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Replace Your Silver Fillings at Loveable Smiles in Richardson, TX

Teeth and fillings expand and contract at different rates.  Over many years of ingesting hot and then cold food and drink, silver fillings experience expansion and contraction. The contraction creates openings between the tooth and the filling material. The expansion can contribute to the tooth cracking or worse, splitting.broken_filling_1

Dr. Korenman has even seen a large part of a tooth break off with the metal filling still completely intact.

Additionally, when you chew and your teeth come together there’s a lot of pressure and force at work, and the metal filling takes the brunt of that pressure…which can also lead to the tooth being fractured much like a log being split.

When the seal between the tooth and the filling breaks down, food particles and decay-causing bacteria work their way between the worn filling and the tooth. These bacteria cannot be removed with a toothbrush or by any other means, and decay may develop along the edge of the filling or underneath it.

The most frustrating part of all this is that it happens painlessly with very few signs of a problem.

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.

He and his team can safely and effectively remove your silver fillings and restore your teeth to their their natural strength, beauty, and function.

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

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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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Our Dental Hygienist Shares the Benefits of Waterpik Water Flosser

Do you like to floss your teeth?

If you’re like most Americans, you probably don’t…at least not daily. waterpik-cordless-plus-water-flosser-wp-450-white

According to a 2016 study, only 30% of the population flosses daily!

Why do you think that is?

Could it be that it takes too long (approx. 1 min.) or maybe you feel like you’re just not good at it?

I hear both of these reasons from patients every day and the good news is that I know something that can help you without using floss!

I always recommend that my “non-flossing” patients use a Waterpik water flosser, specifically the cordless model with the pocket tip.

With the cordless model you can charge the device and then just keep it in your shower (using it in the shower makes it less messy).

To properly use it all you need to do is fill it with water, turn it on, and then trace lightly around the gumline…that’s it!!! waterpik pocket tip

It is relatively easy to make the Waterpik part of your shower routine which will help you clean between your teeth on a more regular basis.

Doing this solves both of the problems patients mention to me daily.

It takes up very little time (just long enough for you to let your conditioner set in) and it’s super easy to use.

Most of my patients love their Waterpik!

If you or anyone you know has questions about where to find on or what attachments to get, please call Loveable Smiles at 972-231-0585.

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CONSIDERING INVISALIGN?…………………Read These 25 Health Benefits!

Invisalign has quickly become a household name.
For the past 20+ years, Invisalign has perfected over 6 million smiles around the world.
Invisalign is the #1 preventative way to easily strengthen the life and health of your teeth.
Here are 25 life-improving benefits of Invisalign.
1. Helps you hold on to your teeth for the rest of your life.career
2. It protects previous dental treatment.
3. Newest preventative care.
4. Painless way of straightening teeth.
5. Best first step to keeping your teeth.
6. Hygiene: Easier cleaning and flossing when teeth are in the right position.
7. Prevent wearing of teeth.
8. More than 75% of people need teeth realigned because of excess bone growth, tooth movement, and wear signs.
9. To prevent grinding and breakage.
10. TMJ Issues.
11. Prevention of periodontal disease.
12. Helps to prevent receding gums.
13. Stops tongue biting, cheek biting and lip biting.
14. Appearance.
15. Least invasive of all dental procedures for the greatest results.
16. In many cases only takes a year or less.
17. Painless.
18. Easy to use, as you take it out to eat and clean your teeth.
19. Invisible to people while you are under treatment.
20. Much more comfortable and not damaging like traditional metal braces.invisalign men 3
21. It can be more effective than traditional braces as it will expand the biting forces.
22. The best way to prevent future dental problems.
23. Better treatment options than braces.
24. Teeth are at the top of list for first impressions. First thing that people notice is your smile.
25. A great preventative plan.

As you can see, the health benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a beautiful smile.

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson provides Invisalign – The modern approach to straightening teeth without metal brackets or wires.

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

Invisalign can provide you with the confidence of a great smile and increase the likelihood of improved oral health.

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Mouth Restoration Helps Grandson Move Forward In Life Again

It’s been said that a grandchild fills a space in the heart that you never knew was empty. grandchildren message

This is certainly true for one of our patients who has helped her grandson with extensive dental work here at Loveable Smiles. A full mouth restoration for her grandson has been life changing for this young man.

To protect identities, we’ll refer to this precious grandmother as J.P.

It had been such a long time since J.P.’s grandson had been to the dentist, that he was afraid and embarrassed to go.

Additionally, due to his dental situation, he had a hard time eating and was embarrassed by his mouth.

