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Overcoming Anxiety With Gentle Dental At Endres Gateway Dentistry

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Dental anxiety and the more severe dental phobia influence many Cincinnati people, including some Endres Gateway Dentistry patients. Today’s post answers some questions asked about this important topic.

What are the long-term consequences of dental anxiety and dental phobia?
The most dangerous consequence is when a dental phobic patient delays dental care until a pain becomes excruciating. At this point, the trouble is usually extremely advanced and requires extensive treatment.

In addition, there are usually many other dental problems in varying stages of progression. Many oral conditions eventually cause malfunction in other vital systems risking general health and well-being.

There is also another anxiety at play, albeit a very ironic one. In addition to the emotional distress about dental treatment, the patient who avoids dental care starts panicking about the sorry condition of their teeth.

If I have dental phobia or anxiety, what should I do to safeguard my oral health?

Schedule an appointment with me, Dr. Eleanor Endres of Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati. There are several distinct fears associated with dental anxiety and dental phobia. Fear of pain, fear of the unknown, fear of loss of control, and extreme embarrassment because of poor dental health are the most common concerns. During your consultation, we will address each of your individual fears and discuss them.

I have helped many patients manage their anxiety during dental exams and treatment. First off, we take things slowly. I explain exactly what is going to happen before each procedure. If the patient is embarrassed about their lack of daily oral hygiene or dental cleanings in the past, I assure the patient that I have treated many people who have neglected their teeth and nothing going on in their mouth will shock me. I never, ever give stern lectures on proper oral care – though I do give friendly instruction if requested.

If local anesthetic is needed, I employ my finely-honed practices which cause zero to minimal discomfort. We agree upon a nonverbal signal, such as raising a hand, to cue me to remove my instrument from the patient’s mouth. Then he/she can take a break, breathe deeply, regain composure, ask questions, and learn the status of the procedure.

These methods go a long way to assuage anxious dental patients. At the very least, they help the patient get through the treatment that is necessary promptly. With each subsequent visit, the patient is comforted by increased familiarity, greater confidence, and a strengthened relationship with me and my friendly team.

What if I need more help to get through treatment?
In the Cincinnati dental community, the terms “sleep dentistry” and “oral conscious sedation” are both used, however, they are not exactly the same thing. There are three main types of sedation used in dentistry.

Level 1: Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide, or, informally, “laughing gas” is safe and effective. Nitrous oxide has been used in Cincinnati cosmetic dental offices for decades because in many ways it is the ideal mild sedative. It goes to work at the first inhalation, relaxes the patient during the treatment without rendering them completely unconscious, and wears off quickly after the mask is removed. And no needles are needed – an important feature for the needle-phobic.

Level 2: Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedatives don’t start working as rapidly as nitrous oxide, but they help most patients achieve a deeper level of relaxation. These medications, however, do not usually lead to complete unconsciousness. Thus, oral sedatives and nitrous oxide are used in “conscious” sedation. Two common sedatives used by Cincinnati dentists to assuage patient’s fears are diazepam and triazolam.

Level 3: IV Sedation
IV sedation produces actual “sleep dentistry.” Most patients are completely oblivious to the dental procedures they are receiving. IV sedation is useful for root canals, wisdom teeth extractions, multi-procedure smile makeovers, and oral surgery.

To learn more about overcoming dental anxiety, sedation dentistry, or any other dental topic, call Endres Gateway Dentistry at 513-914-4918.

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry: 513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd, Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


At Endres Gateway Dentistry, We Love Keeping Kids’ Smiles Healthy

Cincinnati Pediatric Dentistry Your child’s dental health is important to overall health and vitality. At Endres Gateway Dentistry, our family dentist loves working with you and your child to ensure a healthy smile for life. Why? The health of your child’s teeth and gums can affect their speech development, eating habits and self-esteem.

Pediatric dental care is vital, and that is why we recommend bringing your child in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the initial visit, we can discuss dental treatments such as sealants, fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques, and orthodontics.

Children’s dentists also counsel parents about thumb-sucking, pacifier use and other habits that influence your child’s dental health. We can also help you keep your child’s teeth protected during sporting activities.

Call us immediately at 513-914-4918 if your child has a dental emergency or tooth injury.

Our friendly team will make your child feel comfortable and relaxed in our inviting office.

In additional to offering experienced children’s dentistry, we are a full-service dental practice. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry including cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd, Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Unexpected Stress? Don’t Forget Your Smile

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When you suddenly have to juggle extra balls, some are bound to get dropped. Perhaps you are going through a divorce or became the caregiver for an ailing parent. Perhaps you took on a second job or started night school to earn an advanced degree.

Not every stressor is negative. A new baby, marriage, career, or move can be exciting but overwhelming. It’s okay – and sometimes helpful – to drop some of the balls. You can probably let another parent take over room mother duties for a few weeks, forego a haircut, or skip poker night until things calm down.

