovations today to receive a consultation and begin your own teeth whitening journey today!

Braces or Invisalign?

Apr26

Braces aren’t the prettiest accessory to a smile, but thankfully…

Dental-Innovations-Mesa--InvisalignEveryone wants straight teeth, but no one likes the look of metal wires stretching across the center of their smile, with or without colorful bands on top.

Thankfully, Dental Innovations gives you the option to use Invisalign, an invisible alternative to braces.

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Save the Floss!

Feb21

Floss has been put on the endangered list. Help us save it!

Save-the-FlossThere’s one question that makes most people shrink when they’re at the dentist and that is, “Do you floss?” Flossing seems to be the most unpopular thing when it comes to caring for your teeth. It can be tedious, frustrating and at times, quite painful. However, flossing is the most important part of proper oral hygiene and should be done on a daily. Read more

Keeping Teeth Clean and Breath Fresh at Work

Feb07

How hard is it to keep teeth clean and breath fresh at work?

Materials around the office may just save you from embarrassment of stinky breath and unhealthy looking teeth

breath fresh at workKeeping your teeth clean and breath fresh is a breeze when you’re at home. But what happens when you get to work and you have just swallowed the last bite of your sub sandwich with onions and you have a meeting in an hour?

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The Dangers of Delaying a Root Canal

Aug16

Why putting off a root canal is going to hurt in the long run

don't put off your root canalPutting off dental hygiene is never a good idea; delaying a root canal is definitely never a good idea.

A root canal is an important procedure that is meant to repair a damaged tooth in an effort to save it. Simply put, the infected or injured sponge-like pulp is removed as well as the nerve, the area is cleaned, and the tooth is sealed up again. Without this protection, an infection will not heal itself; it will just get worse. Read more

Protecting Your Baby’s New Teeth

Jul05

Preparing a Beautiful Smile

protecting your kids teethThere is absolutely nothing that you wouldn’t do for your child.  Even so, the task of taking care of their precious little teeth can seem daunting when it is so difficult to get your children to sit still long enough to clean them!  No matter the difficulty of the task at hand, it is imperative to care for your children’s teeth and gums, even before they have teeth and even though your baby’s new teeth will eventually be lost. Read more

Dental Implants

Apr25

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

dental implantsSometimes, a tooth has to be removed.  This is called an “extraction.”  There are many different reasons that a tooth might need to be extracted, but if the bottom line is the removal of an adult tooth then your next question might be, “What now?”.  If you don’t want to go through life with a gaping hole in your line-up of pearly whites, then dental implants might be right for you. Read more

Soothing Sensitive Teeth

Mar30

How to Soothe Your Sensitive Teethsoothing sensitive teeth

There is pain, and then there is tooth pain. Not much can compare to the discomfort that comes from sensitive teeth. When your teeth hurt, it is shocking to realize how much you use them every day! And since we cannot avoid it, what can be done to alleviate the unique kind of pain that comes with sensitive teeth? Read more

Do you suffer from Dentophobia?

Oct19

Scary Dentist

Odontophobia, dentophobia, fear of going to the dentist – whatever you want to call it, it is very real for some people. I even once heard a woman say she would rather bare a child than go to the dentist. Statistics show that still a whopping 50% of the population seeks dental care only when they are in pain! Well, dentistry has come a long way in 50 years and –not to minimize those who have dental fears – there are many new methods and treatments which should help minimize even the most anxious of patients.
Here is some info that may help:

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