Bob Koenitzer DDS Blog
August 22, 2021
If you used veneers to achieve the smile of your dreams, you likely don’t think twice about your teeth anymore. You know they are bright and beautiful using the custom-made thin shells. You probably never expect a veneer to fall off, but it’s bound to happen, eventually. Veneers are proven to last for decades under the right conditions, but there may come a time when you lose one. Don’t panic! Here’s what you need to do if a veneer fell off.
July 14, 2021
Have you decided to get porcelain veneers? Your dream smile is only a short time away! In the meantime, you’ll be wearing temporary veneers over your prepared teeth. While you may not have expected this part of the process, it’s an essential step that serves many important functions. Read along as your dentist in Petaluma explains what temporary veneers are and why they’re necessary.(more…)
June 15, 2021
Celebrities seem to look flawless everywhere they go. Whether it’s on the red carpet, appearing on the big screen, or hosting an awards show, they’re constantly in the limelight flashing their beautiful pearly whites.
It may be hard to believe, but not all famous faces are born with perfect teeth. They’re regular people with oral health problems too. In fact, many celebrities have worn Invisalign to achieve their ‘million-dollar smile’—read along to find out who.(more…)
May 2, 2021
When you were a child, you were always told that you needed to drink plenty of milk in order to have strong bones. You put it in your cereal, use it to cook, and might even have a glass alongside your dinner. There is definitely some truth behind what you were told when you were a child, but which one is best for your oral health? Cow’s milk? Goat’s milk? Almond milk? There are so many different types to choose from. Read on to learn more about milk so your can choose the best one for your smile.(more…)
April 22, 2021
While dentists are required to complete a certain amount of continuing education every year in order to stay ahead of the latest advancements in the dental field, many go the extra mile to provide the most comprehensive dentistry possible by incorporating modern technology into their practices as well. For example, while dentists are trained to catch the early signs of cavities, tools like the DIAGNOdent can make the process even easier. To learn why choosing a dentist that uses technology like this can help you stay on top of your oral health as well as reduce the risk of future dental emergencies, keep reading!(more…)
March 1, 2021
If there’s one treatment that, when mentioned, strikes terror in the hearts of many, it’s the dreaded root canal. But is the angst that many have about the procedure warranted? The reality is that the 21st century root canal is far different from what it used to be decades ago. With that in mind, there are 3 common myths about root canal therapy that can be discouraging. As you continue reading, these mistruths are unraveled so you can comfortably receive the care you need!(more…)
February 4, 2021
To say that dental technology has come a long way is an understatement. Dentists now have access to powerful and advanced computer software and manufacturing processes that improve their patients’ dental experience and deliver phenomenal results. An example of this is the CEREC crowns method of restoring teeth. Continue reading to learn all the ends-and-outs of what the procedure entails.(more…)
January 26, 2021
Are you ready to invest in a beautiful smile? Your first step is to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Petaluma. During your visit, your dentist will assess your teeth and learn more about your goals to create a customized plan. It’s also your opportunity to ask questions to ensure you’re confident about the decisions you’re making for your smile. It’s best to prepare for your consultation by making a list of questions, so you don’t have any uncertainties about what lies ahead. Not sure what to ask? Here are a few of the most common questions patients have for their cosmetic dentist.
December 3, 2020
Have you ever been told that you shouldn’t fly after you’ve had a dental filling or other work done? Is this a truth or a myth? It isn’t all that uncommon for people to be worried about flying after dental work, but why is that? Should you postpone your trip or treatment till a later date? Your dentist in Petaluma is here to help you get to the bottom of this. Continue reading to learn whether or not you should fly after dental treatment and some other tips.(more…)
November 9, 2020
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so don’t let a dental emergency get in the way of celebrating the holidays. While these situations can’t always be avoided, there are some preventive measures you can take to help protect your smile. You can always contact a dentist in Petaluma in case of an emergency, but try to avoid the following habits to keep your teeth in top condition this holiday season.(more…)