Did you know there are 29.1 million Americans living with diabetes, a chronic glucose sugar disorder? That’s just about 9.3% of the population! Many of these patients that must consider new aspects about their diet, lug insulin around with them, and change their lifestyles drastically don’t know that their blood sugar levels are closely linked to their oral health. Your dentist in Louisville wants you to be aware that the most prevalent dental issue linked is gum disease. The most serious form of gum disease linked to diabetes is periodontal disease or advanced gum disease.
May 30, 2017
April 22, 2017
You wear your seatbelt. You see your doctor for an annual checkup. You exercise and eat right. Why? Because you know an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to your health. But what about your smile? If you skimp on professional oral healthcare or neglect your teeth at home, your teeth could be compromised. And, since most people agree that your grin is your most important physical feature, it’s crucial to keep your pearly whites gleaming. Learn the five best ways to get – and keep – the healthy, radiant smile you’ve dreamed of from the most respected dentist in Louisville, Remmers Dental.
March 4, 2017
The only emergencies that are shed a lot of light are general health emergencies like a severe concussion or broken bone. But, there’s another type of emergency that your emergency dentist in Louisville wants you to stay aware of: the common dental emergency. Remmers Dental wants you to know how to react when you’re faced with a “do or die” situation. Yeah, we said “do or die” because the life of your natural teeth is at risk! Our comprehensive doctors are here to prepare you with this helpful information, but if you ever still find yourself panicking, remember that our Remmers Dental office is here to assist you!
February 15, 2017
When you think of cosmetic dentistry, what immediately comes to mind? You imagine perfectly straight, radiantly white teeth – and you probably wonder how your teeth measure up to the idea of a movie star smile. But, you can’t trust just anyone to upgrade your smile – you need the premier cosmetic dentist in Louisville. With so many options, how can you find the right dental pro for you? Follow these tips from Remmers Dental, and you’ll have the smile you’ve dreamt of in no time.
May 2, 2016
When you’re suffering from tooth loss, you’ve probably considered dental implants because they offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. However, advancements in implant dentistry now allow for multiple options, making it difficult to determine which is the best avenue to peruse. Now, you can choose All on 4 implants or traditional implants for those who are missing all of their teeth on one or both jaws. But, which is the right option? As your implant dentist in Louisville, we have everything you need to know about both types of implants.
September 4, 2012
ALWAYS BRUSH AFTER EATING…
Not so fast. Don’t be in a big rush, especially if you’ve been snacking on acidic things like soda, sports drinks, wine or even citrus fruit. These acids can cause the enamel and dentin of your teeth to erode. When you brush immediately after with an abrasive substance it can damage your teeth. We recommend waiting about an hour while your saliva neutralizes the acid. Can’t wait? You can try chewing sugar-free gum, munch on raw veggies or even rinse with water.
July 10, 2012
YOU KNOW THE ROUTINE: brush your teeth daily, floss regularly, and have your regular checkups twice a year. For the most part, getting in the habit of completing these simple tasks will keep your teeth healthy and strong. However, there are a few less-than-desirable oral habits that can override your good habits and compromise your dental health!
Here are some tips to avoid those dental habits that can damage your teeth:
1. Crunching, Sucking, and Sipping
After slurping down that ice cold and refreshing beverage, try not to crunch the leftover ice between your teeth. The cold temperature of the ice cubes can cause your teeth to fracture. Be careful when eating popcorn too!
Sipping sugary soda is also bad for your teeth. The constant exposure to the acids and sugar can lead to tooth decay.
Solution: Switch to crushed ice & drink your soda through a straw!!
2. Using Your Teeth As “Tools”
Some people rely on their teeth for odd jobs like opening a tightly screwed bottle of nail polish, tearing open a bag of chips, straightening a bent fork, or ripping a price tag off a new article of clothing. These actions are actually quite hard on your teeth and can even cause a weakened tooth to fracture or chip.
