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Avoid Sharing Your Gum Disease on National Spouses Day

January 15th, 2019 Posted by Laser Dentistry 0 comments on “Avoid Sharing Your Gum Disease on National Spouses Day”

Closup image of woman undergoing laser gum disease treatment in Brevard, NCJanuary celebrates much more than just a new year – January 26 happens to be National Spouses Day, a day to further celebrate the special bond of matrimony. You have chosen to spend your lives together, but that does not necessarily you need to share everything. In fact, Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey Root, Dr. John Krishingner, and the rest of the professionals at Water Oak Dental Group, want to remind you that if one of you suffers from gum disease, you might spread the issues through a simple act such as kissing.

Gum Disease Can Spread From Mouth to Mouth

Gum disease is a buildup of bacteria in the mouth. This happens when you eat and drink, and one of the ways that you control these bacteria is through proper brushing, flossing, and visiting your dental professional. However, if you are not diligent with your dental hygiene, you can actually share these harmful bacteria and potentially spread the disease to someone you kiss, such as a spouse.

Laser Treatment Can Help

The good news is that there are a few treatment options for gum disease, including laser dentistry. Laser treatment is beneficial because it is minimally invasive and nearly painless. The special laser tool that Dr. Krishingner uses targets diseased gum tissue and removes it without harming the healthy tissue.

Traditionally, getting rid of diseased gum tissue involved cutting through healthy tissue and a longer recovery period from the surgery. Laser treatment keeps more of your gums intact and takes less time to heal – which means you can get back to celebrating National Spouses Day that much faster.

Schedule a Visit Today

Now is the perfect time to start treating your gum disease so you do not have to worry about spreading harmful bacteria to your spouse or anyone else you kiss. To schedule a consultation at Water Oak Dental Group in Brevard, NC contact our office today.

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3 Things To Keep in Mind When Considering Cosmetic Dentistry

November 10th, 2018 Posted by Cosmetic Dentistry 0 comments on “3 Things To Keep in Mind When Considering Cosmetic Dentistry”

Dental veneer resting on a fingernailHaving the confidence to smile often relates to how you feel about your teeth. When your teeth are cleaner and straighter, you may find it easier to laugh and smile without worry. When you are concerned about the appearance of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry may help. There are many treatment options available to improve the look of discolored, cracked, or misshapen teeth. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when considering cosmetic treatment.

  1. The State of Your Teeth

The type of treatment you receive to improve the look of your teeth depends on what state your teeth are currently in. For example, minor chips and discoloration may easily be remedied with dental veneers, which are thin porcelain shells that bond to the front of your teeth. If your teeth are severely decayed or missing, you may be better off with a crown or dental implant.

  1. Your Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Goals

Are you looking just brighten your smile, or do you wish to restore the full look and function of your mouth? Your ultimate goals will help to determine the procedures involved. It is important for you to discuss your concerns and goals with your dentist so you can work toward achieving them together.

  1. The Services and Experience of Your Dentist

If your mouth will require extensive treatment, you should make sure your dentist has the knowledge, training, and experience to help you. If you are unsure, it does not hurt to ask directly. The more knowledgeable and experienced your dentist is, the more likely you are to be happy with your treatment results.

Start With a Consultation

Whether you require dental veneers or are just looking for a simple teeth whitening treatment, your first step should be a consultation with Brevard, NC cosmetic dentists Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root, Dr. Niklas Resla, and Dr. John Krishingner. Get started by contacting our office at Water Oak Dental Group to schedule an appointment.

Find Us

Providing cosmetic dentistry services for all of Transylvania County, our office is located in Brevard, NC near the Transylvania County Courthouse by Broad and East Main Street. We are conveniently located near the communities of Etowah, Hendersonville, Mills River, Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, and Highlands North Carolina.

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Understanding Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

September 1st, 2018 Posted by Laser Dentistry 0 comments on “Understanding Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s”

Cartoon of a brain with a mask on and a body holding a toothSeptember 21 is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day, a day created by patients, families, and doctors to help the general public better understand this serious disease. It’s also a day for families and especially caregivers to learn more about how to keep loved ones with this condition in their best health. There are a number of correlations between Alzheimer’s and other health conditions, but one that many people do not learn about until it is too late is the link between periodontal disease and Alzheimer’s.

