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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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