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Laser Away Bad Breath In The Battle of Bacteria In Dallas/Ft. Worth (Richardson)

Do you have bad breath, really bad breath? bad breath photo

It might not be the garlic or onions, coffee or alcohol.

While bad breath can be an indicator of gum disease, sometimes bad breath can be linked to the types of bacteria that dominate the back portion of your tongue.

People plagued by bad breath despite regular brushing, flossing and gargling with mouth wash could benefit from laser therapy.

At Loveable Smiles in Richardson we use our Waterlase i-Plus to painlessly and easily “treat” the surface of the tongue and eliminate your bad breath.

Bacteria & The Tongue

Some bacteria protect against halitosis, the formal name for really bad breath, while others cause the pungent odor.

One of the reasons people have found great difficulty fighting bad breath is because they don’t know how to reach the areas of the tongue where bacteria live, feed, and reproduce, undisturbed.

The back of the tongue is an ideal breeding ground for anaerobic (oxygen resistant) bacteria.

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles uses a gentle water laser to target bacteria and to eliminate them from the tongue. chronic-bad-breath

After treatment, many people don’t even have morning breath.

Relief from persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth can be can be found by making an appointment to see Dr. Korenman at Loveable Smiles in Richardson, TX at 972-231-0585.

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7 Signs you are a good candidate for Dental Implants

Simply stated, dental implants reconnect people with what they’ve lost. Youth. Self-esteem. Confidence. Function. Happiness. The joy of kissing! Replacing missing or damaged teeth can reconnect with you with the real you and can also greatly improve your general and oral health.11002620_861074030601651_865004048774769856_n

Are you a good candidate for Dental Implants?

  1. Have you lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason?
  2. Do you want to improve your appearance?
  3. Do you want to brush your teeth once again without having to deal with the embarrassment of removing your teeth?
  4. Do you want to return to the comfort and function associated with natural teeth?
  5. Is your diet restricted to softer food items?
  6. Do you want to speak without difficulty?
  7. Do you think twice before smiling?

30 million Americans have missing teeth. That’s one out of every four drivers on the road. If you have missing teeth due to injury, disease, or decay, dental implants may be a wonderful solution. And thanks to the advancements in dentistry techniques and technology, virtually anyone can be a candidate for dental implants.

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles has invested in the advanced technology of a dental CAT-scan x-ray machine that provides 3-D information including whether there is enough bone for long-term function and stability, the location of nerves, and sinuses and helps determine if implants can be placed safely and predictably.

For more information, please call Loveable Smiles in Richardson at (972) 231-0585 and schedule a complimentary consultation.

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February is American Heart Month – What You Should Know About Heart Disease and Dry Mouth

If you take medication for heart disease you are probably experiencing a very dangerous side effect: Dry Mouth. heart month logo

Dry Mouth is a side effect of popular heart medications including:

  • Blood pressure medications
  • Anti-depression/Anti-Anxiety
  • Diuretics
  • Cholesterol medication

If you take any type of heart medication, it’s very important for you to take care of your dental health because Dry Mouth can lead to the following:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease, including bacterial infections.
  • Fungal infections
  • Mouth sores
  • Bad breath

If you are experiencing dry mouth as a side effect of your medication, please call Loveable Smiles at 972-231-0585

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How is Diabetes related to your mouth?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and we want to educate Diabetics on oral care and gum disease.

This blog post is part of a series of Total Health Dental Care articles to inform our readers about the connection between your oral health and your overall health.

 

It’s called the “Mouth-Body Connection,” and it means that poor dental health can severely deteriorate your body, especially your lungs and heart, and it can also lead to a host of other conditions including Alzheimer’s disease and even some Cancers.

 

So, how is Diabetes related to your mouth? Diabetes-and-your-oral-health image 2

 

If you have gum disease you’re sending bacteria and inflammation by-products through your blood vessels, damaging the vessels and exacerbating your diabetes condition.

 

The startling news is that 80% of people have Gum Disease and DO NOT KNOW IT! There is usually no pain involved for people until extremely late in the degeneration. Many gum problems will go unnoticed until they are diagnosed by a dentist.

 

Additionally, this is how gum disease affects Diabetics:

  1. Uncontrolled Type II Diabetics are at a higher risk for gum disease.
  2. Severe gum disease can affect blood sugar.
  3. Diabetics have a decreased ability to fight bacteria that invade the gums.
  4. Medication can cause dry mouth which can cause soreness, ulcers, infections and cavities.
  5. A dry mouth can exacerbate the side effects of diabetes, which will then lead to an increase in glucose levels, wreaking havoc on the body.
  6. Having a dry mouth, especially as a diabetic, can lead to rampant tooth decay, which means blood sugar increases as the body tries, and fails, to fight infection.
  7. Sometimes if the blood glucose levels are higher than they should be, the result is dry mouth.

