Zen Dental Blog


30/Mar/2020

Spring is the time of the year for new beginnings. The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and all things seem possible. Maybe it’s time to consider a brand-new smile. Now can be the time to restore your smile and feel confident about your appearance. Zen Triangle Dentistry is here to assist in helping you find that new smile for spring.

 

Preventative and Restorative dentistry can both play a part in having a better smile. There are steps you can take that are effective in regard to improving your teeth and their appearance. Regular teeth brushing and flossing are an important step you can take. Brushing will help reduce plaque build-up and prevent cavities when done regularly. Flossing will assist in these as well but also help with the prevention of any possible gum disease.

 

Dental exams and x-rays are another preventative measure to catch any possible dental problems early and keep your teeth clean and looking great. Our dentist and staff will inspect for any cavities or possible areas of concern and suggest any suitable treatments. Cosmetic and restorative dental procedures could also help in improving your smile. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments that helps with reversing yellow and stained teeth. Zen Triangle Dentistry offers both Zoom and Ker teeth whitening products. Each has their own strengths and our dentist can recommend which will work best for you. Other cosmetic treatments can be crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, dental implants and corrective teeth straightening.

 

The office of Zen Triangle Dentistry in Cary NC is here to help with your desire to spring into a brand-new smile.

 


30/Mar/2020

Whether you are in need of emergency dental care or looking for a dental office, there are things to consider when choosing a new dentist. Location may be an important part of your decision. The dental office being close to your home or work will help with travel to your appointments and make it less likely you will miss them. Make sure they have flexible scheduling that will fit your schedule and have availability for same day dental emergencies. You also want to feel comfortable with the dentist and their staff and their overall dental philosophies.

 

You may want to see if the dentist has initial consultations available to discuss you and your family dental needs and concerns. See if they offer general dentistry services as well as restorative and preventative dental care. Finding a dental practice that accepts your dental insurance or offers flexible noninsurance options is important. Routine dental visits and future dentistry need should be considered.

 

General Dental services to consider:

 

  • New patient exams
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Dental Implants
  • Gum Disease
  • Root Canals
  • Extractions
  • Composite Fillings
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Family Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Other General Dentistry Services

30/Mar/2020

Getting in to see your dentist once every six months is an easy habit to get into.  Usually these visits will be of nearly no cost to you if you have dental insurance.  And the benefit far outweighs any cost.  If it’s been awhile since your last dental exam or check-up, we understand.  We can help you get back on track getting regular cleanings, and taking X-rays to see where you are now.

Teeth cleanings are a quick and easy way to feel better about your smile.  Regular teeth cleanings prevent plaque build-up, tooth decay, cavities, and a whole host of other problems!  While cleaning your teeth, a skilled dental hygienist will examine each individual tooth for disease or damage.  The hygienist will also check your gums for any disease.  Dental x-rays may be taken with this scheduled dental exam. After the exam and cleaning, your teeth will be flossed.  Finally, your teeth will be polished and fluoride treatments may be given to keep your teeth protected.

Regular teeth cleanings and dental exams are the strongest predictor of excellent oral health.  If you care about your health, regular dental check-ups are vital.  Teeth cleanings and dental exams just twice a year go a long way to preventing gum disease and cavities.  Make sure that you schedule your dental exam soon to get you on the road to excellent oral health.


30/Mar/2020

Gum disease is often without pain, so you may not even be aware that you have it. If you have not been receiving regular dental checkups, there is a strong possibility that periodontal disease could exist and will progress further until the effects are irreversible. The keys to preventing periodontal disease are diagnosis and treatment. Symptoms of periodontal/gum disease may be difficult to spot.  Because gum disease is generally painless, you need to be on the lookout for possible signs of periodontal disease.

 

With the first stage of periodontal disease you will notice your gums bleeding easily from flossing and brushing. Your gum tissue is inflamed as a result of the bacteria in the plaque. In the early stages, this is a very treatable disease. You have not lost any gum tissue. The second stage of periodontal disease is much more serious.  Not all gingivitis will progress to periodontitis, but it certainly can happen without preventative dental treatments.   When periodontitis happens, your gums become infected, leading to bleeding gums, pus pockets and your gums recede; leading ultimately to loose teeth that may fall out or need to be pulled by your dentist.

