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If a dentist informs you that you have an abscessed tooth, this means the interior pulp of your tooth is infected and will need to be removed. Remedying this infection is imperative to saving the tooth from extraction.
This video explains typical treatment for an abscessed tooth. Upon finding an infection, a dentist may recommend root canal therapy. This procedure can eliminate infection by removing the diseased interior tissues of your tooth. By creating a small hole in your tooth through which he can insert files, a dentist can extract infected blood vessels and nerves. Once he alleviates the infection, the dentist will then seal the tooth and place a crown over it for optimal comfort and oral health.
Are you suffering from a persistent toothache? If so, call Kennett Dental in Kennett Square at (484) 734-1085 to set up an appointment with a family dentistry expert.
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The daily dietary choices you make can have a profound impact on your oral health. You may already be aware of the damage that candy and other sweets can do to your teeth, but did you know that you could improve your oral health with certain foods and drinks? Family dentistry experts encourage patients to include the following items in their diets to promote healthy, cavity-free teeth:
Drinking milk is beneficial for promoting the formation and maintenance of calcium in teeth. If you include low-fat milk in your diet, you can help to keep your teeth as strong as possible. Additionally, milk can even lower your risk of tooth decay. Research indicates that consuming milk can deter the buildup of harmful bacterial acids that erode tooth enamel. Milk can provide natural tooth-whitening benefits as well.
Do you need to brush your teeth, but your toothbrush is far away at home? Try snacking on a few carrots instead. Though this tasty vegetable cannot substitute for your regular oral hygiene routine, carrots can help to lessen the accumulation of plaque on your teeth. In fact, any raw, fibrous fruit or vegetable can provide a quick fix when you need to clean your mouth. Their rough skins and interiors act as natural scrubbing agents and can wash away harmful bacteria and other food remnants.
If unsweetened tea isn’t already part of your post-dinner routine, you may want to consider adding it to your menu. Tea contains beneficial antioxidants that reduce the occurrence of bacteria buildup and detoxify harmful chemicals. When bacteria do not have the chance to mix with food sugars to create cavity-producing acids, you can enjoy healthier teeth and gums. Studies have found that green and black teas are best for fighting off tooth decay.
Keeping up with your biyearly cleanings can also reduce your incidence of tooth decay and periodontal disease. To schedule your next checkup, call Kennett Dental at (484) 734-1085. Our practice offers comprehensive preventative and cosmetic dentistry services for individuals living in the greater Kennett Square community.
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Dr. Richard Ram of Kennett Dental has a passion for dentistry that spans more than 30 years. Dr. Ram began his academic pursuits at Haverford College and Temple University where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees, respectively. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania to attain his DMD, which he earned in 1978.
Ever since that time, Dr. Ram has been providing his patients with the highest degree of dental care, which includes services for general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. To ensure that his patients benefit from the best dental treatment available, Dr. Ram participates in ongoing courses to learn the latest dental practices. Dr. Ram has even had the honor of teaching dental students at Temple University Dental School, a resounding testament to his knowledge and proficiency in dentistry.
Dr. Ram is one of several caring and capable dental professionals at Kennett Dental. If you are overdue on your dental treatment, we can help. To receive gentle and comprehensive family dental care in the comfort of our friendly Kennett Square dental office, call (484) 734-1085.
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Do you have chipped teeth? Is your smile not as bright or even as you would like? Porcelain veneers can address all of these concerns. These resilient yet natural-looking fixtures can instantly disguise your dental imperfections and enhance your smile. To apply porcelain veneers, your dentist will likely perform the following steps:
Readying Your Teeth
Porcelain veneers are made from extremely fine porcelain shaped to look like the front of teeth. As thin as these veneers are, though, they require some minor modification to your teeth to allow for easy application and seamless addition. Before you receive your porcelain veneers, your dentist may remove a minimal amount of tooth enamel. To ensure that each veneer is a perfect match for the tooth it will be affixed to, your dentist may also create a mold of your teeth. This mold will serve as a model for the expert who fabricates your porcelain veneers.
Creating Your Veneers
As you wait for your final veneers, your dentist may apply temporary ones to wear during the weeks when the permanent ones are made. Your permanent veneers are individually designed to fit your teeth. The color of your veneers is chosen to match your natural teeth as well.
Completing Your Smile
The application process is integral to the longevity of your porcelain veneers. Once your veneers are ready, you will return to your dentist’s office for the final part of the treatment process. Your dentist must first ready your teeth by cleaning and drying them. He will then add a thin layer of dental cement to ensure that your porcelain veneers do not move once they are put into place. Finally, your dentist can apply your porcelain veneers. To achieve an optimal smile, he may slightly buff your veneers for natural smoothness and shine.
Let Kennett Dental help you attain a smile that makes you beam from ear to ear. Our comprehensive array of cosmetic dentistry services, including tooth whitening and porcelain veneers, can substantially improve the look of your teeth. Call (484) 734-1085 or visit our website to learn more about our dental enhancement procedures for Kennett Square residents.
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Dentures are a great, affordable solution to tooth loss, but not every patient finds them easy to adapt to. One of the biggest problem denture patients face is slippage. When dentures don’t fit securely, they may slip or make clicking noises, leaving wearers feeling self-conscious. Some people even begin to shy away from social situations because of concerns about denture fit. Mini dental implants can change all of that. Mini implants can be used to secure dentures in place for improved comfort and hygiene. Could they be right for you? This infographic from the dentists at Kennett Dental explains everything you need to know about mini dental implants. Help spread the word about this great treatment option to denture patients everywhere by sharing this information.