Bob Koenitzer DDS Blog
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…)
October 12, 2020
Over 500,000 people each year are choosing a dental implant over a traditional prosthetic because it is the closest replica of a natural tooth. Unfortunately, dental implants are more expensive upfront than conventional solutions. If you’re on a tight budget, are dental implants worth the cost? Absolutely! Here are 3 reasons they are an investment in your smile.
October 11, 2020
Believe it or not, the end of the year is only a few months away. As the leaves begin to change and we head into the holiday season, don’t forget to see your dentist for a cleaning and checkup or to have your damaged tooth repaired because your dental insurance will expire on December 31st. If you don’t use your remaining benefits before then, you’re going to lose them. Now is the ideal time to maximize your coverage.
August 3, 2020
From new workout regimens and juice cleanses to vitamin supplements and strict diets, it seems like everyone is on a mission to improve their overall health amid the current pandemic. But did you know your oral health can play an equally important role in fighting off viruses? All too often, oral care regimens and bi-yearly visits to the dentist are neglected in lieu of demanding work schedules and school activities. However, it is more important now than ever to prioritize your dental care. Read on for the link between your oral health and your immune system and six good dental habits to start today!
June 19, 2020
If you have a tooth that’s been severely damaged by a cavity or fracture, a dental crown is an outstanding treatment option that will restore its health, function, and appearance for many years. And whereas traditional crowns are done in two visits, a CEREC same-day crown offers the same great quality in just one. But one common question a dentist hears is, “Are same-day crowns covered by insurance?” Keep reading below for the answer.
May 18, 2020
Your next dental appointment may look somewhat different than your last visit before the COVID-19 pandemic. A wide variety of additional infection control protocols have been established to keep you as safe as possible when getting the dental care you need in COVID-19. Before your dental treatment begins, your Petaluma dentist may ask you to rinse your mouth out with an antimicrobial mouthwash. Here’s what you need to know about this new step in your routine dental visits during the coronavirus pandemic.
April 15, 2020
The COVID-19 virus has interrupted American lives like no other event in history, forcing the country to shut down. To help control the spread of the virus, dentists have placed most of their dental care services on hold. Does that mean that when a dental emergency strikes, you should head to your local ER? An emergency dentist says, “No!” As you continue reading, you’ll discover the better option.
March 28, 2020
With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, many people are living in constant fear of contracting the virus. People are wearing masks and gloves whenever they have to go out, washing their hands more than normal, and staying at least six feet away from others. But did you know there are a few other habits you can implement to help prevent the spread of the disease? Keep reading as a dentist lists a few oral hygiene habits you can take to keep your teeth, gums, and body healthy.
February 7, 2020
Did you know that most celebrities weren’t born with those flawless smiles they show off on the red carpet? Many of them, including Tom Cruise, Celine Dion, and Morgan Freeman, owe their beautiful pearly whites to a simple cosmetic procedure known as porcelain veneers. Years ago, only movie stars used these dental upgrades, but now anyone can have a silver screen-worthy smile! This quick, non-invasive treatment is ideal for fixing a variety of cosmetic dental imperfections with dazzling results. Here’s everything you should know about porcelain veneers in Petaluma.