by Lee Anne Austria on September 17, 2018 , Comments Off on WEAR WHITE YEAR ROUND! (xenia ohio general dentist)
xenia ohio general dentist Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and we are committed to helping our patients achieve the brightest and best-looking smile ever! KoR Whitening is a superior method of whitening teeth and we are excited to have it available for our patients.
The KoR Whitening System works by restoring the teeth’s youthful ability to absorb oxygen. The oxygen from the whitening gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving and removing stain molecules. Unlike other whitening methods, with easy periodic home maintenance, KoR Whitening delivers long-lasting results. Sometimes, it is possible to experience pain and sensitivity during whitening treatments. KoR utilizes a whitening gel that, in most cases, produces little or no sensitivity. As a result, most patients have no discomfort when using this system.
The ideal age to begin whitening teeth is about 14 because the permanent teeth are usually all in place by that age. The younger the teeth are the more they whiten. However, KoR Whitening rejuvenates older teeth back to their youthful ability to whiten, even if you are a senior citizen! KoR Whitening lightens teeth dramatically up to 16 shades or more…even teeth stained by antibiotics (such as tetracycline) will be whitened significantly! If you are afraid your teeth will look too white or unnatural, fear not! Real teeth don’t look unnatural, they just look amazingly white. With Kor Whitening, you will get the perfect shade for you. Like most of us, you probably enjoy beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine and you may be worried that they could affect your teeth after whitening. With the easy home maintenance provided included with Kor, these staining beverages will have no effect on the long term brilliant color of your teeth.
So if you want to turn heads with a whiter, brighter, and overall stunning smile, look no further than Brilliant Smiles. Contact us today! To learn more about us “like” us on Facebook…you’ll be glad you did because we are VERY social…you might even win a prize! (Hint: It’s a gift card!)
by Lee Anne Austria on August 2, 2018 , Comments Off on WE WANT YOU! (affordable dentist xenia)
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For the past 30 years, Dr. Austria and his team have been committed to guiding our patients to optimal oral health and wellness in a gentle and comforting environment. We treat patients of all ages and provide services that range from routine professional cleanings and simple fillings to the most comprehensive care, including: – Dental Implants – Invisalign and Orthodontics – Sleep Disordered Breathing Assessment – Tooth Replacement – Cosmetic Dentistry – Emergency Dental Care
Over the last several years, our focus has incorporated what we call “Complete Health Dentistry”, a philosophy that has led us to become advocates for your overall health and wellness. In our practice today, you will get a team of excellent clinicians and dedicated dentists; all who want to see you live healthier and have a better quality of life.
We are accepting new patients…contact us today to schedule your appointment and visit us on Facebook to learn more about our practice.
by Lee Anne Austria on July 10, 2018 , Comments Off on BED PARTNER BLUES affordable dentist xenia
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Are you constantly being awakened in the middle of the night by a partner who snores? Does he or she wonder why you’re in such a bad mood due to lack of a good night’s sleep? If you bed partner snores, it could be affecting not only their life, but your life more than you think. Sleep deprivation can become a serious issue and many times, your bed partner will deny the problem or simply overlook it.
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA…What is it? Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep. Even though this process can happen hundreds of times each night, most people are not conscientiously aware it’s happening. Over time, however, symptoms can begin to manifest themselves affecting daily life and health. Some of these symptoms include fatigue, aches and pains, depression, and memory loss. Sleep apnea doesn’t only affect the person who is afflicted, it can have negative consequences on their partner…they are being deprived of sleep as well!
Here are 10 signs you or your partner may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea: – Daytime Sleepiness – Snoring – Depression – Forgetfulness – Morning Headaches – Not feeling refreshed in the morning – Gasping – Energy Loss – Memory Loss – Grinding teeth at night
TREATMENT Your dentist can help! There is ample evidence supporting the effectiveness of oral appliances. This custom designed “mouthpiece” fits over teeth and is designed by a licensed dentist who has advanced training in dental sleep medicine. The orthotic device gently realigns the tongue and jaw to create an open airway and allow normal air flow to the lungs during sleep. There are many benefits to oral appliances! They are: – Covered by most medical insurances – Easy to use and comfortable to wear – Portable – Easier to use than CPAP They can: – Help achieve better sleep – Help improve daytime functioning – Help achieve less snoring – Help improve the sleep of bed partner
Treatment is simple and can be completed in a few appointments.*
WE CAN HELP!
