Dental Implants: A Permanent Tooth Replacement Option

Dental Implants
Do you have a missing tooth? A dental implant may be just what you need. Dental implants are a safe and effective way to replace a tooth or multiple teeth. The dental implant is a titanium post placed in the area of the missing tooth….the titanium post is placed in the proper area of the missing tooth. The surrounding jaw bone will heal and grow around the implant holding it in place….For many of our patients, an implant is the best permanent restorative option….

Single Visit Crowns

Single Visit Crowns
Whispering Pines Dental is proud to offer their patients the state-of-the-art CEREC restoration services. CEREC is a superior method of creating precisely designed, color-matched and durable ceramic restorations…. CEREC delivers the results our patients need from simple fillings to full crowns or veneers in one simple visit. Now you don’t have to deal with any long waits with temporaries and multiple dentist visits…Top of the line CAD software then allows us to design your restoration with unbelievable accuracy and detail. With this software, we can specifically customize your restoration to exactly suit your dental needs.

Scuba Diving and Your Teeth

Scuba Diving and Your Teeth
Recently I’ve decided to tackle one of my own fears, scuba diving…Tooth squeeze occurs when air is trapped under a filling- from either a leaking filling or an area of decay. Additionally, it has also been known to occur with teeth that are fractured or a tooth that has had a root canal that has not been permanently restored with a dental crown. As a diver descends further and further under the water…

Start Off the School Year with a Healthy Smile

Start Off the School Year With a Healthy Smile
Proper oral hygiene often gets put on the back burner with all of the changes that are happening to the daily routine…Remind your kids to brush their teeth for 2 minutes at least twice a day using a toothpaste containing fluoride. The easiest way to know that they are brushing long enough is to set an egg timer on the sink and watch them brush away until it is done…make sure to get their teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist every six months. This combined with an oral exam from Dr. Corbin will ensure that we detect any cavities that are starting as early as possible.

Care for Your Teeth Before Traveling Abroad

Care For Your Teeth Before Traveling Abroad
Many of my patients are planning fun and exciting trips all over the world…
Traveling abroad is full of new and unique experiences, and no one wants one of them to be a dental emergency. Here are a few tips in case you find yourself with a toothache in another country-
Have a dental exam a few weeks prior to your departure to ensure your teeth and gums are in good health.
Make sure to complete all dental work necessary before your trip. Teeth that need extracted or root canal therapy are especially important.

Oral Health During Your Pregnancy

Oral Health During Your Pregnacy
During your pregnancy, you have so much to think about, but don’t forget about your oral health. Because of all the hormonal changes you will experience during pregnancy, women are more likely to develop gingivitis… Oral health and overall health are linked, untreated dental disease can affect you and your baby. Be sure to include your teeth and gums in your daily routine and keep our office informed of any changes to your oral health during your pregnancy.

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetes and Your Oral Health
In order to control the dental problems associated with diabetes, first and foremost, control your blood glucose level. Also, make sure to take good care of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing daily. It is important to get regular dental checkups to maintain your teeth and to check for any signs of gum disease. See your dentist immediately if you notice any of the following:

Postmenopausal Women at Increased Risk of Periodontal Disease

Postmenopausal Women at Increased Risk of Periodontal Disease

Case Western Reserve University researchers found that postmenopausal women need more than two annual dental checkups. After menopause, women become more at risk for periodontal disease. The problem is believed to be due to estrogen deficiency that results in bone loss and inflammatory processes. Periodontal disease is best diagnosed early so that treatment can be started to prevent tooth loss.

Clean mouth, healthy body

Clean mouth, healthy body

Every day our team of hygienists and I talk to our patients about the importance of oral hygiene. The mouth contains an abundance of bacteria, some of which cause tooth decay and some that lead to periodontal disease. Research has shown that periodontal disease is linked to overall health issues such as cardiovascular disease and stroke. People with diabetes and women who are pregnant are also at greater risk for developing periodontal disease…