 

Your gums are the “foundation of your house” and if the foundation crumbles, the house crumbles with it. *Diabetes-and-Your-Dental-Health image

 

Medications and Dry Mouth

Medications that treat high blood pressure or other heart problems, including diuretics, are often used by many patients to manage complications of diabetes.  A very common side effect of these medications is Dry Mouth.

The combination of two or more of these medications dramatically increase dry-mouth effects.

Dry mouth is a growing problem in dentistry.  On a daily basis, Dr. Korenman and his staff see patients who suffer from dry mouth and the issues associated with dry mouth including tooth decay, gum disease and mouth sores.

The Good News for Diabetes Patients

The good news is that Dr. Korenman and his team are dedicated to educating the public about the dangers of gum disease and they check all their patients for it.

If you are diagnosed with gum disease, Dr. Korenman can design a treatment plan to help you overcome it and then to keep it under control.

Additionally, if you suffer from Dry Mouth, Dr. Korenman provides the following tips for treating this dangerous condition:

  • Swish with water in addition to drinking it.
  • Chew sugarless gum.
  • Patients with dry mouth should have regular dental checkups with Dr. Korenman and his staff for evaluation and treatment. Please bring up-to-date medication list with you to your appointment at Loveable Smiles.

We urge you to call Loveable Smiles for your Total Health Dental Care appointment at 972-231-0585.

This is just one of many examples of how we treat people, not just teeth.

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Adult Braces Trend Going Strong at Loveable Smiles in Richardson, TX

Once seen as a treatment for teenagers, more and more adults are now opting to realign their teeth.

And it’s not just folks in their 20s and 30s. People over the age of 50, 60 and even 70 are opting for this service.home-invisalign-adults

Dr. Larry Korenman of Loveable Smiles is seeing this trend in his office in Richardson, TX.

Adults of all ages are electing to straighten their teeth later in life both to improve their looks and to fix long-standing dental issues.

Some patients may have either lost a tooth or had previous dental work that’s causing problems. Often, their teeth are simply showing the wear and tear of five or more decades of work. Frequently they are having muscle and joint pain or they have noticed their gums have receded.

Better Dental Care & Technology

Older adults are in a better position to get their teeth straightened.

Unlike in our grandparents’ generation where full sets of dentures were common, today, adult teeth are in better shape due to superior dental care and prevention measures such as fluoridated water.

Additionally, dental technology is extremely advanced allowing for improved dental imaging and updated appliances that help straighten teeth much faster.

There are plenty of alternatives available for adults who want braces but don’t want the look of metal in their mouth.   Dr. Korenman is an Invisalign provider.  This orthodontic method uses aligners that are smooth and clear.

These aligners get replaced every few weeks as your teeth are repositioned.

The average Invisalign case can be completed in about one year!

Warning Against DIY Teeth Straightening

Unfortunately, with this trend in adults opting to realign their teeth, there has also been an increase in patients trying to straighten their teeth themselves with such things small rubber bands, clay, hair ties or aligners sold on-line.

Trying to close a gap or straighten your teeth yourself can increase the risk of infection and serious damage to your teeth and gums, including tooth loss.

These self, oral care “hacks” often lead to people spending serious time and money with a dental professional — the very thing they were trying to avoid in the first place.

Dr. Korenman is a very well-trained dentist who is responsible for the proper placement of the teeth using Invisalign aligners.  He has the technology and knowledge to create and administer custom Invisalign treatments for patients. Learn more about Invisalign on our website here.

Beyond Cosmetics

The health benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a beautiful smile.adult invisalign

Straight teeth are also helpful with the following:

  • Reducing wear of teeth
  • Helping you to speak, chew and breathe properly
  • Straight teeth are much easier to clean.
  • Improved oral hygiene helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Developing adequate space for dental implants to replace missing teeth
  • Creating a more balanced bite which can alleviate pain and headaches as well as TMJ
  • Helping to alleviate sleep apnea by repositioning the jaw for better breathing

We encourage you to call our office for your Invisalign consultation. 972-231-0585

Be sure to us about our new Invisalign pricing!

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Does Your Mom Suffer From Dry Mouth? There Is Hope in Dallas Ft. Worth

Dr. Korenman is the first in the DFW to offer a life-changing procedure for Dry Mouth, which is a dangerous side effect from many common medications. dry mouth woman 2

Dry Mouth is not a disease, but a symptom of a medical disorder and/or most commonly, a side effect of popular medications including:
• Blood pressure medications
• Anti-depression/Anti-Anxiety
• Cholesterol Fighters
• Pain killers
• Antihistamines/Decongestants
• Even neurological medications for treatment of ADHD.

