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 »

The Basics of Ridge Augmentation

If you are having a tooth extracted or are already missing a tooth, you may need to have a ridge augmentation. Here are some answers to questions you may have: What is ridge augmentation? A ridge augmentation is a type of jawbone graft, a surgery where a portion of bone is literally grafted onto the… Read more »

Avoid Gum Disease to Save Your Smile

Do you think your smile is healthy? When was the last time you had your oral health checked out? Did you know, gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults? Keeping your oral health in tip-top shape is vital to avoid gum disease. To help you better understand why you… Read more »

Overcome Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

Overcome dental anxiety with sedation dentistry. With various types of sedatives, patients can be calmed and relaxed for all manner of treatments. Whether the patient is simply looking to be numbed or calmed more effectively, or even put to sleep, there is a form of sedation that can be used. For mild sedatives, gas is… Read more »

A Significant Dental Fracture Might Need to Be Treated with a Crown

Dental fractures can vary in size and severity. A small dental fracture, sometimes referred to as a chip, might be repaired by having Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs apply a dental filling. However, a more significant dental fracture might need a full dental crown restoration to prevent tooth sensitivity or a new cavity. The crown itself… Read more »