Healthy Living Starts With A Smile

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Here’s a question for you, from the team at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati: What comes to mind when you hear the term “healthy living?” A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and steamed vegetables? The sound of your feet rhythmically hitting the ground on your favorite jogging trail? A cholesterol test indicating that your arteries are in great shape?

If you pictured a white, healthy smile or a dental X-ray showing no dental caries, we salute you. We want everyone with a smile (that includes you!) to include dental health in your definition of “healthy living.”

When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are an essential component of everyday dental hygiene. Brushing should be done at least twice a day. We recommend a soft-bristled toothbrush to guard your gums. Brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes and be certain you reach all the surfaces.

Flossing should be done once a day and is required for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. A wide variety of floss can be found at Cincinnati stores, so experiment until find one you like.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, the dental health of each and every patient is our top priority. Services include family and cosmetic dentistry. We also serve the Loveland and Blue Ash areas. Schedule your next 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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Can Cosmetic Dentistry Create Perfect Smiles?

Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Cincinnati Residents Perfect SmilesThere have been countless advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry in recent years and you may be surprised to find out what we can do for your smile, at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati.

Cosmetic dentistry, as we practice it here, is about using the tools and techniques of dentistry to make positive changes to your teeth and your smile – changes in both health and appearance.

Teeth whitening is a common procedure in dental offices, but the results can be fantastic! Brighter teeth can be the centerpiece of your new, youthful look.

Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that cover the front of the teeth. They are custom-made for each patient. Veneers are useful for those who have chipped or stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to fix.

Enamel shaping, bonding, and braces are other critical procedures that can be used to help you achieve an outstanding smile.

If you’ve ever wanted to enhance your smile, call Endres Gateway Dentistry to schedule an appointment. We offer cosmetic and family dentistry to those in Cincinnati, Blue Ash, Loveland, and the surrounding areas. 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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5 Reasons To Choose Cosmetic Dentistry

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When was the last time you looked into the mirror? Were you totally satisfied by what you saw? If the answer is, “Not really,” then you may want to check out at these 5 great reasons to visit Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati to talk about cosmetic dentistry procedures.

1. The first reason is that a little cosmetic dentistry goes a long way. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening, are simple and easy to do, but they can have meaningful results.

2. Next, you might be surprised at how affordable it is!

3. Don’t worry about pain, we will keep you comfortable. Many people expect treatments to be painful, but we are trained to help you stay relaxed and free from discomfort.

4. You’re never too old! Many mature men and women think that cosmetic dentistry is only for the young, but teeth continue to change throughout your life and these procedures may be exactly what is needed. Plus, many satisfied patients say they look years younger after the treatments are complete.

5. We can treat your particular cosmetic dental problem. Some folks have been led to believe that they have to live with chipped, cracked, or missing teeth, but we have the tools to fix a wide array of dental issues.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati we offer cosmetic and family dentistry. We also serve the Loveland and Montgomery OH areas. Make 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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5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts

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At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we urge people to come in twice a year for a dental checkup and cleaning.  If you skip twice-yearly dental checkups because you don’t believe you have any cavities, perhaps getting an oral cancer screening is a more persuasive reason to see your dentist regularly.

In the last few decades, lung and breast cancer have had a lot of public attention. There is relatively less awareness of oral cancer, even though it claims almost 10,000 lives every year in the United States. If you smoke or have tested positive for HPV, you have a higher risk for developing oral cancer.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we work to increase awareness of oral cancer and the importance of early diagnosis. Courtesy of the CDC, Oral Cancer Foundation, and Johns Hopkins Medicine, here are 5 important things to know about oral (mouth) and oropharyngeal (back of mouth and throat) cancers.