He didn’t smile, he didn’t show his teeth and J.P. says her grandson’s lack of self-confidence was the cause of his struggle to find direction and move forward in life.

J.P. had heard that Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles was the one to see if you had a fear of dentists. He’s known for his is dedication to reversing the trend of miserable dental events.

J.P. made an appointment for her grandson and she admits she was nervous about how he would react to the experience.

Once J.P.’s grandson met Dr. Korenman, she says he felt comfortable and felt a connection with not only the dentist, but the entire staff.Dream Big, Set Goals, Take Action

J.P. shares, “Everyone at Loveable Smiles was very warm and very compassionate. We both felt comfortable immediately. Dr. Korenman has the technology and the skills – the whole package to help his patients.”

Despite the 3-hour drive, J.P.’s grandson never wavered in his commitment to maintaining the various appointments that were needed to complete his dental work.

J.P. proudly reports that this dental work has been life changing for her grandson. He’s moving forward in life again. He’s making plans, meeting goals and living on his own.

Best of all, his beautiful smile has returned. It’s the same smile J.P. remembers from when her grandson was a young boy of 8.

If you are someone you love has a fear of dentists, Dr. Korenman will never cause his patients pain and he listens to all of their concerns.

If it’s been some time or even a long time since your last appointment, we want you to know that we never will scold you or make you feel guilty about that because we are just glad to see you.

We are here to serve you for a healthy future.

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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Pregnant in Dallas? Call Your Dentist

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.

 

If you are pregnant, no doubt you are constantly bombarded with tips, advice and opinions.

 

Here is a tip to safeguard the health of your baby; please, go see your dentist. Congrats!For the health of your baby, call your dentist!

 

The bacteria that cause gum disease may increase a mom’s risk for delivering prematurely. (Mom, you may not even know you have gum disease. Yes, those hormones can also affect your gums!)

 

Gum Disease & Developing Babies

There is a link between uncontrolled gum disease (once again, mom may not even know she has gum disease) and pregnancy complications such as premature labor and preeclampsia (rise in blood pressure).

 

A study exploring the possible link between gum disease and preeclampsia found that 50% of the placentas from women with preeclampsia were positive for one or more gum disease pathogens.

 

Scientists believe these infections cause a rapid increase in certain fluids in the body that, in turn, induce labor. It’s not necessarily the infection itself, but the body’s response to the infection that causes the premature birth.

 

Mom’s Hormones & Tooth Decay

Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease, which can affect the health of their babies.Pregnant_ Please call your dentist!

 

Studies have shown that bacteria responsible for tooth decay are passed from the mother to the child in utero. The more frequently you give in to the craving for sugary snacks, the greater the chance of developing tooth decay.

 

Additionally, pregnant women with acid reflux are also at a greater risk of tooth erosion and periodontal problems as the acid dissolves away the protective coating of teeth (enamel) leaving them weakened and at a very high risk of needing extensive (and expensive) restorations.

 

Dr. Korenman recommends that women visit his office as soon as they learn or their pregnancy.   Dr. Korenman and his team will test for any health problems that might affect your baby.

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

For the health of your unborn baby, 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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Healthy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas in Richardson, TX

This Mother’s Day, Pamper Mom With a Little Help from Loveable Smiles!

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Give her the gift of a bright smile with a Laser Teeth Whitening Gift Certificate.

 

 

11002620_861074030601651_865004048774769856_nExtend Mom’s Life with the gift of a Dental Implant

Charles Mayo of Mayo Clinic said 100 years ago, “You will live an extra 10 years if you keep your mouth healthy.”

 

 

 

 

 

let your smile change the worldGive her the gift of a Straighter Smile With Invisalign for as low as $140 a month!

Call us Today to Order Your Gift Certificates.

(972) 231-0585

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Loveable Smiles Patient Experiences Relief from Dry Mouth Thanks to New Laser Therapy

Linda Terveen used to wake up in the middle of the night with her tongue glued to the top of her mouth and her cheeks stuck to her teeth.medication side effect
She would wake up in desperate prayer hoping she’d be able to drink some water and relieve her seriously dry mouth.

During the day, Linda would constantly experience unquenchable thirst.

Linda is like so many others who suffer from a common medication side effect: Dry Mouth.

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.

Thanks to a new laser treatment at Loveable Smiles in Richardson, TX, Linda now feels more rested because her sleep is no longer interrupted due to extreme dry mouth.
Her saliva glands have been re-stimulated and now function better to create the moisture that is needed for the mouth, teeth and gums.

