If you’re pregnant – congratulations! It’s a time of excitement and anticipation, as well as a fair bit of preparation. You’re probably well aware of the importance of a healthy diet and lots of rest during pregnancy. But you might not know that your periodontal health (also called gum health) can affect the health of your baby as well. In fact, researchers have found that women with advanced gum disease are 7 times more likely to give birth prematurely and/or have low birth weight babies. Keep reading to learn how you can take great care of your gums during this special time and find out if you might benefit from periodontal therapy in Ripon. Being proactive about your gums is a fantastic way to improve your oral health and give your baby a great start at the same time!
Silver Creek Dentistry Blog
September 17, 2018
August 5, 2018
Did you know that single crowns are the most common restorative procedure in the country according to the American College of Prosthodontists? In fact, 2.3 million implant-supported crowns are made annually. Of course, your unique case may require more than just a simple crown. That’s where dental bridges come in.
While both can work to restore your smile, it’s not always so clear which one is best for your treatment. The next time you visit the dentist, you’ll feel confident knowing what bridges and dental crowns in Ripon can accomplish!
July 8, 2018
Most people don’t think they’ll ever need a dental crown. That is, until they suffer from a bad accident or neglect their oral health to the point of no return. Regardless, your dentist wants patients to know that they shouldn’t be afraid of receiving dental crowns in Ripon. In fact, being told you need a dental crown simply means you have enough natural tooth worth saving, so in a way it’s good news compared to needing a tooth extracted.
Here are the most common reasons your dentist will use a dental crown.
June 24, 2018
Finding a sturdy tooth replacement is important no matter how many pearly whites you have lost — but if you are missing an entire arch of teeth, you may have difficulty locating a prosthetic that fits properly. Fortunately, dental implants in Ripon offer superior stability and comfort in cases of total tooth loss. They are the only comprehensive tooth replacement option currently available, and many adults are eligible. Keep reading to find out more about how this option works and how it can help you regain full smile confidence.
May 5, 2018
If you’ve just received dental implants in Ripon, you’re likely already reaping the many benefits they provide. Eating your favorite foods has never been easier and you couldn’t be more comfortable smiling and speaking with your friends and family. While it’s very unlikely, the possibility of them failing still exists. Therefore, you should be aware of the signs that accompany implant failure.
Today, we’ll discuss the signs of implant failure, what may need to happen if it’s failing, and how you can prevent failure in the future.
April 27, 2018
To maintain a healthy smile, it requires more than just brushing and flossing. You also need to visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports only 64% of adults saw their dentist last year. Despite 77% of Americans now having dental insurance, many still avoid scheduling appointments because they are concerned about the cost. By understanding how your insurance policy works, you can visit your Delta Dental dentist twice a year for little to no out-of-pocket expense.
March 20, 2018
Do shivers of fear run down your spine when you think about going to the dentist? Do you have nightmares about tiny mirrors, dental drills, and shots? If your dentist has become a boogeyman in your mind, you’re not alone. Lots of folks experience some level of dental anxiety. Your feelings might be even more intense if it’s been a few years since your last appointment and now you’re afraid you might need to have some major work done. Well, now you can relax. Your sedation dentist in Ripon can make your next visit as easy as pie!
February 8, 2018
One of the most common issues people have while going to the dentist is relaxing during their treatment. Dental anxiety is one of the most common problems patients deal with, but that isn’t the only problem your sedation dentist in Ripon can fix.
Through sedation dentistry, you can get the treatments you need without sacrificing your comfort. Whether it’s a routine examination or you’re getting a filling, sedatives in dentistry have been proven to provide comfort while still receiving a very high quality of care. Keep reading to learn how your dentist can help.
January 3, 2018
You’ve been brushing your teeth with toothpaste since you were a child, but you’ve never really understood exactly how it functions. All you know is that it’s a major part of a ritual that you’re supposed to participate in every morning and night. But you’d like to change that and become more educated about what toothpaste does and what makes it effective. Thankfully, your dentist in Ripon has the information you need.
December 19, 2017
Let’s face it, it can be a bit scary visiting a new dentist or orthodontist in Ripon. At Silver Creek Dentistry, we understand that you may be a little apprehensive about your upcoming appointment; however, we do not want you to feel concerned. Your comfort and satisfaction are important to us, which is why we go the extra mile to ensure your peace of mind. To help you relax during your appointment, here is what you can expect during your first visit.