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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 “rejuvenate” 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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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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Gum Disease Can Be Transmitted To Your Valentine

A Valentine’s warning from Dr. Larry Korenman of Loveable Smiles: Gum (Periodontal) Disease can be transmitted through kissing.valetine kiss
Gum Disease is an ongoing bacterial infection deep in the gums and bone around your teeth.
Studies show that this bacteria can travel from the pockets around your teeth into your saliva.
Why is Gum Disease So Serious?
• 80% of patients have it and don’t even know it. There is usually no pain involved for people until extremely late in the degeneration.
• Gum Disease is responsible for 75% of all adult tooth loss.
• The #1 cause of death in the world is inflammation and the entire body reacts to this negatively.
• Gum Disease has been shown to increase the risk of Heart Disease, Heart Attack and Stroke.

How Can I Protect My Valentine?
1. Visit Loveable Smiles For Your Total Health Dentistry Appointment – We are dedicated to educating our patients about the mouth/body connection. Specifically, how inflammation in your mouth (gum disease) can lead to heart disease. Please call 972-231-0585
2. Complete all recommended periodontal treatment. If you are diagnosed with gum disease, Dr. Korenman can design a treatment plan to help you keep it under control. Studies show that periodontal treatment gets rid of (or greatly reduces) the level of periodontal bacteria in your saliva.sweet tooth
3. Keep your periodontal cleaning appointments. Without periodontal cleanings, some bacteria in the saliva can return to pre-treatment levels within six months. You can significantly reduce your risk of re-infection of yourself and family members through frequent periodontal cleanings.
4. Get your family screened. Since gum problems will go unnoticed until they are diagnosed by a dentist, we highly recommend that family members get screened for gum disease.

Here at Loveable Smiles, we check our patients for Gum Disease on a regular basis.

Please call our office at 972-231-0585 for your Total Health Dental appointment to have a healthy Valentine’s Day!

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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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Thank God for America!

Thank God for America and how important it is for all of us to love and support our beautiful country. flag on tree
Standup for the United States of America.
Remember,
“Freedom isn’t free.” 
We are all praying during this holiday season.
Please enjoy this time safely and be with the people  you love.
2020 has been a hard year for all of us but we are full of gratitude and blessings.
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Happy Thanksgiving From Loveable Smiles

We are grateful for all our special patients who have given us their trust and loyalty over the years.  thankful for our patients dental image

We recently celebrated our 14th year in Richardson.

We can say with pride that it has been a wonderful year for us and for the Richardson community.

We are most grateful for all of the support within our community and for all of the precious referrals from our Loveable Patients.

Blessings to each of you.

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How often should you see your hygienist for dental cleanings?

October is National Dental Hygiene Month.

How often should you see your hygienist for dental cleanings?  Some people may say that you should go every six months, some people may say every 3-4 months, and others may only visit the dental office when they are experiencing pain.

So, which one is right for you?

The answer is not as black and white as you may think…National Dental Hygiene Month image

Dental cleaning frequency is completely dependent upon the patient and their individual needs.

It is the same concept as when someone goes to physical therapy or rehab and the therapist creates a custom program for each individual in order to get them back to health (there is no blanket solution).

Patients who have seen the dentist regularly and practice good oral home care may only need to have a dental cleaning every six months because they have minimal build up and little to no bleeding in the gums.  On the other hand, some patients who have not seen the dentist regularly and/or do not practice good oral home care may need to have their teeth cleaned every 3 to 4 months because they have moderate to severe build up and bleeding in the gums or they have been previously diagnosed with periodontal disease (loss of bone around the teeth).

The goal is to get your teeth cleaned frequently enough to keep the bacterial plaque build up at a minimal level so that either healing can occur or so that the tissues can stay in an optimum state of health.

In order to see what frequency is right for you, you should see your hygienist and discuss what treatment cycle will give your teeth and gums the best outcome.

Call for your dental hygiene appointment! 972-231-0585

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September is National Dental Infection Control Awareness Month

Here at Loveable Smiles in Richardson, TX, we are dedicated to providing you the safest environment.3-2019DICAM-PPE-LI

Here’s how we have always kept our patients safe:

  • We run Clorox tabs through the lines every day.
  • We clean all surfaces with cavicide.
  • We wear masks and have N95 masks available.
  • We use all disposable products.
  • We schedule safely and never have unrelated patients together.

Call today for your safe hygiene appointment. 972-231-0585

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