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Dental Truths and Myths: I know my teeth; I would know if I have a problem

Quite often Dr. Korenman hears the following and very common dental myth:

“I’d know if my teeth had problems – I know my teeth.”cavity myth graphic

While there are occasional situations where patients have an immediate oral infection or injury that does hurt, the reality is pain is not a reliable indicator of dental problems.

A cavity can form, sometimes becoming quite advanced, with no symptoms at all. It can grow into an abscessed tooth without the person having any noticeable symptoms until it’s too late and it becomes infected and then there IS pain!

Here’s another startling statistic:

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 and statistically 70% of dentists do not screen their patients on a yearly basis and even they will miss diagnosing this terrible problem.

 

Dr. Korenman encourages his patients to schedule their Total Health Dental appointment at regular intervals not only to have a healthy mouth, but a healthy body.  Many of these unknown oral issues can contribute to inflammation in your body and lead to a host of issues including heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. Learn more about the mouth body connection here. http://loveablesmiles.com/category/total-health-dental-care/

Technology for those “unseen” spacesnewtom32

When we look into our mouths, only a small portion of the surface area of our teeth and gums is visible. The unseen surface area of our teeth and the inside of our gum pockets may actually be greater than the visible surfaces, depending on how bad the pockets are. These pockets, or spaces between the gum and teeth can range from 1/16’ deep to over ½’ deep, all the way around the tooth. If we added up the surface area of the unseen germ world, it would be about the size of the palm of our hand. Imagine having an infected area that big for a lifetime and not doing anything about it! Yet most people don’t even realize this hidden germ world exists.

 

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles has invested in the latest dental technology that allows him and his team to see things that normally go undetected. Using the NewTom VG3 Dental CAT-scan Dr. Korenman is able to obtain limitless, 3D views including between the teeth, under the gums, in the bones and even nerve canals and sinuses can be seen. This allows Dr. K to completely diagnose and provide full treatment options.

Patients are able to clearly see for themselves, visible, existing physical conditions.

We invite you to call Loveable Smiles for your dental CAT scan and Total Health Dental appointment at 972-231-0585

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4 Ways Dr. Korenman Makes Your Dental Visit Comfortable

Here at Loveable Smiles in Richardson, TX, we treat people, not teeth. We love and care deeply for our patients, our team, and our profession. It is our sincere objective to provide you with the best dental experience you have ever had!
We are the only dental office to have received the North Texas Business Ethics award from the Dallas Business Journal.smiling-woman-in-dental-chair
Here are 4 ways Dr. Korenman helps his patients have a comfortable dental experience:
1. Sedation – Some patients need sedation. At Loveable Smiles we can arrange for you to use Nitrous oxide, which is a safe and effective mild sedative to help you relax. Ultimately, you will feel calm and comfortable. Other patients may require a stronger sedative as they are extremely anxious and fearful. Whatever your needs are we can accommodate you.
2. Faster Healing with Laser Technology – Dr. Korenman is a part of the very small percentage of dentists (only 1%) who have invested in laser technology. This technology helps you heal faster after your dental procedures by treating dental infections, killing bacteria, regenerating gum tissue and catching cavities before they appear.
3. Massage – We massage your jaws after a dental procedure so that your muscles aren’t sore.
4. Reversing the Anesthesia – We use a “reversal agent” to eliminate the numbing effects of the anesthetic so that you can go about your day, eating and speaking without having a numb mouth.

We invite you to have an enjoyable and painless dental visit at Loveable Smiles in Richardson. Please call 972-231-0585.

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Laser Away Bad Breath In The Battle of Bacteria

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.
Wiping out long-standing bad breath in a one-time, pain-free treatment at Loveable Smiles in Richardson.
Bacteria & The Tonguebateria on tongue image
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, to eliminate smelly bacteria on the tongue.

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 972-231-0585.

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Top Five Benefits to CEREC One-Visit Crowns

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles shares this:

“The more of your own body parts you get to keep in life, the better you are.”

That is why Dr. Korenman has invested in CEREC Technology which uses ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function.

