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Dental Blogs by Dr. Joost

Sometimes Lumineers and porcelain veneers are not an ideal treatment for a patient's needs. In such cases, the best option will be the use of other dental care treatments, such as teeth whitening or dental bonding. For serious dental health issues in which a tooth cannot be saved, one great option to consider is the use of Jefferson City dental implants, which can support artificial teeth. We will be sure to go over all of your options for advanced dental care during your visit to the practice.

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The benefits are far more than cosmetic, though. Tooth-colored dental fillings are made from safe composite materials that contain no toxic or harmful substances. And since these fillings are ceramic, they will not warp or change shape in extreme temperatures as a metal filling would.

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A dental bridge is a set of artificial teeth that is meant to span the gap left behind by a missing tooth or a few missing teeth in a row. The dental bridge is held in place by latching around tooth structure adjacent to the tooth gap. With dental bridges in place, patients will have smiles that look their very best and will also be able to chew as normal.

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Dental crowns are caps that fit over a tooth. When in place, the dental crown will be able to restore tooth strength and tooth functionality while also reducing any pain or discomfort that a patient may have experienced as a result of the dental problem they were dealing with.

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Root canal therapy does not doom your tooth to being pulled in the future. A tooth can survive without the pulp that is removed during treatment because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues around it. With proper oral hygiene, a tooth that has received root canal therapy will often last the rest of your life.

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The first step in renovating your smile is to select a highly qualified cosmetic dentist with experience in cosmetic dentistry. Your dentist can help you determine which procedures are right for you, helping you custom tailor a smile makeover plan that perfectly suits your particular dental needs.

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Metal fillings of the past often contained mercury, which is highly toxic and can potentially affect your overall health and wellness. By comparison, tooth-colored dental fillings do not contain any harmful substances, allowing you to experience excellent general wellness.

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Instant orthodontics treatment is a popular choice for those looking to improve the alignment of their smiles quickly, painlessly, and without the embarrassment of metal braces. Instant orthodontics offer relatively immediate results and can even be used to improve other imperfections like deep stains and misshaped teeth. There are many benefits to instant orthodontics.

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One of the most common side effects of teeth whitening treatments is heightened tooth sensitivity as the bleaching agents penetrate the enamel of your teeth. In most patients, this sensitivity goes away within a day or so. If you have naturally sensitive teeth, on the other hand, this sensitivity can be heightened even further, causing irritation and pain, and in some cases can cause longer-lasting problems.

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The face mask helps regulate the amount of nitrous oxide being delivered to the patient as he or she breathes. Dr. Talva Grundstrom Joost and her team of hygienists and assistants will also note the condition of the patient during treatment to ensure all is well. Patients will have a loved one with them to bring them to and from the practice to make sure that they are completely safe.

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Full mouth reconstruction tackles all the dental issues you face in a logical and efficient process, combining cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry techniques into a comprehensive plan. Each treatment plan is custom tailored to address your specific dental problems with the goal of restoring your dental health and improving your smile.

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Gum disease is a progressive bacterial infection of the gums. It starts as gingivitis, an inflammation in the gums, and turns into periodontitis if the infection is not controlled. Advanced gum disease can cause gum recession followed by damage to tooth roots and bone holding teeth in place.

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Advanced gum disease may even result in tooth or bone loss, requiring oral surgery to restore a full smile. Rather than letting your gum disease go unchecked, consider the benefits of preventative treatment. Namely, root planing and scaling is an effective way to restore the health of your gums.

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While some people wonder if a dental visit every six months really does make a difference, the fact of the matter is that these routine checkups are vitally important. By visiting with a dentist every six months, you are undergoing the kind of care that you simply get at home, even with regular brushing and flossing. The longer that you delay a dental visit, the worse it is for your overall dental health in the long run.

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Tooth erosion is a condition in which the hard, outer layer of the tooth begins to wear off or break down. This makes the teeth vulnerable to increased sensitivity and oral pain, and also increases the risk of decay or infection, because it exposes the inner layer of the tooth (the dentin). Tooth erosion can be caused by a number of different factors, which can be broken down into three categories: corrosion, attrition, and abrasion.Corrosion: Corrosion is a chemical breaking down of the tooth enamel.

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To maintain the best dental health and stay on top of problems like chronic bad breath, a good dental hygiene routine is crucial. This includes regular visits to your dentist to check on the condition of your teeth and catch any small issues before they snowball into bigger problems.

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Teeth grinding refers to the gnashing, clenching, and shifting of the teeth that occurs when a person is asleep. The first signs of teeth grinding tend to be tooth pain, jaw pain, earaches, and headaches when a person wakes up.

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While porcelain veneers are quite durable, they can be worn down much like your natural tooth structure. It's for that reason that patients should be aware that their veneers are not permanent. Realistic expectations like these improve patients satisfaction with the treatment process.

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Saliva plays an important role in oral health. Saliva is full of healthy enzymes and proteins that help digest food and strengthen our teeth. More importantly, saliva helps wash away food remnants and bacteria from the mouth, reducing tooth decay and disease.

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Mouth guards are a type of protective retainer that people wear in order to prevent injury to their teeth, gums, tongue, and other parts of the mouth. There are many reasons that a person may wear a mouth guard, and some may be preventative while others may be related to a dental treatment of some sort.

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Tooth decay refers to the damage done to the tooth enamel as a result of oral bacteria. The oral bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth and feeds on food particles, particularly sugars and other kinds of carbs. In the process, the oral bacteria creates an acidic substance that eats into the tooth, resulting in damage.

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Dentures can be paired with dental implants for a secure fit and added confidence. The type of denture you choose, traditional or implant-supported, is best determined between you and your dentist. To find out which type of denture is right for you, and learn more about traditional dentures versus implant-supported dentures, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Jefferson City dentist Talva Grundstrom Joost.

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Dentistry has come a long way in just the past few years, particularly in how it is perceived by the public at large. Whereas most people used to dread going to the dentist, many now think of modern dentistry in terms of smile makeovers and pain-free, spa-like experiences. What a difference a couple of decades can make.

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Patients who visit with Dr. Talva Grundstrom know that they will receive some of the finest treatment in the Jefferson City area. Her commitment to advanced dental therapies as well as comprehensive general dentistry services helps patients of different ages get the right type of care they need. With this in mind, we'd like to take a moment right now to consider the dental health needs of teenage patients and what we do to help their smiles look great and stay healthy.Teens have a unique set of dental health challenges. They're still growing and yet they're also nearing adulthood.

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Maintaining a healthy smile in our senior years is easy with proper care and treatment. General dentistry treatments and regular maintenance play a pivotal role in senior dental care. Keep your smile at its best with these senior dental care tips and treatments from Jefferson City dentist Talva Grundstrom Joost.

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The teeth may develop cracks or fractures for many reasons, like tooth decay, dental injury, or chronic teeth grinding. Regardless of the cause, it is important to seek treatment for dental cracks or fractures as soon as they develop to prevent further, more costly damage. General dentistry treatments can help keep your smile healthy in the face of dental damage. To discuss which treatments are right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Jefferson City dentist Talva Grundstrom Joost.

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