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What Happens When Your Teeth Lack Sufficient Fluoride?
Posted on 3/17/2018 by Kirchner Dental
Do you know what can happen to your teeth if you do not get enough fluoride? Your teeth become much more susceptible to things like cavities, increased sensitivity, and full tooth decay. The fluoride helps to protect your teeth. If you do not get enough, your teeth are more vulnerable. You can get fluoride naturally through things like the water you drink, or through things like fluoride treatments, fluoridated mouthwash, and even toothpaste with added fluoride. Dangers Associated with Too Little Fluoride When you do not get enough fluoride, the acids that come from the plaque in your mouth have free reign to do damage anywhere they want in your mouth. This means they eat through the enamel of your teeth. This can lead to painful tooth sensitivity, and it can also cause holes in your teeth, more commonly called cavities. These are painful, and with the right amount of fluoride, almost entirely preventable. Where to Get Fluoride The best places to get fluoride regularly include your oral hygiene tools and through tap water. You should use tools that have fluoride in them, such as floss, toothpaste, and mouthwash. Plus, you should out of your way to drink tap water that has fluoride added as often as possible. This helps to boost how much fluoride your body gets. However, if you do not have access to tap water that has fluoride, such as you live with well water, we can also help you get enough through fluoride treatments in our office. If you think you may be getting enough fluoride, but want to know for sure, then give us a call. We can do an exam and see what condition your teeth are currently in. Then, we can work with you to develop a plan to ensure that your teeth are able to stay as healthy as possible....

Do Dentures Change the Health of Your Gums?
Posted on 2/27/2018 by Kirchner Dental
Dentures are an option that many people use to have a straight and natural smile. As we age, teeth begin to fall out or wear away and dentures are used to restore not only a beautiful smile but also the use of teeth. When teeth are missing or broken, it can be difficult to eat certain foods. With dentures, teeth are restored and eating habits can get back to normal. However, dentures can also affect the health of your gums. If you have dentures, learn more about issues that can arise to avoid problems with your gums. Fitted Dentures Dentures are created to fit your mouth specifically. A mold is used to ensure that your new teeth will fit correctly. When dentures do not fit well, it can lead to pain in the mouth. If your dentures rub against your gums constantly, it can create something known as an epulis or a callus. This issue will require surgery to remove so you want to avoid it. When dentures are created for you, be sure they fit perfectly. If not, have them adjusted to avoid this problem with your gums. Cleaning Your Dentures Dentures are like natural teeth and require proper cleaning. Just like your natural teeth, if dentures are not cleaned correctly, it can lead to issues such as gum disease. You must make sure that you brush your dentures and clean them as instructed to avoid gum disease or other related conditions based on plaque and bacteria. Overall, it is important that you have dentures created by a professional who can ensure your new teeth fit properly and show you the correct way to clean your teeth. Without the right instruction and fit, you may experience gum disease or epulis, which can lead to even more pain or discomfort. Avoid such issues by calling us today to learn more about dentures and the proper way to care for your new teeth....

Could Your Mouth Benefit from Crown Lengthening?
Posted on 2/17/2018 by Kirchner Dental
There are several dental procedures beneficial for your overall dental health and crown lengthening is one of those that offer several benefits to a lot of patients. Crown lengthening is a dental procedure wherein your surgeon readjusts the bones and gum to prevent dental issues from happening. Aside from being an aesthetic procedure in cases when your tooth appears to be shorter than the rest, it can also be a good way to achieve a symmetrical smile and improve your overall oral health. Crown Lengthening is a Good Way to Restore Damage Teeth Suffering from a periodontal disease can extremely affect and damage your teeth. Even a simple trauma and decay can be severely damaging that the only way to restore your set of teeth is to have restoration and preventive maintenance combined together. Crown lengthening does just that by preparing the damaged area for new restorations. If your teeth have been damaged below the gum line, the procedure can prepare the area for any restorative works that needs to be done. It can also be a good strategy to prevent future issues from happening as it recontours the damaged tooth along with treating the neighboring teeth area. The Procedure is More Than Just for Cosmetic Uses Considered as a minor surgical procedure, crown lengthening is more than just for cosmetic uses. However, if you have an extra gum tissue, undergoing the surgical procedure can help ease your susceptibility to dental infections. This is because it corrects dental issues where your teeth appear unusually short while balancing a healthy look to improve the overall aesthetics of your smile. Crown lengthening actually provides more space to support the new dental crown and helps the jawbone adjust to the new fixture. This helps the gum tissues recover easily without incurring much trauma from the newly installed crown. If you want to learn more about crown lengthening, simply contact us....

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