Life is too short to be worried, scared, or angry. Choose to be healthy and take care of yourself is my rant for today. My awesome patient was truthfully honest about not being committed to brushing twice a day and flossing. We laughed, as I said, well we brush the teeth that we want to keep right? Brushing helps rid of dangerous bacteria that enter the body through the mouth. It practically is the dirtiest part of your body. Can you imagine these bacteria invading your blood stream, organs and entire body?
Research has linked cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and numerous health issues with periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an infection of your gums. It causes odor, bad breath, loose teeth, spaces between teeth and bleeding. When you are healthy your gums do not bleed. So do the simple task of brushing for at least two minutes a day and floss, to have a healthy mouth. I recommend get your teeth cleaned a minimum of twice a year. And for those who don’t brush and floss twice a day, you are in active disease. You need to see the dentist at least four times a year. And when you say it’s too expensive, consider that you spend more on your cell phone and entertainment. Paying for your dental health is a part of life. And ps, if you have insurance, consider yourself lucky and not take it for granted. Health is a responsibility, not a privilege. Always do your best. -Dr Linda Ma
Going to the dentist is not a fun adventure. If you had ever had a dental crown placed, you know that the procedure is sometimes long and grueling. First you get and injection, then the tooth is prepared, an impression is taken, a temporary is made and temporarily cemented, and you have to come back for a second visit to have another injection and then cement the crown which is not always porcelain. Then through time, you may see a black collar around the bottom of the tooth because the metal is showing because your gums are receding. And who knows what that metal is made of?
At Smile Innovations, we are proud to offer CEREC crowns. These crowns are custom made, full porcelain or ceramic crowns that can be fabricated in the same day. Once we prepare the tooth, we take a digital impression and design the tooth. After designing the tooth, the material and color are selected then placed in a milling unit where the final crown is made. All of this is accomplished in one single visit. No need to take addition time off of work, and coming back for the second injection.
CEREC crowns are amazing because they look and feel great. They are metal free. The computer helps design and replicate what your tooth looks like. This procedure is fast and efficient, and most importantly, it is very comfortable for the patient. Come visit us at Smile Innovations, 6323 S Rural Rd #101 Tempe, AZ 82583. Call 480.820.7777 to schedule and appointment. Our goal is to help you have the best teeth that you can. Have an amazing day!
Dr. Linda Ma