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Erlanger KY General Dentist Shares Three Tips for Better Homecare

June 13, 2013

toothbrushes 1Although attending regular dental visits is important in ensuring good oral health, so much of cavity and gum disease prevention relies on proper homecare. Therefore, in order to make sure your homecare is at its best, your Erlanger KY dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, is sharing three tips that can help boost your homecare. (more…)

Erlanger KY Dentist: What’s Your Smile Type?

June 6, 2013

smile 2How would you classify your smile? Is it coy, enthusiastic, stunning? From a researcher’s perspective, it is none of the above. Researchers classify smiles according to two types, and the smile type that you wear most often may even predict how long you will live and the quality of your marriage. Read below as your Erlanger KY dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, explains smile types and what they can tell you. (more…)

Erlanger KY Dentist Discusses the Progression of Tooth Decay

May 30, 2013

brush and flossThorough and consistent homecare can help keep tooth decay at bay. But do you know how tooth decay begins and progresses? Read below as your Erlanger KY dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, discusses the progression of tooth decay. (more…)

Erlanger Dentist: Is Your Smile Too “Gummy”?

May 23, 2013

hidden smileDo you wish you would see a little less of your gums and a little more of your teeth when you smile? If so, you’re not alone. Many people feel that their smiles are too “gummy” and look to cosmetic dentistry to give them smiles they can show off with pride. In order to improve the ratio of gums to teeth, a procedure called gum contouring is utilized. Read below as your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, tells you what to expect from a gum contouring procedure. (more…)

Erlanger Dentist Shares Three Benefits of Implant-Secured Dentures

May 16, 2013

elderly coupleDenture wearers sometimes complain that their dentures have a tendency to slide around their mouths. Sliding dentures can lead to embarrassment as well as discomfort. Oftentimes, by improving the fit of dentures, comfort and stability can be improved. However, even with a proper fit, the occasional slip is possible. Dental implants, on the other hand, can ensure that dentures never slip again. They can be used to secure the dentures and provide a stable base that keeps the dentures from moving. Dental implants can be so beneficial for dentures, in fact, that your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, is sharing three major benefits of implant-secured dentures. (more…)

Erlanger Dentist: Filling Gaps with a Dental Bridge

May 9, 2013

dental bridgeA gap in a smile can mean serious problems, and not just cosmetic ones. If a gap forms as a result of tooth loss, the remaining teeth may see a decline in health. Thus, it is vital that gaps be filled, and filling a gap means the placement of a dental bridge. Below, your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, discusses the many problems that can stem from missing teeth as well as what patients can expect from the placement of a dental bridge. (more…)

Erlanger Dentist Shares Three Benefits of Dental Implants

May 2, 2013

dental implant ErlangerIn a child, a lost tooth is a sign of growing up. In an adult, it’s cause for panic. Just looking at the newly formed gap in a smile can be enough to raise anyone’s heart rate. Thankfully, dental implants can replace a lost tooth, filling in the gap and restoring the smile. But the benefits of dental implants are more than just cosmetic. Below, your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, explores several other benefits of dental implants. (more…)

Erlanger Dentist: Kids’ Teeth Grinding Is Common

April 25, 2013

sleeping child white shirtWalking past your child’s bedroom late at night, have you poked your head through the door and heard what sounded like a saw cutting wood. Taking a closer look, you may have seen your child’s jaw sliding back and forth, grinding his or her top and bottom teeth together. A sight like this one is not easy to forget, especially when the teeth in question belong to the smile you adore so much. However, before you get too panicky, you may be interested to know that in the majority of cases, teeth grinding (bruxism) is not treated in children. Below, your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, explains why. (more…)

Erlanger Dentist Answers Your Most Frequently Asked Questions about Dentures

April 18, 2013

faqs with mouseDo you need dentures to replace your missing teeth? Are you hesitant to get them because of the horror stories you’ve heard about embarrassing slips and slurred speech? If so, nothing will put your mind at ease quite like information. Here to provide you with that information is your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall. She answers your most frequently asked questions about dentures. (more…)

Erlanger Dentist Explains How Dental Implants Improve Jawbone Health

April 11, 2013

implant illustrationIf you have lost a tooth, you may be familiar with dental implants. You probably know that they provide stable and convincing restorations that you can treat just like natural teeth. You may also know that they can prevent a condition called the domino effect (further tooth loss), which sometimes occurs as the result of a lost tooth. But did you know that dental implants can improve the health of your jaw following a lost tooth? Your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, explain how dental implants stimulate the jawbone below. (more…)

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