Dr. Korenman is the first in Dallas/Ft. Worth to offer this breakthrough laser treatment for Dry Mouth.

This is the first treatment that actually deals with the problem of Dry Mouth itself and not just the symptoms.

Using a painless laser procedure this treatment quickly and easily re-stimulates saliva glands.

The treatment is painless, simple and quick.

If you would like to find out more about this phenomenal treatment, please call us and schedule an appointment for you or a loved one. 972-231-0585

Learn about the dangers of Dry Mouth here.

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Help For Dry Mouth

Dr. Korenman is one of the first in the DFW to offer a life-changing procedure for Dry Mouth, which is a dangerous side effect from many common medications.

Using a painless laser procedure this treatment quickly and easily re-stimulates saliva glands.drymouth

The treatment is painless, simple and quick.

If you would like to find out more about this phenomenal treatment, please call us and schedule an appointment for you or a loved one. 972-231-0585

Learn more about the dangers of Dry Mouth here.

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World Oral Health Day in Richardson, TX

In March, we celebrate Word Oral Health Day. World Oral Health Day 2020 logo

Dr. Larry Korenman is dedicated to improving your overall health through dentistry.

It’s called the “Mouth-Body Connection,” and it means that poor dental health can severely deteriorate your body, especially your lungs and heart, and it can also lead to a host to other conditions including migraines, Alzheimer’s disease and even some Cancers.

Poor dental health is often caused by gum disease.

80% of people have Gum Disease and DO NOT KNOW IT! There is usually no pain involved for people until extremely late in the degeneration. Many gum problems will go unnoticed until they are diagnosed by a dentist.

Dr. Korenman and his team are dedicated to educating the public about the dangers of gum disease and they check all their patients for it.

If you are diagnosed with gum disease, Dr. Korenman can design a treatment plan to help you keep it under control.

We urge you to call Loveable Smiles for your Total Health Dental Care appointment where we will check you for gum disease at 972-231-0585.

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Celebrating National Dentist Day! Who is Dr. Korenman?

Dr. Larry Korenman is dedicated to improving your overall health through dentistry.
He practices at Loveable Smiles in Richardson, TX. Dr. k 3
Here are several more things that make Dr. K so special:
  • He is the “Listening Dentist.” Patients really appreciate his willingness to listen to their concerns and fears.

  • He will NEVER cause you pain.

  • He treats people, not just teeth.

  • He calls his patients to check in on them after their treatments.

  • He is a part of a very small percentage of dentists (only 1%) who have invested in laser technology.

  • He is the first in Dallas/Ft. Worth to offer  breakthrough laser treatment for Dry Mouth.

You can learn more about Dr. Korenman here.

Call 972-231-0585 to schedule your appointment with the “Listening Dentist.”

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American Heart Month: Heart Disease & Dry Mouth

February is American Heart Month and Dr. Larry Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson has some important information for you.

If you take medication for heart disease you are probably experiencing a very dangerous side effect: Dry Mouth.heart month cropped

Dry Mouth is a side effect of popular heart medications including:

  • Blood pressure medications
  • Anti-depression/Anti-Anxiety
  • Diuretics
  • Cholesterol medication

The combination of two or more of these medications dramatically increases dry-mouth effects.

If you take any type of heart medication, it’s very important for you to take care of your dental health because Dry Mouth can lead to the following:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease, including bacterial infections.
  • Fungal infections
  • Mouth sores
  • Bad breath

Additionally several theories exist to explain the link between periodontal (gum) disease and heart disease.heart-gum-diseases image

  1. Oral bacteria can affect the heart via the blood stream and then attaching to fatty plaques in the coronary arteries (heart blood vessels) and contributing to clot formation.
  2. Another possibility is that the inflammation caused by periodontal (gum) disease increases plaque buildup, which may contribute to swelling of the arteries.

Researchers have found that people with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease.

Treating Dry Mouth

While there isn’t any cure for dry mouth, the sooner it gets diagnosed the less damage it does to your teeth.  Here are some tips for treating your dry mouth.

  • Korenman highly recommends Effervess Oral Care products, which can help relieve the symptoms of dry mouth caused by medications. (Available at Loveable Smiles and Amazon.) The line includes toothpaste and a whitening gel.
  • Swish with water in addition to drinking it.
  • Chew sugarless gum.
  • Patients with dry mouth should have regular dental checkups with Dr. Korenman and his staff for evaluation and treatment. Please bring up-to-date medication list with you to your appointment at Loveable Smiles.

If you are experiencing a dry mouth as a side effect of your medication, please call Loveable Smiles at 972-231-0585

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