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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
May 10, 2016
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: oral health   tongue tips  

Learn These Tongue Factslearn these tongue facts

 

How much do you know about your tongue?  Not much is the usual answer.  Let's review some interesting fun facts about your tongue.

  • Your tongue looks like on solid muscle but it is actually eight different muscles working together.
  • The small bumps you see on your tongue are not taste buds but are small papillae.  Each papillae can have several thousand taste buds it in.
  • The life cycle of a taste bud is about 14 days.  They are constantly being replaces by new ones.
  • As you age, some taste buds stop replacing themselves.  That means you lose some taste as you age.
  • You have five official tastes:  sweet, sour, bitter, salty and savory.  Surprisingly, spicy is not a taste but it is a pain signal.  It is your tongue telling your brain that it hurts.
  • Every part of your tongue can taste all five flavors, but the sides of the tongue are more sensitive than the middle.
  • There are people who are extra sensitive to tastes.  They are called supertasters and are more likely to be a women than a man.
  • It is impossible to swallow your tongue.  It is sucurely anchored to the bottom of your mouth

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By Dr. Charles Bohle and Bohle Family Dentistry
April 21, 2016
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: tooth pain   dentist  

What to do When You Have a ToothacheWhat to do when you have a toothache.

Oh no, you have a toothache,  What do you do know?  Here are some tips for trying to control that pain if you get that screaming toothache.

  • Painkillers can help-It doesn't have to be a full strenght prescription medication.  Several over the counter meds can help.  Products like Advil and Aleve are very effective anti-inflammatories.  Try taking 600-800mg of Advil or 2 Aleve.  These doses are only for short term use.  Also  acetamenophen (Tylenol) is a good product.
  • Apply a cold Compress-Make a home made icepack and apply to your face.  Make sure not to get frost bite on your skin.  Never use a hot pack as it can cause the infection to spread.
  • Apply a Numbing Gel-There are several over the counter products that work here.  Oragel is a favorite.
  • Make a Record of your pain-write down when it hurts, how long it hurts and what makes it hurt.  This will be valuable informatin once you see a dentist.

Just a tip, you won't find those cocaine toothache drops at your local store.  Those are long gone.

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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
July 08, 2015
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

You Can Change Your Smile With Cosmetic Veneers!

Change Your Smile With Cosmetic Veneers!Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought, I want to make a change in my smile.  That is exactly what this lady did.  She was tired of the color of her teeth and the spaces that she had.  After talking about her options she decided to change her smile with cosmetic veneers.

This is a fairly easy procedure that is completed in two simple appointments.  During the first appointment the teeth may be shaped some or not changed at all.  Then an impression is made.  Temporary veneers may or may not be used depending on the situation.  At your second appointment the veneers a put into place.  Think of them as fancy press on fingernails.  We lay them over the natural teeth and change the color and shape to what we want.  The results can be amazing!

So, if you want to change your life, changing your smile can be the answer.  Consider cosmetic veneers.  Click here for more information about cosmetic dentistry.  Click here to make an appointment or call 270-442-0256.  Visit our Google+ and YouTube pages.  #paducahkydentist

By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
April 21, 2015
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Do I Really Have To Wear My Retainers Forever?

how long should I wear my retainerPatients go thru a significant investment of time and money to get orthodontic treatment and have their teeth straightened.  It is a great day when finally the treatment of completed and they get their brackets off or don't have to wear the Invisalign aligners 24 hours a day.  Impressions are made and some type of retainers are made for the patient to wear to help keep the teeth in place and straight.

The patient is told to wear the retainers faithfully every single night or the teeth how long should I wear my retainers?could shift.  Then the question comes.  How long will I have to wear retainers at night?  Most people don't like the answer.  For as long as you want your teeth to be straight.  Your teeth have a memory and want to move back, even if only slightly to their previous position.  Also, the mouth is a dynamic place.  There are lots of large bone and strong muscles in play.  These forces are exerted on the teeth everyday.  Also time wants to move your teeth forward causing crowding.  The day your stop wearing your retainers is the day your teeth will begin to change, little by little.  Eventually your smile will not be the same as the day your braces came off.

So the answer is FOREVER!  You will need to protect your investment for as long as you can.  Really is wearing that at night a terrible thing to do?  I wear a bite guard everynight and don't feel right if I am not wearing it.  My advice is wear your retainers and keep those teeth in position for as long as you can.

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By Dr. Charles Bohle
April 08, 2015
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

How Do My Teeth Get Stained?

This is why your teeth stainA very common comment we hear from our patients is this: "Why are my teeth darker than they used to be?"  There are a lot of reasons your teeth either stain or become darker but the easy answer  is life.  Nothing on your body stays the same and your teeth are the same way.  You are constantly using them and exposing them to foods and drinks that darken and stain.

  Do you drink sweetened tea?  That is the worst.  It has a very high sugar content, low pH and puts some of the worst stains on your teeth.  How much coffee do you drink?  The dark color wants to darken your teeth and the stain if tough to remove.  Red wine is the same thing.

The combination of a smoker and heavy coffee drinker makes your hygienist shudder.  You are a tough cleaning for sure.  Other causes are antibiotic use as a child and your genetics.

The American Academy Of Cosmetic Dentisry recommends regular cleaning to keep the stain off and teeth whitening to brighten your smile.  Click here to learn more about tooth whitening.

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