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Root Canal vs. Dental Implants: Which is Best?

When many people feel the sudden, deep pain of a pulp infection, they automatically assume that they will need a root canal. While it is certainly true that pulp infections do require prompt dental treatment to remove the infection, a root canal is no longer the only option. In fact, dental implants are another treatment…

How Do Dental Implants Preserve Bone Mass?

Nowadays, modern dentistry has multiple options available to replace missing teeth such as bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Although there is more than one option that can be used to replace missing teeth, many dentists tend to recommend one option above the rest. This is because dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth…

Veneers vs. Invisalign: Which is Best?

Did you know that gaps between the teeth are a common cosmetic concern that many people wish they could fix? What about the fact that crooked teeth can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease? How about the fact that correcting an imperfect smile is as easy as visiting your local cosmetic dentist?…

Common Flossing Mistakes

A large part of having a beautiful smile is maintaining your oral health in order to prevent dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease, which can negatively affect the look of your smile. In order to prevent these problems, the American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least…

How Cosmetic Dentistry Makes You Look Younger

Nowadays, cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly popular. One reason for this is that many people’s life spans are outliving their teeth. Therefore, in order to maintain the ability to speak and eat properly, many older adults require some type of restorative dental treatment. Not only are people looking to restore the function of their teeth,…

What is the Gingival Smile Line?

Are you unhappy with the way your smile looks? Does this keep you from smiling more? Do your teeth look too small for the rest of your mouth? If so, then you may have what is known as a gingival smile line. A gingival smile line is the dental term used to describe the exposure…

What is Dental Erosion?

Did you know that tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances in the human body? Even with this strength, tooth enamel can become weakened over time due to a number of reasons. One common reason for weakened tooth enamel is dental erosion.  Before we can get too much into what dental erosion is, however,…

The Link Between Vitamin D and Dental Implants

When many people think about how to care for their mouth after having a dental implant placed, they focus on brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, as well as following any other instructions provided by their dentist. While these are all highly important and will definitely help to improve treatment outcomes, there…

The Best Cosmetic Dental Treatments for Stained Teeth

Imagine you bought a white t-shirt and wore it everyday for a month. Would it still be white by the end of the month? Chances are it would probably be dull, dirty, and stained. Unfortunately, the same thing happens with your teeth. While regular brushing and flossing do help to prevent and remove some stains,…

How Invisalign Works

Thanks to the development of clear aligners back in the late 90’s, it is now possible to straighten crooked teeth and treat malocclusion without the need for metal braces. Because of this, more teenagers and adults are seeking orthodontic treatment using clear aligners. The first and most well-known of all clear aligner orthodontics is Invisalign.…

How Long Does a Same Day Crown Take?

Nowadays, the majority of people are extremely busy balancing multiple things at once. With such a busy schedule, you were barely able to make the time for your dental checkup and now your dentist is telling you that you need a dental crown. Considering the simple fact that you don’t want to use all your…

Do I Need a Root Canal?

If you are suddenly experiencing odd things happening inside your mouth, it is completely normal to wonder why this is. Especially if you are experiencing symptoms that are inhibiting your ability to eat or interrupting your daily routine. The next thing you may wonder is whether or not you’re going to need a root canal. …

What Causes Tooth Decay?

We have all been told that brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting the dentist regularly is important for our oral health. While some of us may just carry out these behaviors with no question, others may be curious as to how these behaviors actually help to maintain or improve our oral…

How a Broken Tooth is Fixed

While tooth enamel is extremely strong, it is not indestructible. Consequently, this can mean that teeth can become damaged from things like hard foods, nail-biting, pen chewing, and using your mouth to open packages. Teeth can also become damaged as a result of car accidents, sports accidents, or just accidents in general. No matter what…

What is a Dental Bridge?

Having one or missing teeth can be aggravating. Not only can one or more missing teeth make it difficult to chew or speak clearly, but it can even affect the look of your smile. Not only that, but the surrounding teeth may eventually start to shift into the space left behind. This can change the…

How to Fix Gap Teeth

Do you have spaces between your teeth? Do these gaps between your teeth make you self-conscious about your smile? Do you find yourself smiling less or trying to cover your mouth when you smile? If this sounds like you, then you are likely looking for a way to fix gap teeth.  Luckily, there are a…

3 Things to Expect When Visiting an Emergency Dentist

Dental emergencies can happen at any time, whether you are prepared or not. While there are some ways to prevent dental emergencies and some things you can do to deal with a dental emergency, ultimately most dental emergencies require you to see an emergency dentist. In most cases, an emergency dentist is simply a general…

The Top 3 Pros & Cons of Dental Implants

With any type of restorative dental treatment, there are pros and cons. Dental implants are no exception to this rule. Being aware of these pros and cons is the key to determining if dental implants are an ideal treatment for you or not. In order to make the decision process easier and to provide you…

4 Types of Dental Cleanings

Everyone deserves to have a smile that they are proud of and nowadays there is no shortage of ways to get the perfect smile. Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of treatments intended to improve various visual aspects of your teeth. However, many people forget that there is one simple way to make your smile look…

5 Reasons to Visit a Family Dentist

When it comes to choosing a dentist, it is important to choose the right one. One thing you will need to consider to find the right dentist is to determine the type of dentist you are looking for. General dentists are able to provide a range of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. Some general…

