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Call Today for Dental Implants from Your Dentist in Louisville

April 4, 2016

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: , — Dr. Remmers @ 4:48 pm

dentist in LouisvilleMissing teeth devastate your confidence, as well as your oral health and oral functions. Even one missing tooth takes a toll on how you feel about your smile and your ability to eat and speak normally. Not to mention, if you leave the tooth untreated, it will cause your surrounding teeth to suffer complications, eventually leading to additional tooth loss. As it progresses, it produces a whirlwind of complications. Thankfully, you can boost your confidence and regain control of your oral health with dental implants from your dentist in Louisville.

Benefits of CEREC Same Day Crowns in Louisville

March 16, 2016

same day crowns louisvilleWhen decay or damage seriously affect one of your teeth, one thing is for sure — you want it fixed as soon as possible. Forget the long waiting periods with traditional crowns! Now you can benefit from same day crowns in Louisville. CEREC technology allows your dentist to prepare, create and place your beautiful restoration while you wait. But how, exactly? Keep reading to find out.


The 40299 General Dentist Your Neighbors Trust

February 25, 2016

dentist 40299 Hello, and welcome to our new blog! Subscribe so you never miss a beat with what’s going on at Remmers Dental Group. We’ll share the latest information as it relates to your oral health, as well everything you need to know about our practice. To kick things off, let’s take a look at the wonderful services you can find from your dentist in 40299. Questions for our team? Thoughts on our new blog? Let us hear from you in the comments below!



September 4, 2012

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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.

Chewing Gum and sugar

August 13, 2012

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Did you know Americans spend close to $1 billion each year in chewing gum. Unless it’s sugar free, chewing gum can cause cavities just like candy. People who drink three or more sugary drinks, including juice, each day experience 62 percent more tooth decay. So keep your teeth healthy and choose sugar free.

Herpes Virus-what you should know

July 23, 2012

Filed under: Dental — admin @ 6:02 am

Did you know that up to 80% of the adults carry the herpes virus latently by age 30 and 40% of carriers in the US are under the age 20.  The herpes simplex virus type I or more commonly known as “cold sore/fever blister” is easily spread and highly contagious with direct contact of the herpetic lesion.  It lies dormant in the nerve ganglia until triggered.  Various triggers and stressors can bring them out such as anxiety, UV light, infection (eg. Common cold), menstruation and dental treatment.

It is imperative that you keep the area adjacent to the lesion clean by using mild antibacterial soap and water and then dabbing the area dry.  Always make sure you wash your hands well after touching the lesion so you do not transmit the virus to your eyes or to others.  The use of SPF15 on your lips can help reduce 1 trigger, however if you do have an outbreak there are OTC products that can help ease the pain and the duration.  The approximate healing time is 14-21 days on 1st occurrence and 7-10 days on recurrences.

Be Pain Free!

July 10, 2012

Filed under: Dental — admin @ 2:03 pm

NOBODY likes pain!

We realize each patient has pain that is unique.  We at Remmers Dental Group work with every patient to develop individual pain management in our friendly and comfortable environment. We offer conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, novocaine, and a topical application prior to any injection to keep you out of pain.  Our goal is to eliminate your pain completely with our personal concern.

Many adults have dental fears that they have carried from their childhood. The most common cause of tooth pain is a cavity or inflammation and pressure on nerves or gum tissue.  It is important to seek treatment right away so the problem can be diagnosed and treated in a timely manner.  Resist the temptation of canceling and using excuses to skip your regular checkups.  Please visit us on a regular basis for your cleaning, x-rays and examinations in order to keep your mouth healthy and free from any pain.


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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 Sippi

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!

Ordinary vs. Powered Toothbrushes

June 14, 2012

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Ordinary vs. Powered Toothbrushes

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Nine-year-old Nicholas Racobaldo doesn’t remember what it’s like to clean his teeth with an ordinary toothbrush. For two years, he’s been using an electrically charged gadget with high-speed, rotating bristles.

“I like it because it tickles,” he says, and imagines that now a regular toothbrush would feel “yucky” in his mouth.

Nicholas isn’t the only kid who prefers the powered devices.

Eileen Hermiston, RDH, a pediatric dental hygienist at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, says many of her patients think the high-tech brushes are fun.

“It can be a big power struggle getting children to brush their teeth,” she notes. “If you can inspire enthusiasm in children with power toothbrushes, daily tooth brushing becomes easier.”

If the increased amount of space taken up on store shelves is any indication, the electric brushes are growing in popularity. Some of them are kid-friendly: The toothbrush handle may take on the shape of a racing car or a mermaid or a cell phone, and its color may resemble army camouflage.

Many patients are now asking their dentists about these mechanical tools so much that the American Dental Association (ADA) has issued several news releases on the matter.

The organization says manual toothbrushes can be just as effective as powered ones. The key to preventing tooth decay, say experts, lies in the way a toothbrush — electric or otherwise — is used.

“If you are a wonderful brusher and a wonderful flosser … then the manual toothbrushes are just great,” says Kimberly Harms, DDS, an ADA consumer advisor who is also a dentist in Farmington, Minn. However, she says powered devices can help people who have trouble physically moving their brushes around their mouth to clean all teeth surfaces. These may include anyone with a motor disability or arthritis.


May 14, 2012

Filed under: Dental — admin @ 8:50 am

Maybe you have unwanted wrinkles?  You want this fixed, but you are too embarrassed to go to, or even call a plastic surgeon’s office.  Great news…call the dentist!!  Dr. Steve is now certified to take care of these issues for you.  Botox & Juvederm are available in our office.  As a matter of fact, who better to give you an injection around your mouth than a dentist?   He can even numb the area before the procedure.   What better way than to tell your friends or family that you’re going to the dentist, then go home looking rejuvenated.  It can be our “little secret”.  Call 502.499.0234 today to schedule an appointment and see what we can do for you!

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