Region Dental Care Blog
November 19, 2017
Take a look at your smile in the mirror. You can’t see your back teeth, so they may not seem that important. Now, take a bite of something chewy. Suddenly, the fact that your back teeth are out of sight doesn’t mean they’re out of mind. Even if you can’t see your back teeth, they are important in maintaining your smile’s healthy function. Many patients who lose one or more back teeth think they don’t need to replace them because they can’t be seen, but replacing any missing tooth is essential to keep your smile whole and healthy. Dental implants, fixed bridges, and dentures are all tooth replacement options to repair your smile following tooth loss.
September 16, 2017
You turn down another work luncheon, it’s the second one this week. You know your supervisor is going to question your absence, but you just can’t sit through another lunch sipping soup. You’re embarrassed about your missing tooth and it’s starting to affect not only your confidence, but also your performance at work. You are looking for solutions and you’ve heard about dental implants in La Porte, but are they the right solution for you?
August 8, 2017
Most of us understand the importance of taking care of our teeth. They allow us chew and enjoy our food. However, they are not the only thing in our mouths we should be monitoring, and that’s where your dentist in La Porte can help with consistent examinations every six-months. Here are some of the other parts of your mouth that need care and attention.
July 17, 2017
Considering the job that teeth perform day-in and day-out, they really are remarkably strong. However, this does not mean that they are impervious to damage, including fractures and breaks. When this happens, you need dental care from your dentist in 46350. Read on to learn more about what Dr. Daniel Berquist or Dr. Joseph Ornelas recommend you do in case of a broken or cracked tooth as well as the treatments they offer.
June 11, 2017
Maintaining your dental health is vital to protecting the appearance and longevity of your smile. However, with more research connecting the state of your teeth and gums to your overall health, you now have another reason to do everything you can to be proactive about your oral hygiene. To do so, it involves more than just brushing and flossing. You must be committed to prevent dental complications at home and with your La Porte dentist. At Region Dental, we value your well-being. We have the information you need to protect your oral and overall health.
May 22, 2017
What’s the big deal about getting your teeth cleaned? Is it really that important? Well, yes it is– so much so that your LaPorte dentist, Dr. Daniel Berquist or Dr. Joseph Ornelas, asks to see you twice a year for an oral examination and hygienic cleaning. More than just a simple scrape and rinse, your dental cleaning in LaPorte defends your mouth against tooth decay and gum disease.
April 12, 2017
You head to the dentist thinking you’ll have a clean bill of health and receive a lot of praise for your excellent oral hygiene only to find that you have gum disease. But how? Many people have been there before. The fact of the matter is that dental health isn’t just one sided. Healthy gums and teeth take a team of two: you and your Region Dental dentist (either Dr. Berquist or Dr. Ornelas). It’s important to understand that for one, you’re not the only patient that has been surprised with their diagnosis of gum disease. Secondly, it’s important to understand that not only is gum disease preventable but that it’s effects are reversible if you receive a gum disease treatment in La Porte early on.
March 15, 2017
Root Canal—two small words that can make any adult feel weak in the knees. In reality, there’s no reason to cringe at this procedure. Our dentists at Berquist Family Dentistry believe in making each dental appointment pleasant and as painless as possible. The purpose of getting a root canal in La Porte is to save your natural teeth. Your dentist will work with you to develop the best plan to help you do just that. Let’s look at what root canal therapy really is, how you know if you need it, and the process to give you a better understanding.
February 23, 2017
You never know when a dental emergency is going to happen, but knowing how to handle one could make all the difference in the outcome. Your emergency dentist in La Porte is committed to providing dental care at those critical times when waiting is difficult. We offer early morning and evening appointments, and in many cases, same day appointments for dental emergencies. We know that having a plan in advance can help ease the anxiety one faces during times of pain and stress. Dr. Daniel Berquist and Dr. Joseph Ornelas can offer first aid tips over the phone, answer questions and schedule appointments so you can get the immediate help you need. (more…)
January 3, 2017
Did you know that your overall health can be affected by your oral health? The condition of your teeth and gums can have a dramatic impact on your overall well-being. This is called the oral systemic connection, and it refers to the fact that anything in your mouth can easily travel throughout your entire body. This is especially significant when it comes to gum disease. Dr. Daniel Berquist, your dentist in La Porte, wants you to understand this connection and how it can lead to other serious conditions. (more…)