Would you love to improve your smile? If so, there is no better time than the present to learn about the treatments we offer that can bring about the changes to your smile you want to see. Many of the treatments we recommend will not only improve the aesthetics of your teeth, but they will help their function as well. With the holiday season fast approaching, there is no better time to learn how we can help. Many of the treatments we offer can be completed before the start of the holiday season. Read on to learn more about how we can help you improve your smile this fall.
Did we recommend a dental treatment for you or a loved one during your last appointment, and you have yet to schedule your appointment? Perhaps you don’t need dental treatment, but when was the date of your last oral hygiene examination and cleaning? We know life is busy and time can get away from you, but it is important to make your dental health a priority. With summer right around the corner, we would hate for you or a family member to experience a dental emergency or complication that could have easily been avoided. Read on to learn more about the importance of being diligent about your oral health.
At Smiles by Holsinger & Higgins, we are nothing without our patients. We love when we hear from our patients, and they give feedback about a treatment they received. We recently had the pleasure of receiving a letter from one of our patients. She visited Dr. Holsinger, and he restored her oral health with dentures. Be sure to read her words in the attached letter. As you can see, she is so grateful for the dentures she received and feels like her life is changed. It can be a frustrating feeling when you are not able to eat properly and are unhappy with the state of your teeth and oral health. This patient is now able to smile confidently and eat what she chooses.
Have we recommended a dental crown treatment and you have postponed scheduling it due to nerves? Even if we haven’t recommended a dental crown treatment at this time, there is a chance that you or a loved one might need the treatment in the future. An unfamiliar treatment makes some of our patients feel uneasy, so we want to take a few moments and explain more about this common treatment that can be used to restore and improve your oral health. Continue reading to learn more.
Last month, we wrote about the importance of replacing missing teeth. As we explained, it is important to replace missing teeth to keep the teeth from shifting, to help the jawbone stay intact, and to ensure that the surrounding teeth do not become damaged. We also replace teeth to help chew food better so we can eat whatever we want, not just soft foods. Chewing food well will help the digestive system to be healthy. Teeth are needed to properly pronounce words and speak clearly, think of a six year old that is lisping after losing their front baby teeth. Replacing missing teeth help us eat well, speak well, look good, and be healthier by supporting healthy digestion and our immune system.
Have you recently learned that you need to have a tooth extracted and are unsure if the tooth should be replaced? There can be many reasons a tooth needs to be extracted, such as decay, injury, trauma, and medical conditions. No matter the reason for the extraction, a missing tooth can leave patients feeling self-conscious, especially if the area is visible when talking or smiling. Patients who are missing a front tooth are extremely eager to choose a tooth replacement option as soon as possible. Hesitation occurs when the missing tooth is a rear molar and not visible. We want to encourage patients with any missing teeth, no matter the location, to discuss a tooth replacement option with our team as soon as possible to avoid lasting damage to your oral health.
A healthy smile should last a lifetime, but sometimes that smile needs a little help. For numerous reasons, people find themselves missing a tooth (or teeth). Not only can a missing tooth lead to embarrassment, it can also lead to long-term health issues. Fortunately, there are procedures, such as dental implants, that can bring back that beautiful smile for good.
Are your teeth badly decayed or infected? Do you worry that the only solution is to remove them? Don’t panic. There’s a procedure that can save your teeth, get rid of the pain, and prevent it from coming back: a root canal treatment. Even though you may think of a root canal as painful and uncomfortable, thanks to modern dental technology, we can perform this procedure effectively and virtually pain-free.
We hope your new year is off to a great start. We want to help keep you healthy in 2020 — because your dental health has an affect on your overall health. Do you know what disease over half of adult Americans are living with? Click here to find out how to avoid this common dental problem.
While there are a variety of dental treatment options for replacing a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, dental implants are a long-lasting solution. They offer the strongest support for replacement teeth and function and look just like your natural teeth.