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One Appointment and Same Day Crowns Are For You!one appointment crowns


Do you have a tooth that needs a crown?  Here at Bohle Family Dentistry we offer one appointment crowns!
The good thing about same day crowns or one appointment crowns:

  • No messy or bad tasting impressions
  • You can get it all done in just one appointment!
  • No more temporary crowns!
  • Patients will only need to receive local anesthetic once!

Our same day crowns make it convenient for our patients that don’t live in town and have to drive over an hour to come to the dentist
and…
for our patients that are on a very tight schedule and can’t always get off of work for multiple appointments
or…
like myself, patients that just want to get as much done as they can in one visit.
If any of these pertain to you one appointment crowns are perfect for you!


At your same day crown appointment, the teeth that are being restored with the crown, will be prepped to fit a crown. A digital impression is taken of the tooth preparations using a hand-held scanner and entered into a computerized system. This then will be used for the doctor and staff to make a virtual model of the tooth or teeth needing treatment.  This involves choosing the appropriate color and shape for the crown. The design is then digitally transferred into our milling unit that will manufacture the crown. After the crown is finished it will then be inserted on your natural tooth that has already been prepared for the crown.  In one appointment you have your new beauty porcelain crown.  This can all happen at one visit!  Click here to learn more about One Appointment Crowns.


Now you’re probably asking yourself how do I get scheduled for a same day crown. If so, simply call or visit http://www.bohledental.com/appointment.html  to set up an initial visit, we will then go over all the information with you and at that point we can set up a time and day that works best for you!
Would you like to get your crown work done in one visit?
Call us at (270) 442-0256.

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By Dr. Charles Bohle
February 20, 2015
Category: Oral Health

Aging And Dental HeathAging and Dentall Health

Today, Americans are not only living longer — we're also retaining our natural teeth longer than ever before. But this rosy picture isn't free of thorns: Older adults tend to require increasingly complex dental treatments; are often more prone to contracting certain diseases; and sometimes find it challenging to keep up with daily oral health practices.

Yet maintaining good oral hygiene is critically important as we age. When problems occur in the mouth, they can cause difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking and smiling — basic functions which can affect both physical and social well-being. It's possible that medications prescribed for other diseases can adversely affect a person's oral health; it's also possible that a decline in oral health can worsen existing maladies (such as diabetes), or even cause systemic (whole-body) inflammation. What other special dental issues do older people face — and what can be done about them?

Dental Concerns for Older Adults

If you think cavities are just for kids — think again! A recent study found that nearly one-third of people over 65 had untreated dental caries (cavities). In older people, these are found not only in the crown (chewing surface) of the tooth, but also in the root, which may become exposed due to gum recession. Regular dental checkups are the best way to find and treat dental caries; left untreated, they can cause pain, require more complex procedures, and eventually lead to lost teeth.

Gum disease is another major oral health issue faced by older people — and it's presently the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The disease is caused by plaque bacteria, which thrive on the sticky biofilm that clings to the surface of teeth when they aren't properly cleaned. Poor-fitting dentures can make the problem worse, as can the presence of certain diseases (such as diabetes or cancer).

Sometimes, decreased mobility (due to arthritis or similar conditions) makes routine brushing and flossing more difficult. Special brushes with larger grips and floss holders can help make daily cleaning easier; additionally, therapeutic mouthrinses may be prescribed. In-office treatments can also be effective in bringing gum disease under control.

Blythe Danner Oral Cancer Video.

Oral cancer is a concern at any age, but it's 7 times more likely to show up in a person over 65 — and it causes more deaths in older Americans than skin cancer does. Early detection offers the best chance at controlling the disease, and improves survival rates significantly. A thorough screening for oral cancer should be a part of every older person's routine dental checkup.

