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By Admin . 03 Jan, 2017

Fear of the dentist’s office and dental procedures is generally caused by misinformation, dental myths or horror stories based on urban myths. Dental myths are dangerous as they can affect a person’s perception of dentistry, making them delay or entirely avoid dental visits, which ultimately prevents patients from getting the dental care they need. This can lead to the development of severe oral health issues and long-term dental problems that are true horror stories for any patient.

“Tooth” Be Told

The truth of the matter is many dental procedures are typically painless, and the more often you visit a dentist for checkups, the less likely you’ll experience a real dental horror story. Here are some common dental myths that you should disregard.

·         I’m too old for braces – No one is ever too old for braces. Teeth naturally shift over time , and can become misaligned long after your youth and well into your golden years. While metal braces are understandably unappealing, new orthodontic technology exists that can virtually eliminate the aesthetic issues. Invisalign braces are a great, comfortable alternative and can be easily removed and cleaned compared to their metal counterparts. There are also ceramic braces, which are white, and lingual braces, which go behind the teeth instead of on the front of teeth.

·         My teeth don’t hurt, so they must be healthy – Not always. Tooth decay can damage and kill nerves in a tooth, making pain (a common indicator that something is wrong) non-existent. Cavities lurk underneath the surface of a tooth and can’t be easily identified. Only regular checkups with your dentist can determine whether or not you have cavities or if another problem exists, and should never be skipped regardless of how well you feel.

·         My child doesn’t need to go to the dentist until they’re two – Wrong. Children should be taken to the dentist as early as a year old to ensure his or her gums are healthy and that emerging teeth are developing correctly. The earlier a dentist can detect potential problems, the sooner they can be fixed and prevent more complicated issues from emerging later when it can be more difficult to fix. Give your child the gift of a great smile by taking them to the dentist’s office with you as soon as they reach a year old.


·          The more I brush my teeth, the healthier they will be  – Not quite. Overbrushing your teeth can wear down the enamel too much, leading to dental problems. If you find that a twice-a-day brushing regimen is making your teeth sensitive, opt for brushing once a day then use a simple rinse with water or mouthwash, floss, chew sugar-free gum or perform a combination of these. Of course this isn’t a determination you should make on your own. Make sure to consult with your dentist before cutting down the frequency of your brushing.

·          Pregnant women should avoid dental treatments  – This is definitely not true. Routine dental checkups are always recommended, regardless of pregnancy. Dental procedures that involve anesthetics and X-rays are ok but should only be done when absolutely necessary. A qualified dentist is trained in treating pregnant women and will make accurate recommendations regarding dental care.

 

Keep in mind, there are documented links between overall health and oral health, and the last thing any expectant mother wants to do is jeopardize the health of their baby, especially over something as trivial as avoiding a dental checkup.

 

·          Removing wisdom teeth prevents crowding  – Not necessarily. Teeth naturally move, grow and shift on their own regardless of the presence of wisdom teeth. Removing these teeth doesn’t solve crowding problems either. Only a visit to the dentist can determine the cause behind crowding teeth, after which a proper solution can be formulated.

Discover the Truth Behind Dental Issues with Silver Screen Dental

Don’t let lies and myths dictate your dental choices. Silver Screen Dental can provide you the care you need with dental checkups and procedures backed by scientific facts and administered by licensed professionals. At Silver Screen we provide a full range of cosmetic dental services, dental implants, tooth extractions, dentures, X-rays and much more, all performed by gentle hands.

Take charge of your dental care so you don’t have to endure the horror stories of people who neglect their oral health due to fear.  Contact Silver Screen Dental today  to get the care you need; we’ll keep you smiling before, during and long after your visit.


By Dr. Booth 25 Oct, 2016

Halloween is upon us, so dress up as your favorite ghoul, goblin, or super hero and have fun! Reduce your candy consumption at the same time with Silver Screen Dental's candy buy back program.
 
Your kids will love the idea, and you'll be able to ensure they're not eating their own weight in candy the first week of November. Bring your extra sweets to Silver Screen Dental and receive $1 a pound in cashduring our candy "buy back" program.

