Why Aren’t You Smiling?

Cincinnati Dentistry

It’s unfortunate, but true: a lot of people don’t smile because they are embarrassed by the state of their teeth. At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, cosmetic dentistry can improve just about any aspect of your smile!

When we think of smiles, the first thing we think of are the teeth, of course. But we take more than just the teeth into consideration when we design a patient’s smile: skin tone, hair color, the lips, gum tissue – all the things that make up your facial appearance. And of course, that includes the teeth themselves.

We’ll ask you some very specific questions: what is it about your smile that you don’t like, and want to imrpove? A well-shaped smile consists of bright white teeth, set against the appearance of your face.

Here are some of the considerations:

  • Alignment and spacing of teeth. Your teeth may be slightly crooked, or overlapping; there may be gaps between some of them. We can align teeth with clear braces, and improve their appearance with porcelain veneers.
  • Discolored teeth. Teeth grow dull over the years, and get stained from all manner of food and drink. Professional teeth whitening can restore the whiteness to your smile.
  • Missing teeth. A missing tooth is very unsightly. Dental implants can replace a missing tooth and restore your smile! An implant is a titanium post inserted into the jaw, with an artificial tooth mounted on top. They look and function like the real thing.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, our overall goal is using cosmetic dentistry to bring your smile into harmony and balance. Patients from Montgomery, Blue Ash, and Kenwood have come to our practice to improve their smiles. We also offer comprehensive family dentistry. Please call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-791-8880

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 

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4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

Bad Breath Treatment CincinnatiAt Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati we do more than just cleanings and checkukps. Let’s consider four common conditions that you should ask us about.

  • Bad Breath. Sure, nobody wants to admit that they have bad breath, but bad breath can be treated. It is usually linked to bacteria build-up in the mouth. This means that it might be a symptom of accelerating decay. Discuss it with your dentist who can help you overcome this condition. (Your friends will appreciate it.)
  • Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very annoying and can predispose you to a host of problems like decay and gum disease. It’s a common side effect of some medications, so make sure to bring a list of current prescriptions with you to your appointment.
  • Jaw Issues. If you notice inexplicable jaw pain or notice a clicking sound, be sure to let us know. These symptoms can be signs of a serious condition called TMD (temporomandibular disorder).
  • Teeth Grinding. If you’ve been stressed out and find that you’ve been grinding your teeth, be sure to tell us about it. A simple appliance can protect your teeth.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, patients come to us from Montgomery, Blue Ash, and Kenwood for high-quality care, including family and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-791-8880

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 

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Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

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Denture wearers have more options than ever before, at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati. Implant-retained or implant-stabilized dentures both provide numerous advantages over standard dentures.

  • Secure in the mouth—no slipping
  • Offers up to 100% natural chewing function
  • Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate
  • Comfortable
  • Little or no gum irritation
  • Doesn’t inhibit speaking ability
  • Strong and durable
  • Implants prevent bone loss and “sunken face”
  • Allows user to eat any type of food—even steak
  • No adhesive required
  • Minimally invasive oral surgery for implant placement

What Are The Differences Between Fixed and Removable?

Fixed implant-retained dentures (sometimes called screw-in) require more implants than the removable type. They can restore 100% chewing function.

Removable implant dentures (sometimes called snap-in) may require just 4 implants to stabilize the upper arch and just 2 for the lower denture. Removable implant-stabilized dentures can restore up to 90% of chewing ability.

To find out more, call us to schedule an appointment at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati. Patients come to our practice from Montgomery, Blue Ash, and Kenwood for implant-supported dentures, complete family dentistry, and much more. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-791-8880

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 

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How Does Your Overall Health Affect Your Smile?

Educating Cincinnati Dental Patients About Little-Known Risks

Good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining it is something that you have to work at every day. It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and seeing us at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati twice a year.

Did you know your dental health can be impacted by your general health? There are many common medical conditions that pose a risk to oral health. Just a few examples:

  • Diabetes patients with high blood glucose often have a higher risk of dental issues.
  • A persistent dry mouth due to an inadequate amount of saliva can accelerate tooth decay, cause or contribute to gum disease, and trigger chronic bad breath. Many common medications can cause dry mouth.
  • Acid reflux in children and adults is associated with a host of dental problems such as decay and periodontal disease.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati we help our patients prevent problems associated with medical conditions that may seem unrelated to dental health. Patients from Loveland, Blue Ash, and Montgomery OH call us for family and restorative dentistry, and much more. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-791-8880

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 

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Stay Out Of The Dental Danger Zone

Stay Out Of The Cincinnati Dental Danger Zone

You would never run a red light on a busy street, or cross over a lane of orange construction cones. But Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati warns that you might be doing some everyday things that are bad for your dental health.

In this post, we’ll share some common habits that could be detrimental to the health of your teeth.

