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4 Signs of Poor Health Found In Your Mouth   

September 5th, 2017 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.

Worn Away Enamel

 If your teeth have recently become weaker due to worn away enamel, you might experience broken and cracked teeth. One underlying reason for the wear and tear on your teeth is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux. Your teeth are not protected against the acid. Therefore, when it continually comes into your mouth, it can wear away your enamel.

Sudden Tooth Decay

 Tooth decay occurs for many reasons. If you have a history of good oral hygiene with little to no cavities and all of a sudden you have significant issues with tooth decay, then you might have a bigger problem: diabetes. When you have excess blood sugar, then this sugar might also be in your saliva. This could lead to more bacteria in the mouth, which ultimately leads to cavities.

 White Tongue

 A sign of fungal disease, known as Candida or oral thrush, is a white, hairy tongue. Your mouth has a certain amount of yeast in it, just as it has a certain amount of bacteria. However, when there is an overgrowth of yeast, it leads to a problem. This might also point to excessive yeast or yeast infections in other areas of your body.

 Bad Breath

 There are many potential causes of bad breath or halitosis. You might have simply eaten something strong, such as garlic or onions, or simply have poor oral hygiene. However, certain serious illnesses also have bad breath as a symptom, including certain cancers or diabetes. It is always a good idea to get your bad breath checked out by a dentist and/or a doctor.

Schedule an Appointment

 Good oral health includes regular visits to your dentist in Brevard, NC. Call Water Oak Dental Group conveniently located near Etowah, NC and Herndersonville, NC today to schedule your appointment with Dr. David S. Krishinger, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root or Dr. John Krishingner.

Oral Cancer Screening Brevard NC And Hendersonville NC

Essential Steps to Prevent Oral Cancer

July 5th, 2017 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.

Signs and Symptoms

Common signs of oral cancer include:

  • Growth of velvety red, white, or speckled patches
  • Unexplained pain or numbness in the neck, mouth, or face
  • Bumps, swellings, or rough spots on the gums, lips, or inside the mouth
  • Unexplained bleeding of areas in the mouth
  • Difficulty swallowing, chewing, or speaking
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness

If you notice any of these symptoms, make an appointment with a dentist in Brevard, NC right away.

Risk Factors

As with many health conditions, certain factors increase the chances of getting oral cancer. Important risk factors include:

  • Tobacco use- smokers have a six-fold chance of developing oral cancer
  • Age- those over the age of 40 are at higher risk
  • Heavy alcohol use – drinkers are six times more likely to develop cancer
  • Prolonged sun exposure- excessive sun at a younger age increases the risk
  • Gender- males are more susceptible than females
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)- certain strains increase chances of developing oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

Individuals who have at least one of these factors should definitely get regular screenings in order to maintain good health. However, people with none of the risk factors can be diagnosed with this type of cancer, so seeing your dentist to get screened should be a priority for everyone.

Schedule Your Screening

Because oral cancer can affect many different types of people, making an appointment with your dentist for a screening is important. At Water Oak Dental Group in Brevard, NC, conveniently located near Etowah, NC and Hendersonville, NC, dentists Dr. David S. Krishinger, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root and Dr. John Krishingner can make additional recommendations to prevent oral issues based on your individual situation.

Dental Implants Versus Dentures: Which Is the Better Treatment Choice for You?

June 13th, 2017 Dental Implants 0 comments on “Dental Implants Versus Dentures: Which Is the Better Treatment Choice for You?”

When it comes to tooth replacement, you have several good treatment options available to you. While dentures and bridges are commonly used to replace entire arches or single missing teeth, respectively, dental implants are quickly becoming the overwhelmingly popular tooth replacement choice. Implant dentistry is currently one of the fastest-growing segments of dentistry, and many people are choosing dental implants, over traditional dentures or bridges. Here are a few of the procedural advancements dental implants have experienced in recent years that make them a highly attractive tooth replacement choice.

  1. Improved Success Rate

 Due to improvements in implant placement procedures, the success rates of implant dentistry are currently at an all-time high. As implant predictability continues to improve, patient confidence in the procedure also improves. If you have been considering dental implants, there is no better time than now to receive them.

  1. In-Office Dental Crowns

 The experienced dentists at Water Oak Dental Group utilize CEREC® technology to create in-office crowns that are placed on top of dental implants after they have successfully become integrated into the jaw bone. The ability to create natural-looking crowns in the office removes the necessity for patients to wait for crowns to be made at a separate location. Additionally, CEREC® technology creates high-quality crowns that are perfectly color-matched to your teeth and designed to fit the exact space where your missing tooth once was.

  1. Implant-Denture Combinations

 Improvements in implant dentistry now make it possible to combine the stability and reliability of dental implants with the convenience of dentures. So, if you have multiple missing teeth or need to have an entire arch of teeth replaced, you can now receive denture appliances that are secured in place with a few sturdy dental implants.

Call Today

 If you are interested in learning more about dental implants in Brevard, NC, we invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists. We proudly serve all residents and visitors of Transylvania county, NC including Hendersonville, NC and Etowah, NC. Schedule your consultation, with Water Oak Dental Group today!

Get Dental Crowns in a Single Day

April 22nd, 2017 Cosmetic Dentistry 0 comments on “Get Dental Crowns in a Single Day”

Getting a dental crown is never easy, even when patients have been through the process before. That is because crowns are necessary after serious procedures like a root canal or repairs to a cracked tooth meaning the patient has already been through a great deal of treatment. To add to that complication, most crown construction processes and procedures involve a fairly lengthy manufacturing period before the temporary crown can be upgraded, and that means patients often have to be available for multiple visits. The results are great, but the timing is never as convenient as it can be for other, simpler procedures.