45202 Dentist

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Where can I find a 45202 dentist?

Whenever a dental emergency occurs, whether in the midst of a busy day, or in the middle of the night, having a reliable 45202 dentist only a phone call away can be a great relief.  A dental emergency is an uncomfortable, upsetting, and inconvenient experience that requires the prompt attention of a dental professional. When you have the skilled team at Foundation Square Cosmetic Dental Group at your side, it can make a dental emergency much easier to handle. At our state-of-the-art practice, we combine compassion with leading-edge technology to provide dental care at the peak of excellence.

When faced with a dental emergency it’s important to act immediately. If your tooth has been injured in an accident, call us right away. Ignoring the problem increases the risk of irreversible damage. Your trusted 45202 dentist will prioritize your call and at the first opportunity will schedule you for treatment to alleviate your discomfort and restore your smile. A toothache can be debilitating and make even simple, but essential activities such as and eating and speaking difficult. At Foundation Square Cosmetic Dental Group, we’re here to help when you need us most. 45202 dentist

Another dental emergency may be a damaged or broken bridge or denture. While that may not  be a physically painful emergency, our caring and experienced dentists treat any issue seriously affecting the function and aesthetic appeal of your smile with the same level of urgency. At Foundation Square Cosmetic Dental Group, we understand the importance of your denture for basic functions such as eating and speaking, as well as how important your denture is for your appearance. We will make every effort to repair your denture as quickly as possible.

 

At Foundation Square Cosmetic Dental Group, we’ve established ourselves as a leading 45202 dentist by providing comprehensive, and compassionate care to our patients in urgent need. Our welcoming staff will make you feel at ease in our ultramodern dental center as we work to restore your smile to mint condition. Give us call, we’re here to help. 

 

 

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

Dental Myth Busters

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This article was published last year in the Cincinnati Dental Society Bulletin

Candy is Dandy; cause Sugar Won’t Rot Your Teeth

There, I said it. It’s now off my chest. I have intended for years to expose this dirty little secret, so I no longer care what the Tooth Fairy thinks of me. Yes, the white lie that organized dentistry has been spreading since Sir Hans Adolf Krebs so humbly placed his name on his discovery of the energy producing citric acid cycle, the “Krebs Cycle”, is now out in the open. I’m going to lead you through the discovery that sugar, by itself, does not cause tooth decay. That revelation will provide for you ultimate control over the health of your own teeth.

So let’s first follow the simple science. You can place a real tooth in a saturated sugar solution for a hundred years, but in the absence of bacteria, the tooth will not decay in the least bit. Sugar by itself does nothing at all to the tooth structure. In the mouth, however, millions of bacteria feed on the sugar and poop acid onto your teeth (the Kreb’s Cycle) which in turn digs the hole in the tooth which we so lovingly refer to as tooth decay.

So why am I busting this myth on what appears to be just a technicality? After all, in real life, the result of eating sugar does indeed cause cavities. Well, this distinction between sugar and the acid that bacteria produce from it provides the patient with real choices. All dentists know that it takes 24 to 48 hours to produce the bacterial colonies or “plaque” which cause the dreaded tooth decay. If you can remove the plaque completely on a daily basis you can virtually eliminate tooth decay. Now granted, that is easier said than done. The use of a high quality electric toothbrush, thorough dental flossing, and a water pik irrigation device can go a long way towards achieving this goal. So in theory, you really can have your cake and eat it too.

Let’s take this tidbit of newfound knowledge and see how we can expand on it to improve our odds even further for preventing tooth decay. Every time we place sugar or even the direct acid from soda pop into our mouths, the tooth destroying effects last for approximately 45 minutes. Whether you eat a teaspoon, or a pound of sugar at that moment, it doesn’t really matter, it is still counts as just one episode. Whether you drink a sip of soda pop or chug a gallon at a time, again, it is still counts as just one episode. Remember, the bacteria can only eat a tiny bit. The rest of the sugar or pop passes by and goes right down the tube (weight gain is a whole different lecture). 

How do we apply this revolutionary knowledge to your own personal choices? It really isn’t rocket science. The moral of the story is to reduce the episodes of sugar and pop exposure in order to reduce tooth decay and acid erosion. Don’t place a can of soda pop on your desk and drink one small sip every hour to make it last longer! That’s 12, 1 oz. episodes from just one 12 oz. can. If you drink the whole can quickly, it counts as just one episode. When Halloween comes around, instead of allowing your child one piece of candy several times a day or even over a long extended period of time, encourage them to consume more at once, thus creating fewer episodes. The longer the child drags out the candy, the more tooth destroying episodes the teeth must endure. Who cares if they bounce off the walls for a short while? The cavity lasts forever. I’m sure you can reflect upon your own choices where you too can reduce those harmful episodes. Simply remember, it is the frequency, not the volume.

Now in defense of organized dentistry, we know as a matter of practicality that no one is perfect. Even though you might follow the above suggestions concerning reducing episodes and attempt to clean your teeth thoroughly at home, you will still collect some degree of plaque no matter what. That’s why we still recommend regular continuing care cleanings and checkups to back you up. Together, we hope to minimize your dental treatment in the future and help you make informed choices for you and your family. Bon Appetite! 

More Dental Myth Busters to follow…
 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Glen R. Meyer DDS

Expelled member of the Tooth Fairy Club and

CDS’s Community Relations Committee

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”?