Your Smile Deserves a Makeover, Too

Smile Hand Under ChinModern dental technology can be a real gift to people who are unhappy with their teeth. No matter what your past efforts of dental hygiene, your genetic predispositions, or injuries you’ve incurred, Haltom City dentist, Dr. Bob Jing can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Start With Healing and Restoration

Cosmetic dentistry is any dental treatment which improves the beauty and health of your smile. (more…)

Better Dental Health Means Healthier Lungs

LungsOral-systemic health is a concept backed by research based on the fact that your body’s health can be directly impacted by the state of your mouth. One recent study looked at patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) who were exposed to specialized dental health care from a dentist. This extra effort towards caring for teeth and gums proved to greatly lower these patients’ risk for developing lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI). These ailments (commonly linked to pneumonia) are common secondary infections in ICUs. If good oral hygiene can help patients who are very sick, imagine what it can do if you make it a habit before you are ever sick.

Brazilian Dental Care Study

An observer-blind randomized clinical trial was created by Brazilian scientists. The team collected data (more…)

Restorative Dental Options to Deal with Decay

HappyCrownedToothNo one plans to acquire tooth decay. It’s something we generally try to avoid by keeping up with good dental self-care. However, by not going to the dentist regularly, you put yourself at risk for undiagnosed cavities. Unfortunately, letting tooth decay go without treatment can result in unpleasant dental issues such as abscesses. Tooth decay is nothing new, however, so the best course of action if you have a cavity is to visit your dentist twice a year in order to catch them early. When you do have a cavity, there are different restorative treatment methods to restore your tooth back to full form and function.

Dental Fillings

Quite a few of your fellow American citizens are currently walking around with at least one dental filling in their mouths. Streptococcus mutans are the germs which live (more…)

Suggestions for a Cavity-Free Halloween

LollipopWith Halloween less than a week away, you may want to use this weekend to stock up on candy to give away to all of the adorable neighborhood children. This tradition may not be for everyone, but many people get a big kick out of all of the kids in costumes, and the opportunity to offer them a sweet treat to enjoy. There are those of us, however, who may feel a little guilty about the dental downfalls we may also be handing out with our good intentions. Fort Worth dentist, Dr. Bob Jing has some recommendations for Halloween giving that shouldn’t send your neighbors into the throes of tooth decay. (more…)

Can you Avoid Dental Anxiety?

Calm WomanMany people suffer from anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). Examples of anxiety disorders include panic attacks, phobias, general anxiety, and PTSD. Sometimes, the disorder leads directly to oral health problems. These debilitating feelings may also have implications for oral health. Poor oral health care creates a potential for serious dental maladies to develop over time. Fort Worth dentist, Dr. Bob Jing, explains why people with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders should discuss their oral health issues with their dentist.

Oral Health Problems Compounded by Anxiety

People with anxiety are more prone to dental health issues such as dry mouth, temporomandibular (more…)

Have you Considered Dental Implants?

Older Couple SideThere are fantastic benefits from the method of tooth replacement known as dental implants. Losing your teeth is naturally upsetting. In the past, options of restoration were limited to fake looking false teeth. President George Washington, for example, was able to afford the best possible dentures available in his day. Yet they were still made from one-dimensional, flat looking ivory, lead, human, and animal teeth. Dental implants offer a much more tooth-like solution which will not only look great, but also preserve your jawbone density.

All about Dental Implants

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Battling Gum Disease with Lasers

Blue LaserIt’s disconcerting to find out you have gum disease, but you’re not alone if you have been diagnosed with a periodontal infection. In fact, nearly 80% of Americans have at least the beginning stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis. If you are one of the majority, treatment might be necessary to undo the damage to your gingival tissues. Our team at 7 Day Dental Care , will explain some of the basics of laser periodontal treatment.

Cleaning Gums with Lasers

In the past, periodontal therapy could be time consuming and downright painful. If gum disease has progressed into periodontitis (severe gum disease) pockets will form between the gums and jawbone that are prone to infection. With laser technology and the experience of a reputable laser dentist, the infection of gum disease can be cleared away with a tiny laser fiber that’s about as thick as three human hairs. The small, focused beam will clean out plaque deposits and bacteria from periodontal pockets. Once clean, periodontal infections have the chance to heal, and healthy tissue can regenerate. Laser therapy has been shown in clinical trials to improve the chance of recovery from periodontal disease.

Grafting or Regenerating Gum Tissue

If gum recession has occurred as a result of severe gum disease, patients often report root sensitivity to food and drink with extreme temperatures. Gum recession can also usher in the unpleasant side effect of an unsightly appearance in the mouth, as if your teeth are larger than they should be, since more dentin is exposed. In these cases, gingival grafts are often recommended. Through non-invasive laser treatment, a small band of tissue is attached around the tooth. For some, guided tissue regeneration can work to help with gum and bone tissue loss that results from periodontitis.

Consult with your Fort Worth General Dentist

At 7 Day Dental Center, Dr. Bob Jing and our team of dental professionals offer convenience, comfort, and the latest in quality family dentistry. With a focus on patient education and access to advanced dental technology, we can help you achieve a brighter, healthier smile. To schedule an appointment, call our office at (817) 405-2001. We proudly service the residents of Fort Worth, Haltom City, Sansom Park, White Settlement, and surrounding communities.

Chocolate Eating Tricks for Dental Health Treats

Eating ChocolateHalloween is just around the corner. This time of year, if you have kids in the house especially, there’s little hope of maintaining a completely sugar-free household.   There’s good news and bad news for anyone with a sweet tooth – young and old. Yes, sugar is not good for your teeth. That’s the bad news, but you already knew it in all likelihood. That said, could it actually be that chocolate has positive effects on your teeth? Our team at 7 Day Dental Care believe this sounds like potentially great news.

