Monday, December 19, 2011

Dental Health Care - Heart Disease and Gum Disease

Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease?
Overall the data indicates that chronic gum disease may contribute to the development of heart disease, the nation's leading cause of death in both men and women.

How does this happen? Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can affect conditions outside your mouth. In heart disease, one theory is that gum disease can cause bacteria to enter the bloodstream where they attach to the fatty deposits in the heart blood vessels. This condition can cause blood clots and may lead to heart attacks.

If I Have Heart Disease, Are There Special Requirements to Maintain Proper Oral Health?
To maintain the best oral health, you should:
  • Establish and maintain a healthy mouth. This means brushing and flossing daily and visiting your dentist regularly.
  • Make sure your dentist knows you have a heart problem.
  • Carefully follow your physician's and dentist's instructions, and use prescription medications, such as antibiotics, as directed.
Am I at Risk if Dental Procedures are Performed?
If you have certain preexisting heart conditions, you may be at risk for developing bacterial endocarditis — an infection of the heart's inner lining or the valves. Anytime there is bleeding in the mouth, certain oral bacteria can enter the blood stream and may settle on abnormal heart valves or tissue weakened by an existing heart problem or heart condition. In these cases, the infection can damage or even destroy heart valves or tissue.

There are precautions you need to take if you have any of the following conditions:
  • Artificial (prosthetic) heart valves
  • A history of endocarditis
  • Congenital heart or heart valve defects
  • Heart valves damaged (scarred) by conditions such as rheumatic fever
  • Mitral valve prolapse with a murmur
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Be sure to tell your dentist if you have a heart condition, and what, if any, medications you are taking for it. Your dentist will record important health information in your record and coordinate treatment with your physician.

Above article from:  www.colgate.ca

Cosmetic, Sedation & Family Dentistry
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Bowling Green , KY 42104
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cosmetic Dentistry - Dental Bonding - Smile Makeovers

Improving My Smile with Dental Bonds

How Does Bonding Work?
Bonding uses composite resins or porcelain/composite veneers to cover the surface of stained teeth and give a nice, even appearance to broken or misshapen teeth. There are two basic bonding techniques:
  • Composite bonding
    First, the front of the tooth is slightly reduced to prevent the "new" tooth from being too bulky. Microscopic grooves are then etched into the tooth surface with a mild acid. A composite resin matched to the colour of the surrounding teeth is applied to the tooth, contoured into shape, set using a curing light, and finally smoothed and polished.
  • Veneer bonding
    A veneer is made to match the colour and shape of your tooth. Porcelain veneers are generally stronger, while composite veneers are less expensive. With porcelain veneers, the dentist takes an impression of the tooth and sends it to the dental lab for fabrication of the veneer, usually after the front of the tooth has been reduced. With either method, the tooth is prepared for bonding by roughening the front surface with mild etching solution. The veneer can then be bonded to your tooth using a dental bonding cement.
While more expensive, a porcelain veneer offers a better colour match to your surrounding teeth and typically lasts for five to 10 years.

Above article from:  www.colgate.ca

Cosmetic, Sedation & Family Dentistry
Chandler Park Dental Care
Tel: 270-282-4777
1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green , KY 42104
USA

Saturday, December 17, 2011

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.

How do Dental Implants Work?
Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.

For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.

Implants are usually more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, and most insurance carriers typically cover less than 10 percent of the fees.

The American Dental Association considers two types of implants to be safe. They are:

  • Endosteal implants — these are surgically implanted directly into the jawbone. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery is needed to connect a post to the original implant. Finally, an artificial tooth (or teeth) is attached to the post-individually, or grouped on a bridge or denture.
  • Subperiosteal implants — these consist of a metal frame that is fitted onto the jawbone just below the gum tissue. As the gums heal, the frame becomes fixed to the jawbone. Posts, which are attached to the frame, protrude through the gums. As with endosteal implants, artificial teeth are then mounted to the posts.

How Long do Dental Implants Last?
Implants generally last 10-20 years, depending on the location of the implant and patient compliance with oral hygiene and dental visits. Because molars receive more stress and wear and tear, these implants typically do not last as long as implants located at the front of your mouth.



Above article from:  www.colgate.ca

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Chandler Park Dental Care
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1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green , KY 42104
USA

Sunday, November 20, 2011

How Does a Dentist Fill a Cavity?

A cavity is a small dental infection of the tooth that is comprised of bacteria and is treated with a filling. Discover how a dentist fills a cavity by numbing the patient, cleaning the cavity and filling it with tips from a dentist in this free video on dental health and oral hygiene.



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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Teeth Whitening - Facts on Whitening Toothpaste

While most whitening toothpastes don't chemically whiten the teeth, they do help remove surface stains which will make the teeth appear lighter. Discover active ingredients that whiten teeth, such as peroxide, with tips from a dentist in this free video on dental health and oral hygiene.



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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Preventive Dentistry - Early Signs of Gum Disease

Some early warning signs of gum disease include buildup, plaque, tartar, irritation of gum tissue and bleeding when flossing or eating. Treat gingivitis before it becomes periodontitis with tips from a dentist in this free video on dental health and oral hygiene.



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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dental Care for Crowns, Bridges and Braces

If you have fixed bridgework, braces or other dental work which connects adjacent teeth, cleaning under and around it with an interdental brush can prevent tooth decay and gum disease. While their use may seem intuitive, many people are unaware that plaque accumulates under bridge connectors, around orthodontic brackets, etc. This animation describes use of an interdental brush to avoid recurrent caries around fixed bridge retainer margins, and the resulting failure of expensive dental work.



Above article & video produced by: www.ToothIQ.com

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Monday, October 17, 2011

What is a dental crown?

A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant and is typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.

The most common method of crowning a tooth involves using a dental impression of a prepared tooth by a dentist to fabricate the crown outside of the mouth. The crown can then be inserted at a subsequent dental appointment. Using this indirect method of tooth restoration allows use of strong restorative materials requiring time consuming fabrication methods requiring intense heat, such as casting metal or firing porcelain which would not be possible to complete inside the mouth.



