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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
September 29, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene   paducah ky dentist   floos   brush  

I Don't Always Floss, Yes We Can Tell

I Don't Always Floss We see this all the time.  A patient does not have good dental home care and hopes that if they brush and floss really well before their appointment that we will think they do that all the time.  NOT A CHANCE!  Your tissue reacts with inflammation or redness and swelling when you don't take good care of yourself.  Flossing before the cleaning appointment will remove extra debris but the healing of the tissue doesn't happen for days or weeks.  Your teeth might be clean but the tissue gives you away.  That redness and swelling scream at us that it is not healthy.  We can tell.

Do yourself a favor and just do the right thing.  Do a good job with your oral care and be healthy.  You really do not have to brush and floss all of your teeth.  Just clean the ones you want to keep!  Plus you get the added benefit of a great smile and fresh breath.  Happy Flossing!

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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
September 24, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Tooth Brushing   smile   tooth paste  

Molar Man has some superhero tips for you.

Super Hero Molar Man Has Some TipsThat is right gang, Superhero Molarman has some tips about the best way to brush your teeth.  Pick a good toothbrush, good toothpaste and brush regularly.  Also, cut down on the sugary snacks and soda and replace with fruits, vegatables and more healthy water.

Most importantly - don't forget to smile.

If you would like to learn more about all of the great dental services offered at Bohle Family Dentisry; click here.  Please call 270-442-0256 for an appointment or click here.  Visit our Google+, facebook and YouTube pages.  #paducahkydentist.

Graphic by Pinterest and Orthodonist Anchorage.


By Bohle Family Dentistry
September 22, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
IsLaserTreatmentaGoodOptionforControllingGumDisease

Although techniques for treating periodontal (gum) disease can vary, they all boil down to one objective: remove the bacterial plaque and calculus (hardened plaque deposits) that cause the infection. The initial treatment usually involves two techniques known as scaling and root planing.

Scaling uses hand instruments, ultrasonic equipment or a combination of both to manually remove plaque and calculus from the tooth and root surfaces. Root planing takes it a step further by minutely “shaving” infected material from the root surfaces. While more invasive techniques (including surgery) may be needed, scaling and root planing are the first line of treatment for any recent diagnosis of gum disease.

In recent years, an adaptation to these treatments has emerged using the Nd: YAG laser. The laser uses a particular crystal that’s adaptable for many different types of surgery. In the case of gum disease, it’s been found as effective as traditional methods for removing the infected linings of periodontal pockets. Voids created by detaching gum tissues as bone loss occurs, enlarge the small natural gap between the teeth and gums, which fill with pus and other infected matter. Removing the diseased lining from these pockets reduces bacteria below the gum line and speeds healing.

Periodontal laser therapy may have one advantage over traditional treatments: less tissue damage and swelling, and hence reduced post-treatment discomfort. While some research seems to confirm this, more controlled studies are needed to render a verdict on this claim.

Regardless of whether you undergo traditional scaling and root planing or a laser alternative, the aim is the same — to bring the disease under control by removing plaque and calculus and reestablishing good daily oral hygiene practices. Stopping gum disease as soon as possible will help ensure you’ll have healthy teeth and gums for a long time.

If you would like more information on treatments for periodontal (gum) disease, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Lasers versus Traditional Cleanings for Treating Gum Disease.”


By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
September 15, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

There are lots of ways to improve your smile through Cosmetic Dentistry!

Improving your smile through cosmetic dentisry What is the best way to improve you smile?  Of course that depends on  your particular problem.  This great infographic reviews some of the best ways to make your smile its best.

If your are a smoker, the number one thing to do is STOP SMOKING!  Get your teeth cleaned then have a professional whitening done.  Even if you are not a smoker, time and your diet will darken your teeth.

If you are unhappy with the shape of your teeth, porcelain veneers might be a good option.  Using veneers will improve the color, shape and position of your teeth.  Think of them of false finger nails on your teeth but much tougher.  They can be a great option.

Another great option is dental implants.  If you are missing one or more teeth, this could be a great choice.  Getting implants has become an easy option for people who don't want bridges or removable partials.

Lastly clear braces or Invisilign could solve your problems.  Many, many adults use this instead of traditional braces to get the smile they have always wanted.

If you would like to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry options at Bohle Family Dentistry, click here.  To make an appointment call 270-442-0256 or click here.  Please visit our Google+, Facebook and YouTube pages.  #paducahkydentist

Graphic from Pintrest and www.thedentalofficeatchestnuthill.com

 


By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
September 07, 2015
Category: Oral Health
LamarOdomReboundsFromDentalAnxiety

Professional basketball player Lamar Odom is sometimes known as “the candyman” because of his notorious fondness for sweets. But when his sweet tooth finally caught up with him — in the form of a mouthful of decayed teeth — the six-foot-ten-inch, 230-pound hoops star admitted that he had been avoiding treatment… because he was afraid of going to the dentist!

It took two Kardashians (Khloe and Kim) and a painful toothache to finally persuade Odom to sit in the chair. Once he did, it was found that he needed a root canal, a wisdom tooth extraction, and several fillings. Yet the fretful forward sailed through the whole set of procedures in a single visit, and walked out with a big smile afterward. How did his dentists make that happen?

Put it down to the “magic” of sedation dentistry. With anxiety-relieving medications that can be delivered orally (in pill form or by gas) or intravenously (into the bloodstream), the techniques of sedation dentistry can help even the most fearful patients get the dental care they need. That’s good news for about 50 percent of the population, who admit they’re at least somewhat afraid of the dentist — and even better for the 15 percent who avoid dental care completely due to their fear.

Dentists have a number of ways to ease apprehensive patients through a dental visit. An oral anti-anxiety drug can be given in pill form about an hour beforehand. Nitrous oxide (sometimes called “laughing gas”), which is administered by a mask placed over the mouth or nose, may also be used to relieve anxiety. The calming effects of these medications help make any nervousness melt away — and in many circumstances, mild sedation is all that’s needed to ease the fear.

For lengthier or more complex procedures, intravenous (IV) sedation may be recommended. Unlike deeper (unconscious) sedation, IV sedation doesn’t cause “sleep.” Instead, it puts you in a comfortable semi-awake state, where you can still breathe on your own and respond to stimuli… but without feeling any anxiety. And when the procedure is over, you probably won’t have any memory of it at all.

IV sedation can be administered by dentists who are specially trained and equipped with the proper safety equipment. While sedation is being provided, you will be monitored at all times by a dedicated staff member; when it’s over, you will rest for a while as the medication quickly wears off. Then (as is the case with oral sedation), you’ll need another person to give you a ride home.

Does sedation dentistry really work? Lamar Odom thinks so. “I feel so much better,” he said when his 7-hour procedure was over. “I feel like I accomplished something.”

If you would like more information about sedation dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment. You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Oral Sedation Dentistry.”