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…)
Orban Family Dentistry Blog
April 26, 2019
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.
January 13, 2019
As the new year kicks-off, you’ve made a commitment to revamp your family’s dental health. But first, you need to find the right dentist in Coeur D’ Alene to work with. Unfortunately, you’re not sure what traits to look for in your new dentist. There’s no need to fret, though, because as you read on, you’ll discover 5 helpful tips!(more…)
December 12, 2018
Before making any type of investment, it’s important to do research beforehand to help you make the right decision. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have lost teeth, one investment you might be considering is dental implants in Coeur d’Alene. Implants are a fantastic way to restore your smile and improve your oral health, but one of the first questions many people have is how much they cost. Although it’s impossible to provide a specific figure because every case is unique, keep reading to learn about which factors can affect the total cost. With this information, you’ll be one step closer to making the right decision for your oral health!(more…)
December 5, 2018
If someone asked you what the leading cause of tooth loss was, you would probably guess cavities. But, surprisingly, gum disease causes tooth loss more than any other oral health problem. Even for someone who has never had a single cavity, their teeth must have a solid foundation of healthy gum tissue and underlying bone to keep them in place. Gum disease damages these supportive structures, but it happens in stages instead of all at once. Also, there are effective ways to prevent or manage this common condition, including regular care from a dentist in Coeur d’Alene, that will prevent tooth loss and maintain a healthy smile. Below, you’ll learn more about the various stages of gum disease and how you can keep your gums healthy!(more…)
October 7, 2018
We all know that dental crowns work to protect teeth damaged by decay or sudden trauma. However, we also know that receiving a dental crown typically takes a lot of time. Dentists also need you to bite into that gray, putty-like material, which in some cases captures an imperfect mold of your tooth.
Overall, the traditional method is cumbersome and time-consuming, but CEREC technology changes that. To learn why you should get excited over this revolutionary addition to dentistry, keep reading this post from a dentist in Coeur d’ Alene.
September 25, 2018
Today you have plans to head out to the floating greens to challenge yourself to a few rounds of golf, but before you can leave your house, you’re confronted by a sharp pain that radiates throughout your jaw. It appears that you have a serious – what should you do? As you continue reading, your emergency dentist in Coeur d’ Alene weighs in with information on how to respond to this situation and other common forms of dental trauma.