  1. About 80% of people with oral cancer use some type of tobacco (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipes).
  2. 40% of people who receive late-stage diagnosis of oral cancer pass away within five years. The survival rate for early stage diagnosis is 90%.
  3. In many cases, it is extremely difficult for the individual to detect oral and oropharyngeal cancers because they can produce indistinct symptoms or no symptoms at all. Any abnormality in the mouth or throat, even if small and painless, should be examined by a dentist or doctor.
  4. HPV (the most frequent sexually transmitted disease in the US) is the most common cause of oropharyngeal cancer. Of the various strains of HPV, HPV16 is the one most regularly linked to oropharyngeal cancer.
  5. Black males have a higher risk of dying from oral cancer than whites.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry, serving Cincinnati, Loveland, and the surrounding area, oral cancer screenings are part of our family dentistry. Other services include cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Sources:
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/oral_health/oral_cancer_and_tobacco_85,P00900/

HPV / Oral Cancer Facts


https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/conditions/index.html

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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A Great Achievement in Dentistry

Dental implants have been hailed as one of the great advances in the field of dentistry, and with good reason. Implants are an artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted into the jaw of a patient, to replace a missing root. The implant, in turn, can support an artificial tooth; multiple implants can anchor a set of dentures. Dental implants are available from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati.

But first, there are times when we have to take a moment and marvel at human ingenuity. The idea of a dental implant actually goes back at least a thousand years. Ancient implants were a far cry from what we know today: sea shells, pieces of metal, and even bits of bone were placed in the patient’s jaw. We don’t know if any of them were any good, but the idea was there.

Implants as we know them today date back to the early 1950s. The implant is most often made from titanium. One of their great benefits is that they help to prevent bone loss, which is common in people who have lost one of their natural teeth.

In practical terms, the great thing about single implants is that they function like a natural tooth. The titanium post fuses to the patient’s jaw, and integrates with the bone so well that the body seldom recognizes them as a foreign object. Rejection is rare.

Conventional dentures may be more affordable than implant-anchored dentures. But because they are removable, most patients find that traditional dentures can be unreliably loose. They can also affect the ability to enjoy food. These are not issues with implant-supported dentures.

Dental implants from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati are the closest thing to getting back a natural tooth. Find out more by scheduling a consultation today. We also provide family dentistry, and serve the Blue Ash, Loveland, and Montgomery OH communities.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-791-8880

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


A Youthful Smile At Any Age

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Between declining health, limited mobility, and other challenges, aging is not for the faint of heart. Though some things can’t be avoided as we age, others can. Dental troubles, for instance. With modern cosmetic dentistry from Endres Gateway Dentistry, mature men and women can have a fantastic smile that looks as young as they feel.

Many dental problems common among retirees, such as missing teeth, gum recession, tooth damage, and yellowed enamel, can be remedied.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we offer family and cosmetic dentistry that can take a few years off of your appearance. Schedule an appointment with us today. We also serve the Loveland, Blue Ash, and Montgomery OH areas.

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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Know The Facts About Oral Piercings

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Body piercings are a common form of self-expression seen around Cincinnati. This post from Endres Gateway Dentistry is for those who currently have an oral piercing or are considering one.

Since this is a dental blog, you probably expect us to raise all sorts of alarms warning of the dangers of piercings. You are right. Unfortunately, these piercings and the jewelry they accommodate can lead to serious problems with not only your teeth and mouth, but your entire body. These piercings can lead to tooth damage, dental caries, periodontal disease, tooth loss, bone recession, compromised immune system function and, in rare cases, death.

In general, any oral piercing is going to open you up to an array of dangerous infections and complications. The mouth is full of germs and introducing foreign objects permanently is not natural for your body’s health.

A tongue piercing can bring about difficulty chewing with unnatural chewing patterns that may lead to swallowing problems. The jewelry produces excess saliva from the salivary glands, which throws off the natural balance of your oral cavity. Permanent nerve weakening, excessive bleeding, and allergic reactions can also occur.

Metal jewelry also can easily come in contact with your teeth, leading to cracked, chipped, or damaged teeth. Your teeth are built to last a lifetime. Chips, cracks, and enamel erosion compromise their strength and shorten their lifespan.

Complications with some piercings develop by the introduction of hepatitis and herpes simplex viruses, and even more complications have occurred with bacteria entering the bloodstream and eventually lodging in the heart valve. In rare cases, such infections are fatal.

