Happy Teeth Don’t Just Happen

Your Ohio Dentist And Cleaning Your TeethKeeping your teeth clean is a critical factor in maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the advantages of visiting us at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati is having a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing habits.

Your Partner in Oral Health

Our dental hygienist can professionally clean and polish your teeth at your semiannual check-up. The hygienist also helps you keep your teeth clean by assessing their condition and recommending improvements to your daily teeth cleaning habits.

Having a professional dental cleaning is the only way to eliminate tartar, a calcium deposit that forms on teeth and contributes to decay.

Don’t Forget Basic Dental Hygiene

Brushing and flossing at least twice each day can keep plaque and tartar from collecting on your teeth and results in a cleaner, healthier smile.

To keep your teeth and gums in first-rate condition, come in to Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati for a check-up and cleaning. Patients come to us from Blue Ash, Loveland, Montgomery OH, and throughout the area. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Call for 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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Preventative Maintenance For Your Irreplaceable Smile

Preventative Maintenance For Your Irreplaceable Smile In Cincinnati

You know the old saying: prevention is the best medicine. At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we are big advocates of preventative dentistry as the best way to maintain dental health.

Preventative dentistry, though, is more than healthy teeth and gums. Your dental health is directly related to your overall health. Poor dental health has been linked to various diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, premature birth and low birth weight, and diabetes.

Furthermore, poor dental health leads to gum disease. With regular brushing and flossing, and twice yearly dental checkups, gum disease is 100 percent preventable.

More Reasons
The above should be enough to get anyone in to the dentist’s office twice a year. But if it isn’t, here are three more very good reasons why you should get a cleaning and checkup every six months.

  • Plaque and tartar. Even with brushing and flossing twice a day, plaque can build up on the teeth and gums. Plaque hardens into tartar. Simply put, there are areas in the mouth that your floss and toothbrush just cannot reach. Professional cleanings, however, can.
  • X-rays. By taking dental x-rays and updating them regularly, we can detect problems that a simple visual inspection won’t turn up. The sooner new issues are treated, the better: treatment will be easier, less painful, and less expensive.
  • Oral cancer. It isn’t just smokers who need to be concerned about oral cancer; anyone can get it. Finding it in its earliest stages gives you the best chance for successful treatment and a full recovery. We can check for any symptoms, and if we find them, tell you what you need to do.

As you can tell, there are lots of reasons why it’s important to see us at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Patients come to us from Loveland, Blue Ash, Montgomery OH, and throughout the area. Services include family and restorative dentistry. Call for 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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Children’s Dental Restorations

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, there is more than one way to fix a child’s tooth. Whether it’s decay or a crack, we have a restoration option.

1. Dental Bonding

Bonding is used to correct chips, cracks, stains, and make teeth longer. It is also sometimes used to fill cavities. We apply a soft composite resin and mold it to the specific shape necessary. The resin is hardened with a special curing light.

2. A Filling (Inlay or Onlay)

A traditional filling is shaped and molded after it is applied to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are constructed in a dental lab, they are commonly called indirect fillings. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are typically smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth.

3. A Dental Crown

A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, durability, and function. Crowns are used for teeth that have had a root canal, teeth with acute decay, or the replacement tooth in a dental bridge. Crowns can be made of all metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all ceramic, or all resin.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati we offer complete family dentistry services, along with cosmetic dentistry. Our patients come from Blue Ash, Loveland, Montgomery OH, and throughout the area. 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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Avoid Sports Injuries: Protect Those Teeth!

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At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we want to raise awareness of the importance of athletic mouth protection. It is estimated that over 5 million teeth are knocked out each year. Many of these dental traumas occur on the playing field or court. Each dislodged tooth necessitates several trips to the dentist and hundreds of dollars in restoration outlays. Not to mention pain!

Most parents require their youth to wear helmets when biking and shinguards while playing soccer.  We encourage them to emphasize the importance of mouth protection.

There are three main types of mouthguards: ready-to-wear, boil and bite, and custom-fitted. The stock mouth protectors are pre-formed and ready to wear. Unfortunately, they rarely fit well. (Though they are better than nothing.)

