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By Dr. Charels Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
December 29, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
JasonDerulosIdealMatch

When the multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter and TV personality Jason Derulo was recently asked about his ideal woman, his answer covered a remarkably broad spectrum. "There’s no specific thing," he said, "so I think it’s unfair to say what my ‘type’ is." But it turns out that there is one thing the So You Think You Can Dance judge considers essential: A beautiful smile.

"I’m not into messy teeth," Derulo said. "If the grill has spaces and different colors, it’s not my vibe."

As it turns out, he may be on to something: A number of surveys have indicated that a bright, healthy smile is often the first thing people notice when meeting someone new. Yet many are reluctant to open up that big grin because they aren’t satisfied with the way their teeth look. If you’re one of them, consider this: Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of ways to improve your smile — and it may be easier and more affordable than you think.

For example, if your smile isn’t as bright as you would like it to be, teeth whitening is an effective and economical way to lighten it up. If you opt for in-office treatments, you can expect a lightening effect of up to 10 shades in a single one-hour treatment! Or, you can achieve the same effect in a week or two with a take-home kit we can custom-make for you. Either way, you’ll be safe and comfortable being treated under the supervision of a dental professional — and the results can be expected to last for up to two years, or perhaps more.

If your teeth have minor spacing irregularities, small chips or cracks, it may be possible to repair them in a single office visit via cosmetic bonding. In this process, a liquid composite resin is applied to the teeth and cured (hardened) with a special light. This high-tech material, which comes in colors to match your teeth, can be built up in layers and shaped with dental instruments to create a pleasing, natural effect.

If your smile needs more than just a touch-up, dental veneers may be the answer. These wafer-thin coverings, placed right on top of your natural teeth, can be made in a variety of shapes and colors — from a natural pearly luster to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Custom-made veneers typically involve the removal of a few millimeters of tooth enamel, making them a permanent — and irreversible — treatment. However, by making teeth look more even, closing up spaces and providing dazzling whiteness, veneers just might give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

If you would like more information about cosmetic dental treatments, please call our office to arrange a consultation. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine article “Cosmetic Dentistry — A Time for Change.”


By contactus@bohledental.com
December 17, 2015
Category: Oral Health

Lip and Tongue Piercings Are Dentally Dangerous

Tongue Piercings=Dental Danger

 

 

 

 

It seems to have started in the 1990's, that tongue piercing became the hot new trend.  People of all ages got them but especially teens and 20's.  It is still popular today with about 14% of United States youth haveing some type of facial piercing.  Here is the bad news.  Even if you brush well and take good care of your mouth, this oral jewelry causes gum and bone loss.  That is not good.

The Journal of Clinical Periodontology states a 45% higher chance of gum irritation and bone support loss.  Tongue studs are far more destructive than a lip  piercing.  Of course there is much more tooth chipping with piercing that without.  I have personnally seen as many as 12 chipped teeth in one persons mouth that was caused by a tongue stud.

The European Journal of Pediatric Dentistry featured a case of a 15 year old girl who had a tongue stud.  Her extensive damages included chipped teeth, excessive bone loss resulting in loose and dead teeth.  The young girl knew it was her mouth jewelry causing her problems but she still refused to remove her stud.  That is certainly a high price for trying to look "cool".

If you have studs there are some things you can do to reduce the damage from them.  Of course first don't wear them but if you must at least use plastic of acrylic studs.  They are much kinder and cause less damage.  I less far less damage with the plastic.

Click here If you would like to learn more about fixing broken teeth and cosmetic dentistry.   Click to make an appointment  or call 270.442.0256   Please visit our facebook, YouTube and Google+ pages.  #paducahkydentist

 


By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
December 15, 2015
Category: Sedation Dentistry
Tags: dental anxiety   IV Sedation  

Find out about the benefits of sedation dentistry

The Benefits Of Sedation DentistryDo you suffer from anxiety, fear or have a dental phobia?  Do you have a nervous feeling that may include shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and butterflies in the stomach?  Did you have a bad experience in the past and it not affects how you act in a dental office?  Are you one of the 8% of Americans who totally avoid the deentist because of fear?

Did you know that there are people who are so fearful that they only go to the dental office when they are having an absollute emergency?  Did you know that women are twice as likely to have dental anxiety that men? 

Dental IV sedation is the answer to your problems.  Ot makes you feel calm and relaxed instead of being nervous.  It also allows the dentist to perform more treatment in a single visit and you will have little to no memory of the proceedure. 

IV sedation will induce a state of deep relaxation so yur fears will melt away.  You will be conscious and able to respond to questions but most likely will not remember doing it.  It is extremely safe and you are monitors by the dental staff.

The next time you need dental work done, consider sedation dentistry.  It is the way to make your dental visit as easy as possible.

To find out more about sedation dentistry, click here.  Call the office for an appointment at 270-442-0256 or click here.  Visit our Google+, YouTube and facebook pages.  #paducahkydentist

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By Bohle Family Dentistry
December 14, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  
ImproveYourBrushingandFlossingHabitwithTheseTips

The most important thing you can do for good oral health is brush and floss your teeth daily. But we’re not born knowing how to do either — they’re skills we must learn and practice to be effective in removing disease-causing bacterial plaque.

It helps then to have a good understanding about technique, implements or problem situations you may run into. So then, here are answers to 4 typical hygiene questions that can help you improve your brushing and flossing.

How often should I brush and floss? You should brush and floss at least once a day to prevent a buildup of plaque, the cause for both tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease; if you have some form of dental disease, we may advise a different frequency. Be sure to use a gentle technique — it doesn’t take much pressure to remove plaque and being too aggressive can harm your gums and tooth enamel.

When should I change my toothbrush? If you use it correctly (gentle vs. aggressive), your toothbrush should last several months. When you begin to notice the bristles becoming worn or splayed, it’s time to get a new, soft bristle brush.

What kind of toothpaste should I use? You may have a preference among the dozens available when it comes to flavor and texture. But from a hygiene standpoint you should choose one that contains fluoride to strengthen enamel and an anti-tartar agent to inhibit the formation of hardened plaque deposits (calculus). While we’re on the subject, don’t rinse out the toothpaste right after brushing — you may be washing away fluoride too early, which takes time to work in contact with tooth enamel. Just spit it out.

What if my teeth are sensitive when I brush? If you encounter problems when you brush, visit us to find out the cause. The most common cause for sensitivity is gum recession, usually due to gum disease, which has exposed the roots. This can cause discomfort when you encounter hot or cold foods, or pressure on the teeth when you brush. You should then receive treatment for the underlying condition; we may also recommend toothpaste that reduces tooth sensitivity. And, of course, be gentle when you brush.

If you would like more information on brushing, flossing and other aspects of oral hygiene, 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 “Oral Hygiene Behavior.”


By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
December 08, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene   flossing   smile   brushing  

See How To Floss In 5 Easy Steps

Floss In 5 Easy Steps!Delta Dental provides a simple graphic to help remind you how to floss.  I now think of flossing like wearing a seat belf in the car.  If I don't floss everyday then things just don't feel right.

Think of how beneficial flossing can be.  If you finish dinner at 7:00 PM and go and floss your teeth, how long will it be before you eat anything for breakfast.  Your gums have that entire time to be healthy and heal if needed.  If you leave debris between your teeth it sits and irritates your gums.  It is not a good situation at all.

So do yourself the big favor you know you need to do.  Floss daily for a better and healthier mouth.  You are on your way to a better and healthier smile!

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