Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral cancer, read more below from Dr. Giannelli at Neighborhood Smiles in La Crosse. More
If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with sensitive teeth, you must be familiar with the painful zing that follows a hot drink, a bite of ice cream, or just a deep breath of cold air. These and other elements can cause a sudden discomfort if you have sensitive teeth, also called dentin hypersensitivity.
Each of your teeth has an important protected layer called enamel. If your enamel gets worn down, your teeth can become more sensitive over time. Your enamel is the visible, white part of the tooth and it protects the softer, inner layers of each tooth. Receding gums can also reveal sensitive parts of the tooth that aren’t protected by enamel. More
So you’re missing a tooth—or a few!
An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best for your new smile. Don’t feel lost among all the pros and cons of choosing a tooth-replacement plan. Neighborhood Smiles in La Crosse is an experienced practice you can trust to help guide you on your journey from missing teeth toward a complete, natural, and healthy smile.
Not your grandma’s dentures
The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and many more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats a fresh set of X-rays. Dr. Giannelli uses dental X-rays to see the whole picture, in order to keep your teeth healthy, bright, and beautiful. If you are a La Crosse resident with questions about how X-rays work, read on, and don’t hesitate to call Neighborhood Smiles with any concerns.
What are X-rays?
There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Neighborhood Smiles talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. Giannelli knows that folks in La Crosse like to be informed, so think of this as your personal guide to things that might end up in your mouth. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call!
Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures, Oh My!
If you are a La Crosse resident looking to upgrade your smile by getting rid of crooked teeth, you may be surprised to find out how many options there are. Malocclusion (an uneven bite) is very common among teens and adults, but Dr. Karen Spitzer has a number of treatments available to straighten teeth that can have your smile looking perfectly aligned in as little as six months. Neighborhood Smiles is dedicated to spreading the word about traditional and modern orthodontic options, so read on to find out how you can get your dream smile.
Braces, Six Month Smiles, and Invisalign®
Don’t let dentures or gaps in your teeth take away your confidence! Talk to Drs. Spitzer and Yakowicz about dental implants and get started on a path to reclaiming your smile! Neighborhood Smiles offers the best dental implant technology available and we love to help our La Crosse, WI patients regain their confidence with a beautiful, healthy mouth.
What are Dental Implants for?
The best way to explain dental implants is to describe exactly what they do. If you have a missing tooth, Drs. Spitzer and Yakowicz will put an implant in its place. This implant will take root in the jawbone (just a like a real tooth), protect the bone and integrity of your face, and function just as a real tooth would. Only you and Drs. Spitzer and Yakowicz will know it’s an implant.
It’s no secret that regular old braces carry a certain stigma. The brackets, wires, and small, colored bands are clunky and painful, and most people shudder at the thought of having to get them. However, the dentistry of today is very different and Drs. Spitzer and Yakowicz have options for you that are less-invasive, nearly invisible, more comfortable, and take much less time. If you have ever dreamed about having a nicer smile, now is the time to visit Neighborhood Smiles and find out about the wonderful ways we can help build your confidence with a beautiful smile.
Reclaim Your Smile with Invisalign
Dr. Spitzer & Dr. Yakowicz offer their patients the latest in technology now available in dental implants, freeing you from a gap-toothed smile or uncomfortable dentures. Believe it or not, dentistry can provide you with freedom and independence you didn’t know you could have through the use of dental implants!
Should you get dental implants?
If your cheeks have become “sunken in” lately or your dentures no longer fit properly, you are probably suffering from bone resorption, a problem caused when your natural teeth have been lost or removed. You might have given in to these issues as inevitable consequences of aging, but that is simply no longer the case. Dr. Spitzer & Dr. Yakowicz and implants can change the way you think about your smile!