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Bowling Green , KY 42104
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cavities Between Your Teeth

Interproximal decay (decay on the smooth surfaces between teeth) requires removal of a significant amount of healthy tooth structure to access the problem areas. This animation illustrates prevention of this type of cavity through flossing and shows the amount of tooth removal required. The progression of interproximal decay is shown with a transparent view through the enamel.



Above video produced by: www.ToothIQ.com


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Bowling Green , KY 42104
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Monday, September 19, 2011

Dental Implants Dentist Bowling Green KY

Are you missing teeth?  Dental implants may be an option for you!
Learn more about dental implants in the video below.


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Bowling Green , KY 42104
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Gum Disease Treatment Bowling Green KY

Gum Disease - Gingival Recession
Watch the video below to learn more about gum disease. 

Above video created by:  ToothIQ.com

Preventive & Restorative Dentistry 
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Bowling Green , KY 42104
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Preventive Dentistry Bowling Green KY

Dental Cavity - 3D Medical Animation
What is a dental cavity?


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Bowling Green , KY 42104
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Preventive Dental Care Bowling Green KY

Healthy Teeth for Life: 10 Tips for Families

You have so many good reasons to keep your family’s teeth and gums healthy. Their sparkling smiles. Being able to chew for good nutrition. Avoiding toothaches and discomfort. And new research suggests that gum disease can lead to other problems in the body, including increased risk of heart disease.

Fortunately, there are simple ways to keep teeth strong and healthy from childhood to old age. Here’s how:

1. Start children early. Despite great strides in decay prevention, one in four young children develops signs of tooth decay before they start school. Half of all children between the ages of 12 and 15 have cavities. “Dental care should begin as soon as a child’s first tooth appears, usually around six months,” Caryn Solie, RDH, president of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, tells WebMD. “Teeth can be wiped with a clean, damp cloth or a very soft brush. At about age 2, you can let kids try brushing for themselves -- although it’s important to supervise.”

2. Seal off trouble. Permanent molars come in around age 6. Thin protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth can prevent decay in the pits and fissures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sealants can significantly reduce caries. Yet only one in three U.S. kids receives dental sealants. Talk to your dental professional.

3. Use enough -- but not too much -- fluoride. The single biggest advance in oral health has been fluoride, which strengthens enamel, making it less likely to decay. Three out of four Americans drink water that is fluoridated. If your water isn’t fluoridated, talk to your dental professional, who may suggest putting a fluoride application on your teeth. Many toothpastes and mouth rinses also contain fluoride. Fluoride should be used sparingly in young children -- no more than a pea-sized dab on the toothbrush. Too much can cause white spots on teeth.

4. Brush twice a day and floss daily. Gum disease and tooth decay remain big problems -- and not just for older people. Three-fourths of teenagers have gums that bleed, according to the ADHA. Along with the basic advice, remember:
  • Toothbrushes should be changed 3 to 4 times a year.
  • Teenagers with braces may need to use special toothbrushes and other oral hygiene tools to brush their teeth. Talk to your dentist or orthodontist.
  • Older people with arthritis or other problems may have trouble holding a toothbrush or using floss. Some people find it easier to use an electric toothbrush. Others simply put a bicycle grip or foam tube over the handle of a regular toothbrush to make it easier to hold.
5. Rinse or chew gum after meals. In addition to brushing and flossing, rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial rinse can help prevent decay and gum problems. Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal can also protect by increasing saliva flow, which naturally washes bacteria away and neutralizes acid.

6. Block blows to teeth. Sports and recreational activities build healthy bodies, but they can pose a threat to teeth. Most school teams now require children to wear mouth guards. But remember: unsupervised recreational activities like skate-boarding and roller-blading can also result in injuries. Your dentist can make a custom-fitted mouth guard. Another option: buy a mouth guard at a sporting goods store that can be softened using hot water to form fit your mouth.

7. Don’t smoke or use smokeless tobacco. Tobacco stains teeth and significantly increases the risk of gum disease and oral cancer. If you smoke or use chewing tobacco, consider quitting. Counsel your kids not to start.

8. Eat smart. At every age, a healthy diet is essential to healthy teeth and gums. A well-balanced diet of whole foods -- including grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables, and dairy products -- will provide all the nutrients you need. Some researchers believe that omega-3 fats, the kind found in fish, may also reduce inflammation, thereby lowering risk of gum disease, says Anthony M. Iacopino, DMD, PhD, dean of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry.

9. Avoid sugary foods. When bacteria in the mouth break down simple sugars, they produce acids that can erode tooth enamel, opening the door to decay. “Sugary drinks, including soft drinks and fruit drinks, pose a special threat because people tend to sip them, raising acid levels over a long period of time,” says Steven E. Schonfeld, DDS, PhD, a dentist in private practice and spokesperson for the American Dental Association. “Carbonated drinks may make matters worse, since carbonation also increases acidity.” Sticky candies are another culprit, because they linger on teeth surfaces.

10. Make an appointment. Most experts recommend a dental check-up every 6 months -- more often if you have problems like gum disease. During a routine exam, your dentist or dental hygienist removes plaque build-up that you can’t brush or floss away and look for signs of decay. A regular dental exam also spots:

Early signs of oral cancer. Nine out of 10 cases of oral cancer can be treated if found early enough. Undetected, oral cancer can spread to other parts of the body and become harder to treat.

Wear and tear from tooth grinding. Called bruxism, teeth grinding may be caused by stress or anxiety. Over time, it can wear down the biting surfaces of teeth, making them more susceptible to decay. If your teeth show signs of bruxism, your dentist may recommend a mouth guard worn at night to prevent grinding.

Signs of gum disease. Gum disease, also called gingivitis or periodontitis, is the leading cause of tooth loss in older people. “Unfortunately, by the time most people notice any of the warning signs of periodontitis, it’s too late to reverse the damage,” says Sam Low, DDS, professor of periodontology at the University of Florida and president of the American Academy of Periodontology. Periodically, your dental professional should examine your gums for signs of trouble.