3 Things You Need to Know About Kovanaze Dentistry

Do you dread dental visits? Are you terrified of needles? Do you wish there was an easier way to get dental treatment that didn’t cause so much anxiety? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, the Kovanaze dentistry may be the perfect thing to ask about at your next dental appointment. Kovanaze dentistry…

5 Tips to Find the Best Dentist

Have you recently moved to a new area? Are you not satisfied with your current dentist? Do you want to find a truly great dentist? If this sounds like you, then chances are you are not only looking for any dentist. No, you are looking for one of the top dentists in your area. But…

5 Types of Stains Removed by Teeth Whitening

If you are looking for an easy, affordable way to enhance your smile, teeth whitening may be the best cosmetic dental procedure for you. Teeth whitening procedures can remove stains from the enamel and dentin layers of the tooth in order to give them a brighter appearance. Stains affecting the enamel are known as extrinsic…

5 Things That Make a Top Cosmetic Dentist

Are you considering cosmetic dentistry? Do you think that all cosmetic dentists are the same? Did you know that the results of your cosmetic dental treatment are directly related to the skills and experience of your cosmetic dentist? When many people consider getting cosmetic dentistry, they often focus on what type of procedure to choose.…

5 Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies occur just as any other type of emergency would. In fact, the American Dental Association reports that from 2000-2010, the number of dental emergencies has almost doubled, rising from 1.1 million to 2.1 million. Dental emergencies are unfortunate, but luckily many dentists offer emergency dental services. Emergency dentistry ensures that you will be…

5 of the Top Cosmetic Dental Services

Do you have unsightly stained teeth or teeth that are damaged? Is your smile interrupted by crooked or missing teeth? Are you ashamed to smile in public? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then cosmetic dentistry may be right for you.  Cosmetic dentistry is similar to restorative dentistry in that it restores…

How Invisalign Compares to Other Orthodontic Options

Many people will eventually need orthodontic treatment to correct a misaligned bite and/or crooked teeth at some point in their lives. In fact, Humana Dental Insurance estimates that 4 million Americans are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment. Out of that 4 million, it is also estimated that 1 million are adults.  At Fedorciw, Massoumi, & Kolbig,…

How to Manage Dental Fear

Did you know that approximately 9-20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings because of dental fears? Unfortunately, dental fear is a very real problem for a large amount of Americans. Because of dental fear, many Americans do not visit their dentist as often as they should, and some people…

Treatments for the Black Triangle

Black triangles, also known as open gingival embrasures, are a common dental issue seen in about 30% of adults. Black triangles are the names given to the gaps between teeth because these gaps resemble black triangles when smiling. However, black triangles differ from diastema, or naturally-occurring gaps between teeth. The key difference between having a…

The Dental Technology of Today

Technology makes the world go round. Not only that, but it makes the world go round more efficiently and more pleasurably. Simply stated, technology makes life easier. At Fedorciw, Massoumi, & Kolbig, we believe that life should be easy and so should visiting the dentist. Because of this, we offer our patients the best modern…

Dental Health and Your Diet

Your body works hard to convert the foods you eat into energy. You may not think twice about what you are eating – especially when it comes to grabbing an afternoon snack or sipping on a vanilla latte on your commute. But the food you put in your mouth affects more than just your waistline.…

Bad Breath

Having bad breath can be an embarrassing problem – especially if you are regularly face to face with other people. Known professionally as halitosis, bad breath plagues many people every day. Most cases of bad breath can be remedied by efficiently brushing the teeth. However, some types of bad breath are chronic or recurring, which…

How to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is probably a standard part of your daily routine, but chances are you aren’t following the American Dental Association’s guidelines for cleaning your teeth properly. The ADA currently recommends that you brush your teeth at minimum of two times each day – preferably morning and night or anytime you eat foods that…

Electric Brush vs. Manual Brushes

Preventative dentistry is about more than just visiting your dentist twice yearly for an exam and thorough cleaning. In fact, the majority of your preventative care is done at-home as a part of your normal hygienic routine. Many residents use manual toothbrushes to remove debris and plaque from their teeth. However, electric brushes have become…

How to Floss Your Teeth

Flossing is an important part of an oral hygiene routine, but research suggests that fewer than half of Americans do so daily. Flossing is simple and only takes an extra couple of minutes per day. Developing a healthy habit of flossing can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and it may allow you to keep…

Fluoride and Decay Prevention

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that has been shown to help strengthen teeth in children and also prevent decay in people of all ages. Topical fluoride, in particular is helpful for promoting oral health. The American Dental Association has publicly endorsed the use of fluoride for the prevention of dental caries, as has the…

Dentistry Post-Op Questions

If you are undergoing a dental procedure or operation, you will be given a set of post-operative instructions to abide by in the hours, days, and weeks after your treatment. Following these instructions is essential to preventing infections in surgical sites, protecting restorations, and minimizing the possibility of experiencing complications. Post-operative instructions vary from procedure…

Dental X-Rays

For years, dental x-rays have been used to diagnose oral health complications and detect decaying or damaged teeth. X-rays provide a unique view of the mouth that isn’t possible with a visual exam alone. When x-rays are taken, the teeth and bones absorb the majority of the ray, making them highly visible on film or…

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are a more streamlined way of taking dental radiographs. Like traditional x-rays, digital versions provide an in-depth view of the structures of the mouth, helping dentists detect complications and develop effective modes of treatment. Digital x-rays are capable of revealing hidden caries, bone erosion, and even tooth decay hiding beneath restorations. Requiring less…

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