(*The only way to be sure you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea is to have a sleep study completed at home or at a qualified sleep center. A score of 10 or greater on the quiz indicates pathological sleepiness)
by Lee Anne Austria on May 1, 2018 , Comments Off on #COOL MOMS (PLUS A SPECIAL OFFER!) (xenia dentist xenia cosmetic dentistry)
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Moms are the best! If you are a Mom, you know that there’s not always time to focus on yourself and your health. So with Mother’s Day just around the corner we thought we would take a moment to suggest some easy ways (no Botox or plastic surgery involved) to brighten up your look, take care of your oral health, and keep everyone guessing about your age.
Get rid of those old dark fillings: Modern, non-toxic tooth-colored restorations are a great investment. Not only will you look younger, these fabulous composite fillings are less likely to break and crack so so you’ll be better protected against damage and decay in the years to come.
Treat yourself to whitening: As we age, teeth tend to darken naturally, although “adult” beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine can speed up the process. Whitening is one of the fastest and easiest ways to bring that youthful glow back to your smile.
Consider veneers: Are your teeth chipped, stained, cracked, misshapen or all of the above? Dental veneers can give you the flawless smile you’ve always wanted. And a flawless smile exudes radiance and confidence. Veneers are thin porcelain coverings that fit perfectly over teeth and can completely transform a smile in just a few visits.
Straighten things up: Even if your teeth are naturally straight, shifting can occur after years of biting, chewing, and grinding. Facial muscles can also change over time which can lead to crookedness. Invisalign™ Orthodontics is a fantastic way to fix these issues without wires and metal in as little as 10 weeks!
Missing some teeth? Tooth loss is never fun and can make you feel and look older. Dental implants are simply amazing. Not only can they keep your smile and the structure of your mouth intact, they can help you eat, speak, and smile more naturally. Gaps in the mouth due to missing teeth will cause the existing teeth to move in order to fill the gaps, and can result in a poor bite and a crooked smile. Also, missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw which can give the face that dreaded sunken-in appearance. Implants can help keep the bone structure in place while keeping your teeth strong and healthy.
Cosmetic and restorative dentistry can dramatically improve your smile leading to more confidence and a better quality of life. And contact us for a special Mothers Day offer! (Hint: It’s an amazing offer on KoR Whitening!) We wish all of you remarkable moms out there a beautiful Mothers Day filled with family and fun!
by Lee Anne Austria on March 26, 2018 , Comments Off on I’M NOT TIRED, I’M JUST RESTING MY EYES (xenia ohio dentist)
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Sleep is supposed to be a time of peaceful relaxation, right? For many of us (87 million of us in fact) it is anything but because of a condition called SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING (SDB.) Have you ever been told you snore? Snoring is a very strong indicator of SDB, along with Sleep Apnea. Both of these conditions can severely affect your sleep and in turn, your quality of life and your health. The good news is this: Your dentist is in a position to recognize the symptoms and HELP.
Sleep deprivation has been associated with these diseases:
Atrial Fibrillation (A Fib)
High Blood Pressure
And, it has been associated with the following alarming conditions in children:
ADD (in adults as well as children)
Given the sheer number of people affected by SDB, we find these conclusions disturbing. So at Brilliant Smiles, we are making it a priority to screen patients with potential sleep disorders and then direct them to the appropriate professional for further diagnosis and treatment.
Interested to see if you’re at risk? Click here to take the test!
Did you score greater than 10? If so, then you should be evaluated for SDO. Treatment can not only make for a better quality of life, it could save your life! Questions? Contact us.
by Lee Anne Austria on March 26, 2018 , Comments Off on EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE – TAKE THE TEST (xenia ohio dentist)
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EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE
Likelihood to fall asleep in the following situations:
0 – Would never doze off 1 – Slight chance of dozing off 2 – Moderate chance of dozing off 3 – High chance of dozing off
Sitting and Reading___
Watching TV ___
Sitting, inactive in a public place ___
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break ___
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit ___
Sitting and talking to someone ___
Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol ___
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic___
Did you score greater than 10? If so, then you should be evaluated for Sleep Disordered Breathing. Treatment can not only make for a better quality of life, it could SAVE YOUR LIFE. Questions? Contact us.