Troy Dental Blog


What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of teeth that show when you smile and talk. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious while smiling, you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with our dentist. We can help you explore your options for cosmetic dentistry so you can start smiling with confidence. Continue reading to learn about the dental services we offer patients. Read More


What to Expect During the Veneers Procedure

If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about your front teeth, it’s time to schedule a consultation with our dentist. Dr. Giera will be able to evaluate your smile to determine whether you’re a candidate for the veneers procedure. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells your dentist bonds to the fronts of your teeth. Continue reading to learn what you can expect during the veneers process. Read More


What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning?

Have it been awhile since your last teeth cleaning? No problem. Our local dentist is always more than happy to answer any questions you might have about your upcoming appointment. A teeth cleaning will not only protect your oral health, but help you save money in the long run. Continue reading to learn what you can expect during your next dentist appointment with us. Read More


5 Facts About Your Sports Mouth Guard

Playing a contact sport increases your risk of needing broken tooth repair or even tooth replacement. If you play a contact sport, you’ll want to let your dentist know as soon as possible so they can make a custom mouth guard. A mouth guard protects your teeth from impact damage so you can maintain good oral health and avoid a trip to your emergency dentist. Continue reading to learn the 5 facts about sports mouth guards your dentist wants you to know. Read More


5 Ways Dental Bridges Help after Tooth Loss

If you have missing teeth, your Troy dentist may recommend you get a dental bridge. Over time, the spaces in your smile can cause your other teeth to move toward the open space or even cause jaw deterioration. On a day-to-day basis, gaps in your smile can make it difficult to eat, speak, or feel confident. The dental bridge procedure offers a solution to patients with missing teeth by filling the empty space with a tooth restoration that looks and feels natural. Read More


5 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47.2% of Americans age 30 and older have advanced gum disease. While gingivitis only affects the gums, periodontal disease can affect your gums and the bones that support your teeth. Thankfully, preventing gum disease can be easy when you schedule regular dental checkups and practice good oral hygiene. Read More


Dental Implants FAQ

Ever have questions about dental implants? You’re not alone. Patients with recent tooth loss are often interested in the dental implant process. It has always been our goal to give patients the information they need to maintain good oral health. Our list of frequently asked questions below will help prepare you for a consultation with our dental implant dentist. Read More


5 Tips for Living With Dentures

If you are missing several teeth, your dentist may recommend partial or complete dentures. While wearing dentures takes some getting used to, they can also restore the appearance of your smile, and help you eat and talk as you did before tooth loss. Read More


How Night Guards Stop Teeth Grinding

Do you grind or clench your teeth at night? If so, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with your Troy dentist as soon as possible to discuss getting a teeth grinding guard. People who grind their teeth at night often wake up with sore jaws and headaches. If left untreated, teeth grinding (also called bruxism) can wear down tooth enamel and contribute to TMJ disorders. Read More


Urgent vs. Non-Urgent Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency is any oral health problem that requires immediate dental treatment to save a tooth, stop ongoing tissue bleeding, or alleviate severe pain. Immediate action for a dental emergency reduces the risk of permanent damage including tooth loss and lowering the risk of extensive tooth repairs in the future. Read More


Why Oral Cancer Screenings Are Important

Oral cancer begins in the oral cavity and can affect other areas such as the lips, tongue, cheeks, sinuses, and throat. It's estimated that 43,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year and that 8,000 of these diagnoses will result in death. The majority of these diagnoses could be prevented with regular oral cancer screenings.Read More


5 Dental Restorations That Can Save Your Smile

Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that builds up on your teeth. As you eat, the bacteria from plaque use sugars in your food to produce acids that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Thankfully, a dental hygienist can easily remove plaque and tartar during your dentist appointment. However, if plaque and tartar are allowed to buildup, it can lead to gingivitis (gum disease) and the more serious periodontal disease. The best way to maintain good oral health is to schedule an appointment with your Troy family dentist every six months.Read More


Differences between Mouth Guards and Night Guards

Have you ever felt self-conscious about your smile? You’re not alone. Many patients seek out restorative dentistry services to improve the appearance and function of their smile. Like the name suggests, restorative dentistryhas the goal of restoring your teeth to their natural beauty and optimal health. In this blog post, we will go over the five tooth restorations that can help save your smile. Each dental restoration is explained in detail so you can feel more informed and confident when seeking treatment. Read More


5 Dental Restorations That Can Save Your Smile

Have you ever felt self-conscious about your smile? You’re not alone. Many patients seek out restorative dentistry services to improve the appearance and function of their smile. Like the name suggests, restorative dentistryhas the goal of restoring your teeth to their natural beauty and optimal health. In this blog post, we will go over the five tooth restorations that can help save your smile. Each dental restoration is explained in detail so you can feel more informed and confident when seeking treatment. Read More


5 Ways to Achieve a Whiter Smile

Do you wish there was a way to whiten your smile? You’re not alone. Many of our patients ask about ways they can make their smiles more radiant. We believe that everyone should feel confident with their smiles, which is why we’ve decided to write about the five ways you can achieve a pearly white smile in or out of the dentist’s office. For professional teeth whitening results, we recommend you schedule an appointment with an experienced dental practice that offers cosmetic dentistry services. Read More