You can find boil and bite mouth protectors at Cincinnati sporting goods stores. They are to be softened in water and then formed to the mouth (follow the manufacturer’s directions).

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we want all our patients to safeguard their teeth. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. 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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Stick Out Your Tongue!

Cincinnati oral cancer examsLike all dentists, we diagnose and treat conditions of the teeth and gums at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati. These conditions can affect the tongue. Let’s review the tongue.

Have you ever considered all the vital things your tongue can do? It helps us talk, perceive the texture and flavor of food, chew, and swallow.

This strong and nimble gymnast is in near-constant motion during our waking hours. It is a wonder that we don’t accidentally bite it more often as we smile, chew, drink, breathe, swallow, cough, and laugh.

Your tongue can also reveal physical ailments. This may include digestive problems, infections, and diseases of the blood.

When we perform oral exams, the tongue is always looked at for signs of oral cancer and other serious diseases.

Here are some tongue abnormalities and possible causes:

  • Swollen tongue: reaction to food/drink/medication, strep infection, leukemia, hypothyroidism
  • White tongue: dehydration, yeast infection, irritation to tobacco, enteritis, gastritis, colitis, anemia, or other nutritional deficiency
  • Canker sores: may be linked to stress or reaction to food, toothpaste, or mouthwash.

If you have persistent canker sores, you may want to try avoiding products that contain sodium lauryl (or laurel) sulfate (SLS). SLS is a cheap foaming agent that is found in many personal care products. It can be difficult to find SLS-free dental products. The following brands have previously offered SLS-free versions but labels carefully every time you buy a new tube. We have noticed that SLS has re-appeared in some brands. (Endres Gateway Dentistry has no affiliation with any of these companies.)

  • Biotene
  • Sensodyne Pronamel
  • Tom’s of Maine
  • Rembrandt Low Abrasion

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we offer family and restorative dentistry, and many other services. Call us to schedule your next checkup 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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Watch Out For Hidden Sugar

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Every health-conscious parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities. Plenty of us adults also snack on too many sweet snacks and beverages. At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we want you to be aware of hidden sugar and its risks to your dental health.

Because of cavity risks, low nutritional value, and high-calorie content, many parents want to limit the sugar in their children’s diets. Bubble gum, lollipops, and chocolate bars are among the obvious ones, but there is also sugar lurking in so-called ‘healthy’ snacks.

Here are some popular kid’s snacks with significant amounts of sugar:

  • yogurt covered raisins
  • fruit snacks including the roll-up and syrup-filled varieties
  • rice cakes
  • many brands of yogurt, including the hand-held type
  • juice drinks
  • flavored milk
  • barbecue sauce
  • fruit smoothies
  • cereal bars

Controlling sugar intake is essential for lifelong oral health. When choosing lunchbox or after-school snacks for your child, make sure you read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we want the best dental health for you and your kids. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Our patients come from all over, including Loveland, Blue Ash, and Montgomery OH. 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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Ready To Smile Again?

Are You Ready to Smile Again, Cincinnati?

Some people avoid smiling at all costs. Are you one of those who covers their mouth when they laugh? Do you keep your mouth closed when someone takes a picture of you? If so, it’s time to take care of your teeth problems and get a new lease on life. At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we can make it happen.

In addition to making us happier, smiling benefits our quality of life in many ways.

1.  Look Younger and More Attractive

It doesn’t take a scientific study to verify this fact. No matter your age, you always look better with a smile.

2. Smiling Minimizes Stress

When you smile, your brain releases feel-good chemicals that reduce your stress level.

3. Smiling Boosts Your Confidence

Who doesn’t want to benefit from more self-assurance?

4. Smile For Success

Researchers have demonstrated several ways smiling can upgrade the chance of a positive outcome in personal and professional pursuits. These benefits stem from the fact that smiling impacts your behavior as well as the behavior of the men and women with whom you interact.

5. Help People Trust You

Genuine smiles that involve the mouth, cheeks, and eyes, portray honesty and trustworthiness.

