Diabetes and Gum Disease in Cincinnati

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At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure (thank you, Benjamin Franklin!). We are very big on prevention – and not only when it comes to tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues.

We are also concerned with how the condition of your mouth impacts your complete physical health and general well-being.

Scientists have known for quite some time that people with diabetes have higher rates of gum disease. Maintaining proper blood glucose levels is the key to minimizing the risk of gum disease and related issues for those affected.

Additional research is exploring whether the reverse is also true – whether poor oral health increases the risk of developing diabetes. A long-term study suggests that it does.

“We found that over two decades of follow-up, individuals who had periodontal disease were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life when compared to individuals without periodontal disease.” -Ryan T. Demmer, PhD, MPH1

Additional trials are exploring how tooth and gum health impacts the ability of diabetics to manage the disease.

“Not only are people with diabetes more susceptible to serious gum disease, but serious gum disease may have the potential to affect blood glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes.”2

If you have diabetes, it is essential that you see a dentist regularly and are committed to daily oral hygiene, proper nutrition, and other important practices. Moreover, your success in controlling your blood glucose levels will improve your oral health and vice-versa.

If you don’t have a dentist and live in the greater Cincinnati area, call Endres Gateway Dentistry. We’ll carry out a thorough examination and ay hygienist will treat your teeth and gums to a professional dental cleaning. Then we will create a helpful plan for improving and maintaining your dental health for life.

1Angelo Milone, “Does periodontal disease cause type 2 diabetes?,” Endocrine Today, November 2008, http://www.healio.com/endocrinology/diabetes/news/print/endocrine-today/%7Bacdccbd7-a2b2-4a9e-ac08-b29b53116908%7D/does-periodontal-disease-cause-type-2-diabetes, accessed August 12, 2015
2“Diabetes and Oral Health Problems,” American Diabetes Association, September 18, 2012, http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/oral-health-and-hygiene/diabetes-and-oral-health.html#sthash.9IlHJB8l.dpuf, accessed August 12, 2015

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Persistent Dry Mouth? We can help

The Endres Gateway Dentistry Guide To Dry Mouth

At Endres Gateway Dentistry we are specialists in all aspects of oral health, from family dentistry to orthodontics. We serve patients from all over the Cincinnati area.

Many residents in our community experience dry mouth occasionally. Some develop dry mouth in social situations or when they are under a lot of stress. Sporadic or infrequent dry mouth is usually not a serious problem. But constant dry mouth, known as xerostomia, is not only irritating, it can lead to acute health problems.

Never take your saliva for granted. It plays a vital role in maintaining your health. One of its roles is to help digest your food. The moment food enters your mouth, saliva starts breaking it down so your body can metabolize it. If you don’t produce enough saliva to carry out this task, your body may not be getting all of the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

Saliva also functions as a disinfectant by cleansing the mouth of leftover food, bacteria, and fungi. This helps prevent tooth decay and infections. Many people don’t realize that some of the foods we eat are very acidic, and that saliva helps counteract those acids in our mouths.

Dr. Eleanor Endres and her staff at Endres Gateway Dentistry have been treating xerostomia since 2007. For starters, Dr. Endres recommends cutting back on caffeine in such drinks as cola, coffee, and tea. Not only do these beverages stain and discolor your teeth, the caffeine can contribute to dry mouth. She also recommend drinking water throughout the day to make sure you are adequately hydrated.

Tobacco and alcohol can also contribute to dry mouth. So can certain medications. IF you have been prescribed a medication and also have dry mouth, consult with your physician to see if dry mouth is a side effect.

Dry mouth is not a natural part of aging, so call Endres Gateway Dentistry today and schedule an appointment if your dry mouth is getting worse as you grow older.

Looking for a gentle family dentist who focuses on preventative dentistry?  I invite you to come visit my practice at 9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204 in Cincinnati. My friendly team at Endres Gateway Dentistry make sure you have a pleasant experience whether you visit us for a cleaning and exam or a complete smile makeover.

Our dental menu includes crowns and bridges, veneers, orthodontics, dentures, and implants. Call for an appointment or consultation today.

Your sensational smile starts with healthy teeth!

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

 


6 Reasons To Ditch Your Dentures For Dental Implants

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For thousands of years, dentures have been allowing people to chew foods harder than mashed bananas and flash some teeth when they smile. However, Cincinnati denture wearers know how unstable, irritating, embarrassing, and inconvenient they can be.

Today, Cincinnati dental patients with missing teeth are fortunate to have a tooth replacement choice that is far better than both traditional dentures and dental bridges. A tooth implant provides the total package, so to speak. An implant replaces the visible part of the tooth and – this is key – also the root.

