By Rhonda F. Company DDS, Andrea M. Company DDS & Associates
January 11, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Would you like to improve your smile? Dr. Rhonda F. Company, Dr. Andrea M. Company, Dr. John W. Patt and Dr. Marilyn Marks-Davis, dental procduresyour family dentists in Canton, OH, provide information on a few dental procedures that can help you.

Crowns

Crowns not only restore teeth but also improve their appearance. Porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, resin or other tough materials are used to create the hollow, tooth-shaped shells. Before you receive your crown, your dentist reduces the size of your tooth to ensure that your crown fits into the space perfectly. Crowns are used to lengthen teeth, hide imperfections and discolorations, stabilize fragile teeth or restore broken or damaged teeth.

Bridges

Crowns anchor one or more artificial teeth called pontics in a dental bridge. Bridges offer an excellent way to replace missing teeth and restore your ability to chew normally. Although bridges are made of tough materials, including porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal, they do eventually become worn and may need to be replaced about every 10 to 15 years.

Bonding

Composite resin, a flexible, putty-like material available in a variety of tooth-colored shades, is often used to repair teeth and improve their appearance. After the material is added to your teeth, it's hardened with a special curing light.

Veneers

Veneers offer an excellent way to whiten your entire smile, but can also be used to hide a single discolored tooth, cover slight gaps in your smile, lengthen a tooth slightly or conceal chips and other imperfections. Veneers are applied to the fronts of your teeth only and offer a simple solution to many cosmetic problems.

No matter what the issue, there's a dental procedure that can improve your smile. Call your family dentists in Canton, OH at (330) 455-0706 to schedule your appointment.

By Rhonda F. Company DDS, Andrea M. Company DDS & Associates
November 08, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Gum Disease  

Periodontal disease is the number one reason for tooth loss. Unfortunately, almost half of Americans have some form of gum disease. Like other medical and dental conditions, gum disease is a treatable and curable condition. However, the ease and complexity of treatment often depend on spotting gum disease in its early stages. Learn the signs and symptoms of gum disease and how to prevent it with Dr. Rhonda F. Company, Dr. Andrea M. Company, Dr. John W. Patt and Dr. Marilyn Marks-Davis in Canton, OH.

What causes gum disease? 
When you brush and floss, you remove food particles and bacteria built up on your teeth. If allowed to remain on your teeth, the bacteria hardens into plaque. You can remove plaque by brushing and flossing. Eventually, plaque hardens into tartar and only your dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar from your teeth. These forms of tooth decay eventually begin reaching underneath the gum line, causing the irritation and infection indicative of gum disease.

Do I have gum disease? 
Gum disease has several obvious signs and symptoms, including:

  • sore, irritated gums
  • red or bloody gums
  • gums which bleed when you floss or brush
  • swollen gums
  • gums which separate from the tooth
  • unexplained bad breath
  • receding gums

Preventing Gum Disease in Canton, OH 
Preventing gum disease is as easy as preventing tooth decay. A strong at-home oral care routine coupled with regular visits to your dentist can keep both tooth decay and gum disease at bay. Brush at least twice daily with a soft-bristled brush for at least two minutes. Floss once a day, taking care to use a different strand of floss for each quadrant of your mouth to avoid spreading bacteria throughout the mouth. Regular dental examinations and cleanings are just as important as your at-home oral care routine. See your dentist at least twice a year to give your mouth a clean slate and catch any potential problems early at their most treatable.

For more information on gum disease, please our Canton, OH dentist. Call (330) 455-0706 to schedule your appointment today!

By Rhonda F. Company DDS, Andrea M. Company DDS & Associates
September 06, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces  

Find out when it’s time to turn to our Canton, OH dentist for braces.

Braces have certainly changed a lot over the years. Now it seems that patients have more and more ways to achieve a straighter smile. orthodonticsFind out when it might be time for you or your child to consider talking to one of our Canton, OH family dentists about orthodontic treatment.

If you or your child is dealing with any of these dental problems, it might be time to turn to one of our dentists to get braces:

  • Malocclusions (e.g. overbites; underbites; crossbites, etc.)
  • Crooked teeth
  • Spacing issues
  • Crowding

Getting orthodontics will not only improve your appearance but will also boost your oral health:

Improve Your Smile

If your teeth are crooked or misaligned this can cause other issues for your smile. These malocclusions can make it difficult to chew and speak properly, and it can put more pressure and stress on certain teeth over others, which can lead to worn-down teeth.

