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Family Dentistry

Adults and children have different needs when it comes to dental care. Adults want the best technology, the most informed doctors and the highest quality care and kids want to be comfortable, entertained and respected. Here, we understand these differences, and we address them all. That's why Dandune Dentistry has extensive experience working with both adults and children-and we can make your dental experience more enjoyable for everyone.

Anxiety Free Dentistry
Do you ever get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist?
First Visit

You might be worrying unnecessarily. With dentistry's many advances, diagnosis and treatment become more sophisticated and comfortable all the time.

It's often best to share your anxiety. If you're tense or anxious, tell your dentist and the dental staff. Getting your concerns out in the open will let your dentist adapt the treatment to your needs. Try to choose a time for your dental visit when you're less likely to be rushed or under pressure. For some people, that means a Saturday or an early-morning appointment.

If the sound of the drill bothers you, bring a portable audio player and headset so you can listen to your favorite music. During the dental visit you might try visualizing yourself relaxing on a warm beach.

We also offer Nitrous Oxide to assist patients with dental anxiety.

These positive techniques work wonders for many. Try them on your next dental visit.

For anxiety-free dental work call  (707) 623-9913 today!

If you've lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You'll be able to eat and speak-things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.

dentures

There are various types of complete dentures. A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient's mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed which may take several months. An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. The dentist takes measurements and makes models of the patient's jaws during a preliminary visit. With immediate dentures, the denture wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by metal framework.

Even if you wear full dentures, you still must take good care of your mouth. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque.

Implant supported overdentures

The enticing aroma of a thick, juicy steak was a temptation Marvin Goodwin often avoided because his dentures made the meat difficult to chew. Now that he’s had implants placed to support his denture, he is no longer cautious of the foods he eats. read here

 

Oral Hygiene

The ADA recommends the following for good oral hygiene:

headerBrush your teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning your teeth.

headerClean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Decay-causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. This helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.

headerEat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.

headerVisit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.

Antimicrobial mouth rinses and toothpastes reduce the bacterial count and inhibit bacterial activity in dental plaque, which can cause gingivitis, an early, reversible form of periodontal (gum) disease. ADA-Accepted antimicrobial mouth rinses and toothpastes have substantiated these claims by demonstrating significant reductions in plaque and gingivitis. Fluoride mouth rinses help reduce and prevent tooth decay. Clinical studies have demonstrated that use of a fluoride mouth rinse and fluoride toothpaste can provide extra protection against tooth decay over that provided by fluoride toothpaste alone. Fluoride mouth rinse is not recommended for children age six or younger because they may swallow the rinse. Consumers should always check the manufacturer's label for precautions and age recommendations and talk with their dentist about the use of fluoride mouth rinse.

Ask us at Dandune Dentistry  about what types of oral care products will be most effective for you. The ADA Seal on a product is your assurance that it has met ADA criteria for safety and effectiveness. Look for the ADA Seal on fluoride toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, interdental cleaners, oral irrigators, mouth rinses and other oral hygiene products.

Cosmetic Dentistry
A smile can be the most eye-catching feature of a face. With dentistry's many advances, you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth. You now have choices that can help you smile with confidence.
Even the most subtle change in your smile can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and feel about yourself. Talk to Dandune Dentistry about the options most suitable for you, what your expectations are and the dental fees involved

Some options are:

  • Tooth whitening (bleaching) brightens teeth that are discolored or stained. Bleaching may be done completely in the dental office or the dentist may dispense a system for you to use at home.http://www.smilesofbh.com/images/clear.gif
  • Bonding can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained, or have spaces between them. With bonding, tooth-colored materials are applied, or bonded, to the tooth surface.
  • Enamel shaping involves modifying teeth to improve their appearance by removing or contouring enamel. The process, which often is combined with bonding, usually is quick and comfortable and the results can be seen immediately.
  • Veneers are thin custom-made shells designed to cover the front side of teeth. Made of tooth-colored materials, veneers are used to treat spaces between teeth and teeth that are chipped or worn, permanently stained, poorly shaped or slightly crooked.
Periodontal Disease & Treatment

Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Your gum tissue is not attached to the teeth as high as it may seem. There is a very shallow v-shaped crevice called a sulcus between the tooth and gums. Periodontal diseases attack just below the gum line in the sulcus, where they cause the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues to break down. As the tissues are damaged, the sulcus develops into a pocket: generally, the more severe the disease, the greater the depth of the pocket.
Periodontal diseases are classified according to the severity of the disease. The two major stages are gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is a milder and reversible form of periodontal disease that only affects the gums. Gingivitis may lead to more serious, destructive forms of periodontal disease called periodontitis.

