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Last updated 13 days ago
Your dentist will advise you that good oral health is a vital part of your wellbeing. In fact, even procedures defined as cosmetic dentistry can not only give you a whiter, straighter smile, but can also help you maintain optimal dental health at any age. Click on the links below to learn more about dental implants, Invisalign, and other procedures.
Kennett Dental is proud to provide our Kennett Square Clients with affordable family and cosmetic dentistry services. Call (484) 734-1085 to find out how our team of dentists can restore and enhance your smile today!
Last updated 20 days ago
Thanks to new standards in family dentistry and improved oral hygiene, most middle-aged and younger Americans today can expect to keep their natural teeth for the full course of their lifetime. But as you age, issues that affect the mouth can increase or worsen, and dentists advise seniors to be especially attentive to their oral health. If you are aging, read on to learn how to attend to your changing dental needs.
Dry Mouth Concerns
Dry mouth occurs in 30% of older adults as a natural result of aging or as a side effect of common prescription and over-the-counter medications. Unfortunately, a reduction in saliva production is not only uncomfortable, but can also contribute to significant tooth decay and gum disease. Ask your dentist to recommend treatments to restore moisture to your mouth and consider using a prescription strength fluoride gel to ward off tooth decay.
Common Senior Diseases
As seniors get older, they face an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease or cancer, and these serious health issues can affect your oral health. In addition, poor dental health can increase even healthy patients’ risk for developing diabetes and heart disease. If you are missing any teeth due to diabetes, your dentist can help restore the function and cosmetic appearance of your smile with dental implants.
Extra Oral Care
Finally, seniors should pay extra attention to their oral health by following their dentist’s recommendations to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush. Be sure to floss nightly and visit your dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups. You may also want to consider asking your dentist about a special mouthwash to reduce your risk for gum disease.
Do you need an experienced and attentive cosmetic or family dentist in Kennett Square? Whether you need more tips on senior oral care or want to learn more about cosmetic procedures such as Invisalign, call Kennett Dental today at (484) 734-1085. Our state-of-the-art procedures can guarantee a beautiful, healthy smile that will last for a lifetime.
Last updated 28 days ago
Do you suffer from bad breath? Fortunately, as you will learn in this interview with a cosmetic dentist, there are a number of effective ways to successfully take on your halitosis and beat it.
Bad breath may be caused by bacteria growing inside your mouth due to a dental infection, cavity, or gum disease. While there is no single cure for bad breath, a combination of good oral hygiene and over-the-counter products such as mouthwash can generally limit its effects. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and using a mouth rinse will go a long way toward managing even chronic halitosis.
The dentists at Kennett Dental provide a wide range of cosmetic and family dentistry services, including dental implants, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and laser therapy to Kennett Square patients. Call us at (484) 734-1085 to schedule an appointment today!
Last updated 1 month ago
Miniature dental implants are tiny titanium screws that act as tooth roots and hold replacement teeth or bridges. If you are missing any teeth due to periodontal disease or injury, your dentist may recommend miniature dental implants to stabilize lower dentures. Here are just some of the benefits of this innovative, FDA-approved device.
Effective Tooth Replacements
Did you know that millions of Americans are missing teeth? If you are missing a tooth or even several teeth, the first step in a mini dental implant procedure calls for four implants to be gently screwed into the front of a patient’s lower jaw. Compared to their larger standard dental implant counterparts, mini implants are significantly smaller: each is only about the size of a toothpick. The patient’s denture or other cosmetic teeth are then affixed to the implant for a permanent, lasting restoration.
More Qualified Patients
Traditionally, dental implants were only recommended for patients who had sufficient bone mass to support the implant. But the smaller diameter of miniature implants allows them to be successfully implanted even in thin bones. While earlier dentists had to recommend long, often uncomfortable bone graft procedures to ready their patients for dental implants, mini implants’ capacity to provide a lasting, stable root for one or several teeth makes them the optimal choice for many people.
Painless Dental Procedure
Perhaps the biggest advantage of miniature implants is the quick, nearly painless procedure. While implanting traditional dental implants can take several months, mini implants involve a more minor surgical procedure, and crowns may even be placed on the same day. Patients who opt for mini implants can avoid the lengthy waiting period as their jaws heal and never have to go toothless.
To find out whether mini implants or standard dental implants are right for you, call the Kennett Square family dentists at Kennett Dental at (484) 734-1085 today. Our general dentistry team is proud to provide a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dental services to Pennsylvania clients of all ages.