Posted on 12/14/2020 9:40 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
If you have a difficult time relaxing at the dentist, you’re not alone. Millions of adults struggle with dental anxiety or other concerns that make going to the dentist almost impossible. Our team encourages you to not skip your dental appointments and instead choose to receive calming sedation dentistry at your visit.
Who Benefits from Sedation?
Dental anxiety or bad past dental experiences
Dislike the sounds and smells of the dentist office
Have difficulty sitting still for long periods
Need lengthy or complex dental treatment
Have sensitive teeth or a sensitive gag reflex
Sedation for Every Type of Patient
Alternately known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide provides relaxing effects when breathed through your nose. Nitrous puts you into a euphoric and calm state that helps to ease anxiety or restlessness. This is the mildest form of sedation and has no aftereffects, so you’ll be able to drive yourself home after your appointment.
Posted on 12/8/2020 3:35 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
The holiday season is a wonderful time to celebrate family and friendships, not to mention a time for eating lots of delicious foods. But if you wear dentures, you may already be worried about how you’ll cope during the next few months. Without stable, strong teeth, it can be difficult to feel confident talking and laughing or worrisome to eat in front of others. Now is the perfect time to upgrade your dentures with dental implants!
What Are Implant Supported Dentures?
Implant supported dentures combine time-tested dentures with permanent dental implants to provide a fixed and stable solution. Unlike traditional removable dentures, this option relies on two or more dental implants instead of your gums to remain secure. Especially for a lower denture, the added stability from dental implants can make it easier to bite and chew foods.
How Implant Supported Dentures Work
Your current dentures rest over your gums and rely on natural suction or pastes and adhesives to remain in place. This of ...
Posted on 11/23/2020 4:51 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
Have you been noticing your gums bleed easily whenever you brush or floss? Or they are starting to pull away from your teeth? These are common signs of gum disease and should never be ignored. Whether you’ve recently started developing symptoms of gum disease or it has been affecting your health for some time, don’t wait to seek treatment. There are many important reasons why.
Gum disease won’t go away by itself
A progressive and dangerous condition, gum disease begins when bacteria from plaque and tartar infect the gums. If not treated right away, gum disease can progress until it causes irreversible damage to oral structures and increases the risk of tooth loss.
Gum disease affects overall health
Advanced stages of periodontal disease have been linked to complications with systemic health conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, heart attack, and stroke. Bacteria that cause gum disease can enter the bloodstream, and the chronic inflammati ...
Posted on 11/20/2020 3:58 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year, full of friends, family, and good food. But it can also be a time when your oral health suffers the most. The sugars and carbs in many Thanksgiving treats can damage your dental implants if you’re not careful. Be sure to follow these tips from our dentist to keep your investment—and your smile—healthy during this holiday season!
Brush and Floss Daily
Practicing good oral hygiene daily is one of the best ways you can ensure your teeth and dental implants remain healthy. The most common cause of tooth loss and implant failure is an infection that damages the supporting gums and bone. This infection develops when plaque is not removed and hardens into tartar that releases harmful bacteria and infects the gum tissues.
Minimize Sticky Sweets
Sugary foods, such as those found in gravy, pies, and cranberry sauce, taste amazing, but they can be dangerous to your dental implants. These foods can easily stick to your teeth and implant ...
Posted on 11/11/2020 8:24 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
If you are ready to acquire dental implants, it is important to understand just how to effectively look after them when your treatment is concluded. Dental implants do not require special upkeep beyond your typical health routine, however there are extra actions dentists advise you can absorb your daily life. Knowing specifically just how to look after your dental implants and your smile can assist make sure the long life of your investment.
Brush and Floss Daily
Brushing and flossing your teeth every day is how you get rid of the bacterial plaque from your teeth. If dental health is neglected, plaque solidifies into tartar and releases dangerous toxins that lead to gum tissue disease. Specifically, when you have dental implants, not preserving great dental health can cause peri-implantitis, a problem like gum condition where microorganisms infect the periodontal cells and bone bordering a dental implant. Brush twice daily with a soft-bristle toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste and floss once daily ...
