Friday, 28 August 2015

Teeth Grinding (also known as Bruxism)

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about teeth grinding also known as bruxism.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

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, 25 August 2015

Dental Care for Diabetics

Special Care for Diabetics 
It is important to know that a link has been identified between dental health and controlling blood sugar. Not being able to control blood sugar levels can help to create and worsen gum disease. Chronic gum disease will disrupt the control of normal blood sugar. It becomes a vicious cycle that not every dentist is specifically trained to help with. 

Dr. Kava has received the advanced training to treat patients with blood sugar problems. He provides a complimentary consultation to provide information and necessary treatment. We are compassionate about helping all our patients with any dental problem, so you never need to worry about being judged for the state of your teeth and gums.


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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Monday, 17 August 2015

Diabetes and Your Mouth # 3: See Your Dentist Regularly

People with diabetes are prone to oral infections. You should get dental checkups at least twice a year. Let your dentist know you have diabetes and what medicines you take. Regular checkups and professional cleanings can help keep a mouth healthy. And a dentist can teach you the best ways to care for your teeth and gums at home.

The above article is from: WebMD.com

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

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Custom Mouth-guards

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about custom mouth-guards.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

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

Monday, 10 August 2015

Diabetes and Your Mouth # 2: Control Diabetes to Keep Your Smile

Well-controlled diabetes contributes to a healthy mouth. If you have poorly controlled or high blood sugar, your risk increases for dry mouth, gum disease, tooth loss, and fungal infections like thrush. Since infections can also make blood sugar rise, your diabetes may become even harder to control. Keeping your mouth healthy can help you manage your blood sugar.

The above article is from: WebMD.com

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

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Dental Cosmetic Imaging

A Sneak Preview to Put a Smile On Your Face

With cosmetic imaging, you can stop guessing what your new smile will look like and feel confident about the makeover you choose. Computerized images can preview changes with gums, straightened or whitened teeth, and the look of a full smile with dental implants. It is a great way to see what modern dentistry can do to give you your best smile!


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

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Smile, It's Important

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about smiling and healthy teeth.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

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

Monday, 3 August 2015

Diabetes and Your Mouth # 1 : 4 Signs You May Have a Problem

Diabetes puts you at risk for dental problems. It impairs the ability to fight bacteria in your mouth. Having high blood sugar encourages bacteria to grow and contributes to gum disease. You may have gum disease if you have:

  • Gums that are red, sore, bleeding, or swollen, or that pull away from your teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • An irregular bite or dentures that don't fit well

The above article is from: WebMD.com

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

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Dental Root Canal Therapy

Teeth with Root Problems Can Be Saved

If a tooth had infected or damaged roots in the past, it was always extracted. However, it has been shown that a missing tooth can eventually cause other problems. Root canal therapy will save a tooth, and today’s advancements in this procedure make it easy and no longer something to be dreaded.


The procedure centers on removing the interior pulp chamber of the tooth. A specific type of filling material is then packed into the tooth to replace the pulp. Occasionally, a crown is placed over the restored tooth for added strength.

With this procedure, Dr. Kava has successfully saved and restored teeth to full functionality for many patients. The latest anesthetics and procedures make it effortless, with little to no pain. 

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