The dental implant process works like this: A super-strong titanium post is anchored directly into the jawbone. An abutment is then attached to the post. Finally, a crown or denture is attached to the abutment. Tooth implants provide the following benefits:

Stability – Implants don’t move around in your mouth.  This permits normal chewing, swallowing, and speech.
Bone Retention – The post prevents the bone loss that almost always occurs after a tooth is extracted
Dental implants prevent jaw muscle dysfunction that can occur when remaining teeth are forced to compensate for missing teeth
Tooth implants eliminate gum irritation caused by dentures
No need for denture relines
No denture adhesive needed (Remember, they are anchored in your jawbone just like natural teeth!)

Cincinnati dental implant patients with one or two missing teeth can replace each missing tooth with a permanent implant. Cincinnati dental patients with significant tooth loss are usually best served with an implant-anchored denture.

If you want more information about tooth implant costs in Cincinnati or cosmetic dental financing, call Endres Gateway Dentistry at 513-914-4918. Endres Gateway Dentistry is a full-service general and cosmetic dental practice dedicated to preventative dental care. We offer:

 

sedation dentistry
cosmetic dentistry
family dentistry
orthodontics

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

 


What Does A Missing Tooth Say About You?

Cincinnati Mini-Implants When you meet someone in Cincinnati who is missing a front tooth, what does that say to you? Do you wonder if they were in an accident? Do you automatically start making assumptions about their income, level of education and overall physical health?

Though it is extremely unfair, we are often judged (and misjudged) by our appearance. Even if a person is impeccably dressed and groomed, a missing front tooth detracts from the overall pleasing impression.

Here is a personal story from a woman who lost a tooth:

I lost my job and along with it my dental insurance, then a month later, one of my front teeth. It has been very hard to find work…. and I know the missing tooth has cost me several jobs.”

A missing tooth can be a big deal.

Dental implants not only restore oral health, they restore self-confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Studies have shown that after more than 20 years, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function at peak performance. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Not all cosmetic dental procedures are as extreme as teeth implants. There are many minimally-invasive remedies for unattractive smiles.

Porcelain veneers instantly provide a perfect, gleaming tooth surface for Cincinnati patients with broken or discolored teeth. Tooth whitening is a quick and affordable dentistry procedure in Montgomery that achieves dramatic results without requiring the removal of any tooth structure. Call Endres Gateway Dentistry at 513-914-4918 for more information about smile design and restorative dentistry- Dr. Eleanor Endres

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Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Missing Teeth? Don’t Miss Out On A Beautiful Smile

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If you have missing spaces in your smile due to cavities, injury or any other reason, there is hope. If your existing teeth are stained, decayed, or chipped, there is hope. If your teeth have always been misshapen, or crooked, there is hope. Cosmetic dentistry can fix all of those problems.

Dr. Endres at Endres Gateway Dentistry has the know-how handle the toughest cosmetic dental problems. Since 2007, Doctor Endres has restored and improved smiles with advanced cosmetic dentistry.

Regardless of the problem, it is usually preferable to retain your natural teeth. If this is not feasible, and you have already lost teeth, we offer multiple ways for you to keep (or regain) your ability to eat, drink, speak, laugh, and smile with confidence.

Dental Veneers
If you still have your teeth, but are not content with them, these might be the best answer. Stunning porcelain veneers offer a relatively cost-effective approach to cosmetic adjustments – uneven color, size, or shape. These are very thin shells bonded to the front of the teeth. They beautify unsightly, but structurally sound teeth.

Dental Implant
A dental implant is a tooth replacement that includes an artificial tooth PLUS an artificial root (usually biocompatible titanium). With local anesthesia, the artificial root is actually inserted into the jaw bone where it integrates with the bone tissue. There are three parts to a dental implant: the artificial root, the connecting abutment, and the final crown or denture.

A dental implant is often the best restoration as it offers beauty, strength, natural function, and protection from bone recession that often occurs at the site of a missing tooth.

Dentures
Most Cincinnati residents have heard of dentures: a plate holding artificial teeth that can be removed for cleaning. These are tailor-made and can contain varying numbers of teeth. Sometimes the entire set of upper and lower teeth have to be pulled and a denture created. Modern dentistry offers a myriad of custom dental implant-denture combinations to restore missing teeth.

Endres Gateway Dentistry, a well-respected local practice is located 9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204 in Cincinnati. We are currently accepting new Cincinnati area patients to our state-of-the-art facility. We offer advanced general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about family dentistry, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 513-914-4918 to schedule an exam, cleaning or consultation.

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, OH
45242