When life hands you extra challenges it is easy to get lax about oral hygiene. Sometimes you feel too exhausted to brush or floss and skip regular check-ups and cleanings. Dr. Eleanor Endres wants to remind you to think about the possible consequences of neglecting your smile.
1. Tooth decay
2. Gum disease
2. Tooth and gum pain
3. Bad breath
4. Infection
5. Tooth loss

Your plate is already full – you don’t want to add poor oral health and the associated expense and inconvenience required to treat advanced problems.

Let the car go unwashed for a few weeks. Record your favorite show to watch later when things slow down. Postpone that kitchen remodel. But keep your smile healthy – it really will make your life easier, healthier, and happier.

Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati provides gentle, comprehensive dental care for the whole family. Our services include:

sedation dentistry
restorative dentistry
cosmetic dentistry
family dentistry

Doctor Endres is a member of American Dental Association. You can learn more about American Dental Association at http://www.ada.org/en/. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, we invite you to call us at 513-914-4918 and schedule an exam and cleaning. Our thoughtful team will make you feel comfortable and relaxed. There is no need to feel ashamed about plaque build-up or a cavity. We completely understand how stressful life can get and love helping our Cincinnati area patients get back on track.

Oral Health Is the Gateway to Healthy Living

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd, Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Look Younger With A Smile Makeover

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Welcome to the Endres Gateway Dentistry dental blog! I am Dr. Eleanor Endres. Perhaps you have heard that cosmetic dentistry procedures can totally transform a smile. You may be a little skeptical of the claims, after all, the promise of total transformation is a tall order.

Are smile makeovers really possible? Absolutely! At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we work miracles with modern cosmetic dentistry.

The success of smile makeovers in Cincinnati depend upon the skill of the cosmetic dentist, the procedures performed, and the quality of the materials. At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we deliver our best to our valued cosmetic dental patients every day.

If your smile has several problems including cavities, stained teeth, chipped teeth, old silver fillings, or misaligned teeth, you may suppose that a smile makeover would take many hours and several visits. The truth is, the smile re-designs I perform currently are quicker and easier than ever before. We offer dental veneers, porcelain crowns, dental bonding, and tooth-colored fillings. Ask us about sedation dentistry, invisible braces, dental implants, and crown lengthening.

There are few physical features that bring continual long-term pleasure and satisfaction like a perfect smile.
My smile makeover patients feel younger, more attractive, and more self-confident with their dramatic smile transformations. To book a cosmetic dental consultation at Endres Gateway Dentistry today, call 513-914-4918.

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry: 513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd, Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


6 Easy Ways To Eat Like A Dentist

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Hello, friends of Endres Gateway Dentistry! In today’s article, we are talking about nutrition. There is nothing that impacts your smile as much as your eating habits. Develop good eating habits and your dentist will smile down on you too.

1. Rinse after eating

Rinse your mouth with a drink of water or brush your teeth after meals. People who snack all day long subject their teeth to sugars and food debris. Planned meals with brushing in between keeps your oral health on top.

2. Avoid sugary gum

Sugar free gum doesn’t leave sugar to break down on your teeth and jeopardize your hard earned healthy gums. If you are gum chewer, do your smile a favor and go sugarless.

3. Avoid sticky foods

Sticky foods have a habit of clinging to your teeth, which puts you at risk of decay. Toffee, gummy candy, fruit snacks, even excessive dried fruit can be concerning for smiles. Brushing doesn’t always eliminate the obstinate particles, so remember to floss after eating sticky items.

4. Consume nutritious foods

A balanced diet with a variety of vitamins and minerals can keep the immune system strong and able to combat infection.

5. Say ‘cheese!’

Cheese contains calcium and protects teeth from acid that weakens tooth enamel. (It’s important not to go overboard as cheese is high in fat.)

6. Avoid acidic foods

Acid will eat away enamel over time: lemons, red wine, soda pop. Limit direct, constant, consistent exposure. All things in moderation.

If you have concerns about enamel damage that’s already taken place on your teeth or need help with crooked, chipped, or missing teeth, call Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati today and  513-914-4918.

We’ll answer your questions about cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and sedation dentistry. Make an appointment today to discuss your dental goals.

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry: 513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd, Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


See Endres Gateway Dentistry For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Endres Gateway Dentistry For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Many people consider the myriad options available to stop the aging clock. Whether it is a surgical procedure, botox, hair implants, or a chemical peel, you have countless choices to help them look more youthful. I am Dr. Eleanor Endres and I am exited to tell you about a simple and affordable procedure we offer at Endres Gateway Dentistry that can create a younger looking you.

Porcelain veneers will produce a smile that will have people asking you if you have lost weight or started going to the gym because the effect is stunning.

Haven’t you noticed that when you talk with someone who has sparkling, straight white teeth, their smile catches your eye? An engaging smile draws attention away from wrinkles or a flabby belly because a dazzling smile is the first impression others have of you – and it is impossible to ignore!