Interactions with medications. Older patients, especially those on multiple medications, are at risk of dry mouth, or xerostomia. Reduced saliva flow increases the risk of decay and gum problems. As many as 800 different drugs cause dry mouth as a side effect, says Iacopino, dean of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry. “Always tell your dental professional about any medications you take,” he says. A change in prescriptions may help alleviate the problem. Saliva-like oral mouthwashes are also available.

“Almost all tooth decay and most gum disease can be prevented with good oral hygiene,” says Solie. “We’re talking about taking a few minutes each day to brush and floss. That’s not a lot in return for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.”

Above article from www.webmd.com

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Bowling Green , KY 42104
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Dental Implants Bowling Green KY

What are dental implants?

Beginning in the 1950s researchers observed that the metal titanium, and some other materials, formed a very strong bond to surrounding bone, a process termed "osseointegration."

After years of careful research and study, dental implants (titanium cylinders placed into the jawbone to support replacement teeth) were refined with high success rates. There are now patients who have had implant supported teeth for more than twenty-five years.

Thus osseointegration began a revolution in dentistry, and at last, an answer to the many problems associated with missing teeth.

Why should you consider dental implants?

If you, like millions of Americans, have lost one or more teeth, you may be all too familiar with the unpleasant consequences. For many, missing teeth lead to an unattractive smile, embarrassment from loose dentures, and pain or difficulty with eating.

Traditional dentistry can provide replacements for missing teeth using bridges, removable partials and dentures; however, each of these has its problems.

Bridgework usually involves altering natural teeth to provide a stable foundation for support of replacement teeth. Partials and dentures can, at times, be very unstable leading to denture sores or speech difficulties.

Another little known problem associated with tooth loss is a process known as "atrophy," a shrinking of the jawbone that can progress relentlessly over the years. Bone atrophy not only affects jaw function, but can cause adverse facial cosmetic changes.

Because of the remarkable advances in dentistry in recent years, dental implants offer an effective solution to many of these problems.

How are dental implants placed?

Dental implants are usually completed in two phases.

Phase #1 is the actual implant placement, a process generally performed in the office with local anesthesia or light sedation to help make the patient more comfortable. Using precise, gentle surgical techniques, the implants are placed into the jawbone for 3 to 6 months while osseointegration (bonding to bone) takes place. This helps ensure a strong, solid foundation for replacement teeth. During this time, temporary bridges or dentures may be used to minimize any cosmetic or chewing inconvenience.

Phase #2 involves creating and attaching the new tooth or teeth to the anchored implant(s) in your jaw. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth or complete dentures. Your dentist can recommend the best choice for you.

What are some of the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are an effective, safe and predictable solution to the problems resulting from missing teeth. Many patients report exciting benefits from dental implants, such as:
• Replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth
• Improved taste and appetite
• Improved cosmetic appearance
• The ability to chew without pain or gum irritation
• Improved quality of life

One additional and very important benefit can be the reduction or elimination of bone atrophy or shrinkage, commonly associated with loss of teeth.

Dental implants are truly a revolution, solving an age old problem safely and predictably. Implant dentistry can change the smiles and lives of millions for years to come.


The mission of the Academy of Osseointegration is to advance oral health and well
being globally by disseminating state-of-the-art clinical and scientific knowledge
of implant dentistry and tissue engineering.
Above article from: www.osseo.org

Chandler Park Dental Care provides dental implant dentistry to our patients in Bowling Green KY and the surrounding areas.  Visit our main website to learn more about our dental implant treatment.


Chandler Park Dental Care
Tel: 270-282-4777
1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green , KY 42104
USA

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gum Disease Treatment Bowling Green KY

Preventing and Treating Gum Problems

Healthy teeth depend on healthy gums. Gums protect the base of the teeth, where connective tissue anchors them to bone. Left untreated, gum problems can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, there’s plenty you can do to keep gums healthy.

2 Types of Gum Disease

Gum disease takes two forms: gingivitis and periodontitis.

Gingivitis occurs when bacteria collect in tiny pockets at the gum line, causing inflammation. The most common symptoms are bleeding when teeth are brushed and persistent bad breath. Gingivitis accounts for about 70% of gum disease. Periodontitis makes up the other 30%.

If gingivitis goes untreated, the inflammation can invade connective tissue and even bone. This causes periodontitis.

Symptoms of periodontitis include:
  • Receding gums
  • Visible pockets of inflammation along the gum line
  • Gum pain
  • Unusual sensitivity to temperature changes.
Eventually, even the healthiest teeth can become loose and even fall out.

The Role of Dental Exams in Preventing Gum Disease

“Unfortunately, by the time most people notice any of the warning signs of periodontitis, it’s too late to reverse the damage,” says Sam Low, DDS, professor of periodontology at the University of Florida and president of the American Academy of Periodontology.

That’s why regular dental checkups are so important, according to Low. Dentists spot trouble in the form of pockets of inflammation or places where gum tissue has eroded slightly, exposing the root of the tooth.
  • With regular checkups, the condition of your gum tissue can be compared over time. Any erosion that has taken place is noted. Dental X-rays can reveal early signs of gum disease.
  • During the exam, the dentist carefully measures the depth of gum pockets around a selected number of teeth. This exam should be repeated every 18 to 36 months, according to Low.
Unfortunately, not all dentists check carefully enough for gum disease.


“We estimate that only about one-third of general dentists really take the time to really look for gum disease,” says Low.

The American Academy of Periodontology works closely with professional dental groups to encourage better detection of gum problems during dental checkups.

Catching signs of gum disease early may be far more important than previously thought, experts say. Advanced periodontal disease can cause tooth loss. But it may also cause other health problems.

Above article from www.webmd.com

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Chandler Park Dental Care
Tel: 270-282-4777
1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green , KY 42104
USA

Monday, August 8, 2011

Best of Bowling Green 2011

Hello Everyone,

We would just like to reach out and let you all know.. it's that time of year again!  Time to nominate your favorite local businesses for the Daily News' annual BEST OF BOWLING GREEN feature.

We have won this prestigious title for a few years running now, and are humbly grateful that the wonderful community where we practice and reside has been so very kind to us, and has selected our practice to receive this title.