It is possible to have periodontal disease and have no warning signs. That is one reason why regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are very important. Treatment methods depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. Good oral hygiene at home is essential to help keep periodontal disease from becoming more serious or recurring. You don't have to lose teeth to periodontal disease. Brush, clean between your teeth, eat a balanced diet, and schedule regular dental visits for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Contact Dandune dentistry for more information about periodontal treatment
(707) 623-9913.

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Any change in the fit of partial dentures


 

 

 

 

 


Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions, or even just the idea of having a tooth “pulled” will often put a person ill at ease. If however, you understand the principles behind pulling teeth, you will probably find the process of having a tooth extracted to be much less of an ordeal.What should you expect when you are scheduled for a tooth extraction?

Your dentist will numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, your dentist will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow, in There are a number of reasons why Dr. Mayelzadeh might recommend that you have a tooth extracted, for example broken, cracked or extensively decayed teeth can be extraction candidates.

Some Reasons for Tooth Extraction:
Teeth that are unsuitable candidates for root canal treatment
Some teeth may require treatment of the nerve space that lies within them (root canal treatment) in order to make a repair. While most teeth typically are candidates for root canal treatment there can be complicating factors that remove this option. If this is the case and needed root canal treatment cannot be performed then the extraction of the tooth is indicated.

Mal- positioned or nonfunctional teeth
Some teeth are extracted because they are mal-positioned. As an example, sometimes when wisdom teeth come in they lie in a position that proves to be a constant source of irritation to the person’s cheek. As a solution, a dentist may suggest that the offending wisdom teeth should be extracted.

Impacted teeth are often extracted. Impacted teeth are teeth whose positioning in the jaw bone is such that they cannot erupt into normal alignment. So by definition, impacted teeth are mal-positioned and because they are mal-positioned they are often nonfunctional. This combination of factors makes impacted teeth common candidates for extraction.

Impacted teeth that aren’t removed can cause numerous problems. These problems include cysts, crowding, decay and gum disease most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal. Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing. It is usually best not to smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously, or drink through a straw for 24 hours. These activities could dislodge the clot and delay healing. For the first few days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently afterward, for pain or swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag. Ask your dentist about pain medication. You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual. But don't clean the teeth next to the tooth socket. When having an extraction, today's modern procedures and follow up care as recommended by Dandune Dentistry are there to provide you the patient great benefit and comfort.

Implants
Dear patient,
Life leaves traces — including on the teeth. An accident
playing sport or a fall can leave a gap in your smile at
any stage of life. Caries and periodontitis can cost you
whole rows of teeth over the years. A stressful situation.
But facing a tooth gap bravely is now unnecessary.
An obvious or loose denture also. Your dentist has a
contemporary solution: original implants by Friadent —
highly developed, used all over the world, tried and
tested a million times over.
The small titanium bodies are artifi cial high-tech tooth
roots that become a part of the jaw. They are as fi rm
as if they were part of you, and provide a stable base
for single-tooth crowns, larger bridges or dentures.
Implant-borne teeth are virtually identical to your
second set. And they have a completely natural mouth
feel. No problems or flapping dentures. It is not
necessary to damage healthy neighboring teeth to fi x
bridges in place. Friadent implants offer a secure solution
for every age and for every situation. Permanent,
bite-resistant and as individual as you are.
Gain security and quality of life with implants. Have
an attractive smile and enjoy good food again. This
brochure describes how surprisingly simple it can be
to do this.
You will fi nd out how Friadent implants can be used
to replace one tooth, several teeth or all teeth safely
and without complications. You will also fi nd answers
to all your questions about the treatment, care of
implants and much more.
Welcome to the fascinating world of Friadent implants.Ankylos – Friadent is a leading solution for most dental implant cases. Friadent attended a research program in Germany in 1974 in search of the skill sets required to develop a ceramic implant product line. They were successful. Ever since the emergence of this product within the implant market, their success has been unparalleled. For over 30 years, this company has been providing top quality implant products to patients around the globe. Not only are the Ankylos implants superior in quality, they are also superior in their appearance. Dentsply Friadent prides itself on providing the highest quality dental implants for virtually all types of surgical situations. Made with biologically compatible titanium, their implants are made from the best materials available. Ankylos implants are also known for its top mechanical and predictable stability. Ankylos is the most authoritative system, strong and designed for long-term stability. Their implant products are also 100% bacteria proof, working to ensure healthy oral tissues. Ankylos implants are also known for their top mechanical and predictable stability. Ankylos is the most authoritative figure in implant surgery, and their products are strong and designed for long-term stability.
Invisible Braces

Looking for an alternative to metal braces? ClearCorrect is the clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort—every reason to smile.

With ClearCorrect, wet can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth.