Bob Koenitzer DDS Blog
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.
December 6, 2018
The phrase “root canal therapy” is one of the most dreaded and most understood terms in the English language. Many of us associate the idea of a root canal with extreme, and sometimes unnecessary, discomfort. This is unfortunate, because, in reality, a root canal is a gentle, comfortable procedure that can do much good for the patient’s oral health.
December 2, 2018
Dental crowns have been used for over 100 years to restore patients’ teeth. Thankfully, modern dentistry has progressed to give you the best-looking crown yet. These are caps that fit on top of your teeth to not only restore its strength, but it restores the aesthetic appearance of your smile as well. These crowns typically take multiple visits to be placed, but now, modern technology allows crowns to be placed in just one appointment! Keep reading to learn the benefits of CEREC same-day crowns from a trusted dentist.
October 7, 2018
Few personal problems are more embarrassing than bad breath – but everyone experiences it at some time or another. In fact, Americans spend around 10 billion dollars each year on breath-freshening products, which is no surprise when you consider how bad breath can affect your overall confidence. Often referred to by a dentist as halitosis, this common problem can rear its head at the worst times, including first dates, job interviews and meetings at work. But what causes it – and what can you do about it? Keep reading to find out!
September 20, 2018
Brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist in Petaluma is important for preventing tooth and gum disease. But, for those who are already suffering from these conditions, laser therapy is an effective way to treat the symptoms and promote lasting recovery.
August 14, 2018
A recent study shows that of the people surveyed, three-fourths said they valued the way a person’s teeth look more than the type of job he or she has, or the brand of car driven. That means that the aesthetics of your smile could either be opening doors for you or causing them to close. One of the cosmetic treatments for smile imperfections is the porcelain veneers procedure. Before committing to it, though, it’s important to have the right advice. Learn why as you read on.
July 22, 2018
Living in Petaluma allows residents to enjoy picturesque natural beauty while savoring simple luxuries like a good glass of wine. But the sweet taste of your favorite vintage may leave you with a sour expression if you’re suffering from tooth pain. Fortunately, modern dental medicine offers a number of ways to restore your wellbeing, including root canal therapy. Let’s take a closer view of this effective, often misunderstood approach.
June 4, 2018
Do you sigh every time you look in the mirror and brush your teeth? Do cosmetic chips and cracks prevent you from smiling during family photos? Is your confidence taking a hit because you’re afraid to smile when making a first impression? Even if our teeth are healthy, sometimes they just need a small boost to make them look the way we feel inside.
With help from your cosmetic dentist in Petaluma, you can make that happen.
May 11, 2018
We’ve got some excellent news for patients of Petaluma Smiles. 2018 is the sixth year running that your trusted dentist has won the Petaluma People’s Choice award! Like always, we are very proud of this accomplishment and supremely thankful to have your continued support. We know Dr. Koenitzer couldn’t do it without our loyal patients — and we also believe that he continues to be the favorite thanks to his focus on excellent preventive care. Keep reading to find out why your Petaluma dentist emphasizes stopping problems before they start!
January 19, 2018
Porcelain veneers can give you the gorgeous, magnetic smile that you’ve always wanted. This cosmetic treatment has helped countless people, celebrities and normal folks alike, to enjoy the confidence that can only come with a set of perfect pearly whites. You might wonder, though, if there is any fine print that goes along with veneers. Exactly what problems can they fix, and are they durable enough to stand up to everyday life?