Hogan Family Dental held their 11th annual Give Kids A Smile Event (GKAS) on Thursday, February 8, 2018. They welcomed 18 local children who received a complete ranges of dental services. Each service was provided by Hogan Family Dental at no cost to the families. Save-the-Date for next year's event: Friday, February 1, 2019.
One of the modern day dental answers to missing teeth are dental implants. Implants are a tooth root replacement made of medical grade titanium. These dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and support a variety of final prostheses: crowns, partial dentures, and full dentures, to name a few. Just like a natural teeth, dental implants must be cared for regularly, both at home and regular visits to your dental office. The success of a dental implant is directly correlated with excellent maintenance by your dental team and by your personal home care routine.
Ditch the Dip! Smokeless tobacco comes in many forms, many of which are placed in the mouth and absorbed through the oral tissues. Familiar types of smokeless tobacco include: chewing tobacco, spit tobacco, snus, and snuff. The newest form of smokeless tobacco is dissolvable tobacco in the form of sticks, pellets and strips. Smokeless tobacco causes oral cancer and a host of dental diseases. Individuals who use smokeless tobacco are at risk for oral, esophageal, laryngeal, and pancreatic cancer.
Dental Radiographs Dental radiographs (x-rays) are an essential component of every dental exam. Radiographs allow your dental team to identify dental disease that is not obvious during a visual oral exam. Cavities between the teeth, tumors, and root infections are often first identified with dental x-rays. Dentists need to know what is present visually as well as what is revealed by radiographs to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
At Hogan Family Dental, we have discovered over the years that fear of dentists is one of the significant barriers for patients when it comes to scheduling needed treatment. Statistics show that 10-75% of patients have mild, moderate, or severe fear regarding dental visits. Dentists are well aware of the fear factor. We do everything we can to create an inviting environment; including relaxation techniques, technological advances to minimize discomfort (such as dental lasers), and sedation (when necessary). Hogan Family Dental offers nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation for patients with mild to moderate anxiety.
Invariably, stomach acid finds its way to a person's mouth at least once in their lifetime. Repeated exposures to acid can have a detrimental affect on your teeth and oral tissues. At Hogan Family Dental, we care about early intervention and helping to educate and equip our patients to minimize these effects. We address some causes of stomach acid in the teeth, some signs and symptoms, and also some simple steps to take at home.
As another New Year begins, many Americans have health, wellness, and fitness on their minds as they consider making resolutions. People make resolutions to choose foods and drinks that are more natural (less processed), have lower fat, sugar, or salt content. Others resolve to drink more water. Choosing to eat healthier on a regular basis will positively impact our own feelings of confidence, wellness, and our appearance. Healthy food choices impact our oral health, not just our whole body health.
The science of human emotion has been well researched. A smile can be an invitation, an approval, a means to show empathy, and clearly, a way to show joy. Drs. Eric and Robin Hogan care about your smile. Smiles have an impact on all of us - whether we are the bearer or recepient. You can enhance or alter your smile to increase function and confidence. Your can administer specific types of treatment to help you create the smile of your dreams.
Each week at Hogan Family Dental, we are asked the question, "When should I bring my child for a first dental visit?" We encourage a child s first dental visit between one and two years of age. We find this timing is in the child s and caregiver s best interest. Our primary focus is on providing a great dental experience, patient and caregiver education, and cavity prevetion.
Diabetes is a disease that affects 30.3 million Americans according to the National Diabetes Statistics Report in 2017. Early diagnosis and treatment for diabetes is crucial to maintain systemic and oral health. Symptoms associated with diabetes include excessive thirst, frequent urination, weight loss, and fatigue. Call your heathcare provider to set up an evaluation if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. Your dentist will also evaluate for the presence of diabetes at your regular checkup.