Posted on 5/29/2020 9:29 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
Gum Recession is a very prominent issue for many dental patients and because it occurs slowly and gradually it is often not easy to detect. If you start to experience gum recession it would be best if you reached out to your dental professional to seek treatment as soon as possible. Doing so would be very beneficial because gum recession is a major warning side that you may be developing gum disease.
1. Gum Disease
Gum disease usually occurs because of a lack of proper oral hygiene. Meaning if you are not engaging in good oral care you are more likely to develop gum disease. Healthy oral hygiene would include brushing and flossing at least twice a day in order to avoid plaque buildup. Also, this lower your chance of having any bacteria buildup below the gumline which can create inflammation.
2. Brushing Too Hard
Although, it is important to be sure that you are brushing your teeth twice a day regularly it is also very important to be sure that you are not brushing too hard. This is ...
Posted on 5/18/2020 1:41 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
Dental Implants are designed to fit, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. When it comes to missing teeth dental implants are considered the permanent solution because they provide patients with a long-lasting solution to their missing teeth problem. However, although dental implants can be considered a long-term solution it is just as important to be sure they are being properly maintained.
How To Properly Care For Your Dental Implants
Your dental implants are designed to feel just like your natural teeth which makes caring for them very similar to how you would care for your natural teeth. Specifically, this relates to brushing and flossing at least twice a day. Also, when it comes to maintaining your dental implants it is important to maintain regularly scheduled appointments with your dental professional. Doing so will help you maintain good standing with your oral health. Also, it will ensure that your dental implants will last you a long time.
Follow The Maintenance Advic ...
Posted on 4/24/2020 8:41 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
A vast majority of the population suffers from dental anxiety. It is actually estimated that more than 10% of American adults avoid going to the dentist because their dental anxiety is severe.
Causes of Dental Anxiety
There are quite a few reasons people experience anxiety about dentists including the following:
Fear of pain
Bad gag reflex
Sedation is the Solution
Thanks to advancements in sedation dentistry it is now easier than ever to reduce your dental anxiety. Also, there are many forms of sedation that can be utilized and doing so helps patients no matter what form of anxiety they are dealing with. Also, while the sedation helps to calm the patient and help them relax it also works to help the doctor treat you more efficiently.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are experiencing dental anxiety especially if it is keeping you from seeking important dental work then it would be beneficial if you reached out to our offic ...
Posted on 4/1/2020 1:30 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
You probably already know it. That the dull ache underneath that tooth won’t subside on its own. That chipped tooth will only get worse if it continues to go untreated. That uncomfortable sensitivity to hot or cold food or drink will only increase in severity. Yet, as the world hunkers down to wait out the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, many Americans are wrestling with a crucial question, “is my dental problem urgent enough to seek treatment now?”
Find out what qualifies a dental emergency during the Covid-19 outbreak and take a look at what dental offices are doing to accommodate people just like you who need emergency dental services.
Note: This content does not constitute medical advice. Talk with a doctor or your primary care physician about your personal risks to the Covid-19 outbreak to inform your decision of whether or not you’re healthy enough to interact with strangers.
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Posted on 2/21/2020 1:45 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
Many people suffer from missing teeth whether it be from accidental trauma, from getting older, or from poor oral health and when it comes to tooth restoration dental implants are the perfect solution. However, when you do experience missing teeth it’s important to seek dental treatment in order to get these missing teeth corrected this is because your missing teeth overtime can cause some other issues within your mouth. When you have missing teeth overtime the bone that was once supporting these teeth will begin to deteriorate and this changes the structure of your jaw overtime. This will also cause you to experience a change in the way that you bite and chew food. Essentially, if left untreated missing teeth will cause you to experience a decrease in your quality of life.