Remmers Dental Blog

Don’t Have a Scary Smile for Halloween

October 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Remmers @ 10:31 pm

Woman carving pumpkin smilingIt’s fun to wear vampire or zombie teeth to add the perfect touch to your Halloween costume, but you wouldn’t want to walk around with a scary smile every day. If you take a minute to think about your oral health, the spooky time of year includes plenty of threats to your oral health, like candy. Halloween doesn’t need to haunt your smile. Here are 4 tips from your cosmetic dentist to keep your teeth and gums healthy, no matter what you choose to wear.


How Does an At-Home Sleep Test Work?

August 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Remmers @ 9:04 pm

Comfortable bed in modern bedroomIf your dentist or physician suspects you have sleep apnea, you’ll be relieved to know you don’t need to stay the night at an unfamiliar facility to get a diagnosis. Instead, you can benefit from an at-home sleep apnea test. Here’s what you can expect during the night.


Sleeping Pills and Sleep Apnea a Dangerous Combination

July 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Remmers @ 12:40 pm

Woman taking sleeping pills with waterIf you have sleep apnea, chronic snoring isn’t the only challenge you deal with. You might struggle with daytime fatigue despite sleeping the recommended 7-9 hours each night. The interruptions in your breathing affect your sleep cycles because you’ll be jarred awake every time your oxygen levels drop too much. Sleep apnea can also cause insomnia, making it even more difficult to get a good night’s rest. Sleeping pills might seem like the ideal solution but mixing certain medications with sleep apnea might just be a recipe for disaster.


Can Thumb Sucking Impact Your Child’s Dental Development?

April 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Remmers @ 12:43 pm
baby sucking their thumb

Within two hours of being born, about 90% of infants will develop a reflex of sucking their thumbs or fingers. This instinct is so natural that some even start before they’ve left the womb! As adorable as this habit is, it may negatively affect your child’s oral development if it continues for too long. So, when should your little one stop sucking their thumb, and how can you help them? Read on as a Louisville children’s dentist explains what you need to know about thumb sucking and your baby’s growing smile.


Your Baby’s Dental Health Routine: When and How to Begin

March 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Remmers @ 2:24 pm
A baby having their teeth brushed by a parent

Finding that tiny white nubs have suddenly popped up through their gums is definitely one of the most exciting and adorable sights in a baby’s first year of life. Most babies begin to develop teeth between the ages of 6 and 12 months, but when should you start managing your child’s oral health? Keep reading to find out when it’s time to start brushing your baby’s teeth.


My Tooth Stopped Hurting – Do I Still Need a Root Canal?

January 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Remmers @ 10:20 am
woman undergoing root canal procedure

When a toothache strikes, it’s typically a sign of advanced decay that has traveled to the sensitive pulp area. In situations like these, root canal therapy is the most recommended treatment option. What if the tooth stops hurting, though? Is it still necessary to undergo a root canal? As you continue reading, a local dentist tackles these questions to put an end to any confusion.


Why Do I Need a Root Canal If My Tooth Doesn’t Hurt?

November 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Remmers @ 9:12 pm
woman wondering if she needs a root canal in Louisville

Would you be surprised if your dentist took an X-ray of your teeth right now and recommended you get root canal therapy? While an intense toothache is the most well-known sign that you may need a root canal, it’s not the only symptom. In fact, of the millions of root canals that are performed every year, many patients experience little to no dental pain beforehand. Read on to find out why you may need a root canal in Louisville even if your tooth doesn’t hurt.


4 Tips for Keeping Your Smile Healthy This Halloween

October 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Remmers @ 10:24 am
three little kids holding plastic jack-o-lanterns in front of their faces

It’s finally that time of year again – when people dress up as spooky monsters like vampires or witches. Your costume might include glow-in-the-dark fangs or false decaying teeth. But you wouldn’t want your teeth to look that scary all the time, would you? Of course not! Here are four tips from a cosmetic dentist on how to keep your smile beautiful and healthy this Halloween.


How to Care for Dental Implants

September 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Remmers @ 2:23 pm
Dentist holding dental implant model

Do you see dental implants in your near future? Implants are becoming increasingly popular because of their many benefits including their natural appearance, bone loss prevention, long life, and prevention of premature aging. In fact, over 3 million Americans are already reaping the benefits. However, in order to get the most out of your implants, it’s crucial that you’re caring for them properly. Continue reading to learn about steps you should be taking to care for your implants.


5 Factors That Could Cause Your Dental Implants to Fail

August 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Remmers @ 2:16 pm
older man smiling in dental chair with dental implants

No solution to tooth loss comes with nearly as many benefits as dental implants. Once these titanium posts are placed into your jawbone, they mimic the roots of your lost teeth, forming a sturdy bond that can last for decades. Because of this strong foundation, dental implants boast a success rate of more than 95%. However, there are still a few reasons why implants can ultimately fail. If you’re getting dental implant surgery soon, here are five factors to discuss with your dentist that could contribute to dental implant failure.

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