Thursday, 29 January 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015

Overdentures Dentist

Implant Secured Dentures Dentistry Watertown SDOverdentures Provide Stability for Your Dentures
If you are a denture wearer and are tired of the hassle of slipping and tilting dentures when you speak or eat, you will be very happy to hear about overdentures. This procedure anchors a bridge or denture with implants and eliminates the problems from dentures that do not provide a tight fit. You will love being relieved of wandering dentures and have more reason to smile. Let us tell you how we can help!

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Kids Dentist

Prevent Dental Cavities Watertown SDChildren’s Teeth Are Prone to Cavities
We always teach and encourage good dental hygiene for all our young patients. Their teeth are especially susceptible to cavities during their formative years due to various factors. They do not always brush well without supervision. We recommend that parents be a part of their daily dental care to ensure they clean their teeth as they need to be. Kids also tend to eat throughout the day, referred to as grazing. Every time food is present, acid is produced in the mouth. More exposure to these acids can cause more cavities if teeth are not brushed properly.

Also, teeth that go along without being clean cause ongoing acid production, which will not only increase the number of cavities, but the rate at which they develop. We encourage a healthier selection of foods and better daily care. One application of a fluoride varnish to children’s and adolescents’ teeth is also strongly recommended to reduce the occurrence of cavities.

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Take Care of Cold Sores

How To Get Rid Of Cold Sores
It’s easy to get them confused, but cold sores are not the same as canker sores. Cold sores are red blisters that appear on the lips as a result of infection with the herpes simplex virus. They almost never occur inside the mouth and they are not associated with gum disease. By contrast, canker sores, which are not associated with herpes or gum disease, almost always occur inside the mouth.

Usually, cold sores last for seven to 10 days, after which time the pus-filled blisters will rupture and ooze. Fortunately, cold sores usually heal without leaving scars. Most cold sores will resolve without treatment, but you can apply a topical medication such as lidocaine or benzyl alcohol to relieve pain and itching.

If you develop a cold sore, avoid skin-to-skin contact. And don’t share razors, eating utensils, or towels-those are other ways the infection spreads to other people. If you have frequent cold sores, or a cold sore that doesn’t go away after seven to 10 days, talk to your doctor.

It can be hard to reduce the risk of cold sores, but it certainly won’t hurt to maintain a consistent personal hygiene routine including regular hand washing. Also, using a lip balm with sun block throughout the year, not just during the summer, can help prevent cold sores, too.

The above article is from: OralB.com

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com


Friday, 16 January 2015

BOTOX™ and Juvéderm™ Treatments

Look and Feel Younger with Rejuvenating BOTOX™ and Juvéderm™ TreatmentsBotox and Juvederm Treatment Watertown SD
A brilliant, white, straighter smile deserves a beautiful framework. Whether you’re blessed with great teeth and have taken good care of them or have invested in a perfect smile through orthodontics, whitening, or other cosmetic work, you may wish to address some of those lines and wrinkles, as well.

Imagine the convenience of getting regular BOTOX treatment during your routine dental hygiene visits! Or perhaps you’ve been curious for a while but haven’t been able to schedule time in a cosmetic surgeon’s office. In as little as one visit, our doctors can erase lines and wrinkles from around the mouth, ease pesky crow’s feet, and minimize stress lines on your forehead.

Another great use of BOTOX and Juvéderm is to slightly modify an overly gummy smile. BOTOX allows the upper lip to relax slightly, so that when you smile, your lip doesn’t rise too high and expose more gum tissue. As a dermal filler, Juvéderm can make your upper lip fuller, which also helps to enhance your smile and reduce the “gumminess.” Talk to us about these possibilities at your next visit!



Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Get Familiar With Oral Thrush

What Is Oral Thrush?
Oral thrush, also known as candidiasis, can occur in anyone of any age, from babies to the elderly. Oral thrush is a condition that occurs when a fungus called candida albicans builds up on the lining of the mouth. The result is white lesions on the tongue or inner cheeks.

Oral thrush can sometimes be confused with leukoplakia. But leukoplakia lesions are caused by chronic irritation from rough edges on teeth, fillings or crowns, not by an organism. And leukoplakia lesions develop over time, while thrush lesions may develop suddenly. A thrush infection can spread and involve the roof of the mouth and the gums, where it can cause symptoms such as redness and irritation. See your dentist if you have any type of lesions on your tongue or in your mouth so you can determine the cause of the problem and plan a course of treatment. The goal in treating thrush is to stop the infection from spreading.

Healthy babies and children may not need treatment-the lesions may resolve on their own. Sometimes adding yogurt to you or your child’s diet may do the trick and reset the bacterial imbalance caused by the excess amount of the thrush fungus.

People with HIV or other immunosuppressive illness are at increased risk for the infection to spread. If you are in this category, your doctor or dentist may recommend an antifungal medication.

To prevent thrush from occurring or recurring, follow a consistent oral health care routine, and try to include yogurt with live, active cultures in your diet, especially if you take antibiotics for a chronic condition. Frequent use of antibiotics can promote the growth of the Candida fungus because they upset the natural mixture of microorganisms in the body.

The above article is from: OralB.com

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Teeth Whitening Dentist

Teeth Whitening Dentist Watertown SD
White for Life Program
Join the White for Life Program for $99.00 and receive a custom, take-home bleaching kit. When you return for your scheduled preventive care visits every six months, you will receive a free touch-up kit of bleaching solution for FREE!

KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System™ – For Extreme Whitening
For severely stained teeth, we use KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching to obtain the results you need. You may have been disappointed with other treatments, but this deep bleaching system will address even the worst discoloration and amazingly give you a brilliant, white smile again. Even staining from the antibiotic tetracycline can be reversed for a beautiful, dazzling smile. We
KOR Whitening Teeth Bleaching Watertown SDalso offer chair-side power whitening and professional-strength take-home whitening. Ask us which is right for you.

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Recognizing and Treating Oral Thrush

Recognizing and Treating Oral Thrush
Oral thrush, also known oral candidiasis, is a condition that occurs when a fungus called Candida albicans builds up on the lining of your mouth.

Anyone can develop oral thrush, but babies, young children, older adults, or anyone with a compromised immune system due to an illness such as HIV are more susceptible. Conversely, candidiasis lesions can be an early sign of an HIV infection.

The main symptom of oral thrush is creamy white lesions in the mouth, usually on the tongue or inner cheeks. In some cases, the lesions may appear on the roof of the mouth or on the back of the throat.

Interestingly, oral thrush is not caused by poor oral hygiene. Thrush is caused when the naturally occurring fungi in the body get out of balance, which is why the very old, very young, and people with weak immune systems are at higher risk. Good oral hygiene, however, is an essential part of treating oral thrush. Healthy adults and children can recover fairly easily from the infection, especially if they follow a complete oral care routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and daily proper flossing.

To read the entire article please visit: OralB.com

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com