Learn How a Good Teeth Cleaning Regimen Can Prevent Gum Disease

Maximize Dental Cleaning Results with Daily Flossing and Professional Cleanings When it comes to preventing serious mouth disease, flossing plays an extremely important role in keeping the mouth free from disease. Yet, a recent survey showed only 49% of Americans do this daily, and 10% admit to not flossing at all. Although many people brush daily, toothbrushes only clean the outer layer of enamel. For the most effective cleaning results, you need to remove food and bacteria from between the teeth using an interdental cleaner. At Lakefront Family Dentistry, we discuss the benefits of this cleaning method with all of … Read more

Learn the Truth About Root Canal Treatment

Pick the Right Dentist for Painless Treatment to Root Canals There is a common misconception among people that causes high anxiety and fear of painful dental procedures. Recognizing this, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) launches a Root Canal Awareness week campaign every year to help educate communities and dispel myths. A recent survey showed 63 percent of Americans are worried about needing this treatment. The purpose of the AAE campaign is to raise awareness about the benefits of treatment. Advances in today’s technology allow dentists like Dr. Derek Hauser, DDS, to administer painless treatment to root canals. How Does … Read more

3 out of Every 5 Teenagers Need Periodontal Treatment

Learn the Truth about Periodontal Disease Treatment and How to Prevent It There’s a common misconception that gum disease is a problem only affecting the elderly. This is simply not true! Many young adults, even adolescents, require periodontal treatment to treat serious mouth ailments. As a matter of fact, a whopping 60% of 15-year-old teenagers have gingivitis, a mild form of oral disease! It’s a serious condition with great potential to impact one’s quality of life. Symptoms range from embarrassing signs like bad breath, to more serious trouble, such as tooth pain or loss. What Causes Gingivitis in Children? Plaque … Read more

Treating Cavities and Restoring Teeth with a White Filling

How to Prevent a Tooth Filling Before it Starts Most people learn the importance of good dental habits early on in life, usually soon after learning how to walk and talk. Brushing teeth every morning (and hopefully every night) is a ritualistic habit shared by almost everyone. In the past, poor oral health was common and an almost expected sign of aging. An evolving understanding of science combined with patient education campaigns has brought about a dramatic change in our overall health. Advanced dentistry technology gives individuals and families many choices, as it pertains to treatment options. Cosmetic restoration options, … Read more

Porcelain Veneers Can Last a Lifetime

Learn Why More Patients Choose Dental Veneers A high value is placed on personal appearance. Americans spend billions of dollars every year on cosmetic procedures that improve their appearance. Oral health is a top concern, and most people want to maintain a healthy, gorgeous smile. Porcelain veneers are an excellent option to correct imperfections in the mouth, particularly those affecting the front teeth. This is an advanced restorative option that can literally transform any smile within hours and last an entire lifetime with proper after-care and treatment. Advances in technology brings digital imaging software and premium quality manufacturing equipment to … Read more

Gum Disease is the Leading Cause for Tooth Loss

How Avoiding Gum Disease Treatment Can Help You Lose that Job! In a recent study by Kelton Research, nearly 40% of those surveyed said they would not be attracted to someone with crooked teeth. In the same study, more than 70% of those who responded believed people with straight teeth can be trusted more. Personal opinions are naturally carried over into the workplace. Knowingly or not, employer perceptions have a great impact on whether they hire a person with a “less than perfect” smile. Hiring managers in the workplace tend to have a bias against those with visible mouth issues. … Read more

Same-Day Cosmetic Services with CEREC 3D Dental Technology

Learn How a Qualified CEREC Dentist Can Improve Your Smile in One Day In a national survey conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA), respondents were asked to rank a person’s physical features by order of what they felt to be the most attractive features. Surprisingly, more people ranked a person’s smile as more appealing than any other physical feature. Another study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (AACD) revealed that as much as 74% of respondents felt that a beautiful smile improved one’s chances of finding a job. With such a high importance placed on oral beauty, … Read more

Replace Your Broken Tooth with a Dental Crown in Just One Visit

Flawless Porcelain Crowns Save Your Smile Falls or other injuries that cause damage to the teeth and gums are very serious and should be referred to a licensed oral practitioner immediately. Ignoring symptoms and delaying treatment can make things worse and may require costly repair. Modern dentistry solutions give qualified practitioners the ability to deliver flawless restorations that return and/or improve your beautiful smile. Today’s remarkable technology allows dentists to create flawless, custom replacement solutions – often in just minutes. Advanced Restorative Options Include: Beautiful dental crowns Flawless porcelain veneers New, porcelain bridges White fillings Teeth whitening services Total mouth … Read more

More Teenagers Choose invisalign® for Straighter Teeth

Choose the Clear Alternative with invisalign® and Say Goodbye to Metal Braces Crooked, misaligned or other teeth flaws are a common problem faced by many adolescents today. Up until a few years ago, the only option teenagers had for achieving a beautiful, straight smile was by the use of orthodontic braces. Although these solutions have been effectively used for many years, it does come with drawbacks. For teens in their most formidable years, the thought of having “metal mouth” is one that often causes embarrassment and can have quite a negative effect on self-confidence. Using metal orthodontics also requires certain … Read more

Teeth Whitening Gets Rid of those Hard-to-Remove Stains

Avoiding Certain Foods Can Lessen the Amount of Times Needed for Tooth Whitening Yellow dental stains can be quite embarrassing for some and can have a dramatic effect on your smile. The truth is, there are many ways to have long-lasting, beautiful, pearly whites by maintaining good oral hygiene and adjusting certain lifestyle habits. Tooth discoloration can be blamed on a variety of causes. Most people know that regular brushing everyday helps keep the plaque (and yellow stains) away. We’re taught from a young age about the importance of taking good care of our teeth. Yet, many people are surprised … Read more