How Dental Implants Prevent Damage after Losing Teeth

If you are missing a few teeth in your smile, you should know that it can affect much more than how people perceive you. Patients who are missing teeth are at increased risk for poor nutrition, tooth decay, and even jaw deterioration. To prevent serious oral health issues, we recommend asking an experienced Troy dentist if you are a candidate for dental implants or other dental restorations. Read More


How to Choose the Right Cosmetic Dentist

Looking for a new dentist can be frustrating. While online reviews can be a great tool for finding a Gahanna cosmetic dentist, it can also be difficult distinguishing between honest reviewers and people looking to stir up trouble. To save yourself a lot of hassle and grief, read our blog post to learn how you can find the right cosmetic dentist in your area. Read More


Living with TMJ

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is responsible for acting as the hinge that connects the jaw to the skull and controls facial movement. However, sometimes this hinge can act up and cause health problems for its owner. TMJ disorder is a condition that negatively affects the facial areas controlling jaw movement. Read More


CROWNS OR FILLINGS - WHICH IS A BETTER CHOICE?

Crowns and fillings are both effective dental treatments, but which one is a better choice? Well, it depends. Each dental treatment has its own time and place in which it would be the best option. Read More


LASER TONGUE-TIE SURGERY VS. TRADITIONAL SURGERY

Does your baby have a Tongue-tie? Tongue-tie can interfere with proper breastfeeding and can cause problems further down the road with eating solid foods, swallowing, and speaking. The good news is that this condition can be corrected through a simple outpatient procedure with minimal discomfort to your baby. Read More


BENEFITS OF DENTAL BRIDGES

If you have gaps in your mouth created by missing teeth, you know what a hassle it can be to perform even the simplest tasks. Even the most basic mouth movements allowing you to talk and chew food can be difficult and painful. Thankfully, dental bridges provide a solution. Dental bridges simply fill in your mouth’s empty... Read More


DENTURES: COST, TYPES, AND CARE

Missing teeth can cause you to feel embarrassed and insecure about your smile. Thankfully, dentures can give you back your beautiful smile and also help with other things like eating and speaking. If you’re missing many or all of your teeth, dentures may be the best option for you. Read More


COSMETIC BONDING FAQ

Cosmetic bonding is a popular procedure usually undergone by patients with discolored or chipped teeth to improve the appearance of their smile. Cosmetic bonding goes by other names in our industry which include tooth bonding and dental bonding. What is cosmetic bonding? During the cosmetic bonding procedure, your... Read More


ADVANTAGES OF COSMETIC BONDING

Since one of the first things someone notices about your appearance is your smile, you want to make sure that your teeth are in the best condition possible. Having chipped, crooked, or discolored teeth can be uncomfortable for anyone to have to deal with. Fortunately, Cosmetic Bonding is one of the best ways to solve these issues... Read More


TEN REASONS TO KEEP SMILING

Your smile is the ultimate expression of you. It dictates how you feel about yourself and your emotions in any situation. One slight flaw in your smile can adversely affect your self-confidence and prevent you from looking and feeling your best. An experienced cosmetic dentist can help create an amazing smile for you. Below are some reas... Read More


THE BENEFITS OF PORCELAIN VENEERS

Most of us consider smiling, talking and eating to be simple tasks. However, when you have missing, cracked or gapped teeth, these simple everyday things become embarrassing, frustrating and burdensome. Thankfully, modern cosmetic dentistry can help. Porcelain Veneers provide you with an effective option for rejuvenating your smile and... Read More


THE BENEFITS OF REGULAR DENTAL VISITS

Visiting your dentist regularly and having your teeth professionally cleaned makes a drastic difference in your overall health. A clean mouth not only reduces cavities, but also can greatly improve the health of your entire body. Healthy teeth allow you to eat the food you need, while also reducing the amount of harmful bacteria you swallow. Read More


CAN BRUSHING YOUR TEETH WARD OFF HEART DISEASE?

We all know what to do — and what not to do — to prevent heart disease. Don't overeat salty or fatty foods. Get exercise and rest. Eat your vegetables. Take medications to prevent worsening of an existing condition. In addition, your dentist will tell you that heart disease can also be managed if you remember one very important part of... Read More


HOW INVISALIGN COMPARES TO TRADITIONAL BRACES

At first glance, Invisalign and traditional metal braces seem similar — for the same cost, they both provide you with a stunning smile. However, a closer inspection reveals several key differences that most dentists would call significant benefits. Unlike braces, Invisalign allows you to eat all of the same... Read More


7 COMMON CAUSES OF SENSITIVE TEETH

Tooth sensitivity can be difficult to deal with, especially when something as simple as drinking water can aggravate it. Teeth sensitivity has many causes, so it’s important to know what could be causing your sensitivity. Read over the list below to figure out what may be causing your... Read More


5 MEDICAL PROBLEMS YOUR TEETH CAN PREDICT

Are your teeth giving you trouble? The cause could be connected to an oral issue; however, it could also be a sign of a bigger medical problem. It is important to understand that the human body works through interconnected systems. As result, dentists are sometimes able to predict serious medical issues during routine dental checkups. Some of the more serious... Read More


AVOIDING TIME IN THE DENTIST CHAIR

There are many people who don't like the dentist and yet, take such little care of their oral health that they end up having to make frequent trips to the dentist to repair damage to their teeth. So the very thing they fear becomes something that is now part of their life — for a very long time. Read More