Do You Eat A Smile-Healthy Diet?

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This blog post from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati explains how specific foods and eating habits influence our teeth.

The Sugar Problem
Sugars get converted by bacteria in the mouth to acids. It is the acids that begin to attack enamel and initiate decay for individuals of all ages. Fruits have high water content which can dilute the effects of the sugars they contain and get the saliva flowing so they aren’t really worthy of banishment. It’s the chocolate bars, hard candies, cookies, cakes and pies that are.

Acidic Food Coupling
Oranges, tomatoes, lemons and the like should be eaten as part of a meal to minimize the acidic effects. It is wise to eat a variety of healthy foods such as cheeses, chicken, other meats, nuts and milk. The calcium and phosphorus will encourage tooth remineralization.

Timing of Meals
The more often you eat the more frequently your teeth are subject to the decay process. This can be eased by selecting healthy snacks. And keep in mind, the later at night you eat the more likely you are to not only eat unhealthy foods, but to skip oral hygiene altogether.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati we the dental health of each of our patients is our primary concern. We offer 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

 

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Which Type of Toothbrush is Best?

Toothbrush Wars in Cincinnati

It may surprise you to know that some people have very strong opinions about which type of toothbrush is the best: manual or electric? Is there really one that is clearly better? At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we sort fact from fiction.

Most dentists will tell you that all toothbrushes, when used properly, are effective at removing plaque. Choosing which kind you prefer is really up to you.

Today, we want to give you some extra information about toothbrushes to help you opt for which kind is right for you or your child.

As with most things, it helps to consider cost and convenience. Some people argue that even though electric toothbrushes are more pricey, you’ll save on dental bills. However, there are no definitive studies to back up this claim.

Manual toothbrushes are easy to find, whereas not all drugstores carry all types of electric toothbrushes. This can be problematic when buying replacement heads. People who travel may find that a smaller, manual toothbrush is easier to pack (and batteries are not needed).

The pressure you put on your gums with either type of toothbrush is vital. Some people say that it’s difficult to know how much pressure they use with electric toothbrushes, while others say that because of the quick electrical movements, they tend to be more gentle on their gums than when they use manual brushes. You may want to try them both to identify your brushing style. Then you can discuss it with your dentist.

One area where the electric toothbrush has a clear advantage is for people with dexterity issues. Most dentists counsel their elderly or arthritic patients to use electric toothbrushes when their manual dexterity is diminished. As for children, once they are old enough, an electric toothbrush may be preferable, but safety should always be the first concern of parents.

Whichever type of toothbrush you choose, make sure you get soft bristles and replace it every three to four months.

At  Endres Gateway Dentistry, we think the most important thing is to see us twice a year for cleanings and checkups. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.

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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Avoid Bone Deterioration Following Extraction

Cincinnati Jaw Bone DeteriorationIn this post from Endres Gateway Dentistry, we will review jaw bone health, and how dental implants can be beneficial.

To remain healthy and strong, your jaw bone needs to be continuously stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure the extends into the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates blood flow in the bone surrounding the root.

In some cases, tooth damage is so severe that extraction is the only option. However, we make every effort to retain the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the previous root structure begins to recede.

Fortunately, dental implants provide a new, artificial root which helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant  a strong titanium post which replaces the natural root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.

After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and meshed with the implant, a post is inserted into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.

For more information about dental implants, call us at Endres Gateway Dentistry. We serve Cincinnati, Loveland, and the surrounding areas with family dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

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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Aching Jaw?

Aching Jaw In Cincinnati?

Jaw pain is fairly common, and may be the result of any number of conditions. It may be caused by sinusitis, by a jaw disorder, or something else. It could be a sign of TMD, which is treatable at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati.

Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses, and when these tissues are inflamed, the sinuses exert pressure on surrounding areas. If the inflamed sinus is near the jaw, pain in the jaw joint may result. This commonly happens with a cold or allergies.

Many of our patients with jaw pain have some type of dental issue, such as an infection, or a problem in the temporomandibular joint (also known as TMJ). It can be difficult to identify the exact cause of TMJ disorder, or TMD. Common causes include a jaw injury, arthritis, jaw clenching or teeth grinding, or even genetics.

The source of jaw pain can be identified at Endres Gateway Dentistry, and treatment can begin from there. But remember, jaw pain shouldn’t be ignored.

In addition to TMD treatment, Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati offers family dentistry, and more. 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

 

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You Be The Judge

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If you are researching cosmetic dentistry in Montgomery OH, you may have heard claims that it can provide you with a ‘perfect smile’ or a ‘celebrity smile.’ Are these simply exaggerations? We invite you to judge for yourself.

A smile makeover involves multiple procedures which may include the following:

Tooth Implants

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.

Orthodontia

Orthodontic options include traditional metal or ceramic braces, ‘behind-the-teeth’ (lingual) braces, and clear aligners.

White Fillings

If you had dental caries in the past, you may have old amalgam fillings. White fillings match your surrounding teeth, dramatically improving your smile without crowns.

Dental Crowns

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

Inlays/Onlays

Inlays/onlays are indirect fillings, which means that they are fabricated in a lab and placed whole on the tooth. A traditional direct filling is applied to the tooth while the material is malleable and then shaped by the dentist. Where possible, an inlay or an onlay can be a less-invasive alternative to a complete crown.

Composite Veneers

Veneers can correct chips, cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size.

Teeth Whitening

There is nothing like a wonderful white smile to give you optimal confidence.

Dental Bonding

Dentists use bonding to correct tooth troubles caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can guard tooth roots if the gums have loosened.

Enamel Shaping

Just one slightly misshapen tooth can downgrade the characteristics of a smile even if all the other teeth have a pleasing appearance.

Gum Contouring

If you have a gumline that is too low or too high and detracts from the presentation, gum contouring can reshape the gumline and transform your smile.

Perfect smiles with cosmetic dentistry are possible—but don’t just take our word for it. Come see the Endres Gateway Dentistry smile gallery and judge for yourself. Even better, schedule an appointment to visit our office. We serve the Montgomery, Blue Ash, and surrounding Cincinnati area.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


What Does Your Saliva Reveal?

A checkup at Endres Gateway Dentistry can reveal issues in other parts of the patient’s body. Because many diseases manifest in soft tissues of the mouth or cause pain in the jaw, we often refer patients to their medical doctor for further diagnosis when they encounter issues such as inflammation, chronic bad breath, bleeding gums, or jaw pain.

Healthcare providers may soon have another diagnostic tool for discovering systemic diseases—a test that measures the molecules in saliva.

“UCLA researchers are working on a test that could have the ability to diagnose diseases like diabetes and cancer. It’s conceivable that dentists will soon be able to take saliva samples that can be tested for numerous diseases. And if that happens, disease diagnosis will be much simpler for all parties.”1

At Endres Gateway Dentistry, serving Loveland, Blue Ash, and the surrounding community, helps patients maintain ideal oral health. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.

1Saliva Test May Uncover Deadly Diseases, Dentistry Today (citing an article in Clinical Chemistry, clinchem.org), November 6, 2014, http://dentistrytoday.com/todays-dental-news/10711-saliva-test-may-uncover-deadly-diseases, accessed on December 19, 2014

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


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

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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