Solution: Keep some simple tools like scissors and pliers handy and leave the dirty work to them!
3. Grinding Your Teeth
Grinding your teeth wears them down and weakens them.
Solution: During the day, be more aware of what you’re doing with your teeth when you feel stressed or anxious. Notice if your jaw muscles are often sore. For those of you who grind at night, ask Dr. Remmers about mouth guards.
4. Using A Hard-Bristled Toothbrush
It may be surprising, but a firm toothbrush is actually worse for your teeth than a soft-bristled one. A brush with bristles that are too firm can wear down tooth enamel more quickly and may irritate your gums and make your teeth sensitive.
Solution: Stick with soft-bristles and ask one of our team members about the best type of toothbrush for your particular mouth.
5. Not Brushing Or Flossing Properly
Though you may brush and floss everyday, if you aren’t doing it correctly it could cause harm as well as good.
Solution: Make sure that you brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes TWICE a day. Be gentle. Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months, and consider purchasing an electric one. Ask one of our team members the most effective way to floss. Use an antibacterial mouthwash.
If any of these bad habits apply to you, overcome them and develop a healthier oral routine! We promise you’ll see results and have more reasons to smile!
Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!
January 9, 2012
MOST OF OUR PATIENTS KNOW THAT a visit to Remmers Dental Group sometimes involves an x-ray or two. Radiographs are important in helping us assess your needs and in determining an appropriate, customized treatment plan. Unfortunately, there are still some people who are skeptical about x-rays and have questions about their impact on health.
Well we have some good news for those of you with concerns—x-rays pose very little danger to your health…and the amount of radiation you receive during routine x-rays here at our practice is MUCH smaller than the amount you receive daily from natural radiation sources.
Exposure to tiny amounts of radiation is a natural component of life! Each year, the average United States citizen is exposed to about 360 mREM from common things like the earth itself, natural materials, cosmic radiation, and even from other people! In fact, the State Department of Health has set the yearly maximum safe radiation level at 5000 mREM.
Our dental x-rays emit less than .50 mREM per unit—which means that you’re likely exposed to about twenty times that much each year just from cooking dinner!
X-rays are an important part of dental care, as we use them to diagnose problems that we might not otherwise be able to detect. We promise you’re in the best of hands here at our practice, so don’t let x-ray fears worry you.
If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding radiographs, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 502-499-0234! We would love to help put your mind at ease.
December 19, 2011
Teeth whitening is the #1 requested cosmetic service according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Typically this service ranges in price from $200 to $500 for at home whitening kits with trays made at the dental office to $500 to $1000 for in office procedures. Outside the dental office it is just as popular, with Americans spending billions of dollars each year on over the counter teeth whitening products. But there are ways we can help whiten our smiles with the right diet. There are certain “toothbrush foods” such as fresh apples, fresh green beans, celery, carrots, cauliflower and other crunchy fruits and veggies when sliced and eaten raw, gently “scrub” the teeth. They are also high in nutrients and low in calories and gently massage the gums and promote blood flow helping to keep gum tissue healthy. They also increase saliva flow which protects our oral health. You can stay away from the big stainmakers: tea, coffee, blueberries, red wines, soy sauce, and colas. There are also some surprises: white wine, and sport drinks which contain high stain promoting acids. If you can’t give up your favorite stainmakers, drink water with meals and rinse after eating. You don’t have to rinse and spit, but just a simple sip and swish and swallow after your meal. Or visit Remmers Dental for a complete at home whitening kit which at our office runs about $340, and watch for specials offered at certain times throughout the year.
August 31, 2011
|Labor Day is upon us. The first Monday in September was designated Labor Day because it falls halfway between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.
These Holidays are strategically placed to make us stop and remember.
From a dental standpoint our calendars should remind us to replace our toothbrush at least every 3 months.
To not celebrate is un-American, but to not replace your toothbrush is unhealthy.