We definitely give it our all, and we consider all of our patients to be part of our dental family here at Chandler Park Dental Care.  

Bowling Green folks have been so good to us!  We TRULY appreciate you!

Please, if you have just a moment - visit the following website to nominate us:

http://amplifier.bgdailynews.com


Thank you so much!  Without you, we're just a dental office.  With you - we're the BEST dental office in Bowling Green!

Sincerely,

Dr. Jackson and the Chandler Park Dental Care Team

Farewell Joelle!

With a bit of sadness, but also a great deal of warm wishes, we would like to announce that Joelle, our Patient Care Coordinator / Dental Hygienist, has left the practice.  She and her family have relocated to Atlanta, GA.
We would like to thank Joelle from the bottom of our hearts for the past 10+ years that she spent here at Chandler Park Dental Care, and also wish her nothing but the very best in her new home.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Smile Makeovers with Dental Veneers

About DURAthin
Are you dreaming of a new smile? Do you want teeth that are brighter, larger, or more youthful? Are you concerned about removing healthy enamel in order to get your new smile? If so, DURAthin dental veneers may be the answer you've been waiting for.

DURAthin veneers are very thin porcelain veneers designed to adhere directly to the front of the teeth without removing any enamel! This means for some people, we can design the smile of their dreams without even drilling on their natural teeth.

And there's more good news. If you ever wanted to have the DURAthins removed, your natural smile would still be in tact!

DURAthin veneers are very thin porcelain pieces that are custom-made to adhere directly to the front of teeth without grinding or shaving! This means that for some people, we can transform their smile without even drilling on their natural teeth.


The new DURAthin veneers, developed by Dr. Dennis Wells and dental lab technician Mark Willes, are changing the way many dentists are approaching cosmetic dentistry. This revolutionary approach eliminates some of the concerns you may have about removing healthy tooth structure. The contact lens-like veneers are bonded directly to the tooth in instances where we are trying to increase the size of the teeth or enhance a narrow arch width.

There are many ways to approach cosmetic dentistry. Perhaps you've seen some smiles that are obviously created by a dental technician, and look fake or contrived. In contrast, DURAthin veneers can create a beautiful, confident smile that looks real and natural. The secret lies in artistically designing the shapes of the veneers, in layering the porcelain so it looks natural, and in selecting the appropriate techniques so the end result does not look thick or bulky.

Generally speaking, people who have narrow smiles or have had teeth extracted for orthodontic reasons in the past can be great candidates for this exciting procedure. We have also used this technology to "turn back the clock" for people with small or worn teeth, giving them a more youthful smile.

Above article from: www.durthinveneers.com

Visit Chandler Park Dental Care to learn more about our Smile Makeover dental care services including DURAthin Veneers!

Chandler Park Dental Care
Tel: 270-282-4777
1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green , KY 42104
USA

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

Periodontal Procedures
Following are some of the procedures that periodontists use to treat patients diagnosed with a periodontal (gum) disease. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. Periodontists are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. In addition, they can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.

Non-Surgical Treatments

AAP treatment guidelines stress that periodontal health should be achieved in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner. This is often accomplished through non-surgical periodontal treatment, including scaling and root planing (a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins), followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.

Most periodontists would agree that after scaling and root planing, many patients do not require any further active treatment, including surgical therapy. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health. Non-surgical therapy does have its limitations, however, and when it does not achieve periodontal health, surgery may be indicated to restore periodontal anatomy damaged by periodontal diseases and to facilitate oral hygiene practices.
Periodontal Surgery

If you're diagnosed with periodontal disease, your periodontist may recommend periodontal surgery. Periodontal surgery is necessary when your periodontist determines that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment. Following are the four types of surgical treatments most commonly prescribed:
  • Pocket Reduction Procedures
  • Regenerative Procedures
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Soft Tissue Grafts

The Use of Lasers in Periodontal Therapy

Limited research suggests that the use of lasers as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) may improve the effectiveness of this procedure. In addition, when the lasers are used properly during periodontal therapy there can be less bleeding, swelling and discomfort to the patient during surgery. However, each laser has different wavelengths and power levels that can be used safely during different periodontal procedures. Damage to periodontal tissues can result if an inappropriate wavelength and/or power level is used during a periodontal procedure.

Above article from www.perio.org

Learn more about laser gum disease treatment at Chandler Park Dental Care in Bowling Green KY.


Chandler Park Dental Care
Tel: 270-282-4777
1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green , KY 42104
USA

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Learn About Dental Implants

Dental Implants: Replacement Teeth That Look and Feel Like Your Own
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.

Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth.You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don't feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Under proper conditions, such as placement by a periodontist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants.
What Dental Implants Can Do?

Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

Types of Implants in Use Today

Endosteal (in the bone): This is the most commonly used type of implant. The various types include screws, cylinders or blades surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.

Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework's posts protruding through the gum to hold the prosthesis. These types of implants are used for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures and who have minimal bone height.

Above article from: www.perio.org

Learn more about dental implants dental treatment at Chandler Park Dental Care in Bowling Green KY.

Chandler Park Dental Care
Tel: 270-282-4777
1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green , KY 42104
USA

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dental Care Bowling Green KY



Cosmetic, Sedation & Family Dentistry

Chandler Park Dental Care
Tel: 270-282-4777
1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green , KY 42104
USA

Friday, April 22, 2011

Dental Care Bowling Green KY

How Does Candy And Snacks Affect Our Teeth
Eating candy, toffee, snacks and munchies can cause teeth to decay because of the cultivated starches that get stuck between the teeth and in turn cause periodontal disease. This type of fast food that remain in the mouth for long intervals cause bacteria to grow which forms acidic and then decay the teeth and the gums.

How do we know when food can affect our teeth causing bacteria?

We would be able to make out when food is stuck between teeth when even after some a long time we can get the taste of that food or can feel it around. This is bad because it has already caused the bacteria to thrive.

What are the consequences of eating Fast Food in Children?