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.

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 to see how we may be able to help you. 972-231-0585

Learn more about the dangers of dry mouth here.

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Forget the facelift! Get your teeth done instead! This Mother’s Day, Pamper Mom with a Little Help from Loveable Smiles in Richardson

“Forget the facelift! Get your teeth done instead!”

This is the advice from one of our patients who is thrilled with her new smile.

A “Smile Lift” or cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Korenman from Loveable Smiles in Richardson is easy, virtually painless and can have a significant impact on your entire appearance.

For many people, a healthier, more beautiful smile plays a major role in a quality-filled life. It can literally change the way you feel from the inside out.

There are a few options when it comes to a Smile Lift and whitening your teeth is 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.laser-teeth-whitening

He provides laser whitening with the EPIC Diode Laser by Biolase, which not only activates the whitening agents that brighten tooth color, but does this so efficiently that treatment time only last 20 – 30 minutes (compared to most other traditional in-office whitening procedures which take an hour or more).

Additionally, a cosmetic smile makeover can usually be completed in as little as one hour to about 10 days from start to finish.

Dr. Korenman assesses several factors to determine your cosmetic dentistry treatment, which in some occasions can also correct certain health and function issues.

Dr. Korenman specializes in treating all of the following dental concerns:

  1. Occlusion, or “bite position” – the nature of your “occlusion” – how your teeth come together when you bite down.Sasha Thankattan 013Sasha Thankattan 002
  2. Tooth Alignment – teeth out of alignment often produce a poor appearance and may cause immediate and long-term problems with your dental health. Misaligned teeth can be corrected or altered in several ways to create a healthier, more attractive smile. Potential solutions include porcelain veneers, and Invisalign clear aligners.
  3. Broken or chipped teeth are unattractive and uncomfortable. They can easily be restored and strengthened to ideal shape and size.
  4. Worn Teeth – teeth that are extremely worn down can be lengthened and reshaped making them stronger and younger looking.
  5. Discolored or Stained Teeth – teeth that have not responded to over-the-counter whitening products or formulas may respond better to and last much longer with specialized treatments provided by Dr. Korenman. Possible treatments include whitening and porcelain veneers.
  6. Diastemas, or “spaces between your teeth”, can also be easily corrected.

This Mother’s Day, give mom the gift of a bright smile with a Laser Teeth Whitening or Smile Lift gift certificate.  

Call us Today to Order Your Gift Certificate and to Schedule Your Mom a Complimentary Consult Just in Time for Mother’s Day!

(972)231-0585

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Women & Gum Disease – How Your Gums Change in Various Stages of Life

There is an important connection between a woman’s oral health and her overall health. women-brushing-01

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

Hormonal fluctuations throughout a woman’s life, including puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause, can affect many tissues, including gum tissue.

Throughout her life cycle, women should be aware of these hormonal and oral/overall health connections. It’s very important for women to maintain their dental care appointments so that their dentists can check them for gum disease and other concerning dental issues.

Oral birth control: Inflamed gums are a common side effect of taking the pill. Dr. Korenman and his staff can give you suggestions to protect your gums and teeth.

Pregnancy: There is a link between uncontrolled gum disease (and the mom may not even know she has gum disease) and pregnancy complications such as premature labor and preeclampsia (rise in blood pressure). pregnancy and dental health

Additionally studies have shown that bacteria responsible for tooth decay are passed from the mother to the child in utero. The more frequently you give in to the craving for sugary snacks, the greater the chance of developing tooth decay. Women are encouraged to call their dentist for an appointment as soon as they learn they are pregnant.

Menopause: During menopause, changing hormone levels can cause various mucus membranes to dry out including salivary glands, often leaving menopausal and postmenopausal women with a persistent feeling of dryness in the mouth. Other oral changes that may occur during menopause are red or inflamed gums, mouth sores, bad breath, burning sensations, and altered taste, especially salty, peppery or sour.

The health of your mouth can be a sign of your body’s health. Mouth problems are not just cavities, toothaches, and crooked or stained teeth. Many diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers are linked with oral health problems. Regular dental exams help you maintain good oral health and avoid related health problems.

At Loveable Smiles, we practice Total Health Dentistry and educate our patients on the “Mouth Body Connection.” Additionally, we check all our patients for gum disease.

If you are diagnosed with gum disease, Dr. Korenman will design a treatment plan to help you get it under control and even more importantly, to keep it maintained in a healthy state.

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

Happy Mother’s Day from Loveable Smiles in Richardson!

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