At Endres Gateway Dentistry, our porcelain veneers will improve the color of your teeth, cover chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth. Veneers can lengthen teeth that look too short, fill in gaps between teeth and cover any irregularity your teeth may have. Porcelain veneers reflect light the same way natural teeth do making them a great choice for a smile makeover.

If you are pondering ways to improve your appearance, we can help you turn back the clock by creating a youthful smile. Endres Gateway Dentistry has been serving patients in Cincinnati since 2007. We offer affordable, professional services including cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and family dentistry.

The smiles in the 45242 zip code area can rival those of Beverly Hills 90210 thanks to porcelain veneers. Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry today for a younger you!

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd, Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


A Smile Like A Precious Gem

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Would you like a beautiful smile? Come in and ask us about sedation dentistry or family dentistry. We can answer all of your questions. Considering orthodontics? Our staff can set you up with a consultation that’s sure to enlighten any  patient. We invite you to test our claims about restorative dentistry or cosmetic dentistry. Meet our friendly employees. Come see why Endres Gateway Dentistry is considered a gem in the Cincinnati community. We’re that good. You may also be interested in porcelain veneers.

If you are missing one or more teeth, ask us about the process and the price of dental implant surgery. Dental implant surgery isn’t for everyone, but your research is never complete until you get in and visit with Dr. Eleanor Endres to find out if dental implants are for you. Eleanor Endres has been providing first-class general and cosmetic dental care since 2007. During that time, we have helped patients from all over the Cincinnati area including Cincinnati, Montgomery, and Kenwood.

Eleanor Endres’s skill and experience combined with all the wonders of modern dentistry works dental miracles. A complete smile makeover or smile redesign combines several cosmetic dental procedures to achieve the most beautiful smile possible. Treatments include: dental crowns, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, invisible braces, gum surgery, and teeth whitening. We guarantee that cosmetic dentistry will change your life for the better – it is the ultimate anti-aging treatment! You will value your new smile like a precious gem and will be proud to flash your smile to everyone you meet.

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Eating Got You Down, Cincinnati?

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People who have missing teeth know that chewing can be difficult and painful. If you are looking at the cost of dental implants in Cincinnati and are uncertain if this is the step you ought to take, come see us at Endres Gateway Dentistry to learn all about tooth implants. Dental implants are usually the best permanent tooth replacement for patients whose missing teeth make it hard to chew and eat.

Improving a smile beyond just the functional needs can also be explored during an informative consultation with us. Dr. Endres offers straightforward advice about restoring your smile while keeping your costs as low as possible Come explore the possibilities, including the cost of a smile makeover. Call to set up a personal consultation today: 513-914-4918

With experience in orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and even family dentistry, our staff will answer your questions without a hard-sell approach. The choice has always been with you, the patient.

If you have missing teeth, come see our friendly team and let us improve your eating experience. (Haven’t you waited long enough?)

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry: 513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Your Smile Doesn’t Have To Show Your Age

Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Show Your Age in Cincinnati As we grow older, we may welcome many changes. However, some people may not welcome wrinkles, gray hair and dental problems.

Fortunately, your smile can be attractive and healthy throughout your golden years!

Even if your teeth are showing visible signs of wear such as enamel loss, staining, and chips, it is not too late to restore your youthful smile. And, though tooth loss is fairly common for Cincinnati residents over sixty, in most cases it is preventable.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we treat patients of all ages. We offer a full array of dental services including cosmetic dentistry orthodontics, and sedation dentistry.

If you live in Cincinnati, Blue Ash, or Kenwood, call 513-914-4918 to schedule a dental consultation. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, you will be interested to learn about the latest cosmetic dentistry techniques. Many procedures can be completed in one visit to our Cincinnati dental office.

Give us a call at 513-914-4918 or find us on the Web at: https://www.endresdentistry.com/blog/

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd, Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Endres Gateway Dentistry Is Here For You

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Hello, I’m Eleanor Endres of Endres Gateway Dentistry, a reputable dental practice in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Our friendly team would love to help you with any of your dental needs. Our services include:

  • Pediatric dental counsel for new parents
  • Immediate remedies for any pressing dental problems
  • A gentle, friendly dentist for families with children
  • Experienced care for patients with chronic health conditions such as cancer or diabetes
  • A cosmetic dentist who seeks ongoing training on the latest procedures and materials
  • An inviting dental office with amenities that make your visit comfortable and pleasant
  • A dental practice in Cincinnati that focuses on preventative care

My team of dental professionals at Endres Gateway Dentistry has been serving the Cincinnati area since 2007. We provide preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to patients of all ages.

We are located at 9380 Montgomery Rd, Ste 204, in Cincinnati, Ohio. We offer comprehensive dental services including cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and sedation dentistry. Our passion is providing exceptional care for our valued patients. To make an appointment, call us at 513-914-4918.

I look forward to being your Cincinnati dentist of choice.

Oral Health Is the Gateway to Healthy Living

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry: 513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd, Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


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