Children are the first to bear the brunt of fast foods especially if their life revolves around it. The outcomes, which not only affects teeth but also overall health in daily life are:

  • Food that gets stuck in between teeth causes tooth decay leading to endless pain.
  • Their school life gets affected with this pain disturbing their concentration and hindering their learning capacity.
  • Eating too much of this food, which lacks nutritive value, can result in obesity, diabetes (Type 2) and problems related to the heart.
  • All these factors can worsen over time causing acute tooth infection.
  • For growing children, fast food which lacks nutrition and does not have enough calcium causes harmful effects on new teeth coming in which could be unhealthy and lack strength.
  • Lack of nutrition and calcium can cause weak bones and ion deficiency could result in stunted brain development.

Above article from www.DentalHealthsite.com

Cosmetic, Sedation & Family Dentistry
Chandler Park Dental Care
1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 282-4777

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dental Sedation Bowling Green KY - Dental Anxiety

So what exactly is Dental Anxiety?

So, you have your next Dentist appointment and that’s scaring the hell out of you. You don’t think the dentist and human beings have anything in common. Well, you are a victim of Dental Anxiety (Dental Phobia). Dental Anxiety is the fear of receiving dental care or the fear of Dentist himself. Just the thought of visiting a dentist might be enough to instill a deep sense of fear in the affected person.

A large percentage of people: 75% of people feel some degree of dental anxiety while visiting the dentist. 20% of these will only visit the dentist if they are in extreme pain have a dental emergency.5% of these people so gripped by dental phobia that they will avoid dental care at all costs.
Causes of Dental Anxiety

Plenty of causes can cause Dental anxiety such as

Prior Experiences: Most people affected by Dental Anxiety tend to complain about horrifying experiences from a certain Dentist which includes the psychological aspects (such as humiliation or mocking) apart from the actual physical pain involved.

The immediate surroundings: If you are a Dental Phobic, it’s highly likely that your children will also pick that up. Our perception of most things is based on how the people close to us feel about it. Hence, another major reason for Dental anxiety is by picking it up from the people around us.

Bad experience of others: Your best friend got a root canal done and just hearing the stress and pain she had to undergo makes you cry .Stories circulate easily how a certain “X’ said that RCT is so painful that he would rather die than get a root canal done.

Embarrassment: You feel your teeth are the worst in the world and know for sure the dentist is really gonna give it to you when he sees your teeth. People tend to be embarrassed on their condition and not willing to open up on the issue-even to their dentist.

Uncaring Dentist: A really uncaring dentist can put most people off and instill hate for the dentist and dental care. Some dentist seem to quite uncaring by mocking the patient on their state or even humiliating them by sarcastic remarks.

Lack of Control: Some people cannot be put in the dentist chair simply due to the lack of control they have. They do not appreciate the dentists control over them instructing them what to do, putting weird things in their mouth etc.

Understanding Dental Anxiety

Well, Let us analyze these fears. Are they valid and to what extent?

People who have dental phobia have a valid reason for their fear and that is well acknowledged.People who have had bad experiences despise dentistry altogether and believe it for sure that all the dentist can cause is pain. What the person does not realize is that the day they had there painful treatment done, the other 100 or so who got the same treatment done the same day had no problems whatsoever. He just happened to be one out of hundred who had a bad day.

Let’s think of this way. You fell down the stairs today and hurt yourself. Now you aren’t gonna quit going down stairs just coz you fell today. This is coz you know for a fact that today just happened to be bad day and it does not happen every time.

People who impart their fear from their surroundings just associate dentistry with pain. This can be really bad for children since they tend to be affected the most and retain this fear life long. People who tell us of their terrifying experience during their wisdom tooth extraction sure don’t tell us there were 10 other patients who got the same treatment done that day with no problems. Also, Humans tend to exaggerate emotions like pain, fear, hatred or love and hence person might end up expressing a really bad experience where in reality it wasn’t that bad.

So, you constantly hear about people’s horrifying experiences and it makes sense to you that so many people can’t be lying. Did you watch the news today? There was a terrible plane crash that killed 67 passengers. Damn! Should people quit flying ? NO!

There were other million flights that reached their destination safely and the news sure did not mention this just because it’s normal and not news worthy. People tend to reflect on bad experiences and no one would be running around telling how they had a painless procedure done by a dentist.

Some people tend to be extremely sensitive and a single bad remark by a dentist can deepen their already existing fear of dentist. The dentist might not be altogether at fault either. It could just have been a casual remark but the patient took it otherwise. Such patients need to be treated with care.

People who think their teeth are the worst need to think again. The dentist treats patients with varying degree of problems. He has definitely seen teeth worse than you and treat them on a daily basis.
How Dentists eliminate pain and discomfort?

A comforting aspect might be to know how the dentist eliminates the pain.If you haven’t been to the dentist since the 1990′s, be informed that dentistry has evolved extensively and the modern dentist can perform most procedures with little or no pain. If you fear pain you should know what a dentist does to reduce or eliminated the pain.

Using Local Anesthetics:

For procedures such as a root canal or a wisdom tooth extraction, a local anesthetic is used. These make you insensitive to the pain. It works by blocking the nerve which is responsible for the actual feeling of pain.

Using Relaxants

Laughing Gas is commonly used for relaxing patients who might feel anxious.

Using Modern Techniques:

Dentistry is a constantly evolving field and new innovative ways are developed that are effective and less discomforting for the patients. One such example is the scaling procedure. There were no machines previously to do the tooth cleaning procedure and dentist had to rely on hand held instruments to remove tartar deposits from the patient’s teeth. This manual procedure tended to be quite discomforting and now we have machines that do all the work quickly, effectively and with minimal discomfort.
FINE! I have Dental Anxiety. Now what to do?

The first step in treating any problem is acknowledging it in the first place. Now, you need to disassociate the word “pain” with dentistry. Many people anticipate the pain which instills fear in them. Quite a few patients are surprised by how painless and easy the treatment was.

Dentists are well trained to handle anxious patients and hence you need to voice your concern. Let the dentist know that you are uncomfortable and what uncomforts you and he will do the best he can to relax you and address your concerns.
Treating Dental Anxiety

Dental Anxiety is a learned behavior(due to various factors) and it can be unlearned by behavioral and cognitive treatments.