 

Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the gum disease.  Non-surgical deep cleaning/ root planning/ scaling involves getting deep into the gum pockets to eradicate bacteria. During this deep cleaning local anesthetic may be used to ensure your complete comfort through this periodontal treatment. The tartar is gently scaled away from your teeth. Stains and mineral deposits are removed. Plaque is eliminated as the dentist targets the affected tissue, by scaling the root of the tooth.  Prescribing of an antibiotic to fight the bacteria at the source of your periodontal disease. If this is the chosen treatment, an antibiotic would be placed inside the gum pockets, at the site of the infection.

 


30/Mar/2020

Sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary due to decay that has destroyed the tooth, and the tooth cannot be saved.  Other times a tooth extraction is needed due to an accident. Accidents can cause teeth to become chipped, cracked, or broken.  In some cases, the best way to deal with these damaged teeth is a tooth extraction by a dentist with experience to ensure that you receive excellent care.

As unfortunate as it is, when you realize a tooth extraction is necessary, it is essential that you deal with the problem as swiftly as possible. Having the procedure done will allow you to get back to your normal routines pain-free!  It is also important to locate a dentist your trust to set your mind at ease.

It is unfortunate that cavities or an accident would necessitate a tooth extraction.  But taking care of it with qualified dentist is in your best interests.  In the past, the necessity of a tooth extraction meant you had limited treatments after the procedure. With the advances in dentistry, you now have many options after a tooth extraction.  Dental implants provide a permanent solution to replace a lost tooth. Cosmetic and restorative dentistry can elevate your oral health and make your smile beautiful again.


30/Mar/2020

Your smile matters to you.  It is often the first thing people notice when meeting you.  If you are embarrassed of your smile, you may be ready to try cosmetic dentistry.  Most people experience a need for cosmetic dentistry at some point in their lives.  When you are in need of a cosmetic dentist, you want to choose a cosmetic dentistry office that provides complete dental care.  Your overall health is important to you, but so is your smile.

Whether you have a chipped tooth or lost filling, cracks in your teeth, stained or yellow teeth or any other cosmetic concerns, you should consult an experienced professional. A cosmetic dentist can answer your questions and provide you with a dental plan to address your concerns.

Cosmetic dentistry is all about feeling your best and presenting your best smile to the world.  This can give you the confidence to smile and to feel relaxed while smiling. You can achieve the smile of your dreams and develop a plan of care that will leave you feeling good about yourself.  Cosmetic dentistry can be affordable, comfortable and rewarding if you find the right cosmetic dentist.

There are many services you have to choose from when you are looking to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry.  Some cosmetic dental procedures include porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, dental implants, tooth whitening, and composite fillings. Orthodontic care is another aspect of cosmetic dentistry. We can also discuss the possibility of closing gaps between teeth, repairing chipped teeth or even reshaping teeth to create an even looking smile.

A cosmetic dentist will consider all of your needs, your oral health plan, and present you with a myriad of treatment options.  This allows you to make the decision to pursue a cosmetic dentistry plan that will benefit you the most.  When you are ready to discover your best smile and put your best foot forward, you should explore the possibilities of cosmetic dentistry.


30/Mar/2020

If tooth decay has turned into a cavity or pitted area in the tooth, getting in to see your dentist as promptly as possible is the best thing that you can do.  Cavities only continue to grow worse if left untreated.  Make an appointment with a Cary dentist as soon as you can for a checkup.  When your family dentist discovers that you have a cavity sooner rather than later, the dentist may be able to preserve more of the existing tooth structure.  Dentist may recommend that you get a filling.

Composite fillings are made of a tooth-colored material that blends in flawlessly with your natural teeth.  No one would be able to distinguish a tooth with a composite filling from your other teeth.  The other option is amalgam or metal fillings.  These have been used for over a hundred years.  They are inexpensive compared to composite fillings, but will not look like a natural tooth.  So it will impact the overall look of your teeth.  The most important thing is your oral health.  Cavities must be dealt with swiftly, regardless of the type of fillings you ultimately decide would be best for you.

