Bob Koenitzer DDS Blog
October 5, 2019
Missing a tooth doesn’t impact your oral health very much, right? Think again! Most people are surprised to learn about the many unanticipated consequences of losing even one tooth. And since tooth loss is so common, there’s a good chance that you or someone you know will experience it at some point. Fortunately, we live in a day and age where there are excellent replacement options like dental implants that look and feel incredibly natural. Keep reading to learn about the 4 problems you can develop if you fail to replace your missing teeth.
September 25, 2019
Dental implants have been used for decades as a way to easily replace missing teeth in a way that looks and feels completely natural. If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’re probably interested in dental implants to restore your smile. Maybe you want to learn a little bit more about them before you invest in them. That’s why we’ve written this guide to the parts of a dental implant.
August 30, 2019
According to the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, almost 37 million people wear full dentures. One of the most popular types of restorative treatments, full and partial dentures can help restore your ability to smile, eat and speak. But what happens when you need to fix this restorative appliance? In this post, your dentist will explain the common repairs available and list some alternatives to traditional dentures.
July 5, 2019
From the polio vaccine to mapping the human genome, mankind’s biggest scientific breakthroughs would not have been possible without the most advanced technology of the day. Although keeping your smile healthy is a slightly more modest goal than fighting polio or understanding human DNA, the latest inventions still play an important role in advancing your oral health. As an experienced dentist in Petaluma, Dr. Bob Koenitzer utilizes state-of-the-art technology, including powerful microscopes, to deliver the highest-quality dental care possible. Wondering how microscopes can help improve your oral health? Keeping reading below to find out.
June 24, 2019
You haven’t seen your dentist in the past year. You’ve just been too busy at work and don’t think you can afford any time off. And really, what’s the harm? You brush twice a day and floss daily; that’s all you really need to do, right? Not so fast. Having a dental checkup at least twice a year is an important part of maintaining good oral health – as well as good overall health. Here are 3 reasons why you should make sure to schedule those appointments.
May 22, 2019
You never had the opportunity to get braces when you were younger, but now it feels like it’s too late to get the straighter smile you’ve been dreaming of. With your professional career, you don’t think anybody will take you seriously with a mouth full of brackets and wires distracting them from everything you’re saying. Lucky for you, your cosmetic dentist offers a couple of alternatives without taking away from your mature look. Six Month Smiles and Invisalign treatments can give you the results you’re looking for without all the inconveniences of traditional braces. Ditch the cumbersome look and check out the latest advancements in dentistry by reading below! (more…)
April 10, 2019
If you’re looking to make a positive impact on a person at a first-time meeting, it’s important to have an attractive smile. Teeth stains can definitely act as a hindrance, though. Thankfully, there is help available with teeth whitening provided by your local cosmetic dentist. Before you undergo the process, here are 4 things you should know.
March 27, 2019
One reason why more people don’t see the dentist is fear of costs. Dental coverage is one way of making treatment more affordable. But how do you know which plan is right for you and your family? It helps to know a little bit about the different options. Some of the more popular choices include PPO plans, HMO plans, and discounts for specific services.
February 4, 2019
Do you need a dental crown? Now, you can get the restoration you need in a single appointment. CEREC technology resolves the common disadvantages of the traditional method, allowing you to enjoy a same-day crown that looks like a real tooth. You can benefit from the latest technology while keeping your treatment within your budget using your dental insurance. You have the affordable and convenient solution you need to rebuild your smile.
January 31, 2019
Root canal therapy is a better option for most patients than extraction. Even a single missing tooth can create a hiding spot for dangerous bacteria and put unnatural stress on the remaining teeth. The result is more cavities in the long run. A root canal avoids these disadvantages while freeing the patient from toothache pain.
In this post we’ll look at what causes cavities and why modern root canals are more comfortable and more effective than they were in the past. Use this information along with advice from your dentist to make informed decisions about your oral health.