Filtered Cincinnati Water And Oral Health

Filtered Cincinnati Water And Oral Health

A simple way for Cincinnati residents to choose beverages that won’t harm their teeth is to keep it simple and make water their go-to drink. However, for safety, thrift, and convenience, many dental patients choose to drink bottled water or filter it themselves at home.

Filtered water can be detrimental to oral health if it doesn’t contain fluoride, which is a great tooth decay preventer.

If you choose bottled water and are wondering if any naturally occurring fluoride has been removed, you can check the label. If you prefer to filter your own tap water, look to see if the American Dental Association has given the filter its seal of approval.

Water filters that carry the ADA seal don’t remove fluoride, so you can be sure that the fluoride is still in your water and benefitting your teeth.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we are passionate about helping our patients have healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. We have been serving the Cincinnati area since 2007, and we would love to make you another one of our satisfied patients. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Trust Doctor Endres For Accurate Dental Info

Cincinnati family dentistry

Dental patients are more informed than ever before. It’s not surprising to us at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati that much of their knowledge about oral health and dental treatment is gleaned from online sources.

Proactive self-education can be beneficial for you and your family, especially if it helps with living a healthy lifestyle. We caution our friends and neighbors in the Cincinnati area, however, not to depend entirely on online dental information. Come to us for a second opinion.

Misconceptions about medical treatment in general and dentistry in particular began circulating long before personal computers became ubiquitous. But the web has exponentially accelerated the speed and distance they can travel.

Some of the most common dental myths are focused on the safety of x-rays, the risk of root canals, the facts about fluoride, and the effectiveness of alternative practices such as oil pulling.

In worst-case scenarios, patients delay or avoid required dental treatment because of something they read online. We encourage our patients to discuss all areas of concern with us.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we are enthusiastic about keeping your smile healthy and beautiful for life. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Smile Makeovers: It’s Not Just About Your Teeth

Endres Gateway Dentistry Smile Makeovers Its Not Just About Your Teeth

At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we have been creating spectacular smiles at our Cincinnati cosmetic dental practice since 2007. Each one of our Cincinnati smile makeover patients values their new smile almost as much as we value their trust.

Our loyal patients, along with our dedicated dental team, have made our professional careers particularly rewarding.

Working as a dentist in Cincinnati is more than just a job. Likewise, a smile makeover is more than straight, white, beautiful teeth – though that’s a big deal in itself!

Our Cincinnati cosmetic dentistry patients report that their new smile affects many areas of their lives. Some have noticed increased effectiveness in their profession. Others enjoy a richer social life because they are now able to smile, laugh, and eat without self-consciousness.

One of our Montgomery patients who had been embarrassed by his damaged teeth for years says his new youthful smile has given him greater confidence and ambition.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we expertly perform the most advanced cosmetic dental procedures available including teeth whitening, dental crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding. We also fill cavities with tooth-colored fillings that blend perfectly with your natural teeth. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Cincinnati Mouths And Stomatitis

Cincinnati Mouths And Stomatitis

Ouch! The mouth is a bad place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. It seems that even the smallest irritation in the mouth can cause serious discomfort for Cincinnati dental patients.

These non-specific irritations in the mouth have a name. They are called stomatitis.

A good general definition for stomatitis is the inflammation of the membranes in the mouth. These usually affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, and even get to sleep at night. If you suffer from mouth sores, you know that stomatitis can really impact the lives of Montgomery, Blue Ash, and Kenwood residents.

Some common causes of stomatitis can be canker sores, cold sores, gum disease, biting the inside of your mouth or your tongue, burning your mouth, and irritation caused by braces or broken teeth. Many sores in the mouth will generally clear up on their own in less than two weeks.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry we can determine if it is caused by a viral or bacterial infection, and advise you on treating the symptoms of stomatitis with pain relievers and at-home remedies such as salt water rinses.

Hi. I’m Doctor Eleanor Endres of Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati. I help my patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. If you have any questions about smile makeovers, give us a call at 513-914-4918.

Common cosmetic dentistry procedures used in smile makeovers include teeth whitening, gum contouring, veneers, bonding, and dental implants.

We provide family and cosmetic dentistry. We hope to see you in our Cincinnati office soon!

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Questions To Ask Your Dentist

Questions To Ask Your Cincinnati Dentist

Sometimes Cincinnati residents research their mechanic or hairdresser more thoroughly than their dental professional. Shouldn’t your dental care be far more critical than the condition of your car or the style of your hair? At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we love to answer questions about all facets of dentistry.

