A Look at the Most Common Dental Procedures

Very few people have perfect teeth. Probably everyone reading this may have had at least one filling. That’s not just a lucky guess. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, which is part of the National Institute of Health, reviewed research in 2018 that showed:

  • 92% of adults 20-64 have had cavities in their permanent teeth
  • 96% of adults 50-64 have cavities, missing, or filled permanent teeth
  • 26% of adults 20-64 have untreated decay

Brighten Your Smile With Veneers

Many of us would probably like to have a better, brighter smile. Our teeth, however, can become discolored, may be  slightly crooked, or chipped. These factors can all affect our appearance and may even make us self-conscious when we smile. 

A solution to having whiter, straighter, undamaged teeth can be summed up in one word: Veneers!

Veneers can rejuvenate your smile simply and quickly and they last for many years. According to Medical News Today, veneers are “beneficial for people who want a long-term solution to persistent cosmetic concerns — particularly those that do not respond to other dental treatments, such as teeth whitening, braces, or retainers.”

Why Our Team is Pro-Vaccine

The Vaccine’s Impact

A number of different coronavirus vaccines have made it through the testing and approval process and are now being distributed in the US at a rate of over 1.3 million doses per day. It’s a testament to the wonders of modern science and technology that these vaccines are ready so soon and that they have such a high efficacy rate. A lot of people still feel skeptical about them, though, and that’s what we want to address in this post.

We’re Open and Can’t Wait to See You!

While these continue to be somewhat difficult times, the office of Dr. Brei is happily – and safely – returning to normal. 

Did you know that our office has been open for emergencies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic? We’ve been here, standing by to help all those with any type of oral issues. In preparing the office for emergency work, we created a number of procedures to keep our patients and our staff as safe as possible. As we re-open, we will maintain those same safeguards so that everyone visiting Dr. Brei’s office feels confident that their well being is our first priority. To maximize everyone’s safety, we’ve put in place the following procedures:

Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

Tragically, people of any age can find themselves with missing teeth. Whether tooth loss is from decay, periodontal disease, or injury, the loss of teeth can have a broad range of negative effects from appearance to speech to digestion. At one time, dentures were the only replacement for missing teeth. Today, however, there is a much better option: dental implants.

We’re Open and Can’t Wait to See You!

While these continue to be somewhat difficult times, the office of Dr. Brei is happily – and safely – returning to normal. 

Did you know that our office has been open for emergencies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic? We’ve been here, standing by to help all those with any type of oral issues. In preparing the office for emergency work, we created a number of procedures to keep our patients and our staff as safe as possible. As we re-open, we will maintain those same safeguards so that everyone visiting Dr. Brei’s office feels confident that their well being is our first priority. To maximize everyone’s safety, we’ve put in place the following procedures:

Improvements in Dentistry In the Past 100 Years

Dentistry has a long history. The Egyptians were utilizing dentists in 2600 BC in Egypt and were the first to designate a doctor whose specialization was treating teeth. There’s evidence of dentistry in Mesopotamia in 2800 BC, where it was considered to be a category of medicine and was regulated by the government. 

The Stages of Tooth Decay

Have you ever been awakened out of a sound sleep by throbbing tooth pain? Have you ever been dining in your favorite restaurant when, after a drink of refreshing ice water, you feel an excruciating, stabbing pain in your teeth making it impossible to enjoy your dinner? If you’ve had similar experiences, you’re not alone.