Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"$100 Dollar Bill"

We are giving these little beauties out every day!!
Just refer your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, or even your most hated rivals to our office for their dental care and we will send you one just like it.
No cheesy thank you cards, gift certificates to the scratch and dent grocery store, or even drink mugs with sayings like "I love my dentist" on them.
Just cash.
and who couldn't use a little more money in their pocket these days.

You can go to our office Facebook page to see testimonials from patients who have already received there bonuses.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My tooth just tipped over!!!

Most people think that its no big deal to get a tooth taken out. they will say things like "its just one tooth" and "I've got a ton more". Well, you do have a lot more teeth then just that one but this does NOT mean that getting a tooth out will not create many other problems in the mouth.
Some of the problems that can occur are as follows.

#1 The tooth that chews against the tooth you just took out will move up, or down, into the spot just vacated by the extracted tooth. This top tooth is moving down into the mouth.

#2 The teeth right next to the extracted one will begin to tip into the spot just vacated by the extracted tooth. These next two pictures were taken 5 years apart. The patients tooth tipped completely over and needed to be extracted.

Both of these can cause your bite to be thrown completely off and make chewing uncomfortable.

#3 As you chew hard and crunchy foods, they will pinch up against the gums where the tooth used to be.
Moral to the story is this.
If you can fix your teeth, then do it.
If you can't, then get the hole filled where the tooth used to be ASAP.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Periodontal Disease

What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal Disease is when the supporting structures of the teeth (gums and bone) become diseased and begin to deteriorate. When this happens the support that they provide for the teeth begins to weaken. This weakening can continue to the point that perfectly healthy teeth can become loose and simply fall out of your mouth.

"Since I brush regularly I don't have to worry about that right"?
Wrong.To insure that periodontal disease does not reek its havoc on your mouth a few things are essential. First is to brush.

Second is to floss.
Third is to use an antibacterial rinse.
Fourth is to see your dentist on a regular basis for a professional cleaning.
These steps may not prevent 100% of periodontal disease. Certain factors such as genetics also can play a large part. However, doing these things can greatly reduce the chances of you ever getting periodontal disease.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Just Gross

Probably the grossest thing in all of dentistry, to me, is meth mouth. Years of methamphetamine can rot a persons teeth like nothing you have ever seen.