How Dental Technology Can Work for You

HowDentalTechnologyCanWorkForYouThink for a moment about a toothbrush. There was a time when toothbrushes all looked alike, and you chose hard, medium and soft, and began brushing. Toothbrushes have come a long way, with improved head shapes and bristle placement and handle angles along with electric toothbrushes, sonic brushes and water flossers to choose from. Toothbrush improvements are a simple example of helpful dental advances, and there are many complex examples of dental technology that can benefit you in preventive care, restorative care or cosmetic procedures. (more…)

Why Teeth and Tobacco Don’t Mix

Why Teeth And Tobacco Don't MixYou are probably aware that sugar is bad for your teeth, but did you know there are other health habits that are just as hard on your teeth? Going to bed without brushing, or not flossing daily are habits that may stress your teeth and gums. Tooth grinding and nail biting also fall into the “not helpful to teeth category.” Smoking has many health issues, so it may not come as a complete surprise to find out that we recommend smoking cessation, as teeth and tobacco don’t mix. (more…)

Answers to Questions About Dental Sedation

answers to questions about dental sedationWith the right care and maintenance, and under just the right circumstances, you may never need extensive dental care, or the expertise of a specialist. If you do, however, then there may be a chance that dental sedation can help ease your anxiety and make your treatment more comfortable. If you are faced with extensive periodontal treatment, or surgery such as dental implant placement, then we may recommend an appropriate form of dental sedation before and/or during your procedure.   (more…)

Are you Happy with your Smile?

Pretty Smile LadyJune is National Smile Month. This is kind of like Christmas for dentists. Since we are in the business of preventing, restoring, and cosmetically altering smiles, we have a vested interest in the grin of every one of our patients. Most people think that smiling is an involuntary response to feeling happy. However, if you are unhappy, the act of smiling can turn your mood around through a rush of endorphins. Dr. Ann Kania would like to make sure that your smile is everything you want it to be.

Building Confident Smiles

A natural, confident, attractive smile can make a big difference in your life, whether you are the one flashing the grin, or you are on the receiving end. Anyone who is extremely uncomfortable with the way their (more…)

Periodontal Disease, and Other Causes of Tooth Loss

periodontal disease and causes of tooth lossIn a nutshell, one of the most important goals of maintaining good hygiene and regular dental care is the preservation of your healthy, natural teeth and oral structures. In some cases, though, this may not always be possible. Whether by accident or by neglect, adults lose their permanent teeth at an alarming rate, and if not addressed promptly, the loss can have devastating effects on their long-term oral health. Today, we explore the common causes of tooth loss, including periodontal disease, and how they can cost you one or more teeth without proper care and attention. (more…)

What is a Periodontal Cleaning?

what is a periodontal cleaningWhile regular dental cleanings are a typical, and vitally important, part of a good dental hygiene routine, there may come a time when a simple dental cleaning will not suffice. For instance, when gingivitis becomes a prominent threat, you may require a deeper periodontal cleaning, designed to treat gingivitis by cleaning away the bacteria that lead to its development. Unlike a regular cleaning, a periodontal cleaning may involve more than one visit, and though it isn’t typical, the more advanced preventive treatment might be necessary to protect your oral health, and more. (more…)

Questions About Laser Periodontal Treatment

questions about laser periodontal treatmentToday, advanced dental and periodontal treatment often involves the use of laser technology. For instance, using a specially-calibrated soft-tissue laser instead of a scalpel, we can perform periodontal surgery to treat gum disease with unmatched precision and reduced damage to surrounding tissues. In fact, with specialized training and education in laser periodontal treatment, Dr. Kania is particularly qualified to help you maintain, restore, and improve your periodontal health using the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or the LANAP protocol. (more…)