For instance, you may have questions about a dentist’s training and experience. Dr. Endres has been performing complex dental procedures since 2007. If you have questions about the dental school Dr. Endres attended, be sure to ask about it during your consultation.

You probably have questions about the types of care your dentist offers. These may include crowns, braces, fillings, dental bridges, root canals, dental bonding, white fillings, and gum contouring. These services may not be vital to you now, but it is a good idea to have an understanding of your options.

If you are contemplating smile restoration, tooth implants, or tooth whitening, discuss cosmetic dentistry services with your dentist. Look at before and after pictures and ask your dentist which procedures may be right for you.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we offer the full menu of family and cosmetic dentistry. We welcome questions about all aspects of Endres Gateway Dentistry, serving Cincinnati and Loveland. Call us today at 513-914-4918 to have your questions answered.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


An Ugly Duckling In Your Mouth?

Cosmetic Denistry in Cincinnati

Do you have a damaged tooth that causes you embarrassment? Even if all of your other teeth are nicely shaped and pearly white, guess what other people notice? Yep, the ugly duckling. If you do, Endres Gateway Dentistry can help with cosmetic dentistry.

A beautiful smile is an important component of your overall appearance. Unattractive teeth draw the eye away from other pleasing features such as thick shiny hair, gorgeous eyes or a peaches and cream complexion.

Fortunately, there are several cosmetic dental procedures to restore or repair one or more teeth. At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we can complete most of them in one short visit. Think about it; you could achieve a stunning smile in less than an afternoon!

Veneers, Bonding and Cosmetic Implant Dentistry
Dental bonding is an affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure available for Loveland at Endres Gateway Dentistry. We use dental bonding in a variety of applications. In addition to repairing damage, dental bonding can close gaps between teeth.

Porcelain veneers are another minimally invasive cosmetic remedy. Like cosmetic dental bonding, veneers correct chips, cracks and improve tooth shape.

What if your problem is not an unattractive tooth but a missing tooth? Don’t despair, a beautiful smile is still possible with dental implants.

For more information about veneers, bonding, implants and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, call Endres Gateway Dentistry at 513-914-4918. We are conveniently located at 9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204 in Cincinnati. We provide advanced dentistry for patients in Loveland, Blue Ash and the surrounding areas.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Almost Undetectable: Clear Braces in Cincinnati

Invisalign clear braces produce excellent results in many patients. Most people love them because they are comfortable and convenient, and almost undetectable. Unlike traditional braces, there are no wires or brackets or rubber bands. You can get Invisalign clear braces from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati.

Invisalign braces are so inconspicuous that some people call them invisible. They look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard. The proper term for such braces is “aligner.” They are made of clear plastic and are worn over your teeth to gradually bring them into alignment.

One of the things that people like best about Invisalign clear braces is that they are removable. You can take them out at mealtime, and when you brush your teeth at night. You should wear them while you sleep, however. For the best results it’s recommended they be worn for at least twenty-two hours each day.

Invisalign clear braces are a great choice for adults who didn’t have braces when they were younger, but don’t want to wear traditional braces at work. They are not, however, right for everyone, such as patients with severely rotated teeth.

To find out if Invisalign clear braces are right for you, schedule a consultation with Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati. We also provide family dentistry, and a full range of cosmetic dentistry services. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Preventable: Gum Disease in Cincinnati

Gum disease is one hundred percent preventable. It isn’t nearly as common as it once was, yet one of every ten American adults is likely to get some form of gum disease by the time they’re sixty-four years old. At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we provide treatment for gum disease.

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, and is associated with serious conditions like diabetes and heart disease. So brush and floss your teeth every day – twice a day, in fact. If you don’t, your chances of getting gum disease increase.

In addition to age, other risk factors for gum disease include tobacco use. Health experts say that tobacco is one of the most significant risk factors for getting gum disease. If you don’t smoke, don’t start, and if you do smoke (or chew), quit.

It appears some people are genetically predisposed to gum disease. Even when they take great care of their teeth, such people may still be more likely to get it. If you think it runs in your family, don’t despair. A genetic test can confirm it, even if you aren’t showing any signs. Getting early intervention treatment may help.

Stress, too, is another risk factor for gum disease. Stress may make it more difficult for the body to fight off infection.

Poor nutrition and teeth grinding or clenching can also put you at greater risk of developing gum disease.

Finally, certain medications can affect your oral health and make you more prone to gum disease. These include some oral contraceptives, anti-depressants, and heart medications. If you have any concerns, ask us at your next appointment.