Prevent Problems

It’s amazing how easy it is for periodontal disease and decay to form in misaligned teeth. If you want to reduce your chances of developing any of these problems then it’s time to consider getting braces to reduce your risk.

What kinds of braces should I consider?

Here in Canton, you have so many options when it comes to choosing your orthodontic treatment. And remember: braces aren’t just for kids anymore. You can now straighten your smile as a late teen or adult. Types of orthodontics include:

  • Traditional metal braces
  • Lingual braces

If you are wondering if getting braces in Canton, OH is the right dental treatment for you then it’s time you called our office today to schedule your no-risk consultation. We are here to make sure you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

By Rhonda F. Company DDS, Andrea M. Company DDS & Associates
July 08, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

As a parent, you would probably list your children’s health as a top priority. However, a large part of keeping your child’s general health top-notch is keeping their dental health top-notch as well. Find out the importance of child and infant dental care with help from your Children's Dental CareCanton, OH family dentists.

When should my child start seeing the dentist? 
Generally, children should see the dentist for the first time before their first birthday, within six months of their first tooth erupting. Starting dental visits early provides preventative care for future issues and allows your child to become comfortable with visiting the dentist. Prepare your child by talking with them about their dental visit and building excitement for the appointment. Children who are very fussy or will not cooperate may need to reschedule their appointment.

How should I care for my child’s teeth? 
Parents should wipe infants’ gums with a soft, damp cloth after eating and before bedtime. When the teeth begin to erupt, brush them with a soft toothbrush and a tiny amount of toothpaste. Avoid giving your child anything other than water just before a nap or bedtime as this could cause tooth decay. Children should brush at least twice a day. When teeth begin to erupt and grow close enough together, teach your child to floss daily.

Child and Infant Dentistry in Canton, OH
Your child’s first dental visit will be mostly informational with little or no treatment. The first visit is usually reserved for getting the child comfortable with the dentist’s office and their dentist. The visit usually lasts less than 30 minutes and involves a physical examination of the teeth, gums, bite and oral tissues. If necessary, a cleaning to remove any plaque or tartar buildup and x-rays also take place. Your dentist will show you the proper way to care for your child’s teeth and answer any questions you may have.

For more information on child and family dentistry, please contact Dr. Rhonda F. Company, Dr. Andrea M. Company, Dr. John W. Patt and Dr. Marilyn Marks-Davis in Canton, OH. Call (330) 455-0706 to schedule your child’s dental examination today!

By Rhonda F. Company DDS, Andrea M. Company DDS & Associates
April 27, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dental implants may seem a little expensive, but this tooth replacement option is actually a good value in the long run. Your Canton, OH dentist-- Dr. Andrea M. Company, a explain why dental implants are worth the cost.

Implants are often the most inexpensive option

It's important to not only consider the upfront costs of dental implants, but also the long-term costs. Bridges or dentures may need to be Dental Implantsreplaced several times during your life, depending on your age when you receive them. Rising costs affect everything, even costs related to bridges and dentures. When you need to replace those appliances in 10 or 15 years, you can expect to pay even more than you did when you originally got them. Because implants become part of your jaw, they usually never need to be replaced and may actually be the least expensive option.

Dental implants help protect your oral health

Your jawbone begins to shrink and weaken after you lose a tooth, which can eventually lead to facial sagging. This issue occurs because your tooth no longer provides needed stimulation to the underlying bone. When you choose an implant to replace a missing tooth, your Canton dentist will drill a small hole in your bone and place a titanium implant inside it. Over the next three to six months, the implant will bond to the surrounding bone. Once the implant is stable, it will replace your lost roots and continue to provide the stimulation your jawbone needs to stay strong.

One lost tooth can also affect the health of nearby teeth. Your tooth helped keep the adjacent teeth in alignment. Once that tooth is gone, the rest of your teeth begin to overlap as they drift toward the opening. When teeth overlap, it's difficult to remove every speck of cavity-causing plaque.

Dental implants look and feel like the real teeth

Dental implants are designed to look an act just like your natural teeth. Although bridges and dentures are good tooth replacement options, they have some limitations. If they don't fit perfectly, they can irritate your gums. When you wear dentures, your biting power is decreased, which can make it difficult or impossible to eat some hard foods. Your biting power is unaffected when you have a dental implant.

Would you like to learn if dental implants are the best choice for you? Call your Canton, OH dentists at (330) 445-0706 to schedule an appointment. Implants are the cost-effective tooth replacement option!





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