If you’ve found yourself enduring more and more time constraints, then you may be less enthusiastic about committing to a new responsibility. When it comes to your oral and overall wellness, it’s definitely worth considering. In fact, your dentist in Coeur d’ Alene says it should be a top priority. As you read on, discover the connection between the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums and the rest of your body. In doing so, you’ll also learn why preventive care and the maintenance of other healthy habits are so important to your total wellness!(more…)
Orban Family Dentistry Blog
July 5, 2019
June 15, 2019
The appearance of your teeth is one of the first traits people will notice about you. Therefore, if you have stains or discoloration, then it could leave you feeling less confident, and it can lead to an unfavorable first impression. Thankfully, there is a solution: teeth whitening in Coeur d’ Alene. Read on to find out how it can rejuvenate your smile and create positive interactions!(more…)
June 10, 2019
You want your smile to be memorable, but not for the wrong reasons. Therefore, if you have gapped, crooked, crowded, chipped or stained teeth, you run the risk of making a poor impression on the people you meet. The good news is your local cosmetic dentist offers an excellent solution: porcelain veneers in Coeur d’ Alene. As you continue reading, learn what the process entails and how the placement of porcelain veneers can take your smile and confidence to new heights!(more…)
May 15, 2019
The problem is clear-cut; you have some teeth missing, and they need to be replaced. The best solution is to receive dental implants in Coeur d’ Alene. Before that happens, though, you need to feel comfortable about the procedure, which starts with being properly educated about what it entails. To get on your way to being fully restored, learn what these 6 key dental implant terms mean!(more…)
May 10, 2019
Have you ever wondered why wisdom teeth so often require an extraction? After all, if it causes problems, why does it emerge in the first place? As it turns out, thousands of years ago, our ancestors actually put these third molars to good use to chew raw meat, roots, nuts and other items that were more difficult to digest. Through our evolution, though, these four teeth still emerge, but they can be problematic at times. Read on to learn when you should visit your dentist in Coeur d’ Alene to have a wisdom tooth extracted, and also learn how the procedure works.(more…)
April 26, 2019
You’ve probably heard a million times that it’s important to visit your dentist in Coeur d’Alene for a routine check-up. However, it may seem like an unnecessary formality. The reality is you stand to gain far more than just a cleaning when you make it a priority to visit your dentist for preventive care, which includes an oral cancer screening. Read on to find out how this can save your life!(more…)
April 1, 2019
Dental insurance can be confusing, we get it. And while the professionals at your dental office are well-versed in dental insurance and are here to help break down your benefits and answer any questions, it is always a idea good to have an understanding of your dental policy. Not only will you be empowered with knowledge, but this can help eliminate anything being missed or miscommunicated between the insurance company and your dental office in regards to the “fine print”, or clauses and addendums. Mistakes happen, we are human. So you can help yourself by being in the know.(more…)
March 26, 2019
We have all heard the jokes that compare root canals to any number of unpleasant scenarios. In reality, however, getting a root canal in the modern era is not a painful, nightmarish experience. In fact, root canal therapy saves over 20 million teeth each year in the United States. If left untreated, these badly-infected teeth would have eventually worsened and needed to be removed entirely. Still feel a bit wary? Here are the ins and outs of root canal therapy, as explained by a dentist in Coeur d’Alene.(more…)
February 19, 2019
While February is known for Valentine’s Day, did you know that it is also National Children’s Dental Health Month? This has inspired your dentist in Coeur d’Alene to share some helpful tips and ideas you can implement to help make dental health a priority for your children and teach them good habits for the future.(more…)
February 6, 2019
Gum Disease in The U.S.
Gum disease, or Periodontal disease, is an infection that occurs in the gums (also called gingiva), deep tissues, ligament, and bones that support your teeth. The word “periodontal” means “around the tooth.” Unless the disease is treated, it can ultimately lead to tooth loss. In fact, the American Academy of Periodontology lists gum disease as the primary cause of tooth loss in adults age 35 and over.
A study titled Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States: 2009 and 2010 estimates that 47.2 percent, or 64.7 million American adults, have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease. In adults 65 and older, prevalence rates increase to 70.1 percent.