The cavities, or small holes in the teeth, will continue to worsen if left untreated. The decay may spread to surrounding teeth or even lead to you losing the tooth altogether. Zen Triangle Dentistry can diagnose and treat cavities to eliminate the need for additional dental work.

 

 

 

 

 

 


30/Mar/2020

Do I need a Porcelain Crown?

Porcelain crowns allow you to restructure a damaged tooth and can create a natural looking tooth that has an even better appearance than the original. They retain the functionality of a natural tooth, because they are very sturdy as well as attractive.  They restore cracked and damaged teeth, and remain an excellent option if you have cracked or damaged a tooth due to an accident, or your enamel and tooth is badly decayed.  Porcelain crowns may be used to cover existing implants or onto the original tooth structure.  They strengthen the tooth, while also creating a beautiful symmetrical look.  They are the same color as your natural teeth, so they blend in beautifully.

 

Cary Partials or Partial Crowns

Similarly, partial crowns are another service our Cary cosmetic dentist can provide.  A partial crown will be a cosmetic improvement to your smile, but are a more conservative alternative to the typical porcelain crown.  It is an onlay that sits on top of the tooth, covering only the part of the tooth that has broken or chipped.

 

What is a bridge?  Is it the same as a porcelain bridge?

A bridge, also known as a porcelain bridge, is one avenue that you may pursue when trying to find a solution for a missing tooth, or a tooth that you lost through an accident.  Your dentist may have chosen to do a tooth extraction on a badly damaged tooth, and now you have a gap in your smile.  To aesthetically improve the look of your smile, as well the function of your teeth, you may opt to have your Cary dentist use a porcelain bridge.  A porcelain bridge has advantages over dental implants.  Bridges are a cost-conscious way to replace a missing tooth.  Dental bridges are less invasive and less expensive than dental implants.  Bridges do not require a metal structure below the tooth.  In all, there are many advantages to having your family dentist use a bridge to replace a missing or broken tooth.

 

 


30/Mar/2020

With dedication to providing the gentlest care, Cary family dental office of Zen Triangle Dentistry specializes in providing your whole family with a personalized dental experience. Our family dental practice is committed to helping patients of all ages have the best dental visit possible. Our dentist is highly qualified to care for your entire family—from young children to adults.

When searching for the dental practice right for you and your family, always ask questions like, “What kind of services are offered? How will this office treat my family differently than other dental offices?”

Cary family dentistry services offered:

  • New patient exams
  • Dental emergencies
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Children’s dentistry
  • Zoom teeth whitening
  • Root canals and extractions
  • General dentistry
  • X-­rays

It is a common misconception that children do not need to visit the dentist as often as adults, but that is not true. It is just as important to schedule regular check-‐ups every six months for children as it is for adults. As a child grows, their mouth changes and their permanent teeth start to progress. It is vital to keep a check on these adult teeth as they begin to grow to be sure that they are coming in correctly. Dental check­‐ups are also a great way to encourage good oral hygiene amongst adolescents.

For all your family dental needs in Cary, North Carolina, contact the office of Zen Triangle Dentistry. Our dental staff specialize in gentle dentistry for your entire family.

 


30/Mar/2020

Are you looking for a new dentist in Cary, North Carolina? Choosing a new dental office can be difficult with all the choices and similar services offered. When looking for a new dentist, referrals from friends, neighbors and coworkers are helpful. The location of the new dental office is also important. Having the dental office located near your home, work or your children’s school will help when setting appointments and assist in fitting into your busy schedule. You will need to ask if the dentist is excepting new patients and if the dentist is a family dentist that can offer services to your entire family. When choosing an office see if the dental practice has procedures that will make your dental procedures comfortable and has experience with service you may need. If you can, ask the dentist or practice manager about the office that will help determine if their office is right for you. Online reviews are also helpful to see what some of their current patients feel about the practice. These all will help in making the best educated choice for finding a new dentist in Cary, NC.

 

The office of Zen Triangle Dentistry serves Cary, NC and the surrounding communities. We are a family dental practice offering services to patients of all ages. Our dental practice includes restorative dentistry, general dentistry and cosmetic dental care. Our caring and gentle staff utilize the most current and advanced dental technology and procedures. So if you are searching for a new dentist in Cary, give the office of Zen Triangle Dentistry a call and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

 



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