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Missing Teeth? Make a Dental Appointment Today | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by CSHYUBNNAI No Comments

There are many adults that have had a couple of decayed or missing teeth replaced. While replacing your missing teeth for aesthetic reasons is understandable, it’s important to have any missing teeth replaced for your oral health. Your teeth are meant to work together to help you chew, smile and speak. When you have missing teeth, these can be difficult to do. The loss of your back teeth may cause your mouth to shift and your face to appear older or sunken in. Fortunately, with the help of modern dentistry, missing teeth can be replaced. The following are some of the tooth replacement options that should be available to you by your dental care professional:

Dental implants. Many people opt for dental implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. The process of getting dental implants placed typically involves three phases that take place over several weeks, which is the main disadvantage.

Bridges. If your teeth can be fixed with a dental bridge, which is basically a dental appliance that is used to fill in the missing space. Unlike dental implants that are surgically placed and securely integrated into your jawbone, bridges rely on the neighboring teeth for support.

Dentures. Dentures are removable dental appliances that can replace a single tooth or a full set. Dentures usually have replacement teeth attached to a plastic base that matches the color of your gums and, depending on your case, are either partial dentures or full dentures.

To find out more about dental implants, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

Beware of Frozen Summertime Treats | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: June 29th, 2017 by CSHYUBNNAI No Comments

When you think of summertime, chances are a frozen treat of some sort comes to mind. For some, that also sends chills down their spine because of tooth sensitivity. While your dentist can diagnose the problem, it’s best you understand what is causing your tooth sensitivity to prevent further dental problems in the future.

Tooth sensitivity is typically caused when your tooth enamel, which protects your teeth, is worn down or when you have gum recession. And when the dentine, or underlying surface, becomes exposed, your enamel and gums are no longer able to provide the protection to the root and the tooth itself.

Tooth sensitivity can be triggered by a myriad of things, including:

  • Periodontal/gum disease
  • Brushing your teeth too aggressively
  • Using a hard-bristled toothbrush
  • Worn away tooth enamel (which is what protects your tooth’s nerves)
  • Exposure of roots
  • Grinding of teeth
  • Tooth decay

And now, the various ways to treat tooth sensitivity:

One of the first things you can try to help treat sensitive teeth from home is proper oral hygiene, such as brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and using non-abrasive toothpaste. You should also avoid certain types of food and beverages, like coffee, carbonated drinks and even yogurt. If you clench or grind your teeth, try wearing a night guard to bed.

As for in-office dental treatments, these could include crowns, bonding, inlays and onlays, depending on your individual case. If due to gum disease, your dentist may recommend a gum graft or the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

To find out more about tooth sensitivity, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

How to Get Rid of Those Cavity Creeps | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: April 27th, 2017 by CSHYUBNNAI No Comments

No one wants cavities, but they are often hard to prevent. We get them every day. And once we get a toothache it’s time to visit the dentist for a filling. But what if there was a way for you to treat cavities in your own home? There are. And you probably have them sitting in your pantry.

As your tooth decays, a hole will develop. This is called a cavity. Lots of things can cause them, but a proper dental routine is key to staving off all dental issues. And cavities aren’t exactly painful when they begin to develop. That’s why it is important to brush and floss every day, in combination with dental visits. Because if they get worse, you will begin to feel a toothache and certain foods will cause them to feel sensitive and/or painful. So, while you wait for your dental appointment, try these quick remedies:

Clove. Cloves is one of the best remedies because of their anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying this quick homemade solution will help ease the pain and further stop the spreading. Mix ¼ tsp of sesame oil with 3 drops of clove oil, apply three drops onto a cotton ball and apply to the sore tooth before bed.

Salt. Similar to clove, salt help ease pain and inflammation but also puts a kibosh on the bacteria that caused the cavity in the first place. Dissolve a tsp of salt in a glass of warm water and swish for a minute three times a day.

To find out more about cavity prevention, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

What to Eat After Whitening Your Teeth | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: February 26th, 2017 by CSHYUBNNAI No Comments

Whitening

Following any typical teeth whitening procedure, you will have one shiny new smile. But now that it’s good as new, don’t go jumping back into your typical habits. After all, it is those bad habits that turned your teeth that dingy shade of white in the first place. Right now, you are back at square one. But your teeth are in a very vulnerable state so it is advised that you watch what you eat since many types of food and drink can stain your teeth. Consumption of products such as tobacco, soy sauce, soft drinks and wine will eventually stain teeth, thus consumption should be limited or avoided if white teeth are desired.

When it comes to tooth sensitivity, it is natural to think that it is the fault of the chemicals involved in the whitening that cause the sensitivity. Steering clear of acidic foods, like citrus or tomato, will help prevent the pain from happening. Same thing goes for things that are too hot or too cold.

