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Patient Education

Oral Health Topics

Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks? Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good? What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health?

This section is dedicated to the latest information about these and other oral health topics pulled from authoritative sources such as the American Dental Association. If you have any questions about anything in this section or our website, please feel free to speak with Dr. Pliev, Dr. Plieva, or any of our K&K Dental Studio team members today!

Topics Discussed

  • Water Treatment Systems
  • Toothpaste Warning Labels
  • The Preventive Program
  • Broken Teeth

Tooth Care

One of the easiest ways to prevent the decline of your oral health is to maintain a regular schedule of having your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist at K&K Dental Studio. A professional cleaning will minimize the accumulation of plaque and calculus on your teeth. Your hygienist will also provide you with instruction on personalized home care. By working together, we can prevent the advance of gum disease and ensure healthy teeth and a healthy smile in the years ahead.

Topics Discussed

  • Tooth Decay
  • Brushing
  • Flossing
  • Fluoride Facts
  • Mouth Rinses
  • Sealants
  • X-Rays
  • Denture Care
  • Prevention Tips For Kids
  • Women & Tooth Care
  • Seniors & Oral Health
  • Nutrition & Your Teeth

Dental Problems

Topics Discussed

  • Abscessed Tooth
  • Bad Breath
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Canker/Cold Sores
  • Cavities & Tooth Decay
  • Toothaches
  • Diabetes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Gum Disease
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth
  • Lacerations & Cuts
  • Oral Cancer
  • Plaque
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Jaw Disorders

Pain Management

Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw. Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other common causes of pain.

Improper bite relationships and jaw disorders can also cause pain. Other sources of pain include sleep disorders, and headaches and neck aches. Special splints can sometimes be applied to stabilize a bite. Bites can also be corrected with special orthodontic procedures, appliances and restoration techniques.

Topics Discussed

  • Managing Pain
  • Anesthesia
  • Air Abrasion
  • Medications