Behavioral treatments include relaxation techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing and progressive muscle relaxation.

Cognitive techniques include cognitive restructuring and guided imagery.

There are various dentists who specialize in treating fearful patients and you can find them to be extremely relaxing and comforting and they are very successful in treating most patients.
Above Article from www.Dentalhealth.com

Cosmetic, Sedation & Family Dentistry
Chandler Park Dental Care
1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 282-4777

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dental Bridges Bowling Green KY


Learn More About Dental Bridges

Dental Bridge otherwise known as a Fixed Partial denture comes under a branch of dentistry known as Prosthodontics. The major function of the Dental Bridge is to fill the gap between teeth generated due to the missing of one or more teeth. Here, a bridge is created of two crowns for the teeth on each side of the gap and the gap itself is filled by a false tooth/teeth.

The two teeth on the either side of the false teeth play the anchoring role and are termed as abutment teeth. The false teeth are known as pontics in dental terms. These false teeth (Pontics) are made from the materials like alloys, gold, porcelain or with a combination of all the materials. The dental bridges can get the necessary support with the help of natural teeth or by implants.
Why Dental Bridges?

There is immense number of benefits you can avail of, while going in for dental bridges. The major advantage of these bridges is that with the help of them you can easily restore your smile as well as personality. It is a fact that you will certainly feel uncomfortable while biting food, even if one tooth is missing. If you are missing multiple teeth, it becomes quite difficult for everyday activities such as eating or speaking. This problem can easily be sought out, with the help of bridges.
Types of Bridges

There are three main types of bridges available, which you can choose from. One of them is the traditional bridge, which is the most common amongst all the available bridges. It is manufactured with the help of porcelain, which is normally fused with any metal or ceramics.

The next important type includes cantilever bridges. These kinds of bridges are used only in special cases. They are applied, when there is the presence of adjacent teeth on one side of the missing tooth or teeth.

The last major type of bridge includes Maryland bonded bridge. They are also known as resin-bonded bridge. These bridges are normally made from plastic teeth and gums and are supported with the help of a metal framework. There are metal wings present on each side of the bridge, which make a link with the existing teeth for it’s proper fixation with the socket.
Dental Bridge Procedure

If you want to obtain a dental bridge, then you will be required to make visits to the dental clinic a few times. During the first visit to the clinic, Diagnosis and general evaluation is carried out to make sure dental bridge is the right treatment for you. Then abutment teeth are prepared according to the requirement of your bite. A specific portion of the enamel is removed so that the crown can be placed over the teeth. In the next step impressions of the teeth are taken, so that it can be taken as a model for the manufacturing of pontic, crowns and bridges in the dental laboratory. Your dentist will provide you a temporary bridge for the protection of exposed gums and teeth for some period of time.

In the next visit, the temporary bridge will be removed and a new permanent bridge will be located in the place, which can easily be adjusted according to the requirement of the patient. It will take around 2 weeks for permanent bridge to get cemented into its location. After that it can perform its function independently.
Above article from DentalHealthSite.com

Cosmetic, Sedation & Family Dentistry
Chandler Park Dental Care
1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 282-4777

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Dental Veneers Bowling Green KY

Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers (also referred to as porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates) are thin tooth colored shells that are custom made for individual patients and placed on the frontal surface of the teeth to improve its appearance.

They are made from porcelain or resin composites but porcelain has superior stain resisting properties. However, the type of veneer appropriate for an individual can be correctly determined only by a dentist.

What are dental veneers used for?

Dental Veneers (or Porcelain Veneers) are used in a variety of cases such as

-Individual discolored teeth
-Worn, chipped or fractured teeth.
-Uneven and irregularly shaped teeth.
-Widely spaced teeth
-What is the procedure in placement of a dental veneer?

Placement of a dental veneer can only be performed by a qualified Dentist which involves basic 4 steps.

-Diagnosis and Treatment planning
-Preparation
-Etching
-Placement and Bonding


1. Diagnosis and Treatment planning: This involves the Dentist determining whether it is appropriate for you to get a Dental Veneer and discuss its limitations with you. He will also take an impression of your oral cavity.

2. Preparation: This involves scraping the outer layer of the tooth up to the thickness of veneer that is to be placed. The dentist may use a Local Anesthetic if required. A model of the patients tooth is made which is sent to the laboratory. Repeated color adjustments might be required to achieve a suitable color. A dental veneer is constructed on this model which can take a few weeks.

3. Etching: The next time the patient is called at the clinic is for the actual veneer placement. The dentist first places the veneer against the tooth and checks for its correct position. Now the dentist cleans and polishes the tooth surface on which the veneer is to be placed. The dentist then uses an acid to etch your teeth i.e it creates a roughened tooth surface which improves its bonding to the veneer.

4. Placement: The Veneer will be placed on the tooth surface with a special tooth colored material called composite used for attachment. After the position has been determined, a special light is used which improves and quickens the bonding/hardening process. A few final adjustments may be necessary and a couple further visits are required by the patient to ensure a normal response of the gums towards the veneer.

Above article from DentalHealthSite.com

Cosmetic, Sedation & Family Dentistry
Chandler Park Dental Care
1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 282-4777
Web: http://chandlerparkdentalcare.com/

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Gum Disease Treatment Bowling Green KY

Dental Health: Laser Use in Dentistry
Laser technology had entered the field of dentistry by 1994 itself. The lasers used for dental treatment are not the cold lasers, which are used for treating inflammation, headache, and pain, and also used in phototherapy. Though it is useful in treating many dental problems, laser is yet to be fully accepted by the American Dental Association. The treatment mode does have FDA’s acceptance, but not that of ADA, whose standards appear to be more exacting. ADA is still not fully convinced of the efficacy and safety of using lasers for dental treatment.

