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By louettadent16005402, Oct 30 2017 07:00PM

We at Louetta Dental have been promoting sealants for over 40 years on all molars as they erupt into the mouth. Fairly recently research found that sealants hold better if they are bonded with the bonding agents that we use for white fillings. So we use the thinest and strongest bonding agent available.

By louettadent16005402, Jul 17 2017 06:07PM

Implants are one of the best ways of replacing missing teeth. They need to be done before the space and the bone goes away, otherwise they are more complicated. Full tooth replacement usually consists of an implant (root replacement), an abutment (a piece that attaches to the implant and comes out of the gum), and a crown.

One alternative for tooth replacement is a bridge (where the teeth on either side of the space are crowned and a replacement tooth is between the crowns and it is permanently cemented into place). This is faster, tooth replacement, but has it's diadvantages.

Another alternative is a removable partial denture (which has a good place where multiple teeth are missing in the same arch and there is a financial concern).

At Louetta Dental we like to give you all the options.

By louettadent16005402, Jun 14 2017 07:34PM

This is a senitive subject for many reasons. First of all, toothpaste is an abrasive (sand) and it polishs the teeth and wears the tooth at the gum line when that part is exposed and horizonally brushed. Some people get sensitivity in the abrated areas. Also, if the top of the teeth are vigorously brush with tooth paste it causes cupping which can be a sensitive area.

The gumline depressions can be filled if necessary, but I find it better to desensitize them. Then keep them from getting deeper by brushing without toothpaste, to keep them clean. Alternately brush with flouride containing mouthwash.

The cupping is easily filled.

Louetta Dental Professionals

Reference: Abrahamsen T C, The worn dentition- pathognomonic paterns of abrasion and erosion. Int Dent J 2005 55: 268-76

By louettadent16005402, Feb 7 2017 09:42PM

There is new research that breast-feeding can decrease the chances of getting malocclusion . A malocclusion is a deviation of the relations of teeth. Overall, study participants who were breast-fed were 70% less likely to develop a malocclusion compared with those who were never breast-fed or were breast-fed for a short periods. These effects may result from the specific use of orofacial musculature and the avoidance of factors that can cause malocclusions, such as nonnutritive sucking (pacifier and finger sucking). Prevention or interception of harmful behaviors may prevent the development of malocclusions, minimize their psychosocial affect, and reduce the demand for orthodontic treatment and the associated economic burden.

By louettadent16005402, Sep 27 2016 10:05PM

A comprehensive exam should include evaluation of both the hard and soft tissue in and around the oral cavity. So this should include detection of decay, gum disease evaluation, an oral cancer examination and a TMJ evaluation. Here at Louetta Dental we do this type of exam at all of your exam appointments.

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