Dental Blog

How Can I Get My Chipped or Broken Tooth Fixed?

Submitted by Dr. Ernst on 30-Aug-18 21:07.
Embarrassed about a chipped or broken tooth? Read our blog post to learn how Pleasant Plains Dental can use natural-looking Lumineers to restore your smile!

Caring For Your Teeth With Braces

Submitted by Dr. Ernst on 09-Jan-18 16:02.
There’s no doubt that neglecting your oral health can lead to serious problems. That’s why dental professionals devote ample amounts of time and energy educating patients about the importance of regular dental care and good oral care at home. Yet, with tiny crevices, as well as brackets, wires, elastic bands and other appliances, the level of care and responsibility is far greater when an individual has braces. Thus, to better understand how to care for your teeth with braces, continue reading below.

Understanding Gingivitis

Submitted by Dr. Ernst on 14-Dec-17 15:04.
When it comes to bleeding gums, dentists find that many individuals assume that a little bleeding here and there is okay. In reality, it’s important to take bleeding gums seriously, particularly if they are red and irritated. These are signs of Gingivitis, and though it is the mildest form of gum disease, it is also a precursor to advanced disease and periodontitis.

The Effects of Acid on Teeth Enamel

Submitted by Dr. Ernst on 28-Nov-17 16:16.
When it comes to the effects of acid on tooth enamel, it all comes down to having the right balance and the right aftercare. Yet, the reality is—most individuals do not consider what’s happening to their teeth when they are simply enjoying a glass of lemonade or when they’re indulging in their favorite starchy holiday foods. That’s why dental professionals spend ample time helping patients understand the effects of acid and how it leads to tooth decay.

Microdontia: What You Need To Know

Submitted by Dr. Ernst on 23-Oct-17 14:12.
While genetic factors play a role in many areas of development, they also determine how teeth emerge. This explains why the size, shape and spacing between teeth are often similar to that of a parent. Even so, while physical characteristics of teeth are inherited, so are oral health problems.

Sedation Dentistry: The Path To Dental Freedom

Submitted by Dr. Ernst on 27-Sep-17 15:31.
While everyone experiences some degree of fear about something in their life, dental fear is the main reason many individuals forego seeing their dentist. While some have had traumatic dental experiences as a child, others feel shameful and embarrassed about their oral health, and fear being ridiculed. On the other hand, some worry that they will need time-consuming or costly dental treatments. Even so, if you’re afraid of going to the dentist, sedation dentistry provides a path to dental freedom.

Straighten Your Teeth The Invisalign Way

Submitted by Dr. Ernst on 23-Aug-17 14:07.
Advancements in dentistry and orthodontics continue to provide patients with a number of ways to straighten their smile. This is particularly exciting for teens and adults that do not want to deal with pesky wires and brackets that are an eyesore, not to mention uncomfortable. What we’re alluding to here is the option of Invisalign. Through a series of clear aligner trays, Invisalign moves teeth in stages, with very little interference to one’s daily activities. What’s more is that digital dentistry allows for patients to participate in their treatment with pre-planning appointments and virtual images of their new smile.

What Do You Know About Laser Dentistry?

Submitted by Dr. Ernst on 16-Jul-17 14:08.
Keeping in step with the emergence of dental technologies, laser dentistry offers advanced precision and effectiveness across many dental procedures, and is a welcome addition for patients experiencing dental anxiety.

General Dentistry: Your First Line of Defense

Submitted by Dr. Ernst on 22-Jun-17 13:49.
When it comes to oral health, a general dentist is a patient’s first line of defense, taking into account the entire mouth and surrounding areas. Yet, general dentistry is about more than oral health. Because general dentists are committed to keeping teeth and gums healthy, they play a key role in the overall health of a patient by keeping bacteria and inflammation from traveling to other parts of the body, as well as detecting signs and symptoms of serious diseases.

Showcase Your Smile With ClearCorrect

Submitted by Dr. Ernst on 31-May-17 20:13.
Made in America, ClearCorrect is an exciting and discreet form of teeth straightening, comprised of transparent, comfortable, and easy to remove aligners. For patients, including business professionals, that want to showcase their smile with minimal impact to their lifestyle, ClearCorrect remains an obvious choice.

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