However, the technology is being used by some in treating the following problems:

-Tooth decay. Lasers are useful in removing the decayed portion from the tooth and readying the remaining enamel for the fresh filling. It is also useful in hardening the filling.
-Gum problems. For removing bacteria during a root canal treatment, and reshaping gums, lasers are useful.
-Biopsy. For removing a lesion, or any tissue from the mouth, lasers are used. Tissue removal sometimes becomes necessary for cancer testing. Lasers are also effective in the treatment of mouth ulcers.
-Teeth whitening. Some teeth whitening procedures nowadays employ lasers. Whitening is basically done by the application of a bleaching solution on the surface of the teeth, but the action of this peroxide solution is enhanced by employing lasers.

The Working of Lasers

All forms of laser appear as light and provide energy in the way in which it is required for different operations. When used for hardening the tooth filling, the laser binds together the filling and the tooth. During teeth whitening, it acts as a source of heat which increases the activity of the whitening agents. In surgical use, sometimes it functions as a vaporizer for annihilating tissues. At other times it functions as a cutting implement.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Lasers


Advantages


Lasers have the following advantages over the conventional dental drill:

It is often less painful and so reduces the need for administering anesthesia.
Some people are afraid of the conventional drill. They are more at ease with lasers.
When soft tissue is to be handled, lasers lessen swelling and bleeding.
During cavity treatment, lasers help to retain more of the tooth that is in tact.
Disadvantages

Lasers have the following drawbacks:

-When a tooth has already got a filling, it is not possible to use a laser there.
-The treatments for which lasers can be used are very limited. They can’t be maneuvered around cavities which are between two teeth or bigger cavities that need to be fitted with a crown. Nor can they be used where there are old fillings, or to remove silver fillings, or with damaged crowns. Laser technology is also not helpful in preparing teeth for receiving bridges.
-Even where a laser is utilized, the conventional drill is still required for bite adjustment, and for shaping and polishing the filling.
-Though laser could reduce the need for administration of anesthesia, it cannot eliminate it totally.
-Above all, the treatment does not come cheap. As against a conventional drill that may cost about $600, lasers may cost anything from $39000 to $45000.

Above article from: DentalHealthSite.com

Cosmetic, Sedation & Family Dentistry
Chandler Park Dental Care
1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 282-4777
Web: http://chandlerparkdentalcare.com/

Friday, March 18, 2011

Root Canal Treatment Bowling Green KY

Root Canal Treatment
A Root Canal Treatment (RCT) is carried out to repair and restore a tooth which has been badly decayed or infected and comes under a branch of dentistry called as Endodontics. The RCT actually focuses towards elimination of any infection to the Pulp Chamber of the tooth.

Root Canal Treatment is the last option to save the tooth failing which the tooth has to be extracted. After the RCT the tooth is basically dead as the entire pulp inside the tooth is removed and filled with an inert material.

When is RCT Required?

When tooth decay occurs and is detected, a normal filling procedure is carried out .However, if this tooth decay is not detected, it progresses to deeper layers and finally reaching the pulp chamber. When the tooth decay reaches the Pulp chamber, there is no alternative but to perform a Root Canal Treatment. This is because, the infection in the pulp chamber must be removed else it will progress further.

What is the Pulp Chamber?

The pulp chamber is the inner most layer of the tooth. It is present at the center of the tooth and consists of nerves, connective tissue and blood vessels. It is through these blood vessels the tooth receives nutrition. The cells in the pulp chamber are predominantly odontoblast cells (cells which form dentin) apart from other cells.

The pulp chamber is broad at the center and narrows to a very thin root canal which runs towards the root.

What if I don’t undergo an RCT?

It is essential for you to undergo the Root Canal Treatment to save your tooth failing which you might loose your tooth. The bacterial infection in your pulp can cause tooth abscess, bone loss around root tip and swelling which can spread to your face and neck.

Why has been my Pulp Infected?

You might be thinking why did the infection to the pulp occur in the first place. There can be quite a few causes for this such as:

-Tooth Decay which wasn’t detected and it spread to your pulp chamber.
-Large fillings
-Secondary Caries after tooth filling which lead to further decay progressing to your pulp.
-Physical trauma to the tooth by accidental blows.
-Spread of infection from periodontal pockets to the pulp

RCT Procedure

The Root Canal Treatment procedure should ideally be carried out by an endodontist. An Endodontist is a dentist who specializes in treating diseases and injuries of the pulp and tissues surrounding the root of the tooth. The RCT procedure can be completed in one or more visits.


Root Canal Treatment
An X-ray will be taken to examine your tooth and detect the presence of infection in the surrounding bone.

-The area surrounding the tooth is numbed using a local anesthetic which desensitizes the patient to any pain.
-The tooth to be worked upon is isolated by placing a rubber dam around it.
-The drill is employed to make an access hole to the pulp chamber and the pulp along with decayed tissue and debris is removed. The entire pulp chamber including the root canals is cleaned and disinfected.
-If the Root Canal Treatment is to be spread over multiple visits and some dentists prefer this, the empty pulp chamber is filled with disinfecting agent. This is covered by a temporary filling which is removed in subsequent visits and replaced by a permanent filling.
-The next step is filling of the pulp chamber with an inert material as the tooth is effectively dead. Gutta percha (along with Zinc Oxide eugenol) is generally used to fill the empty pulp chamber and root canals.
-A permanent filling (similar to the filling for treating cavities) is carried out on the tooth and a crown is placed over the tooth. A crown is required in most cases as the tooth becomes brittle due to absence of pulp.
-If your RCT procedure is spread over more than one appointment, minimize the chewing on the affected tooth till the procedure is entirely completed. This will prevent recontamination of the pulp chamber and will also reduce the risk of fracturing or damaging your tooth
Failed Root Canals

The RCT is a very effective procedure and enjoys a 90% success rate. However, complications can and do arise leading to the failure of root canal. A failed root simply means you have get Root Canal Treatment procedure done again or get the tooth extracted by the dentist.

Causes for Failure of Root Canals

Extra Canal: Some teeth may have an extra root canal which might not be apparent to the dentist. Hence, the failure to remove the pulp from this root canal causes the failure of the treatment

Some patients have irregularly shaped root canals and its not possible to remove the pulp from such root canals.