Halloween should be all about having a good time, and a lecture about how candy is “bad” for your teeth can spoil the fun. Kids understand that candy isn't the best thing for them, so involve them in doing something special for others!  If you have any questions give us a call at 512-345-8800.

Come by our office at
11851 Jollyville Road, Suite 201 any time during normal business hours from Nov. 1st until Nov. 5th.
By Dr. Booth 22 Sep, 2016

It’s no secret there exists a strong link between soda consumption and tooth decay. The “Sip All Day, Get Decay” slogan isn’t just meant to be a catchy tagline – it’s literally the truth!


Sugar in soda combines with bacteria in your mouth to form acid, which attacks the teeth. Diet or “sugar-free” soda contains its own acid, which also can damage teeth. Each attack lasts about 20 minutes, and starts over with every sip of soda you take. 


These effects on your teeth can be extremely damaging. In fact, in the dental community we talk about "Mountain Dew mouth" the same way we talk about "meth mouth” (don’t Google it). In other words, damage from sodas like Mountain Dew can look very similar to damage from drug abuse. Both can produce rampant, deep decay in many or all teeth.


Short of telling you to give up soda completely, the biggest piece of advice we can give you is to do your soda drinking all at once with a meal (versus sipping on soda all day long) and clean your teeth when you’re done . That way the sugar and acid don’t have time to do serious tooth damage before they’re washed away.

By Dr. Booth 15 Jun, 2016

A toothache is a problem that most of us will experience at some point. A toothache is sometimes referred to as dentalgia, odontalgia or odotongenic pain. It is important to note there are both dental and non-dental causes of toothache. Following is an explanation of the possible causes of toothache.

By Dr. Booth 15 Jun, 2016

Tooth decay  happens whenever your tooth enamel (the hard outer part of your teeth) is damaged. This is something that anyone can be inflicted with because plaque (a sticky film of bacteria) is constantly forming on your teeth. Whenever you eat or drink sugary food, the plaque will produce acid that will then attack your  tooth enamel .

Factors That Predispose People to Tooth Decay

There are some very important factors that will predispose someone to tooth decay. Of course, a large part of this does have to do with how well formed your teeth are and whether they have strong enamel. If you have deep crevices, this gives the disease room in which to grow. Also, if your mouth is too acidic (PH should be between 6.2 and 7.4), this can be a problem.

You will also find that there are some things that you have control over, such as:

  1. Proper brushing and flossing are vital. It’s also important to understand that brushing too often can be problematic as well.
  2. You need to eat well because too much soda, candy or citrus fruit can do great harm.
  3. It’s important not to have a really dry mouth, which is typically caused by things such as stress, medication, illness or old age. If your mouth is too dry, you’re more prone to develop tooth decay.

While these things aren’t necessarily listed in the order of importance, they definitely all play an important role in whether or not you’ll actually be predisposed to tooth decay. Hopefully this will provide you with some important information about this oral health disease so that you can take measures to prevent it. If you already have it, then it’s equally as important to seek dental treatment right away for it.

Silver Screen Dental

By Admin . 03 Jan, 2017

Fear of the dentist’s office and dental procedures is generally caused by misinformation, dental myths or horror stories based on urban myths. Dental myths are dangerous as they can affect a person’s perception of dentistry, making them delay or entirely avoid dental visits, which ultimately prevents patients from getting the dental care they need. This can lead to the development of severe oral health issues and long-term dental problems that are true horror stories for any patient.

“Tooth” Be Told

The truth of the matter is many dental procedures are typically painless, and the more often you visit a dentist for checkups, the less likely you’ll experience a real dental horror story. Here are some common dental myths that you should disregard.

·         I’m too old for braces – No one is ever too old for braces. Teeth naturally shift over time , and can become misaligned long after your youth and well into your golden years. While metal braces are understandably unappealing, new orthodontic technology exists that can virtually eliminate the aesthetic issues. Invisalign braces are a great, comfortable alternative and can be easily removed and cleaned compared to their metal counterparts. There are also ceramic braces, which are white, and lingual braces, which go behind the teeth instead of on the front of teeth.

·         My teeth don’t hurt, so they must be healthy – Not always. Tooth decay can damage and kill nerves in a tooth, making pain (a common indicator that something is wrong) non-existent. Cavities lurk underneath the surface of a tooth and can’t be easily identified. Only regular checkups with your dentist can determine whether or not you have cavities or if another problem exists, and should never be skipped regardless of how well you feel.

