Thursday, 26 February 2015

Great Ways to Improve Your Smile # 3

Veneers
Veneers are thin shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. Unlike bonding, it is necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the shell. Based on a model of your mouth, they are meant to look like your natural teeth.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org


Dr. Rick Kava's Sioux City Dental 
2930 Hamilton Blvd., Upper F Suite 101 
Sioux City, IA 51104 
(712) 258-6169 
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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Children's Dentistry

Children's Dentistry in Sioux City IA

Your Kids Will Enjoy their Visits!
Dr. Kava can help your frightened five-year-old or active preschooler feel at ease and remain calm for their dental visits. He takes care of their needs with the latest advancements in children’s dentistry and delivers their treatment with thoughtfulness and compassion. Our team teaches your kids good daily brushing and flossing habits and encourages healthy food selections to maintain their natural teeth for a lifetime. We enjoy all their visits starting when they are in preschool and continue helping them year after year as they grow and change.

Dental Fears Will Be Forgotten
We want this and all generations of children to have no fear of dental care. Many happy parents have told us that we are achieving this goal and making a difference for their children. We maintain a relaxed atmosphere that takes the fear and worry out of a child’s visit.


Dr. Rick Kava's Sioux City Dental 
2930 Hamilton Blvd., Upper F Suite 101 
Sioux City, IA 51104 
(712) 258-6169 
DrKava.com

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Great Ways to Improve Your Smile # 2

Crowns
A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org


Dr. Rick Kava's Sioux City Dental 
2930 Hamilton Blvd., Upper F Suite 101 
Sioux City, IA 51104 
(712) 258-6169 
DrKava.com

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Preventive Dentistry

Most Teeth Are Lost for a Surprising Reason
A general assumption is that most teeth are lost because of advanced decay. But the main reason is periodontal (gum) disease. This type of infection is not always symptomatic. However, noticeable symptoms would be bleeding gums after brushing or flossing, and inflamed, red gums. Gum surgery is not always the only option. There are nonsurgical ways to correct this problem as well.
Gum Diseaase Treatment Sioux City IAGum Disease is Linked to Serious Health Concerns
Medical research has identified gum disease as a contributing factor to heart problems, stroke, and diabetes. As these conditions are serious problems affecting your general health, dentists are even more concerned about infection in the gums. The American Dental Association has estimated that 80% of the adult American population has bacterial infection in their gums at some stage. It is now a more serious matter that affects more than your teeth.

The American Academy of Periodontology reports that “studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases.” The bacteria that start in the gums will travel in the blood to vital organs, compromising your health.

Easy Treatment for Periodontal Disease
Periodontal Disease Treatment Sioux City IA
Don’t put off coming into our office at the first signs of a gum infection. Once the disease is advanced, surgery may be your only option. But in milder cases, nonsurgical means that are easy and pain-free often reverse the problem. Both methods are generally covered by dental insurance.

Is Missing a Tooth a Problem?
Yes! Even one absent tooth can cause other problems. The open gap between teeth can cause other teeth to start to shift or loosen. This also affects the amount of nutrients you receive from your food when chewing with fewer teeth. Missing teeth allow bone loss, which eventually makes you look much older than you are. And your speech may not always be clear and easy to understand. Weight gain can result if you start to eat soft, easy to eat, high-calorie foods.

We can replace all missing teeth with dental implants. They function just like a real tooth and look completely natural. You will be pleased to recapture a full smile and be able to eat any foods you like.

Healthy Gums - Health Smile - Dentist Sioux CityFor Good Health and Better Energy
Dental health goes beyond a pretty smile with no toothaches. The best dental health is a part of your overall health and vitality. Dr. Kava does more than just diagnose and fix a specific problem. He creates a visual history that is stored in our computer’s database. This lets him better assess your dental problems to achieve long-lasting goals and continued health. Our professional team will always work with you, based on your oral history and current problems, to return and sustain gum and teeth well-being.


Dr. Rick Kava's Sioux City Dental 
2930 Hamilton Blvd., Upper F Suite 101 
Sioux City, IA 51104 
(712) 258-6169 
DrKava.com

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Great Ways to Improve Your Smile # 1

Whitening
When it comes to getting a whiter and brighter smile, there are a variety of teeth-whitening products you can try. Your main options are in-office and at-home bleaching. Before starting any whitening treatment, you should speak with your dentist. Your dentist will tell you what, if any, whitening procedures will work best for you.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org


Dr. Rick Kava's Sioux City Dental 
2930 Hamilton Blvd., Upper F Suite 101 
Sioux City, IA 51104 
(712) 258-6169 
DrKava.com

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

White Dental Fillings

White Dental Fillings Dentist Sioux City IA

Modern Fillings Are Healthier and More Natural LookingTooth Colored Dental Fillings Sioux City IA
For over 100 years, the most common material used to fill cavities was called the “silver-mercury amalgam.” This is a mixture of metals that does an affordable job for most patients with routine cavities. But it has shortcomings, too. The most obvious is that it’s silver colored, so no one can miss the fact that you have a filling. Additionally, the bond between the amalgam and the tooth is not as strong as it could be, and metal reacts to pressure and temperature, so eventually decay can set in under and around the filling.

We are pleased to provide our patients with the best alternative, both aesthetically and functionally. White fillings are made of composite resin that are matched to the natural shade of your tooth. Because of this, no one can tell there’s a filling there. They also give additional strength without any metals added in the material, and they bond more tightly to the tooth to lessen the possibility of decay developing under it.


Dr. Rick Kava's Sioux City Dental 
2930 Hamilton Blvd., Upper F Suite 101 
Sioux City, IA 51104 
(712) 258-6169 
DrKava.com