Oral Health and Alzheimer’s Patients

In general, Alzheimer’s is associated with decreased oral health for a variety of reasons. Patients generally forget to take care of themselves without prompting and help, and this can cause basic maintenance and oversight to slip. Additionally, there is documented correlation between the progression of the condition and diseases like gingivitis. It’s important for caregivers to understand how oral health can decline in Alzheimer’s patients and to schedule the cleanings and procedures that will promote good health in their loved ones.

Treating Gum Disease

There are a variety of treatments patients with Alzheimer’s can receive to prevent gum disease or mitigate its effects. They include:

  • Periodontal cleanings
  • Planing
  • Gum tissue grafts
  • Laser dentistry
  • Dental implants to replace missing teeth

Laser gum treatments provide patients with options that are low pain, making it easier on the patient without requiring heavy sedation. They also help prevent the advance of symptoms, and they can be performed multiple times if symptoms do persist.

Make an Appointment Today

Don’t let your loved one’s oral health suffer after the onset of Alzheimer’s. Contact our office today to make an appointment and find out how to take care of an Alzheimer’s patient’s oral health throughout their treatment. At Water Oak Dental, your Brevard, NC dentists Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root, Dr. Niklas Resla, and Dr. John Krishingner have advice for families providing all different levels of care, and experience working with patients with these needs. Make the most of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and make an appointment.

Find Us

Our office is located in Brevard, NC down the street from Brevard College and the Transylvania County Courthouse by Broad and East Main Street. Even bringing patients from Asheville, we proudly serve the communities Hendersonville, Lake Toxaway, Etowah, Mills River, Cashiers, and Highlands North Carolina.

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Complete Your Summer Smile With Porcelain Veneers

July 18th, 2018 Posted by Cosmetic Dentistry, Uncategorized 0 comments on “Complete Your Summer Smile With Porcelain Veneers”

Porcelain Veneers Display - Brevard, NC & Hendersonville, NCSummer is here and it may be a good time to consider porcelain veneers in Brevard, NC! So it’s that time to prepare for vacation and family reunion photos. Unfortunately, if you’re not satisfied with the way your smile looks, you may be tempted to hide from the camera. If you think improving your smile requires more time and money than you want to spend, you’d be surprised how quickly you can transform your look. Porcelain veneers are the perfect way to quickly cover up imperfections in your teeth so you can proudly smile for the camera this summer and cosmetic dentists, Dr. David Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root, Dr. Niklas Resla, and Dr. John Krishingner at Water Oak Dental are here to help you look your best with porcelain veneers.

How Dental Veneers Work

Dental veneers are very thin shells that are custom-made to fit over your teeth. They’re created to match the color of your adjacent teeth or can be made in a whiter shade if you long for a whiter smile. Veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth and can immediately improve the way your smile looks. Dental veneers are frequently recommended as a cosmetic dentistry option to cover up minor imperfections, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Tooth gaps
  • Discolored teeth
  • Misaligned or irregularly spaced teeth

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure because they don’t require you to spend a lot of time getting treatment. Rather than undergoing multiple lengthy treatments to improve the appearance of your smile, dental veneers can be used to transform the way you look in minimal time.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

 In addition to a short treatment time, porcelain veneers also offer the following benefits:

  • Natural appearance
  • Stain resistance
  • Conservative treatment approach
  • Affordability when compared to other treatment options for common dental imperfections

Dental Veneers are known to last up to 15 years before needing replacement. They do not require any special care, but you should follow a good oral hygiene routine to keep them in good condition and to maintain your overall oral health.

Schedule Your Appointment

Dr. David Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root, Dr. Niklas Resla, and Dr. John Krishingner are respected cosmetic dentists in Brevard, NC with extensive experience placing dental veneers and performing other cosmetic dentistry services. To schedule your consultation, call Water Oak Dental Group at (828) 884-3421 or visit us online. Call today!

Read these 3 things to Keep in Mind When Considering Cosmetic Dentistry.

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Laser Therapy For Treating Gum Disease

May 14th, 2018 Posted by Laser Dentistry 0 comments on “Laser Therapy For Treating Gum Disease”

laser dentistry - Brevard, NCIt’s estimated that over half of American adults have some degree of gum disease. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, while periodontitis and advanced periodontitis are the more severe stages. Gingivitis can often be reversed simply by regular brushing and flossing and making sure to visit the dentist twice a year for cleanings.