How would your life improve if you loved your smile? At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we look forward to developing a cosmetic dentistry plan to beautify your smile. We also offer family dentistry. Patients come to us from Loveland, Blue Ash, and Montgomery OH. Call 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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Six 10-Second Healthy Tooth Helps

Montgomery cosmetic dental and tooth implantsIt doesn’t have to take a lot of time to improve your oral hygiene. In fact, you can form a new habit to benefit your oral health in 10 seconds. Here are six tips from Endres Gateway Dentistry on ways to offer add dental care to each day in 60 seconds or less.

Find a better place for your toothbrush.
Look around. In 10 seconds you can probably find 5 places to set your toothbrush that will allow air drying and can inhibit the growth of microorganisms that a closed, moist environment would encourage.

Leave the floss on the counter.
If you want to establish consistency, you need reminders. Deliberately setting out the floss will give you more commitment to use it. And if you see it, you’ll remember that commitment.

Swish.
If you’re in 20 seconds already, might as well grab the fluoride rinse and wash away bits of food after flossing and freshen your breath at the same time. 10 seconds is the minimum but 20 is twice as good.

Smile in the mirror.
Check out those chompers. Examine for 10 full seconds. Scrutinize gums for bleeding or tenderness, missed fragments of food, staining, or other concerns.

Have a water chaser with dark beverages.
Rinse your mouth with a sip of water when drinking cola, tea, or coffee throughout the day. A mere 10 seconds that will suppress discoloration.

Call Endres Gateway Dentistry.

10 digits, 10 seconds, a short conversation and you can secure yourself a consultation with me and my friendly staff. I will examine your teeth for far more than 10 seconds and help keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we’ve got plenty of great dental health tips! Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry, and we serve patients from Blue Ash, Loveland, Montogmery OH, and the surrounding area. 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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Two Hints For When You’re Too Tired To Brush

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Too tired to touch a toothbrush? We’ve all been there. In this blog post from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we offer two smart ideas for overcoming exhaustion in favor of brushing and flossing late at night.

Idea #1 Drag Tongue Along Teeth
After a long thankless day as you are lying there in bed and realize you forgot to brush, drag your tongue over your teeth a few times while mentally reviewing how plaque forms. Within 48 hours it can start eating away at the teeth. Then jump up and give your mouth just 2 minutes of gentle, thorough cleaning. It’s that uncomplicated.

Idea #2 Scrutinize the Food You Eat
Another convenient and simple approach is to pay attention to what’s going into your mouth throughout the day. The higher the sugar content the sooner the teeth will need a brushing to avoid harm. Swish with water after coffee, tea or soda if brushing isn’t going to happen soon. Chewing sticky candy leaves debris all over in the mouth as does bread and crackers. Keep this in mind and commit to take care of the particles as soon as possible.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati we are committed to helping patients maintain good dental health. It all begins with daily brushing and flossing! Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Our patients also come from Blue Ash, Loveland, and Montgomery OH. Call us to schedule your next checkup 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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If Only I Had Taken Care Of My Teeth…

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How many times have you said, ‘If only!’ If only I had changed my oil, If only I had stayed in college, If only I had worn sunscreen. At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we hope you never say, ‘If only I had taken care of my teeth!’

But if you have … we invite you to let us help you get back on track to oral health.

We are passionate about helping patients establish and maintain dental health. We help all of our patients feel relaxed and comfortable in a friendly, non-judgmental atmosphere.

We have treated countless patients who avoided the dentist in years past but have recommitted themselves to healthy oral habits. We can promise you that your overall physical health and happiness will be improved if you start taking care of your teeth today.

We have an all-inclusive menu of effective treatments for any dental problems you currently have: tooth decay, stained teeth, chipped teeth, gum disease, broken crowns, old unsightly fillings, and even missing teeth.

Professional dental treatment is an important investment in your most precious possession—your health.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we have a wide range of services to keep your teeth clean and healthy, including family and restorative dentistry. Our patients come from all over, including Blue Ash, Loveland, and Montgomery OH. Schedule your next checkup 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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