31 May

A Brief Guide: What You Should Know About Veneers

A Brief Guide: What You Should Know About Veneers

What Are Veneers?

When people ask about veneers, this is usually because they are unhappy with the color, shape or size of their teeth. Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to correct or enhance the overall appearance of your smile. These shells are crafted from porcelain or resin-composite materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth. While veneers are a beautiful solution to dental imperfections, it is important to understand the process behind the procedure. 

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20 May

Why is It Important to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Most people have some – if not all – of their wisdom teeth come in during adolescence. And a vast majority of those people have these teeth removed.

But why?

Why do we remove these teeth regularly yet avoid pulling the others? In this post, we’ll take a look at that question, as well as what factors matter when it comes to deciding whether your wisdom teeth should be removed. Read More

15 May

Rejuvenate Your Face This Summer

It’s no secret that a big part of achieving that “summer glow” is having youthful, hydrated, and healthy skin. However, deepening wrinkles can cause lines across the face as people age and sagging skin hides youthful cheekbones and jawlines.

Luckily, there are options for people who would like to refresh their appearance for the upcoming summer months. Below, you’ll find a list of our favorite choices with a quick explanation of how each one can help you reach your aesthetic goals. Read More

20 Apr

Risk Factors of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the throat or mouth tissues. It most commonly forms in the squamous cells of the tongue, mouth, and lips. Thousands of cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every year in the U.S., with a dentist often being the first healthcare provider to identify it.

As with any type of cancer, understanding the risk factors is important for prevention. Many risk factors have to do with your lifestyle choices, meaning that you have the opportunity to lessen your risk of developing oral cancer.  Read More

20 Mar

Oral Hygiene and Heart Disease

When you think about oral hygiene, it’s easy to assume that it only impacts the health of your teeth and gums. However, poor oral hygiene has a more widespread impact on your body than you might think. In fact, people who don’t keep up with their oral health can develop a higher risk of heart disease. 

The Connection Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Gum disease is linked to heart disease, making oral hygiene an essential practice for keeping your heart healthy. People who have moderate or advanced gum disease are at a heightened risk for heart disease than those who don’t have gum disease.  Read More

10 Mar

Tooth Sensitivity Myths

Tooth sensitivity is an oral concern that affects many dental patients. As a common issue among people of all ages, tooth sensitivity is widely discussed among patients and dental professionals alike. This means that tooth sensitivity, as is the case with many popular health topics, has many myths surrounding it. 

Here, we’ll debunk prevalent tooth sensitivity myths so that you can tell facts from fiction. With proper care from your dental team here at Lowry & Obrochta Dentistry, you can find relief from tooth sensitivity and protect your long-term oral health.  Read More

20 Feb

What You Need To Know About Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, which is also called xerostomia, is a condition impacting the salivary glands. In patients with dry mouth, the salivary glands produce insufficient volumes of saliva. 

While you may not think about it often, saliva is essential for digestion and oral health. It softens the foods that you eat so that they can be effectively processed by the digestive system. Saliva also acts as an important line of defense against tooth decay and gum disease. This illustrates that while dry mouth itself isn’t a major medical concern, it can lead to significant oral health problems. 

Understanding dry mouth can help you avoid its causes and receive proper treatment if you experience this oral condition.  Read More

10 Feb

Best Practices To Achieve Optimal Oral Health

Your oral health impacts not only the beauty of your smile, but also the wellbeing of your entire body. Maintaining optimal oral health is a lifelong practice that requires care and thoughtfulness. Once you integrate positive oral habits into your daily routine, you’ll be well on your way to preserving the health of your teeth and gums. 

Brush, Floss, and Water-Pick

When it comes to your oral health, the simplest tasks are often the most important. Brushing and flossing your teeth, as well as using a water-pick, are crucial daily tasks to complete for the health of your mouth.  Read More

20 Jan

What to Do If a Crown Becomes Loose or Falls Out

Most people don’t know what to do if their crown becomes loose or falls out. This happens more often than you might think. It can be pretty shocking as it usually happens spontaneously while eating. If you start feeling a problem with your crown, it’s important to see dental care as soon as possible to decrease the likelihood of expensive crown repairs or a new tooth restoration.

Contact your dentist as soon as your crown becomes loose.

If your crown comes away from your tooth and loosens, it’s likely to cause some significant discomfort. In addition, when a crown is loose, bacteria in your spit is getting under it and can cause a cavity. That crown protects your tooth from bacteria and prevents sensitivity when sealed. Seeing a dentist before it falls out completely can save you money and discomfort. Read More