·         My child doesn’t need to go to the dentist until they’re two – Wrong. Children should be taken to the dentist as early as a year old to ensure his or her gums are healthy and that emerging teeth are developing correctly. The earlier a dentist can detect potential problems, the sooner they can be fixed and prevent more complicated issues from emerging later when it can be more difficult to fix. Give your child the gift of a great smile by taking them to the dentist’s office with you as soon as they reach a year old.


·          The more I brush my teeth, the healthier they will be  – Not quite. Overbrushing your teeth can wear down the enamel too much, leading to dental problems. If you find that a twice-a-day brushing regimen is making your teeth sensitive, opt for brushing once a day then use a simple rinse with water or mouthwash, floss, chew sugar-free gum or perform a combination of these. Of course this isn’t a determination you should make on your own. Make sure to consult with your dentist before cutting down the frequency of your brushing.

·          Pregnant women should avoid dental treatments  – This is definitely not true. Routine dental checkups are always recommended, regardless of pregnancy. Dental procedures that involve anesthetics and X-rays are ok but should only be done when absolutely necessary. A qualified dentist is trained in treating pregnant women and will make accurate recommendations regarding dental care.

 

Keep in mind, there are documented links between overall health and oral health, and the last thing any expectant mother wants to do is jeopardize the health of their baby, especially over something as trivial as avoiding a dental checkup.

 

·          Removing wisdom teeth prevents crowding  – Not necessarily. Teeth naturally move, grow and shift on their own regardless of the presence of wisdom teeth. Removing these teeth doesn’t solve crowding problems either. Only a visit to the dentist can determine the cause behind crowding teeth, after which a proper solution can be formulated.

Discover the Truth Behind Dental Issues with Silver Screen Dental

Don’t let lies and myths dictate your dental choices. Silver Screen Dental can provide you the care you need with dental checkups and procedures backed by scientific facts and administered by licensed professionals. At Silver Screen we provide a full range of cosmetic dental services, dental implants, tooth extractions, dentures, X-rays and much more, all performed by gentle hands.

Take charge of your dental care so you don’t have to endure the horror stories of people who neglect their oral health due to fear.  Contact Silver Screen Dental today  to get the care you need; we’ll keep you smiling before, during and long after your visit.


By Dr. Booth 25 Oct, 2016

Halloween is upon us, so dress up as your favorite ghoul, goblin, or super hero and have fun! Reduce your candy consumption at the same time with Silver Screen Dental's candy buy back program.
 
Your kids will love the idea, and you'll be able to ensure they're not eating their own weight in candy the first week of November. Bring your extra sweets to Silver Screen Dental and receive $1 a pound in cashduring our candy "buy back" program.

Halloween should be all about having a good time, and a lecture about how candy is “bad” for your teeth can spoil the fun. Kids understand that candy isn't the best thing for them, so involve them in doing something special for others!  If you have any questions give us a call at 512-345-8800.

Come by our office at
11851 Jollyville Road, Suite 201 any time during normal business hours from Nov. 1st until Nov. 5th.
By Dr. Booth 22 Sep, 2016

It’s no secret there exists a strong link between soda consumption and tooth decay. The “Sip All Day, Get Decay” slogan isn’t just meant to be a catchy tagline – it’s literally the truth!


Sugar in soda combines with bacteria in your mouth to form acid, which attacks the teeth. Diet or “sugar-free” soda contains its own acid, which also can damage teeth. Each attack lasts about 20 minutes, and starts over with every sip of soda you take. 


These effects on your teeth can be extremely damaging. In fact, in the dental community we talk about "Mountain Dew mouth" the same way we talk about "meth mouth” (don’t Google it). In other words, damage from sodas like Mountain Dew can look very similar to damage from drug abuse. Both can produce rampant, deep decay in many or all teeth.


Short of telling you to give up soda completely, the biggest piece of advice we can give you is to do your soda drinking all at once with a meal (versus sipping on soda all day long) and clean your teeth when you’re done . That way the sugar and acid don’t have time to do serious tooth damage before they’re washed away.

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