  • Crunching ice might be refreshing, but it can be harmful to the soft tissue inside your mouth. Once this tissue gets irritated, you’re more likely to get toothaches and have increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods.
  • Participating in sports without mouth protection is a risk that no one should take. If there is a chance that a mouth injury could transpire (and there is with most sports) then get to the nearest sporting goods store and purchase a mouth guard or, better yet, ask me about a custom mouthguard.
  • Using teeth as tools is a bad idea. Every time your teeth come in contact with foreign objects there is potential for chipping and cracking.

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but they aren’t indestructable. Do everything you can to take care of yours! That includes regular checkups with Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati. Our patients come from Blue Ash, Loveland, Montgomery OH, and throughout the area for family and restortive dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-791-8880

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 

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If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

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If your gums bleed when you floss your teeth, should you drop flossing from your dental health routine? We’re asked about this from time to time at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati.

Our answer is short and sweet: “No!”

Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly—not leave them alone. It is all but impossible to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or an interdental brush.

If you have never made flossing a habit, your gums might bleed the first few times you do it. The bleeding may be due to gum inflammation, the beginnings of gum disease. Keep flossing gently and the bleeding usually stops within a week or two.

Gum disease is extremely common, and is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Healthy teeth and gums are essential for good dental health.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati we want all our patients to brush and floss twice a day, and see us for regular checkups. We treat patients from Blue Ash, Loveland, Montgomery OH and elsewhere for gum disease, and offer complete family dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-791-8880

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 

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Smile More, Live Better

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If you think your smile is unattractive, you may not smile very often. Cosmetic dentistry from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati can improve any smile.

In addition to simply making us happier, smiling benefits our quality of life in a multitude of ways.

1.  Look Younger and More Attractive

It doesn’t take a scientific study to validate this fact. No matter your age, you always look better with a smile on your face.

2. Smiling Decreases Stress

When you smile, your brain releases feel-good chemicals that lessen your stress level.

3. Smiling Bolsters Your Confidence

Who doesn’t want to enjoy more self-assurance?

4. Smile For Success

Researchers have shown several ways smiling can upgrade the chance of a good outcome in personal and professional pursuits. These benefits stem from the fact that smiling impacts your behavior as well as the behavior of the men and women with whom you interact.

5. Help People Trust You

Genuine smiles that involve the mouth, cheeks, and eyes, convey honesty and trustworthiness.

Even small cosmetic changes can make big improvements to your smile. Cosmetic dentistry from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati may be just what you’ve been hoping for. We also offer family dentistry services, and serve patients from Loveland, Blue Ash, Montgomery OH, and throughout the area. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-791-8880

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 

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The Miracle Of Full Mouth Reconstruction

Kenwood Dental Implants

The phrase “full mouth reconstruction” may sound daunting, and bring extreme images to mind. At Endres Gateway Dentistry it means restorative dentistry that can revitalize your dental health. You’ll benefit for years to come.

Full mouth reconstruction can achieve many goals, and it doesn’t always mean the same thing for every patient. Candidates for the procedure may have lost some or all of their teeth due to grinding, trauma, or decay. Or their teeth may be severely worn from the same causes.

The objective is to restore the health and appearance of the entire mouth: from the teeth themselves, to the roots and gums, to other surface enhancement.

Full mouth reconstruction is more than a smile makeover, though it uses some of the same procedures. It can include some or all of the following:

  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Gum therapy
  • Bite adjustment

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, restorative dentistry can rejuvenate the health of your entire mouth. No matter how much your dental health has deteriorated, there is always hope, and always a way to improve it. We also offer complete family dentistry. Patients come to us from Blue Ash, Loveland, Montgomery OH, and throughout the area. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-791-8880

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 

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Schedule Your Coronation

dentist crowns Cincinnati

We treat all of our patients royally at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, but some of them receive actual crowns. Not what a king or queen wears, of course, but crowns for their teeth!

Crowns are sometimes called caps, and they’re placed over a tooth to restore its shape and strength, and to improve its overall appeaerance. They are useful for a many problems:

  • To protect a weak tooth from decay, breaking, or to hold together a cracked tooth.
  • To cover and provide durability to a tooth with a large filling and little tooth structure remaining.
  • To restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
  • To improve a tooth that is too small or misshapen.
  • To cover a tooth with acute discoloration.
  • To add strength to a tooth following a root canal procedure.

There are different kinds of crowns that serve different purposes. We carry out an extensive examination to ensure the crown you get is perfect for you and your smile.

Once they are placed, crowns can last many years. They are great way to guard and enhance your smile. At Endres Gateway Dentistry ion Cincinnati, dental crowns are among our restorative dentistry procedures. We also offer a full range of general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-791-8880

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 

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Rather Have A Root Canal?

Cincinnati Endodontics

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we perform root canal therapy for our patients and many report minimal discomfort.

Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many patients, the procedure is no more stressful than getting a filling.

How do you know if you need a root canal? You should talk to us immediately if you experience tenderness or pain, hot or cold sensitivity, tooth discoloration, tooth injury, gum swelling, gum pain, or lymph node tenderness or drainage.

However, for some people there are no symptoms.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati we offer root canal therapy, along with a full range of family and cosemtic dentistry and other procedures. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-791-8880

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 

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