Hate Your Dentures?

North Dallas Dentistry ImplantMaybe you have heard about dental implants: how they’ve been called one of the greatest steps forward in dentistry. At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we offer several types of this remarkable technology.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is implanted in your jaw. A single post can support a single artificial tooth, while multiple posts can support a set of dentures. This article takes a look at denture implants.

Let’s examine the facts:

  • Chewing: An implant denture can restore up to 95 percent of normal chewing function. Can you chew easily with your current full or partial denture? Can you bite apples? When was the last time you ate a raw carrot?
  • Fit: Implant anchored dentures stay in place. An implant denture doesn’t slide around in your mouth and cause sores. Implant denture wearers who exercise regularly especially appreciate this benefit.
  • Appearance: Is your smile beautiful? Can you smile confidently? How many denture wearers love their smile? Implant anchored dentures look like natural teeth. They don’t move when you smile, eat, talk, bike, swim, dance, golf, ski; you get the idea.
  • Bone health: When teeth are taken out, bone recession can result over time. Because a titanium implant is an artificial ‘tooth root’ inserted into your jaw bone, your bone has a better chance of staying healthy. If there are no other adverse conditions present, your jaw bone should remain strong and vital, just as if the former tooth root were there.

If you hate your traditional dentures, we invite you to schedule an implant denture consultation with Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas. We also offer single dental implants, and many other procedures. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

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Are yellowing teeth getting you down? If so, you are not alone! Some of the most common concerns of our patients at Dr. Howard Kessner General Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas  have to do with teeth whitening.

Because many over-the-counter dental products say they can lighten your teeth, it’s natural to consider giving them a try.

Whitening toothpastes work by adding chemical agents that can gently polish and whiten teeth. However, these substances can only remove stains that are on the surface of the teeth. This usually results in whitening by roughly one shade.

Professional teeth whitening, on the other hand, can generally lighten your teeth anywhere from three to eight shades. That is quite a difference!

At Dr. Howard Kessner General Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry we have two options for our patients: Zoom! in-office treatment that whitens teeth in just one appointment, and a take-home kit that lets you whiten your teeth at your own pace.

We think you’ll agree, there really is no comparrison. For the best results, professional teeth whitening wins every time. It’s just one of the cosmetic dentistry services we use to improve smiles, at Dr. Howard Kessner General Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Posted in Cosmetic dentistry, Teeth whitening

Cosmetic Dental Artistry

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At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we create beautiful smiles with cosmetic dentistry.

It’s been said that cosmetic dentistry is part science and part art. That is a short-and-sweet definition for what we do. More to the point, though, is that we use sound dental techniques to bring positive changes to the smiles of our patients.

Smile enhancement through cosmetic dentistry can have positive changes on your life. The smallest improvement can boost your self-confidence. We have many techniques we can use, depending on the state of your smile: we can correct teeth that are discolored, chipped, mis-shapen, and even missing.

Traditional dentistry addresses the health of your teeth and gums, and that certainly has its place in what we do. Cosmetic dentistry aims to complement the overall general and dental health of each patient. We do more than recommend specific procedures. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth, and the facial shape and coloring of each patient. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment. (If only!)

Your teeth take a lot of wear and tear over the years. But cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas can restore your smile to its youthful appearance. Possibilities include porcelain veneers and teeth whitening. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Lighten Up!

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This blog post from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas is for people with stained teeth. Do you think your teeth are too stained for teeth whitening to have any effect? Think again. We can whiten smiles for patients with both intrinsic and extrinsic stains.

Extrinsic stains are caused by dark colored foods and drinks, smoking, and normal aging. People with extrinsic stains see great results from both in-office and take-home teeth whitening systems.

Intrinsic stains form on the inside but can be seen from the outside. Tetracycline, excessive fluoride, trauma, and aging can cause intrinsic staining for unfortunate men and women. Though these stains are harder to remove, many patients with intrinsic staining can whiten their teeth, too.