Though not technically a piercing, some people drill small holes in their teeth to place rhinestones or other jewelry. Drilling into a tooth is harmful for many reasons, including damage that can make a root canal required. The jewel also can attract bacteria that can directly go into the drilled cavity of the tooth.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati and Loveland, we encourage ou patients with oral piercings to remove their jewelry before it puts their health at risk. However, if you have an oral piercing and plan to keep it, have scheduled dental cleanings and check-ups. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. 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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Retaining Brightness After Teeth Whitening Treatment

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If you decide to whiten your smile with a professional teeth whitening treatment, you want the results to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, the same things that stained your teeth prior to the treatment can stain them after the treatment. Over time, common staining will transpire. To help slow down that process, Endres Gateway Dentistry offers helpful tips to make your brilliant smile last.

Do’s

First, rinse daily with anti-cavity rinse. This improves dental hygiene, cuts down on bacteria, slows the build up of plaque, and also helps whiten your teeth. Additionally, there are many over-the-counter rinses with an additional whitening agent which will help prolong the results of the whitening procedure.

Don’ts

There are some daily practices to forego because they will stain your teeth over time. These include drinking coffee, tea, soft drinks, red wine, smoking, and even some medications. If you cannot totally cut these out of your life, rinse your mouth out after you use them.

Avoid acidic foods and beverages. These can weaken or wear away the enamel on your teeth, and eroded enamel allows the yellow dentin to show through.

Artificial coloring in any foods and condiments can stain your newly whitened teeth. Candy, popsicles, and fruit punch are examples.

Remember the Basics

We probably don’t need to remind you, but brushing your teeth properly a couple times a day will help you keep your white smile. You may choose a toothpaste with extra whitening or baking soda to help the process. Proper brushing should take you at least two minutes using short brush strokes, paying close attention to the gum line and hard-to-reach areas. Clean the outer surfaces of your upper, then lower teeth, as well as the inner surfaces. Finally, don’t forget the chewing surfaces and your tongue. Using good brushing techniques for 120 seconds will improve oral hygiene, and permanent stains will not build up as fast.

Teeth whitening is one of the cosmetic dentistry services provided by Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati. We also serve Loveland, Blue Ash, and Montgomery. Make 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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Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease

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Here is some critical news for anyone who cares about their dental health: gum disease is a main cause of tooth loss among adults. There is also evidence that it is associated with heart disease. Fortunately, this problem is easy to treat at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, if we find it in the early stages.

What warning signs should you be looking for?

  1. Gums that bleed often
  2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
  3. Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together
  4. Gums that are loosening from the teeth
  5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

We hope you are not suffering from any of these symptoms. If you are not removing plaque between your teeth, however, your gums are at risk. Brushing alone is not adequate—make sure you floss daily.

Regular dental check-ups is another important weapon in the fight against gum disease.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have a healthy and pleasing smile. We provide gum disease treatment and many other services, including family dentistry. Make 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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Take Care Of Your Toothbrush!

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The common household toothbrush. Every home has them, and at Endres Gateway Dentistry we hope all our patients are brushing their teeth after each meal. Daily brushing is still the most important thing you can do for your dental health.

It has been said that each toothbrush can contain millions of bacteria. But don’t worry, those bacteria come from our mouths, which harbor equal amounts of bacteria. For a person with a healthy immune system, these bacteria pose no threat. However, a few common sense tips might keep any unnecessary germs from affecting your brush.

First, be sure to store your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible, and close the toilet lid before flushing. Each flush of the toilet releases a spray of bacteria into the air, so it’s best to just eliminate the spray.

Next, since bacteria like a moist environment, store your toothbrush upright and without a travel case so that it can dry completely between uses.

The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. Brushing and flossing are the key to good oral health, and doing both each day will keep Cincinnati dental patients’ risk for gun disease, cavities, and bad breath low.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, the dental health of each of our patients is of utmost importance. We offer family and cosmetic dentistry. Call 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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