Many patients think that 3D dental x-rays are just like traditional x-rays for the whole mouth, but they are actually much more complex. In recent years, more and more dental offices have invested in this technology to improve the precision of their advanced dental procedures. Traditionally, only specialty dental offices had this complex technology, but now, dentists understand how much 3D technology will improve the patient experience and many of them now incorporate these advanced radiography systems into regular treatment. Keep reading to find out some of the ways that 3D dental imaging is raising the standard of care for dental patients.
October 29, 2017
October 6, 2017
When many of us think of the holidays, we are likely picture tables filled with delicious sweets, clinking champagne glasses, and other festive holiday treats. What many people don’t think of is how these holiday indulgences could stick with us through the year. However, eating additional sugary and acidic foods that are popular during the holidays can take a toll on oral and overall health. Keep reading to find out how to maintain your optimal oral health throughout the holidays and all year long. If you haven’t already visited your dentist twice this year, you still have time to schedule your second preventive dentistry appointment before the end of the 2018 dental insurance plan year!
September 2, 2017
Many dental patients want to know what the differences between x-rays and a cone beam images are. They perform very similar functions – exposing the inner parts of the tooth and the tooth roots. However, 3D cone beam scans offer dentists a more complex view of the inner workings of your smile, including the teeth, jawbone, and other oral and facial structures.
April 8, 2016
Gum disease, or periodontitis, affects as many as 75 percent of American adults today. It’s a surprising number that’s even more concerning when you know that the condition has been linked to several serious health conditions — including major heart problems. Your dentist in 50677, Dr. Jonathan Smiley, wants you to know about the connection between gum disease and your heart health. Keep reading for more!
March 15, 2016
A smile without all its teeth — it’s a little like playing chess without your queen. You need each and every one of your pearly whites to make your smile function like it should, and when one or more goes missing, you’ll certainly start to suffer the consequences. Your self-confidence can take a real hit, not to mention the difficulty you’ll likely experience speaking, eating or smiling. But at Smiley Family Dentistry, we can help you regain your confidence by completing your smile with dental implants! Keep reading to learn more about this fantastic solution in tooth replacement from your dentist in 50677.
February 15, 2016
At Smiley Family Dentistry, we’re so excited to unveil our brand new blog! We think this can be a great way to bring you the latest information as it relates to your oral health and our practice. Please check in periodically to see what’s going on with your dentist in 50677! To kick things off, we thought it would be good to share a snapshot of our services — what you can expect to find from Smiley Family Dentistry, where we restore oral health and celebrate each and every beautiful smile!