Smoking and Dental Health

Smoking and Dental Health When talking about creating healthy dental habits, people usually talk about frequent brushing and flossing. One area often ignored is smoking and its relation to oral health. Smoking is a risk factor for many chronic and terminal illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Smoking also has detrimental affects on oral…

Back to Basics: The Cavity

Dr. Noel, Dentists Always Talk About Cavities. What Exactly Are They? Cavities are a result of tooth decay, which effects both the outer and inner layers. The outer coating is called enamel. The inner layer is called dentin. Tooth decay is caused when the simple carbohydrates that we eat are digested by the naturally occurring…

FRENECTOMY

FRENECTOMIES BACKGROUND Frenectomy is a common procedure that helps the dental provider find the patient’s most comfortable fit for dentures. Frenectomy is defined as the removal of a frenulum, sometimes referred to as frenum. The frenulum is a small muscular attachment that restricts the movement of an organ in the body.  In the mouth there are…

Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis

Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis ABOUT Many people understand that poor dental hygiene produces bad breath and tooth decay.  In addition, dental hygiene if properly cared for, may lead to a harmful infection. Continued buildup of bacteria inevitably leads to severe cases of gum diseases such as Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (ANUG). ANUG get its alternate…

Dentures

Dentures Dentures, also called “false teeth” are removable replacement teeth, made primarily from acrylic resin. If you lost some or all of your original teeth, or they are beyond saving, your appearance and health could be at risk. Mouths that are missing teeth can be very unhealthy, and can make a face sag or develop…

CROWNS v. VENEERS

  Crowns vs. Veneers Sometimes the root structure of a tooth is healthy and strong while there is damage to the surface. In the case of damage,  dental intervention is necessary to bring your smile back to its natural look. Evidence-based cosmetic dentistry literature suggests several ways to restore a tooth, but two major techniques…

LASER DENTISTRY WITH SOLEA®

At AffableCare Dental, the use of Laser Technology helps us to always provide the patient with a gentle, personalized dental care experience. The purpose of using the Laser Technology in the field of dentistry is to reach a level of excellence where the patient is free of dental anxiety.   LASER TECHNOLOGY  Lasers Technology is…