Got a cavity? A filling is probably in your future. Fillings are a hot topic in health circles. Amalgam fillings may look silver and be referred to as silver fillings, but there’s a bit more to know. Let’s parcel out the fact and fiction regarding fillings.
You may be a person of a certain age. However, just because you are a maturing or senior adult doesn’t mean that dentures are automatically in your dental future. Sometimes, dentures are not the right choice for patients and dental implants are a better alternative. Twenty million adults have full or partial dentures, but that doesn’t mean that dentures are your only option.
Considering dental implants in Jupiter, FL? Then pay close attention to the health of your gums. Over 47 percent of adults have periodontal disease in the US, and as you age, your risk of periodontal disease increases. That’s why it’s key to keep your gums healthy now. Seventy-five percent of adults 60 and older have only a portion of their original teeth. Just when older adults may need dental implants, their risk of periodontal disease goes up if their gum health goes unchecked.
If you keep hearing that phrase but are hesitant to flash your pearly whites because, say, they’re not so pearly and not so white, veneers can help. If you have chipped, broken or discolored teeth, veneers may be the answer to reclaiming your smile. Check out our smile gallery and our page on veneers, to see what dental transformations are possible.
Does the thought of having dental work make you cringe? Is it so bad, that even driving by any dental office in Jupiter makes you shirk? You may be among the nearly 8% of Americans that have odontophobia, dentophobia, dentist phobia or dental anxiety—fear of dentistry. Nearly 25% of us postpone going to the dentist due to anxiety until it’s absolutely necessary. Besides damaging your teeth, not getting proper dental care can impact other areas of health, making you more susceptible to heart disease and diabetes.
There are countless teeth whitening products on the market. Many are available for home use in the form of toothpaste, gel, strips, and mouthwash. Despite these convenient solutions, Dr. Mark Kubiliun always recommends getting your teeth whitened by a local professional to prevent any risk of overdoing the procedure and to ensure that your gums and teeth are regularly monitored. This process can weaken or even destroy your enamel if not handled properly, which can lead to even more expensive treatments. If you live here in Jupiter, Florida, Dr. Mark makes the process so smooth and easy, with no wait appointments.
The New Year is just around the bend. Many are taking the time to pause and consider their goals for the coming year. Nearly 45% of Americans usually make a New Year’s resolution. And unsurprisingly, the most common resolution is to lose weight, yet very few Americans give credence to their oral health and the appearance of their smile in their New Year’s goals. Make 2017 the year to focus on your total health, especially your oral health-- not just the ups and downs of the scale. Good preventative care maintains the health of your mouth and can prevent many of the most common dental issues.