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These materials closely match the composition of your natural tooth structure.
Dr. Korenman uses several computer assisted technologies to easily produce ceramic dental restorations in less than 2 hours.

Four Benefits of CEREC Technology

1. One Visit! – The best thing about CEREC, is that your teeth can be restored in one visit to the dentist. Your crown is designed and milled right here in our office! A few years ago, you had to visit the dentist 3 or 4 or even more times in order to perform teeth restoration. The technology saves a lot of time for our patients.

2. A Healthcerec photoier Option – A CEREC tooth restoration isn’t just convenient, it is also healthy. Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. With CEREC, Dr. Korenman uses strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure.

3. Partial Crowns – Sometimes we just need to replace a part of the tooth. CEREC technology allows us to conserve and save all the rest of the tooth and just build back the part that was broken. We can preserve more of your tooth structure and make “partial crowns.”

4. Strong Teeth – CEREC bonds to your tooth making it stronger in two ways:cerec-crown-design1

1. The ceramic material is stronger and is bonded into place.
2. You are able to keep more of your original tooth.

5. More Accurate – CEREC technology also allows us to avoid the need for those messy impressions in your mouth as we use a very special digital camera to take “digital impressions” that are more accurate, faster and much more pleasant.

Get the smile you’ve always wanted …in as little as One Appointment! Call us at 972-231-0585

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Dental Misconception: All Dentists Are Basically the Same

Dental Misconception: All Dentists Are Basically the SameDr.K

Not true! Every dentist has different training, different knowledge and different skills.

If you have had a bad experience in the past, it does not mean that another dentist cannot help you achieve your goal of a healthy and comfortable mouth and a smile that you can be proud of.

Here are 8 Ways Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles Is Not Your “Average Dentist”

1. Fear/Pain – Dr. Korenman’s #1 goal at Loveable Smiles is that you won’t experience any pain. In fact he is dedicated to reversing the trend of miserable dental events.

2. Total Health Dentistry – Dr. Korenman was very fortunate early in his career to have a mentor dentist to educate him about the mouth/body connection. Dr. Korenman will help you achieve Total Health through dentistry which includes examining your for gum disease. An increasing number of researchers are finding that there’s a link between common health conditions—like diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease—and oral health. It’s becoming clear that the body can affect the health of your mouth and vice versa.

3. Laser Technology – One of the most promising aspects of laser dentistry is improved patient comfort, less damage to surrounding tissues, and better healing. Dr. Korenman is a part of the very small percentage of dentists (only 1%) who have invested in laser technology and provides the finest dental lasers in the industry in his Richardson office.

4. Listening Dentist – He has been referred to as the “Listening Dentist” and takes the time getting to know his patients and their dental goals.

5. Evening Calls – Dr. K calls his patients the evening of their procedure to make sure they are OK.

6. Call Him! – He’ll even give you his cell number in case you have any questions about your procedure.

7. Appointment Time – We respect our patients’ time and see our patients as scheduled. We try very hard to s to make sure we time our procedures accurately. We don’t overbook or double-book our schedule.

8. You Are Never Alone – When you are called for your appointment, we walk you to your treatment room and you are never left alone.

Call our office today to schedule an appointment so we can develop a plan to help YOU achieve Total Health through dentistry. Our patients tell us they cannot believe the difference in their comfort, confidence and enjoyment of life!

We look forward to meeting you! 972-231-0585

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Loveable Smiles Purchases BIOLASE NewTom VG3 3D Imaging System: A major advancement in digital dentistry

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson is dedicated to providing his patients with the finest, most cutting-edge and modern dental equipment available. The NewTom VG3 Dental CAT-scan allows Dr. Korenman to view an anatomically accurate 3D image of the patient for the diagnosis and planning of many conditions and procedures such as:vg3-side

  • Dental implants.
  • Wisdom teeth removal.
  • TMJ conditions.
  • Airway assessments.
  • Sinus conditions.
  • Health of the teeth under the gums.
  • Health and location of nerve canals.
  • The contours of your jaw bone and jaw joints.
  • Root canal assessments

This new Dental scan provides Dr. Korenman the most comprehensive and accurate information required to determine your bone quantity and quality for possible dental implants. If teeth have been missing for some time we can see how much bone loss has occurred and determine what type of bone grafting may be needed.

