There have been many questions about dental implants and whether it is worth the investment. My answer to that would be a resounding yes! – provided that you take care of it. Taking care of dental implants can greatly increase the chances of having it last for a lifetime. Keep in mind that I will always explore every option to save your teeth and smile naturally and discuss every treatment you can have and let you decide. Keeping an open relationship with my patients include establishing an open communication about treatment and options. In this regard, I have listed the benefits of dental implants and answered commonly asked questions about the dental implantation process on our blog.
PERSONAL PARAGRAPH FROM THE DOCTOR
I am looking forward to my trip to Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada next month. I am going to attend the Spring Meeting of the members of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Technology (IAOMT). The IAOMT takes a more biocompatible approach in dentistry – this just means we always seek, through research, studies and science, the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the mission of treatment of our patients, to do it while treading as softly as possible on our patients’ natural and biological make-up. The IAOMT has over 700 active members in North America, with affiliated chapters in fourteen other countries. The biological dentistry course will run from March 20th to 22nd and I am excited to learn about more ways to effectively and safely improve, treat and diagnose my patients’ oral health problems.
HIGHLIGHTED SERVICE OF THE MONTH
When tooth loss is inevitable and unavoidable, we offer several tooth replacement options catered to a specific need. Removable Denture Implants offer the best of both worlds; they offer to replace the bone loss dental implants replace while allowing wearers to remove them from time to time. This is a decided advantage for many patients with difficulty brushing and flossing teeth. Removable denture implants are also more adaptable since if you lose additional teeth, changes in the appliance can be made without having to replace it entirely. It is more affordable but long wearing too, effectively giving you what dentures and implants can give.
HIGHLIGHTED PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
We at Indianapolis Dentistry Clinic are believers in taking an integrative approach to dentistry and this includes holistic approaches to caring for one’s oral health. Coconut oil pulling has been used for thousands of years to kill any unwanted bacteria residing in the mouth all the while leaving healthy probiotic stains that regular mouthwash rinses might remove. Coconut oil has a wonder substance called lauric acid that has antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The only other substance lauric acid is present is in a mother’s breastmilk! We highly recommend Skinny Coconut Oil, a 100% raw, extra virgin-coconut oil. The purer the coconut oil you use, the more toxins it can pull – just place 1 full tablespoon of coconut oil into the mouth (if it’s cold, allow the oil to melt) and then push, swirl, and pull the oil between your teeth, around your gums, and allow it to touch every part of your mouth except your throat. Do not swallow! Do it for 20 minutes everyday and see the difference it makes on your teeth.