5 Questions to Ask Your Eugene Dentist at Your Next Checkup

As a dental office in Eugene, Oregon, we understand that patients are the ones who typically are answering questions during a dental visit and not asking them. However, it’s important for patients to ask the questions they need to in order to take control of their dental health. Here are five questions you should ask your dentist next time you go in for a checkup.

How to Develop a Good Dental Hygiene Routine

At Holub Dentistry of Eugene, we know that getting into good habits when it comes to your teeth and overall oral health can be challenging. That’s why we’re here to help, so you can show off your smile knowing that you are doing everything you should to maintain your teeth.

The Anatomy of a Tooth

At Holub Dentistry of Eugene, Oregon, we’ve spent years in school studying all different aspects of teeth. Not everyone shares our passion for teeth, but that doesn’t mean that learning about the anatomy of a tooth isn’t important. Knowing how our teeth are structured helps to understand the ailments that can affect our teeth and what we can do to treat and prevent them. Here is a crash course on the layers that comprise your teeth.

6 Common Reasons for Tooth Pain

Tooth pain can take many different forms, and none of them are enjoyable. At Holub Dentistry of Eugene, Oregon, we have seen and treated patients with a wide range of problems and ailments. If you are experiencing tooth pain or discomfort, it is best for you to consult a dentist. Here are the most common culprits we find at the root of tooth pain.

You Might Have Gum Disease and Not Even Know It

At Holub Dentistry of Eugene, Oregon, we are all too familiar with diagnosing and treating gum disease. Gum disease occurs when the tissues around your teeth become infected, and it is one of the most common causes for tooth loss amongst adults. The problem with gum disease is that you can have it without experiencing any pain or discomfort. According to the American Dental Association, 47.2% of American adults over the age of 30 suffer from chronic gum disease. In fact, people don’t tend to exhibit signs of gum disease until they are in their 30’s or 40’s.

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom Teeth Removal and Consultation

Approximately 85% of people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed during their lifetime. At Holub Dentistry, your Eugene, Oregon dentists, we deal with wisdom teeth on a regular basis. But the question remains if so many people need to have their wisdom teeth removed, why do we even have them in the first place?

Traditional Dental Implants Vs. Mini Dental Implants: What Is the Best Choice for You?

X-ray of dental implants

At Holub Dentistry, your Eugene, Oregon dentists, we specialize in dental implant procedures and understand that it can be an intimidating process to undertake. We want our clients to feel confident when making important decisions about the future of their teeth, and the first step to achieving this is making sure you understand what your options are. Below, you’ll find an explanation on the differences between traditional dental implants and mini dental implants.

Can Your Dentist Help Your Sleep?

A woman sleeping

There are actually a number of links between your teeth and sleep. Bruxism (grinding of the teeth or jaw clenching) commonly occurs during sleep and can cause pain and damage to teeth.

In addition, the shape of the jaws and arrangement of teeth, which are often reasons to seek dental or orthodontic treatment, can also predict the risk of sleep apnea and snoring.

Mini Dental Implants

Dental implant diagram

Are you missing one or more teeth? Having trouble with your dentures? Mini dental implants are for you!

Mini Dental Implants can can help you eat, smile, and speak with renewed confidence. They are placed using a simple, gentle, non-surgical approach. Click on the link below to view a video explaining the benefits and process!

L-PRF Platelet Therapy

L-PRF Therapy

Tooth loss and damage to the jaw bone and tissues are often challenging for your dentist during oral surgery or implant replacement. Without enough support in the jaw bone, dental implants cannot be immediately stabilized and tissue healing can be a long process. The solution to these and other difficult situations is a new Platelet Therapy created from your own blood. Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) changes all the rules as it promotes healing and bone growth from within your own body.