While a lot of dental work focuses on repair to the teeth, sometimes teeth need to be removed (or teeth are congenitally missing). When we think of dentures, we tend to imagine a full set of fake teeth at the side of grandma’s bed. But the fact is, dentures come in many forms, and the term is often used for any false tooth. Read on to learn more about different types of dentures:(more…)
Ray Orzechowski DMD & Shannon Arndt DMD
Concord's Friendliest Dentist
In our last blog post, we discussed how sleep disorders can affect dental health. Some sleep issues are related to habits like tooth grinding or snoring. But there are lots of other habits or conditions that can affect oral health. Learn more about some things that you might not realize can affect the health of your teeth.(more…)
We often think of oral health and overall health as separate, but of course, our mouths are part of our bodies. Oral health is just one part of overall health, and even though you tend to go to a dentist for your teeth and a doctor for other health matters, your oral health can have lots of impacts on the rest of your body.(more…)
Even for the most committed, flossing can sometimes feel like a chore—and if you don’t do it regularly, restarting the habit can be not just difficult, but painful. At the same time, we all know how important flossing is to overall dental health. Even if you brush after every meal, tiny particles of food can hide between your teeth and under your gumline. Over time, those particles form plaque, and can cause damage to your gums and your enamel.
But don’t lose hope! Anyone can build a flossing habit that would make their hygienist proud. Read on for tips and suggestions on how to make flossing a part of your daily routine.(more…)
Since early 2020, COVID-19 has dramatically changed all of our lives, as we have adapted to the presence of this virus across our community. Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority. We are able to provide quality dental care because we continue to follow the latest guidelines and recommendations set forth by the scientific community to ensure your safety. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate this challenge together.
For your peace of mind, the measures we are taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:(more…)
When we are missing a tooth, it can impact all aspects of our lives, from the most basic actions like chewing our food to our performance at work and comfort in social environments. For many, a dental bridge is a great option to consider that can help maintain your dental health while also making you more confident and comfortable. A bridge fills a gap caused by a missing tooth, whether it is a tooth that was pulled or just a tooth you never had. The space is filled with a false tooth, called a pontic, which “bridges” the gap between your teeth and is attached to crowns on either side of the gap(more…)
Did you know that hundreds of thousands of dental implants are performed every year in America? And according to the ADA, this number is expected to continue to rise as the years go on. Dental implants are surgically placed components that fuse with your jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis. In layman’s terms, a dental implant serves as a fake root to a fake tooth. Patients need implants for a variety of reasons, such as injury, gum disease, or simply genetics that have left them with a missing tooth. While dental implants are a highly successful solution, there are many types of implants to be considered. At our office, we work with you to determine the best possible dental implant choice for you.(more…)
Do you look in the mirror and wish that you could change something about your smile? It might be time to consider an aesthetic change. Veneers for teeth are a fantastic, simple dental procedure that can dramatically change your life. If you have low self-esteem or dislike your smile, veneers could be a solution. But what exactly are they? In this blog post we’ll discuss what veneers are and how they can help you!(more…)
Everyone braces themselves at the dentist when they hear those five dreaded words: “You need a root canal.” Society has built root canals up to be a big and terrifying procedure, but the truth is it is incredibly common and simple. Millions of people have this small procedure done each year and come out of it with healthier, stronger teeth. But people are often afraid of things they do not know. So what exactly is a root canal? Let’s break it down together to learn the basics and see why we don’t have to be afraid.(more…)