With Dental CT scanning, implant procedures can be planned in detail before any surgery takes place. This means virtually no surprises when Dr. Korenman performs surgery.

What are the benefits to you, the patient?

  1. Very fast. The scan only takes 18 seconds to gather all the information needed to form a 3D image of your chewing system.
  2. Safety/Low Radiation
    The NewTom VG3 has the least amount of radiation of any Cone-Beam Computed Tomography. CT- produced dental images are obtained with 1/3 less radiation exposure than a full mouth x-ray series.

The dose from a single-jaw dental CT scan is about the same as the dose a patient might receive walking to their car on a sunny Texas day.newtom32

  1. Great Information about you. “You don’t know what you can’t see.”
    The NewTom allows us to see things that normally go undetected. We are able to obtain limitless, 3D views including between the teeth, under the gums, in the bones and even nerve canals and sinuses can be seen. This allows Dr. K to completely diagnose and provide full treatment options.

The patients are able to clearly see for themselves, visible, existing physical conditions.

  1. Better planning and communication “Begin with the end in mind”
    Using this technology has improved the way we treat our patients. Seeing what lies under the tissue gives us a better perspective on what treatment will work the best. Being able to see the big picture gives us the opportunity to communicate the various options in a more predictable way.

When you ask for the KAAM special, you will receive this 3D scan, as well as cavity detecting x-rays, a complete exam along with a consultation, completely FREE.

We encourage you to call Loveable Smiles at 972-231-0585 for your appointment.

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Painless Parker: Part Show Man, Part Dentist

One of our patients sent us a copy of this ad from 1917 featuring “Painless Parker: Surgical and Mechanical Dentistry.” Painless Parker Dental Ad Image

Painless Parker was, at one point, was more famous than the president!

Painless Parker, a dentist from the turn of the century who was a pro at advertising for performing “painless extractions. ”

He established the first and, hopefully, last sidewalk dental show. He employed a brass band, bespangled women and contortionists who would perform a sideshow to drum up patients. Dr. Parker would be on-hand to speak out on the horrors of tooth decay and then he would ask for volunteers to come forth to sit in his portable dental chair. One of his assistants would volunteer, and the doctor would pretend to extract a tooth without causing pain. He would afterwards display a palmed tooth to the astonished audience.

But back in his office when Dr. Parker pulled a real tooth, he would tap his foot to signal to the band to play and thereby drown out the screams of the unlucky patient.

A couple of other controversial things he did include:Painless Parker Image 2

  • He armed himself with an aqueous solution of cocaine he called “hydrocaine,” Parker shared his message on street corners where he offered painless extractions for 50 cents. He promised that, if the extraction hurt, he would pay patients $5! The first night he extracted 12 teeth and didn’t have to give anyone the money. He found this surprising because, after the seventh patient, he ran out of hydrocaine!
  • The outside of the Flatbush Avenue building that housed his dental office blazed with the following claims:
  • “Proclaimed by Public, Press and Pulpit”;
  • “Painless Parker Is Positively Perfect”;
  • “Pains and Pangs Positively Prevented.”

The dental association was not amused by his false claims. Born Edgar Rudolph Randolph Parker, he legally changed his name to “Painless” in 1915 because of complaints of false advertising.

Luckily, Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson employs truth-in-advertising has been referred to as the “Listening Dentist” who provides “No Pain, No Fear” dental services.

Dr. Korenman has invested in the most advanced dental technology to provide you, the patient with the greatest comfort as well as a pain free dental experience.

 

Call for your pain free dental experience. 972-231-0585

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4 Guarantees From Loveable Smiles Dental Office In Richardson

Here at Loveable Smiles in Richardson, TX, we treat people, not teeth. We love and care deeply for our patients, our team, and our profession. It is our sincere objective to provide you with the best dental care you have ever experienced!