Dry mouth (xerostomia) isn't just an annoyance — it can be harmful to your oral health. Aside from its lubricating qualities, saliva contains beneficial digestive enzymes, acid neutralizers, and bacteria-fighting agents. A number of factors may cause the body to produce less saliva than normal — but in older adults, this problem is often due to side effects from prescription or over-the-counter medications. If you're experiencing chronic dryness of the mouth, it's sometimes possible to change your medication, and/or use products designed to relieve these symptoms.

Oral Hygiene For Life

It was once commonly believed that dental problems and the loss of teeth were an inevitable consequence of aging. But here's the fact: Age itself isn't a risk factor for tooth loss; properly cared for, your teeth can last a lifetime. However, it's true that the mouth does change as you age. How can you give yourself the best chance of keeping your natural teeth? You guessed it: Maintain a regular practice of good oral hygiene!

Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush — use one with a special grip, or an electric brush, if it helps. Clean in between your teeth with floss, or another type of interdental cleaner, at least once a day. If you wear dentures, regularly clean and care for them as instructed. Eat healthy foods and drink plenty of water. And don't forget to have regular dental exams so that little problems don't turn into major headaches!

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By Dr. Charles Bohle
February 16, 2015
Category: Life Advice

Can you recognize these celebrities without their teeth?recognize celebrity smile

I have written many times about the importance of your smile and what it says about you.  People generally and naturally judge new people that they meet who have a nice smile as more successful and friendlier than those who might not have a nice smile.  You have also seen articles posted about celebrities who have had their smile fixed and what they look like now.  Below is a link to a site that has changed celebrity smiles but not in a way you would think.  It hasn't improved or trashed the smile but more than that.  It has taken celebrity photos and removed the teeth.  It is shocking what they look like without their teeth.  They surely would not have become a star looking like that.

This is a stunning example of how important your smile is and how much it affects what you look like to the world around you.  If you want to change what people think about you in a positive way, Change Your Smile! and change it soon.  There is no mor effective way to change your looks and iimpress the people you meet.

Here is the link.  Check it out.

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DentalSealantsOneoftheChildhoodSecretsTVDesignerNateBerkusCreditsforHisBeautifulSmile

As a successful author, interior design guru (with 127 makeovers in eight years on The Oprah Winfrey Show), and host of his own television program, The Nate Berkus Show, Nate Berkus understands the important role a beautiful smile plays in one's life and career. In a recent interview with Dear Doctor magazine, Nate discussed his oral health history. Berkus credits his all natural smile — no cosmetic dentistry here — to the treatments he received as a child from his dentist. “I'm grateful for having been given fluoride treatments and sealants as a child.” He then added that, “healthy habits should start at a young age.”

Dental sealants are important because they help protect developing young teeth until the enamel has matured. Without dental sealants, the newly erupted immature enamel of teeth is more permeable, meaning that the acids produced by bacteria in the mouth can damage these teeth more easily. This makes the teeth less resistant and thus more susceptible to tooth decay.

Regardless of how much your children brush their teeth, the reality is that toothbrush bristles cannot reach down to clean out the crevices found in the deep grooves (“pits and fissures”) of teeth. And if not removed, the bacteria found in these grooves produce decay-causing acids as a byproduct of metabolizing sugar. However, when sealants are used in combination with fluoride, good hygiene and nutrition (including lower sugar consumption), the odds of having tooth decay is dramatically reduced.

We refer to dental sealants as “pit and fissure” sealants because they protect the grooves found in the top of back teeth and the back of front teeth. Sealants also may reduce the need for subsequent treatments as your child grows older — just as it did for Nate Berkus. For these reasons, sealants are definitely something that all parents and caregivers should consider for their young children.

To learn more about dental sealants, contact us today to schedule an appointment so that we can conduct a thorough examination, discuss any questions you have as well as what treatment options will be best for you or your child. Or to learn more about sealants now, you can continue reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Sealants for Children.” And to read the entire interview with Nate Berkus, please see the Dear Doctor magazine article “Nate Berkus.”


By Dr. Charles Bohle
February 12, 2015
Category: Oral Health

Awesome Dental Facts

awesome dental facts

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