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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.

Cartoon of a brain with a mask on and a body holding a tooth

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.