We are the only dental office to have received the Ethics award from the Dallas Business Journal.guarantee

Within our office our entire staff provides the following Four Guarantees For Our Patients:

  1. We will always answer the phone. – Kathy Edington is the heart of our practice and will cheerfully answer your phone calls.
  2. We use the highest level of technical equipment and training. – There have been more technological advances in the field of dentistry than in any other branch of medicine. Dr. Korenman has invested in the most advanced dental technology to provide you, the patient with the greatest comfort as well as a pain free dental experience. Learn more. (Link to tech blog.)
  3. We will never hurt you or cause you any pain. – Less than 2% of dentists use Waterlase technology in their practices. Dr. Korenman uses a Waterlase laser for painless dentistry. Additionally, should you experience any discomfort during your procedure, just raise your “dental finger,” your left index finger. We will stop the procedure and will make adjustments so that you are comfortable.
  4. We have a dentist who will listen to you. – Dr. K has been referred to as the “Listening Dentist.” He’ll even give you his cell number in case you have any questions about your procedure.

Please call our office for a comfortable and pain free dental experience! 972-231-0585

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Spring 2015 Lip Color: Are your teeth ready?

2015 spring makeup trends are quite versatile; both natural and daring makeup looks are hot for 2015. But are your teeth ready?

If you are disappointed because you would love to enjoy the beautiful makeup colors for spring, but are embarrassed about your smile, Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles can help. See below!

Beautiful white teeth are one of the easiest and most immediate ways to help you look younger and more attractive.

When it comes to whitening, Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles is your best resource.

He provides two proven whitening systems:

EPIC Diode Laser by Biolase

EPIC™ is an ideal teeth-whitening solution for progressive offices wanting to expand their cosmetic treatment menu. Studies have shown that EPIC™ can perform a full-mouth, in-office whitening procedure with an average of 4-6 shades in only 20 minutes of treatment time (not including set-up or take-down), faster than any other in-office whitening system.

Philips Zoom

The #1 patient-requested professional whitening treatment and has been featured on The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, EXTRA and Extreme Makeover. Receive a free tube of whitening gel to maintain your bright your smile if you keep your regularly scheduled cleaning appointments after your Zoom procedure.

Dr. Korenman provides other cosmetic dental procedures including:

  • Dental implants – Simply stated, dental implants reconnect people with what they’ve lost. Youth. Self-esteem. The ability to eat what you like. 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.
  • Veneers – Many people desire a brighter, cleaner, more attractive smile, but have chipped, stained, discolored, unevenly spaced, or even slightly crooked front teeth. Porcelain veneers can provide a completely natural and beautiful smile you will be proud of.
  • Invisalign – The modern approach to straightening teeth without metal brackets or wires using a series of custom-made aligners created for you and only you. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life in a very comfortable way. The length of treatment is only one year for the average person!

 

Dr. Korenman at Loveable Smiles can help you Spring into a new smile!

 

Please call 972-231-0585

Bold Orange: The newest, chicest way to wear a bright shade? Go matte (no goopy gloss)

Bold Orange: The newest, chicest way to wear a bright shade? Go matte (no goopy gloss)

Deep Wine: Put aside the notion that dark lipstick is hard to wear—there’s nothing goth about this look!

Deep Wine: Put aside the notion that dark lipstick is hard to wear—there’s nothing goth about this look!

Sultry Nude: "Neutral lip color” isn’t code for “no lip color”—in fact, the right nude lip can warm up your whole face.

Sultry Nude: “Neutral lip color” isn’t code for “no lip color”—in fact, the right nude lip can warm up your whole face.

Classic Red: Red is strong. It’s unapologetic! And it adds an Old Hollywood vibe to your image.

Classic Red: Red is strong. It’s unapologetic! And it adds an Old Hollywood vibe to your image.

Ethereal and pastel tones: For 2015 spring you can go for soft and pale pink lip color.

Ethereal and pastel tones: For 2015 spring you can go for soft and pale pink lip color.

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Dr. Korenman Featured On WFAA

“Simple solution helps nursing babies.”

Health reporter Janet St. James of WFAA interviewed Dr. Larry Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson about tongue and lip ties and how a laser frenectomy can help with successful breastfeeding!

Click here to see the story.

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