February 2, 2021
I was recently informed by a patient that a change in his job will be moving him and his family out of the sunshine state and up north to Lincoln, NE. Like any dentist, I am always sad to see patients go after I have built long-lasting relationships with them. Having treated him for many years, I knew it was important to him to continue to receive the same one-on-one treatment in a relaxing environment. Fortunately, I knew of a wonderful practice in Lincoln where patient comfort and tailored care are prioritized. After providing the recommendation, I started thinking about everything that goes into the process of choosing a new dentist. I believe that one of the best ways you can feel confident in your move is to be informed, so I’ve come up with six of the best questions that you can ask when making your decision.(more…)
January 5, 2021
You’re not as young as you used to be. You may not be as fast or as strong as you once were, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve check out of life—not at all! After your dentist tells you that you need to have a tooth or two removed, you think hard about your replacement options.
A quick Google search about dental implants will tell you right away that they are designed to last a long, long time—up to 30 years or longer. But what about patients who are already in their 70s, 80s, or 90s? Are dental implants still a smart choice over dentures alone? You bet! Read on to learn how this treatment can enrich your life, regardless of how old you are.(more…)
December 3, 2020
Are you missing teeth? You certainly aren’t alone! Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. Many of these people seek tooth replacement options but the question ultimately is: dentures or dental implants? While they both have their advantages, only one provides jawbone preservation as a benefit. Continue reading to learn more about bone loss and how to prevent it.(more…)
November 20, 2020
Your teeth are meant to last forever, but that isn’t a reality for many Americans. Despite the latest innovations in dentistry, missing teeth is still a prevalent problem. If you’ve experienced tooth loss, your confidence wasn’t the only thing lost along with your teeth. Your diet might not include certain foods because they became almost impossible to chew. Although traditional prosthetics replaced your teeth, they still don’t feel natural. You don’t need to avoid your favorite foods on Thanksgiving. Instead, you can gain the next best thing to your real teeth. This holiday season, experience the difference when eating with dental implants.
October 5, 2020
Are you shy to smile due to insecurities you have about your teeth? Everybody wants to feel confident and good about themselves when showing off their smile. Fortunately, if you aren’t feeling 100% about how yours looks, you have options. Cosmetic dentistry is a big commitment, so you want to make sure that you are making the right decision. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist so you can figure out if any cosmetic dental treatments out there are right for you.(more…)
September 14, 2020
When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, nonessential businesses like restaurants and bookstores shut down. Everyone who could work from home, did. Ever since then, dentists all over the country have seen a dramatic increase in the number of patients with dental emergencies, such as cracked teeth, sensitivity, migraines, and jaw pain. Keep reading to learn the reason behind this uptick in oral health issues, and how you can protect your smile from damage.(more…)
August 21, 2020
In March, our lives changed exponentially as COVID-19 became a worldwide pandemic. Fortunately, face coverings, social distancing measures, and extensive hand hygiene have made the transition into our “new normal” possible. However, since significant research is still underway on this novel virus, many patients believe postponing their routine dental visit is the responsible thing to do. However, a dentist in Naples, FL is sharing three reasons why your dentist’s office is one of the safest places to be!(more…)
July 24, 2020
With the internet and world at your fingertips, sometimes it’s difficult to drag yourself away from a screen to take care of other things in your life, especially in the time of COVID-19. While you’re cooped up in your home, putting on your favorite shows can help pass the time by without allowing you to dwell on how long it’s been since you’ve left your apartment. Unfortunately, the lack of routine and frequent stream of entertainment could impact your oral health. Read on to learn how binge-watching can keep you from taking care of your smile if you’re not mindful.(more…)
July 16, 2020
Many of our favorite memories surround happiness and laughter. Smiling often communicates to others that you are happy about something, but did you know that showing off your teeth also has many different positive effects on your health? If you needed any more of a reason to do so, here are five of them! Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the benefits of smiling so you have an excuse to do it more often.(more…)
May 18, 2020
When you think about the best ways to keep your smile healthy, staying hydrated probably isn’t the first activity that comes to mind. Even so, drinking plenty of water throughout the day is just as important for the health of your teeth and gums as a regular dental routine! In fact, staying hydrated plays a key role in nearly every aspect of your wellbeing! Your Naples dentist shares five reasons why you should be drinking plenty of water every day, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.