We offer two whitening options: in-office Zoom! is a light-activated whitening process that gives results in just one office visit. We also have a take-home kit you can do at your own pace, though it takes longer to work.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Healthy Habits To Keep You Smiling

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In this post from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we focus on behaviors that affect your dental health. Regular brushing and flossing, of course, are two essential habits, but there are other things we can do to keep a healthy smile.

Diet Do’s

  • Do eat a nutritious diet with a variety of foods. This is necessary for overall physical health and a strong immune system.
  • Do eat calcium-rich dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt to neutralize acids that are harmful to enamel.

Diet Don’ts

  • Don’t eat sugary foods. Sugar results in the production of dangerous cavity-causing acids that weaken enamel and lead to decay.
  • Don’t snack throughout the day. This speeds up plaque production and subjects the teeth to continual contact with acids.
  • Don’t chew on ice. (It really can crack teeth.)
  • Don’t drink energy drinks. They have many substances that are detrimental to teeth.

Other Important Tips

  • Don’t use your teeth as tools. It makes more sense to cut that knotted shoelace than to gnaw at it to try to untangle it.
  • Don’t get piercings in or around your mouth.
  • Don’t ignore tooth pain or sensitivity.
  • If you have children, speak with Doctor Kessner about water fluoridation. If your municipal water supply is not fluoridated, you may want to give your children fluoride supplements.
  • Don’t use a medium or hard bristle toothbrush. It can damage gums.
  • If you have an eating disorder – seek professional help ASAP. Bulimia and anorexia are extremely damaging to teeth. (Not to mention the toll they take on the heart and other organs.)

We urge all of our patients to maintain a lifestyle that encourages dental health as well as overall physical health.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we offer general and cosmetic dentistry, and a full range of dental services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Posted in Dental health, General dentistry, Oral health

Let’s Work Together To Keep Your Smile Healthy And Beautiful

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At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in North Dallas, we approach all your oral care needs from two separate angles—what we can do in our dental office and what you can do at home.

For example, teeth whitening and correcting discoloration can be treated in our office or at home. Here in the office there are safe and effective methods for brightening yellowed or stained tooth enamel. At-home whitening processes are also safe and effective.

Additionally, we advise you regarding food and drink choices that can impact your whitened smile. Be aware of staining agents such as coffee, tea, tobacco and soda. We understand that avoiding these items altogether is not an easy lifestyle change.

Awareness and precaution can make a big difference. Rinsing your mouth out with water after drinking a dark or sugary liquid can cut down on the contact your teeth have with it and help neutralize the acids. Prolonged exposure to sugar can lead to buildup of plaque and tartar and prolonged exposure to staining substances can negate the results of teeth whitening.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in North Dallas, your dental health is our number one priority. Services include general dentistry, and a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Fight Plaque Build-up!

Plaque is a thin filmy substance that is constantly forming on the surface of teeth. It isn’t easy to see it and it isn’t always easy to get it off, so having a cleaning and checkup every six months at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in North Dallas is a very good idea.

Plaque is formed by bacteria and sugars, and totally coats the teeth. It’s a constant process; the stuff is always forming. That’s why you should brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. It’s important to remove it because plaque is what causes cavities.

Fighting Plaque

The best strategy for fighting plaque is to brush your teeth after every meal. That way, you get it as begins to form. We recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a light touch. Hard bristles can be pretty rough on your gums.

Remember to toss your toothbrush out and get a new one every three months or so. Once the bristles start to bend out of shape they don’t work as well. It’s also important to hold the bristles at a 45-degree angle as you brush, and use gentle, circular strokes.

Two Minute Warning

Try to brush for two minutes! Some people find that challenging. You can use a timer to help, or listen to some music to take your mind off the brushing. That way the time will fly by, and you may even go beyond that two minute minimum.

Get inside and outside the teeth, and along the chewing surfaces, too. Don’t forget to brush your tongue. Your objective is to get your entire mouth.