Now, you can probably guess the main reason for the failure of root canal treatment. Any infected pulp left behind leads to the failure of the root canal treatment.

Hypersensitivity to material: Some patients are allergic to the material used in the root canal treatment and hence leading to failure of the procedure.

Defective or inadequate restoration: If a restoration is inadequate or defective, bacteria are able to creep past the restoration causing reinfection.

Instrument left in the root canal: The files used to remove the pulp are quite brittle and often chip inside the root canal and cannot be retrieved. This may cause the failure of the treatment.

Above article from: dentalhealthsite.com


Cosmetic, Sedation & Family Dentistry
Chandler Park Dental Care
1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 282-4777
Web: http://chandlerparkdentalcare.com/

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Smiles From the Heart - News Coverage

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On February 4th, 2011, Chandler Park assembled a team of volunteers.  Led by Dr. Eli Jackson and his staff, this team included 11 dentists from all over the country.
During the Smiles From the Heart event, 297 patients received much needed dental care.
These were members of the community who were desparately in need, some of whom were unable to receive dental care due to lack of insurance.
This day of FREE DENTISTRY was a wonderful opportunity for Chandler Park Dental Care to give back to the community that has repeatedly voted them Best Dentist (Bowling Green Daily News Reader's Poll).

Sunday, February 27, 2011

White Dental Fillings Bowling Green KY

No Mercury!
No Metals!
White Dental Fillings!

For years, the silver-mercury amalgam was the standard filling material used in dental practices, and many practices still use it. While they are a reasonable restoration, amalgams have certain shortcomings. Metal does not bond well to teeth, so decay can and does eventually leak into the tooth. But the biggest reason many of our patients are choosing the white bonded fillings has to do with the way they look. Many people just don’t want an ugly black plug in their teeth. We offer modern restorations that are a natural-looking white, contain no metals, and can actually strengthen your teeth. They also bond very tightly with the healthy part of the tooth, so there is much less chance of decay in the future.

Great WHITE smiles with white dental fillings.  Visit our Bowling Green KY dental office web site to learn more about our dental care services.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dental Crowns Bowling Green KY

Dental Crowns Dentist
Bowling Green KY
Chandler Park Dental Care

Crowns can often be a part of your dental treatment. A tooth can be broken down over time by decay or just general wear. When the tooth is too damaged for a filling, we will place a crown over it in order to save it and, in fact, strengthen it. We use only the highest quality materials, like porcelain, to construct your crown. A crown will often last 20 years or even longer. It will look so natural that you won’t be able to distinguish it from a natural tooth.

Chandler Park Dental Care provides a full range of dental treatment services in Bowling Green KY and the surrounding areas. Learn more about our dental care services in Bowling Green KY by visiting our main web site.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Cosmetic Dentistry Bowling Green KY

Cosmetic Dentistry
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At Chandler Park Dental Care we emphasize the aesthetic aspect in ALL our work because we know that when your smile looks good, you feel good! We use the best combination of preventive care, tooth-colored fillings, and restorative techniques for optimum dental health. Modern smile makeovers are so easy (and affordable!) that there’s simply no reason why you can’t have the perfectly beautiful, natural-looking smile you’ve always wanted. Ask us what veneers, crowns, bonding, and whitening can do for YOUR smile!

Visit our main web site at ChandlerParkDental.com to learn more about our cosmetic dental care services in Bowling Green KY.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dental Implants Dentist Bowling Green KY

Missing Teeth? Why Not 'Grow' New Ones!

Dental implants are the ideal way to replace lost teeth. From the front of the mouth, where they are most visible, to the back, where they provide stability to chew a full variety of foods, implants can help you recapture a beautiful and healthy smile. Unlike bridges or removable dentures, which sit on top of the gums, dental implants are placed under the gums. The “tooth” placed on an implant appears life-like, because it comes through the gums just like the original did – it’s like growing a new tooth! Implants can be used to replace any number of lost teeth. Even people with no teeth can benefit from implants, because they can replace their dentures with teeth that don’t move around when they talk, and they don’t need to be taken out at night. Because we handle the entire process from implant placement to crown fabrication, there’s no need to be referred to another office. Call for a no-obligation implant consultation today.

Visit Chandler Park Dental Care in Bowling Green KY to learn more about dental implants!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Dentures Dentist Bowling Green KY

New Breakthrough Cures Loose, Slipping Dentures

Dental Implants

Do you hate your dentures? Have you been told that you can’t get implants due to insufficient bone density? If you hate your dentures because they slip, tilt, or wander, then you will be happy to know there is a permanent and affordable solution. They are called mini-implants. Mini-implants securely anchor your dentures, eliminating slippage and trapped food. They are placed in one visit, and are virtually painless. You can look forward to eating the same day you receive them. Additionally, they can often be placed where regular implants cannot, so you can receive the benefits of mini-implant-supported dentures even if you are not a candidate for regular implants. And they are much less costly than traditional implants.

Visit our Chandler Park Dental Care web site to learn more about our denture service and how dental implants may be the solution you have been looking for!

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sedation Dentistry Bowling Green KY

Chandler Park Dental Care
1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green, KY  42104

Dental sedation is a technique that can be used when a patient suffers from dental anxiety or dental phobia. We are happy to offer a number of solutions for our patients to make their dental visit as comfortable as possible. Sedation dentistry techniques enable patients who might otherwise avoid the dentist to receive dental treatment necessary for a healthy smile. Depending on the extent of the anxiety or phobia, varying degrees of dental sedation can be utilized as described below.



Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as “laughing gas,” is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable. This sedation is inhaled through a mask that allows you to breathe in the medication and induces a state of relaxation. Local anesthetic will be administered in conjunction with nitrous oxide to eliminate pain.

Oral Sedatives
This medication can be given to a patient the night before a dental procedure or 30 minutes to an hour prior to the dental appointment, depending on the severity of the anxiety. Oral sedatives do not provide pain relief, so an injection of local anesthetic will also be administered.

Visit our main web site to learn more about our Sedation Dentistry options for a more relaxing dental treatment environment.  Chandler Park Dental Care Bowling Green KY

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