While it will be difficult to stay away from continuing to stain your teeth as life rolls on, staining your teeth is almost unpreventable. However, there are certain foods and drinks that can actually help you maintain white teeth. For example, firm fruits such as apples, green beans, cauliflower, carrots and celery will scrub your teeth while you chew, as well as promote the flow of saliva which protects teeth. Dairy products high in calcium will not only help keep teeth white but the lactic acid in those products will also help prevent tooth decay.

To find out more about teeth whitening, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

What to Expect from Your First Cavity | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by CSHYUBNNAI No Comments

Children's Oral Health

When we are kids, the biggest bother we had was brushing our teeth. It always felt like a big hassle, but mom and dad made us do it because we didn’t want to get cavities. Not exactly sure what a cavity was as a kid, but if it meant having to go to the dreaded dentist, we brush. And if you’re pretty good at brushing, you never think you’ll get one. Until the day you do…

It will be just a typical day in the dentist chair, a run of the mill check-up. Walk in, take a few x-rays and wait for the doctor to bring the good news – no cavities. Not today. You officially have your first cavity.

If you ask how the cavity got there, you’ll discover cavities are made by plaque bacteria breaking down tooth enamel. But what do they eat? All the sugary foods you do. So, any sweets or carbs you eat leftover is basically shared with the bacteria. Generally, if you catch it early enough, you won’t notice any pain. This is why it was so important to brush your teeth twice a day. Brushing and flossing takes away all of the leftover food in your mouth so the plaque bacteria couldn’t eat it.

So how is it fixed? Your dentist will need to give you a filling. They will remove the damaged part of the tooth and fill it back in so it’s as good as new. If you continue to be a good brusher, and try not to have too many sweets, there is no reason you will continue to get cavities.

To find out more about cavity prevention, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

Dental Treatment Options For Replacing Missing Teeth

Posted on: May 4th, 2016 by No Comments

Woman receiving a dental treatment

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may feel less confident than you would with a full set of teeth, but don’t worry because you are not alone. In fact, there are many adults that have had a couple of decayed or missing teeth replaced.

While replacing your missing teeth for aesthetic reasons is perfectly understandable, it’s just as important, if not more, to have any missing teeth replaced for your oral health. Your teeth are meant to work together to help you chew, smile and speak. When you have missing teeth, these simple things can be difficult to do. The loss of your back teeth may cause your mouth to shift and your face to appear older or sunken in.

Fortunately, with the help of modern dentistry, missing teeth can be replaced. The following are some of the tooth replacement options that should be available to you by your dental care professional:

Dental Implants

Many people opt for dental implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. This is mainly because they offer a durable and long-term solution for patients.

The process of getting dental implants placed typically involves three phases that take place over several weeks, or even months. The first part of the process is surgically placing the actual implant. The second part is checking to see if the implant healed properly and is securely integrated into your jawbone. During the last part of the dental implant process, the dental care professional will install the finished crown and the patient walks out of the practice with a new set of teeth.

One disadvantage of dental implants is the lengthy process. However, compared to all of the benefits patients will reap from dental implants, dental professionals and patients don’t see that as much of a problem.

Bridges

Teeth can also be replaced with a dental bridge, which is basically a dental appliance that is used to fill the space where one or more teeth have been lost. A dental bridge is typically bonded or cemented into place and it can only be removed by a dental professional.

This first part of placing a bridge involves a dentist preparing the teeth on either side of the space where the bridge will later be attached. The dentist will then take an impression of the area and send the impression to a dental laboratory where your bridge will be fabricated out of metal, ceramics, glass ceramics or a combination. Once your bridge is complete, your dentist will place the bridge over the prepared teeth and cement it into place.

Unlike dental implants that are surgically placed and securely integrated into your jawbone, bridges rely on the neighboring teeth for support. The effect dental bridges have on neighboring teeth is also something worth taking note of if you do plan on getting one to replace your missing teeth.

Dentures

Dentures are removable dental appliances that can replace a single tooth or a full set. Dentures usually have replacement teeth attached to a plastic base that matches the color of your gums and, depending on your case, are either partial dentures or full dentures.

The difference between the two are as the names suggests. Partial dentures only replace a set number of teeth, while full dentures replace a full set of teeth. Full dentures will require you to have the remaining teeth removed before they can be replaced by full set of removable artificial teeth. Like bridges, this dental appliance has some side effects worth taking note.

As you can see, you are not entirely out of luck when it comes to the many options to replace your missing teeth. It’s extremely important that you have your missing teeth replaced, because if you don’t, not only will you have an incomplete smile, but you may end up with further complications. These complications may include things such as increased risk for gum disease, jaw pain, malocclusions and so on.

If you’re interested in tooth replacement, contact Advanced Dental Group at 561-689-0872 to schedule a consultation to see which of the three treatment options you would best benefit from. Or visit www.advanceddentalgrp.com for additional information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.