45202 Dental Office

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Are you looking for a Dental Office in 45202?

Are you thinking about improving the appearance of your teeth? Do you wish that your smile was whiter and brighter? If the answers to these questions are ‘yes,’ then the Fountain Square Cosmetic Dental Group has some good news for you. At our 45202 dental office, we offer an extensive selection of services to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Among our most popular cosmetic services is our advanced whitening procedure that produces dramatic results in as little as a one-hour appointment at our office. We also provide a customized at-home teeth whitening system which produces excellent results, more gradually – typically over the course of two weeks or less. Exposure to pigmented food and beverages, tobacco use, and even aging can cause your teeth to lose their pearly white quality. As you get older, the enamel of your teeth begins to thin, exposing more of the yellowish, underlying dentin. A professional whitening procedure can transform stained and discolored teeth into a beautiful, radiant smile. 

Of course, if you’ve been to any grocery store or pharmacy recently, you would be hard pressed not to notice the plethora of over-the-counter products populating the aisles that claim to whiten teeth. However, not only do these products vary in their method of use, and most importantly effectiveness, some have been found to contain abrasive ingredients that can be harmful to your teeth. The safest and most effective whitening systems are available from your skilled, experienced dental professionals at their conveniently located 45202 dental office.

If you’re considering receiving any treatment to enhance your smile, please call us at Fountain Square Cosmetic Dental Group. We have helped countless patients reach their aesthetic goals and are confident we can do the same for you. Call our 45202 dental office today to schedule an appointment.  

 

 

105 E. Fourth Street Suite 1175
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 290-1144

Cosmetic Dentist in Cincinnati

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Cincinnati Cosmetic Dentist

A gorgeous smile is essential to leaving a lasting first impression and developing a healthy sense of self-confidence. But sometimes, your smile may fall short of its full potential. At Fountain Square Cosmetic Dental Group, your trusted cosmetic dentist in Cincinnati combines the art and science of dentistry to offer the latest treatment options for enhancing your smile.

When you visit our practice, you can expect to be warmly greeted by our friendly staff with the individualized attention and respect you deserve. Our dental team will take the time to get to know you and understand your goals and expectations so we can draft a treatment plan personalized just for you. Our porcelain veneers are a very popular option among our patients for improving the appearance of their smiles. If your teeth are misaligned, gapped, chipped, or discolored, porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution for you. As a leading cosmetic dentist in Cincinnati, you can rest assured your smile makeover is in capable, artful hands. We’ve helped countless patients transform the appearance of their teeth and we are confident we can do the same for you. Our veneers are fabricated from the highest grade dental porcelain available which not only ensures their durability but lends them a translucent quality that reflects light the same way real teeth do, creating a remarkably natural appearance. Unlike other options available in cosmetic dentistry, veneers are incredibly convenient and require only a few short visits to our office to complete. 

As a leading cosmetic dentist in Cincinnati, we can help improve your overall appearance and boost the confidence you have in your smile. Allow us to assist you in achieving your cosmetic dental goals with our premium veneers and our other options. At Fountain Square Cosmetic Dental Group, our top priorities are you and your smile. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.        

 

 

105 E. Fourth Street Suite 1175
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 290-1144

 

 

A Closer Look at Dental X-rays

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Recently, we have had patients questioning the need for dental x-rays and expressing their concerns about the level of radiation received due to a show that Dr. Oz did about dental radiation and an increase in thyroid cancer. We felt that we should address this issue as the show itself was very misleading and incomplete in its coverage.

Dr. Oz was doing a show on the increase in thyroid cancer and cited dental x-rays as a possible contributor and told viewers to deny having x-rays taken at their dental appointments unless absolutely necessary and demand that a thyroid collar be used.
Below is a photo of a thyroid collar available for use in our office.


By the way, this so-called study he was referencing on the show failed to mention the fact that it only involved 313 people in Kuwait, which incidentally has an abnormally high incidence of thyroid cancer to begin with. Many believe this is because their diet consists mainly of seafood. The study also said the results of their study “should be treated with caution because the data was based on self-reporting by the participants. Comprehensive historical dental x-ray records were not available from the clinics.”

Some of the benefits of dental x-rays and the reason that they are recommended on a regular basis are that it helps the dentist discover decay early so that we can remove it before it reaches the pulp chamber and causes the patient to need a root canal or have the tooth extracted. We can diagnose disease in the bone, infections forming under the gums, and some types of cancerous tumors.

As far as the level of radiation received by the patient, dentists follow the ALARA principle, which stands for “As Low As Reasonably Achievable,” when obtaining radiographs. The level of radiation is limited by 1)using the fastest speed film, 2) reduction in the size of the x-ray beam, 3) use of proper exposer and processing techniques, 4) use of lead aprons and, whenever possible thyroid collars. **Note-thyroid collars cannot always be used because in some types of dental x-rays, such as a panoramic x-ray, they actually block the image we are trying to capture.

A typical dental x-ray exposes you to about 3 mrems. Here are some examples of everyday radiation levels that you may not be aware that you are exposed to: living in a brick house (about 10 mrem per year), cooking with natural gas (about 10 mrem per year), and sleeping next to someone else (about 2 mrem per year). All of us have small amounts of naturally occurring radioactive materials in our bodies. You can even get the equivalent radiation of two dental radiographs from a short plane ride and an entire day in the sun is comparable to twenty dental x-rays.

So, in the end it is not in your best interest to refuse dental x-rays due to the limited amount of radiation received. Your dentist acquires valuable information from those x-rays to assist you in your dental health. Now that you are properly informed, you just have to ask yourself, “do the benefits outweigh the risks”?