The team at Rippe Dental Associates is highly trained in a variety of dental services — general, cosmetic, sedation, and implant dentistry. Treat your pearly whites right!
Invisalign is becoming an increasingly popular option for patients to straighten their teeth. Many patients prefer the subtlety provided by the clear devices; others prefer to not have braces on their teeth. Most people don’t know how long it takes for Invisalign to straighten teeth though, and that’s another great reason that you should consider Invisalign.
Teeth whitening is the single most popular elective dental procedure in the world. Its popularity is fuelled by the notion that people who have bright, white teeth are generally happier, healthier, more attractive and more successful in their professional and personal lives. Whether this is the case or not, there is no getting away from the fact that white teeth are extremely desirable. Research has shown that unfortunately, we do judge a book by its cover and as many as 80% of us would consider turning down a date with someone who had an unattractive smile.
Gum or periodontal disease is a serious condition that affects many dental patients. The actual disease infects the tissue that helps to hold your teeth securely in the proper position. Advanced stages of gum disease can lead to tissue inflammation, bleeding, soreness, pain while chewing, and tooth loss. It is important to intervene in these situations to avoid serious consequences. The earlier that you catch the disease, the more easily it can be treated. We have compiled a list of some common signs that you have advanced gum disease below, but it is also important to understand what gum disease is. If you believe that you have gum disease, schedule an appointment with our dentist today.
Many patients experience some level of anxiety about visits to medical professionals, especially dentists. This may be tied to our perception of dentists that is fueled through movies and negative stigmas associated everywhere. While dentistry does not resemble anything from the Wild West, our fears can persist. Fortunately, there are several options that patients can utilize depending on their level of anxiety about an upcoming dental visit.