If you are showing any signs at all of gum disease, such as bleeding when you brush your teeth, let us know. We provide effective gum disease treatment. Other services from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242


Live Better With Dental Implants

Cincinnati Implant Dentistry Ill-fitting dentures can bring about more troubles for denture wearers than they solve. If you live with loose dentures, you probably regard them as a necessary evil. With dental implant-supported dentures, they’d be a thing of the past.

Missing Out on Life?

Unfortunately, many frustrated denture wearers have discontinued dining in restaurants or engaging in social activities because they are afraid their dentures will slip.

Implant dental procedures are enabling former denture wearers to re-engage in life. Consider the benefits of implant anchored dentures:

  • They are stable because the implant is anchored in the bone.
  • Your denture is fixed, it will not move around in your mouth.
  • They prevent bone loss that can result when teeth are removed.
  • They eliminate the necessity of regular denture relines.
  • They do not aggravate gums.
  • No denture adhesive is required.

Patients who have replaced their conventional dentures with implant overdentures enthusiastically say that the dental implant cost was more than worth it.

Get Your Life Back

Do you want to eat normally again? What is the value of preserving your facial shape? Can you put a price on confidence?

For more specifics about dental implants, contact Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, also serving Loveland and Montgomery. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Infant And Toddler Teeth Q&A

Cincinnati pediatric dentistry

Today’s post is for new Cincinnati parents. It contains useful counsel about family dentistry, and caring for baby and toddler teeth.

How should I clean my toddler’s teeth?
For infants, gently wash their gums with a piece of gauze or soft cloth. The ADA does not recommend any toothpaste for infants. When your child is three, a pea-sized amount (but no more!) is recommended. Young children rarely spit after you brush their teeth, they swallow. When your child’s teeth start to erupt, you can use a very soft brush to softly wipe away food and liquid left on the teeth after feeding.

When should my child see a dentist for the first time?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that parents take their child to a dentist before their first birthday, or when their first tooth appears. This is vital for their oral health and also to help them become relaxed with a dentist from an early age.

What should I do if my toddler has a toothache?
First, call your dentist to make an appointment. Some practices will let you come in without a pre-scheduled appointment for dental emergencies. Rinse the sore tooth and surrounding gums with warm salt water. Don’t put aspirin directly on the tooth. If your child will let you, use a cold compress on the outside of the cheek to relieve swelling. You can give your child acetaminophen unless your pediatrician advises against it.

How can I prevent my toddler from getting cavities?

  • Have your child get their first dental check-up before their first birthday, or when their first tooth appears.
  • Have your child get a dental check-up every six months or more frequently if your dentist advises.
  • Brush your child’s teeth gently but thoroughly before they go to bed.
  • If possible, brush your child’s teeth after meals, or have them rinse with water.
  • Don’t let your child sleep with a bottle unless it only contains water.
  • Don’t let your child drink juice all day – it is best to have juice along with a meal.
  • Limit or avoid sugary snacks – especially gummy types that stick to the teeth. (A fresh apple is better than a pack of fruit snacks).
  • Consume acidic foods and beverages with meals to safeguard enamel.
  • If your child sucks his/her thumb after the age of three, talk to your dentist or pediatrician.
  • If your child grinds his/her teeth, seek advice from your dentist or pediatrician.
  • Make sure your child has a healthy diet with all the required vitamins and minerals.
  • If your child has special medical conditions, seek further direction from your pediatric dentist.
  • If you have severe tooth decay, seek additional guidance from your pediatric dentist.
  • Follow your dentist’s or pediatrician’s recommendations regarding fluoride supplements and fluoridated water. Remember that too much fluoride is toxic.
  • Follow your dentist’s guidance regarding dental sealants.
  • Monitor your child’s tooth development and see your dentist if anything appears unusual.
  • Protect your child’s teeth with a mouth protector when they start participating in sports.
  • Model proper dental hygiene every day. Your example is vital.

Should I avoid dental x-rays of my child’s teeth?
No. Modern dental x-rays are extremely safe when proper procedures are followed. The diagnostic benefit greatly outweighs the almost non-existent risk of detrimental radiation exposure.

If child’s baby teeth are widely spaced, does that mean their permanent teeth will be too far apart?

No, this is normal and does not necessarily mean their permanent teeth will be spaced too far apart.

Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati treats patients of all ages with our family dentistry. We also offer cosmetic dentistry, and treat conditions like gum disease. We treat patients from Loveland and Montgomery, and all through the area. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242