Types of Sedation Dentistry

Having a professional dental cleaning may seem a bit intimidating to some. However, modern technology has made dentistry relatively painless and extremely efficient. Sedation is often used in many dental procedures to assist in relieving dental anxiety, as well as any stress you might feel when you go to the dentist. Here are a few… Read more »

Build Up Your Smile with a Bone Graft

Dental implants are an excellent choice to replace lost teeth because they last for years to come. Before the implants can be placed, though, we will need to examine your smile– especially the bone around the placement site– to make sure your jawbone can support a dental implant. If the bone is too thin or… Read more »

A Sports Injury That Causes Oral Trauma Often Requires First-Aid

Athletics always comes with the risk of injury. Many schools and athletic associations require using a mouth guard for all contact sports. While this can help protect teeth and gums, it might not protect the soft oral tissues or the lips when you suffer a blow to the face. Some of these soft tissue oral… Read more »

Oral Health Care Helpful Hints for Halloween

One of the biggest oral health risks during Halloween is dental abrasion. Even when you’re cleaning your teeth through the use of brushing, you can be doing further harm to your teeth. Dental abrasion arises due to the consumption of candy and acidic foods that can temporarily weaken your tooth enamel. Ask yourself the following… Read more »

Caring for Your Crowns

Around 2.3 million implant-supported oral crowns are shaped yearly in the US, which means that there are a number of patients seeing dental practitioners to defend their chompers. While crowns are defending teeth, who is protecting the crowns? You are! Follow this list of tips we’ve aggregated to maintain your dental crowns for a long… Read more »

Are Composite Dental Fillings the Right Choice for You?

If you have a smaller cavity in a tooth that is visible to other people, you may want to talk to Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs about a composite dental filling. Composite fillings have become very popular in recent years, since the composite can be shaded to match the rest of your tooth, making it virtually… Read more »

Your Dental Health Is Important Throughout Your Life

Your dental health is important throughout your life. If you begin at a young age to take care of your teeth, they can remain strong for the rest of your life. Listed below are important facts regarding aging and dental health: – Always brush your teeth with a toothbrush that has with soft bristles. –… Read more »

Dental Implants and Why They Are Needed

Dental implants can increase your chances for your perfect fall smile by filling out your facial structure and filling in any gaps left behind by damaged or missing teeth. If these spaces are not filled in, they can cause nearby teeth to slide and move, and the spaces can also begin to harbor dangerous bacteria… Read more »

A Custom Dental Guard Can Help Prevent Problems from Chronic Night Grinding

Allergies, daily tensions, and unresolved stress can cause you to grind your teeth at night. If it happens frequently the stress and tension placed on your teeth, joints, and jaw muscles. This can cause chips and other dental fractures to the tooth enamel of multiple teeth. Even if the teeth aren’t significantly traumatized, the damaged… Read more »

Tips on How to Prevent Bad Breath When You Have Braces

Bad breath is common when you have braces, but it doesn’t have to be for you. Fortunately, there are things you can do regularly to avoid bad breath. To help you, Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs and our orthodontic team would like to share those tips with you! First, clean your smile as much as possible…. Read more »