Chocolate Beans

Chocolate bars don’t grow on trees, but the beans that chocolate is derived from certainly do. Cacao trees sprout cocoa beans which are chock full of flavonoids, tannins, and polyphenols. What does this mean for your teeth? Well, both tannins and polyphenols slow down the growth of germs in your mouth. The less germs, the less harmful acid on your teeth. Acid and germs are required for plaque production, so if you do the math, having less germs and less acid buildup translates to less tooth decay and lower rates of periodontal infection. Of course, when it comes to dental health, there is a caveat when talking about chocolate consumption. Dark chocolate is the way to go, as it is richer in healthy compounds and lower in overall sugar content.

You Can’t Brush with Chocolate

Even if chocolate (or other consumables such as green tea, coffee, and red wine) have oral health benefits, you can’t replace your dental hygiene efforts with food or beverages. The same tried-and-true recipe for optimal dental health still involves brushing, flossing, visiting your dentist for preventive checkups and cleanings every six months, and reducing your sugar and acid intake. If you do eat highly acidic foods or drink sodas or citrus juices frequently, rinse your mouth with water and then brush your teeth after 30 minutes or so. This gives your tooth enamel a chance to re-mineralize from the acid attack.

Consult with your Fort Worth General Dentist

At 7 Day Dental Center, Dr. Bob Jing and our team of dental professionals offer convenience, comfort, and the latest in quality family dentistry. With a focus on patient education and access to advanced dental technology, we can help you achieve a brighter, healthier smile. To schedule an appointment, call our office at (817) 405-2001. We proudly service the residents of Fort Worth, Haltom City, Sansom Park, White Settlement, and surrounding communities.

Promote Jawbone Density for Dental Implant Success

Older Folks EatingDo you have missing permanent teeth? It doesn’t matter how you lost your pearly whites. Most likely, you’re going to want the best possible quality replacements available. Dental implants are considered your most natural current option in terms of restoring both the form and function of lost teeth. Unfortunately, when you are missing teeth for a long time, you can also end up with depletion of your jawbone tissues. This vicious cycle of dental misfortune will cause the need for a bone graft before you make a viable candidate for dental implants. Fortunately, researchers at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Castellón had this in mind when they started developing a new implant coating that can replenish bone density while you heal from implant surgery.

Recovering Jawbone Density

People who have low-bone density cannot receive biocompatible titanium dental implants until they achieve ample bone density. The root replacements simply won’t be stable enough to withstand usage and time. A bone graft can require two months of recovery before implants and crowns should even be considered. Julio José Suay, coordinator of Polymers and Advanced Materials, is in charge of this research, and says, “(The procedure) consists on covering the implant with a biodegradable coating that, upon contact with the bone, dissolves and during this degradation process is able to release silicon compounds and other bioactive molecules which induce bone generation.”

Incredible Coating for Dental Implants

Scientists at Jaume I and the University of the Basque Country are currently working with a company called Ilerimplant SL. The team is working on a prototype of the biodegradable coating that could potentially make dental implants a much faster and more palatable tooth replacement procedure for low bone density patients. The prototype formula has made it past a live animal evaluation phase. Clinical evaluation on people will be next. The hope is that the product will be on the market within two or three years.

Consult with your Fort Worth General Dentist

At 7 Day Dental Center, Dr. Bob Jing and our team of dental professionals offer convenience, comfort, and the latest in quality family dentistry. With a focus on patient education and access to advanced dental technology, we can help you achieve a brighter, healthier smile. To schedule an appointment, call our office at (817) 405-2001. We proudly service the residents of Fort Worth, Haltom City, Sansom Park, White Settlement, and surrounding communities.

Teeth Whitening is Not a New Pursuit

Smile Girl LibraryTeeth whitening has become a veritable art form. The most requested (and arguably easiest) cosmetic dental procedure, the pursuit for whiter teeth has become much more common. There’s no arguing that a brighter smile is a healthier and more youthful looking smile. As you look around at all of the white grins in your town, you may wonder, “When did everyone become so interested in teeth whitening?” Read on for a bit of teeth whitening history to see that people have been interested in the brightest possible smiles for many, many years.

Bright Smiles in Egypt

Unusual teeth whitening methods had to be tried in times when you couldn’t just drive up to the drugstore or make an appointment with your dentist. Ancient Egyptians tried a counter-intuitive mixture which was red wine-based. Unfortunately, they did not realize until further experimentation that the tannins which make wine red cause far more stains than any possible benefit from whitening with alcohol. Perhaps they should have considered Pinot Grigio instead?

Friends, Romans, and Bright Smiles

You might be shocked when you hear what the Romans came up with for teeth whitening: uric acid. If you don’t catch our drift with the clinical term, we’re talking about actual urine. The surprising truth is, this actually would work, in theory, because of the ammonia naturally occurring in human waste. This must be why the wealthiest members of Roman society went so far as importing urine from all over the world.

Modern Day Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter whitening products aren’t guaranteed to offer you results, though you can certainly find many options in your town. If you really want whitening results, our dental team has two great options. Through Dr. Jing, you will have access to professional grade bleaching materials to whiten on your own at home. If you want even faster results, Zoom! teeth whitening relies on bleaching gel activated by laser light and is implemented in the 7 Day Dental Center office.

Consult with your Fort Worth General Dentist

At 7 Day Dental Center, Dr. Bob Jing and our team of dental professionals offer convenience, comfort, and the latest in quality family dentistry. With a focus on patient education and access to advanced dental technology, we can help you achieve a brighter, healthier smile. To schedule an appointment, call our office at (817) 405-2001. We proudly service the residents of Fort Worth, Haltom City, Sansom Park, White Settlement, and surrounding communities.