Gum Disease and advanced periodontitis typically need a targeted approach from your dentist. Typical treatment includes scaling and root planing at the dentist’s office. This non-surgical procedure cleans the tartar, plaque and bacteria from the tooth and near the gum tissue. The soft tissue around the teeth may need to be reshaped or treated to ensure that the teeth are stable.

Laser dentistry in Brevard, NC is one approach to treating gum disease. The infected tissue can be removed. While the root of the tooth is exposed, the calculus and plaque can be scraped off. The dentist will smooth out the root of the tooth that could attract bacteria. Laser therapy promotes healing because the area between the gum and root will regenerate during the healing process.

Why Laser Therapy?

At Water Oak Dental Group in Brevard, NC, our office uses the BIOLASE WaterLase iPlus 2.0™ and the Odyssey 2.5 Diode lasers for treatment options. We also offer sedation dentistry to patients who are especially anxious, but we find it is rarely needed. These lasers allow us to target the damaged tissue from gum disease while protecting the healthy tissue. The benefits include:

  • Faster healing and recovery times
  • Less damage to surrounding gum tissue
  • Pediatric patients respond better because there is no shot
  • Gums can be reshaped without grafting
  • Treat gum disease by targeting the damaged tissue
  • Less discomfort, bleeding and swelling

Don’t Let Your Gum Disease Go Untreated

Whether you have any stage of gum disease in Brevard, NC make an appointment today at Water Oak Dental for a dental cleaning and an assessment to see if you are a candidate for laser dentistry. Discuss treatment options with Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffret T. Root, Dr. Niklas Resla, or Dr. John Krishingner to find solutions to take care of your oral health to have a healthy and beautiful smile. Call or visit us online to make an appointment today!

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How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve your Smile

March 15th, 2018 Posted by Cosmetic Dentistry 0 comments on “How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve your Smile”

Porcelain Veneers - Brevard, NC & Hendersonville, NCAre chipped or yellowed teeth making you self-conscious about your smile? It may be time to start thinking about how cosmetic dentistry in Brevard, NC and Hendersonville, NC can help. The team of skilled cosmetic dentists at Water Oak Dental Group use sophisticated techniques like porcelain veneers to restore your teeth and rejuvenate your smile.

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Why Traditional Dental Braces May Be Right for Me

January 1st, 2018 Posted by Orthodontics 0 comments on “Why Traditional Dental Braces May Be Right for Me”

dental braces - Brevard, NC & Etowah, NCToday, there are many different options when it comes to orthodontics and dental braces in Brevard, NC. Clear braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces and traditional metal braces can all help straighten the teeth. Even though there are lots of choices, it may be best in some cases to stick with the tried and true, traditional metal braces. Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root and Dr. John Krishingner at Water Oak Dental Group located near Hendersonville, NC can help you make the right choice for you or your child’s case. Here are some reasons why going with the traditional braces could be the best option.

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Show Off A New Smile On Thanksgiving With Invisalign®

November 17th, 2017 Posted by Cosmetic Dentistry 0 comments on “Show Off A New Smile On Thanksgiving With Invisalign®”

Invisalign® To Straighten Crooked Teeth - Brevard, NC, Hendersonville, NC & Etowah, NCFall is here and the holidays are around the corner, with Thanksgiving just a week away. This time of year is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with family members and eat a lot of delicious food. As you get ready for Thanksgiving, you probably start decorating arranging travel plans, or if you are hosting family, you are frantically cleaning up. There are a lot of things on your Thanksgiving checklist.

4 Signs of Poor Health Found In Your Mouth   

September 5th, 2017 Posted by Oral Health 0 comments on “4 Signs of Poor Health Found In Your Mouth   ”

Your body systems interrelate with one another. Therefore, certain symptoms that develop in one area might point to an issue somewhere else. One place to pay attention to is your mouth and teeth. Your oral health reveals some important insights into your general health. That is why the dentists at Water Oak Dental Group educates patients on important signs to watch out for.

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Essential Steps to Prevent Oral Cancer

July 5th, 2017 Posted by Oral Cancer 0 comments on “Essential Steps to Prevent Oral Cancer”

Oral cancer includes cancers of the tongue, lips, sinuses, cheeks, throat, and soft and hard palates, and it is a serious condition that needs to be diagnosed and treated before it becomes life threatening. Knowing what the symptoms are, and getting regular screenings, are important steps in preventing it.