If You’re Frustrated with Dentures, Teeth in a Day in Scottsdale, AZ Offers A Solution

If You’re Frustrated with Dentures, Teeth in a Day in Scottsdale, AZ Offers A SolutionTeeth in a Day in Scottsdale, AZ  | My Scottsdale Dentist

Dealing with dentures everyday can be frustrating. You must remove and clean them often, they require messy adhesives to keep them in place, and they increase the chance of gum and bone disease. My Scottsdale Dentist offers Teeth in a Day in Scottsdale, AZ as a permanent solution to failing or missing teeth without the drawbacks of dentures.

Unlike dentures, Teeth in a Day in Scottsdale, AZ are permanent teeth that never have to be taken out. They require no adhesives or special cleaning products. The teeth are permanent implants that are brushed just like your natural teeth. Teeth in a Day, also known as All-on-four, allows a bite with increased force, meaning no more worrying about losing your teeth biting into an apple or other hard foods.

Dentures wear away at the bone they are placed on. The constant grinding leads to bone deterioration and eventually the collapsing of the lower third of the face. As your ridge bone erodes, your chin comes closer to the nose, and your upper lip puckers in. This effect can add years to your appearance. Teeth in a Day prevents bone loss by providing the jaw bone a replacement tooth with a root that is capable of exerting the same amount of pressure as your natural teeth.

The Teeth in a Day system offered by Dr. Poulos and Dr. Stevens gives you the ability to change your smile today. Within 24 hours, you can immediately stop bone loss, stop worrying about the food you eat, and never be without teeth again. Imagine never having to take your dentures out for cleaning or dealing with painful mouth sores from ill-fitting dentures. It’s all possible with the new Teeth in a Day, contact My Scottsdale Dentist for more information.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ Can Help with Receding Gums

Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ Can Help with Receding Gums

Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ  | My Scottsdale DentistReceding gums is a common problem with many and the problem may not be as visible until the damage is already done. The reason why gums recede is due to gum disease, where the teeth start to appear longer or the gums pull away from the teeth. While this is typically treatable, it can lead to tooth loss and the need for Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ.

If your gums have gotten to the point where there is no way to fix the problem through surgery or other means, implants or dentures may be the route to take to have a healthy, attractive smile. Of course no one wants to lose their teeth but sometimes this is the better choice if the situation has gotten to the point of being unhealthy since gum disease is linked to other issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.

Dr. Steven Poulos and Dr. Sid Stevens at My Scottsdale Dentist can evaluate your needs and help you not only look better but feel better as well. Since gum disease can cause other health issues, implants or dentures may be the right choice for your situation.

Another thing to keep in mind is that dentures or implants are not the end-all to your youth. In fact, since the doctors at My Scottsdale Dentist can make your implants or dentures look natural and beautiful, no one even has to know. If you want to learn more or would like to make an appointment, please contact us.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Dental anxiety may have debilitating effects for numerous people.

A new study by Case Western Reserve University showed that dental anxiety could cause a person to flinch even after a cotton swab makes minimal contact with his or her gums. Many other people don’t even bother to visit the dentist based on their anxiety.

The only way to combat this issue, in many cases, is to come up with new methods of sedation. Moderate sedation allows the patient to be conscious by suppressing the brain’s reaction to pain and stress while still enabling the person to communicate with the dentist.

Madhavi Setty, DDS, recently wanted to find out more about how dental specialties use sedation. The study appears in the Journal of Endodontics.

The information comes from a study of 84 people who received care and sedation during a visit to a Case Western Reserve dental clinic in endodontics, periodontics and oral surgery between 2010 and 2012. The patient’s age, sex and other medical conditions were taken into account. The patients ranged between 8 and 88 and 63 percent were women.

More than half of the patients required moderation sedation to calm anxiety. The study also showed 15 percent feared needles, 15 percent feared local anesthesia failures and 8 percent feared an issue with a severe gag reflex and claustrophobia from the rubber dam.

An issue for sedating anxious patients is that not all endodontists are qualified to administer it. Many endodontic programs don’t teach these procedures.

The Department of Endodontics at Case Western Reserve just introduced training for moderation sedation last year. The endodontic training abides by the guidelines of the Ohio State Dental Board and the American Dental Association. The rules and guidelines are required to qualify for the necessary certification to administer sedation.

Supervised Tooth Brushing in Schools

Supervised Tooth Brushing in Schools

Supervised teeth brushing may happen at school in some places.

A supervising body in England and Wales recently detailed its new recommendations for healthcare and one of the policies included supervised brushing programs in school and nurseries. The goal is to lower the prevalence of decay among children.

Recent statistics indicate that 10 percent of 3-year-olds in England and Wales show signs of dental decay even though the condition could easily be prevented. In some places, more than half of 5-year-olds have decaying teeth. Dentists throughout the United Kingdom have reported more children than in the past need extensive procedures resulting from decaying teeth.

In addition to monitoring brushing, adding more fluoride varnish is pivotal.

As it stands now, many of these children will have major dental problems when they are adults.

The areas with the poorest oral health were areas where poverty is highest.

 

Gum Health May Have Gotten Worse as Time Passed

Gum Health May Have Gotten Worse as Time Passed

Ancient Romans knew how to take care of their gums.

Researchers from King’s College London determined that only 5 percent of Romans suffered from gum disease while 30 percent of people today encounter that problem. Based on archaeological studies, the researchers concluded that the Roman lifestyle led to much healthier gums.

Dental issues, however, were still a problem during this time period. Abscesses and infections were quite common.

Today, smoking, type 2 diabetes and the food and drinks people consume lead to a higher risk of gum disease.

To reach the conclusion, researchers studied 300 skulls that were from 200 to 400 AD. The skulls were from people who were estimated to be 20 to 40 years old.

In the world today, one of three people will show signs of major gum disease, which is much higher than it was for the ancient Romans. The result of the study was surprising based on the abundance of dental infections and abscesses those people dealt with.