Proper brushing also helps to fight gum disease.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in North Dallas, we want all our patients to enjoy clean, healthy teeth. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today.

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

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How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

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Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. It’s a serious condition that should be treated right away. At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in North Dallas, we provide gum disease treatment.

Swelling of the gums is an auto-immune response of the body to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated, it can influence the bone near the teeth. The body’s immune system wants to rid the bone of the harmful material the bacteria is creating. Over time, bone loss will occur.

Inflammation in the gums also is associated with atherosclerosis, the occurrence of fatty deposits inside of the body’s arteries. Inflammation coincides with an increase of the blood protein CRP (C-reactive protein), produced by the liver. The more inflammation there is, the more the liver produces CRP. The more CRP present, the more likely cardiovascular disease is present, along with related problems. CRP production is also related to arthritis, auto-immune disorders, and intestinal troubles.

Scientists are currently looking into the relationship between periodontal inflammation and CRP level and the effects outside of the oral cavity. Links have already been discovered between periodontal disease and pancreatic cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

If inflammation is left untreated, gums can develop pockets that provide the perfect breeding ground for infection. The longer the infection persists, the more likely bone loss will ensue, eventually causing tooth loss.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of gum disease, or if you suspect you are, don’t delay. Call us at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in North Dallas right away. We treat gum disease, and offer a full range of general dentistry services. Make an appointment today.

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Protect Teeth From Cracks

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Ouch! No one wants the pain and inconvenience of cracked teeth, so in this post from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in North Dallas we are going to focus on how to avoid this problem.

The first thing to remember is that avoiding a cracked tooth is not rocket science. You should steer clear of chewing on hard things if you don’t want a cracked tooth! This includes ice, hard candy, and (sorry movie lovers) popcorn.

Also, protect against any impact to the mouth that could be experienced during sporting events. If you are a member of a local Richardson or Plano rec center basketball, ultimate frisbee, or flag football league, pick up a mouth guard at a North Dallas area sporting goods store.

Tooth grinding is never a good thing, and it can even lead to cracked teeth or temporomandibular conditions. Talk to your dentist, doctor, or physical therapist and try some stress reduction techniques to keep your jaw nice and relaxed.

Be sure to keep your regular check-ups, because we can spot possible problems that could predispose you to a cracked tooth such as an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth.

If, in spite of everything, you crack a tooth, rest assured that it is an addressable issue. Restorative dentistry from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry can correct cracked teeth. We also offer a full range of general dentistry services. Make an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Posted in Dental health, General dentistry, Restorative dentistry

Our Dental Team Takes Care Of You

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At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in North Dallas, each member of our team helps us operate smoothly and provide a high standard of care. This post will focus on the duties of a dental assistant.

You probably think of the dental assistant as: “The one who suctions my mouth while the dentist is working on me,” or “The one who puts the bib around my neck,” and you are right. However, his/her knowledge of patient care and dental lab procedures is probably more extensive than you realize.

Dental assistants work behind the scenes at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. They assist during all dental procedures including basic oral examinations, tooth prep, and cavity filling, as well as lengthy smile makeovers involving multiple procedures. Our competent assistants also work with our dental hygienists during dental cleanings and patient instruction.

When a patient arrives for his/her appointment, the dental assistant has already been preparing for the specific procedure. Before he/she is escorted to a chair in one of our comfortable patient rooms, the assistant has made sure the room is ready.

Whether the patient is receiving teeth whitening, undergoing a routine orthodontia adjustment, or settling in for a two-hour cosmetic dental smile makeover, the dental assistant has set the stage for a comfortable and efficient procedure.

Dental assistants may also prepare tray setups, take impressions for restorations, schedule appointments, take x-rays, and maintain patient records. They must have a sharp eye for detail and a first-rate memory as they organize and stock the many different dental supplies in a typical office.

As you can see, dental assistants are essential and highly valued members of our team, at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in North Dallas. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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