Saturday, 30 August 2014

Emergency Dentistry

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about Emergency Dentistry!



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Snap-On Smiles

Beautiful Smiles without Shots or Drilling
Snap On Smile Dentist Cincinnati OHIf you are uncertain if you want to move forward with a permanent change to your smile, we have a great alternative to veneers and cosmetic makeovers. Snap-On Smile™ is an appliance that goes over your teeth to give you a new smile. No tooth removal, bonding, drilling, or shots are needed to give you a temporary solution that can nevertheless last for years. The appliance can be removed or worn while eating. Our patients have been impressed with this approach, and love the look and feel of Snap-On Smile. We know you will too! 


Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com   

Friday, 22 August 2014

Good Food for Dental Health: Water

Water Rules
Water, especially fluoridated water, is the best beverage for maintaining your oral health. That's because fluoride helps to make teeth more resistant to the acid attacks that can cause cavities. As of 2012, nearly 75 percent of the U.S. population had access to fluoridated water, so drinking water from your own kitchen sink can help prevent dental problems. 

Above article from: MouthHealthy.org


Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Good Food for Dental Health: Fruits & Veggies

Fruits and Veggies Pack an Extra Punch
Fruits and veggies are an important part of any balanced diet, and they are also good for your teeth. Since they are high in water and fiber, they help to balance the sugars they contain and help to clean your teeth. Chewing also helps to stimulate saliva production, which washes harmful acids and food particles away from your teeth. 

Above article from: MouthHealthy.org

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  


Saturday, 9 August 2014

Good Food for Dental Health: Nuts

Nourishing Nuts
Nuts contain protein which help strengthen and protect your teeth. Also, chewing helps to stimulate saliva production, which naturally cleans your mouth. Remember: Not only is a balanced, nutritious diet essential to healthy living, your eating patterns and food choices play an important role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. You may eat with your eyes first, but your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating.

Above article from: MouthHealthy.org

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  


Friday, 8 August 2014

Dental Sealants Dentist

Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!Dental Sealants Prevent Decay - Cincinnati

Children often need help in the prevention of tooth decay. They may miss areas in hard to reach places like the grooves of back teeth. As acids form, bacteria and plaque result and eventually cause decay. Any amount of decay is permanent damage that needs a restoration with a filling or crown.

We have a treatment that helps to protect teeth from cavities. It is an application of a dental sealant in a quick and easy procedure.

Every tooth is first cleaned and then sterilized. A clear or white, thin coating is applied to the exposed surfaces of each tooth. A curing light bonds the sealant to the tooth. This invisible coating can greatly reduce the chances of cavities. No shots or drilling are necessary, and the tooth remains intact. It takes just a few minutes, but the benefits will last throughout a child’s formative and teen years, when they are most susceptible to cavities.


Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Friday, 1 August 2014

Preventive Dental Care

The Primary Cause of Lost TeethPreventive Dental Care - Healthy Gums
It is important to know that most tooth loss is not due to decay, but gum disease. This infection can be completely unnoticed until it reaches the advanced stages, when gum surgery is necessary. If you have the symptoms of bleeding gums from brushing or flossing, or loose teeth, you can reverse the problem with nonsurgical methods if treated in the early stages.


Gum Disease Treatment Cincinnati OHGum Disease Can Contribute to Heart Disease and Even Stroke
Medical research has identified a link between gum infections and life-threatening conditions like stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. Dentists now consider gum disease a more serious matter than simply losing your teeth. The American Dental Association has announced that 80% of all Americans have some stage of gum disease, and dentists consider this percentage and condition an epidemic.

As the bacteria in the gums travel throughout the bloodstream, it can have a harmful effect on vital organs. The American Academy of Periodontology reports, “studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases.”


But There Is Good News
Gum surgery can almost always control and reverse an advanced condition of gum disease. This is necessary when the infection is at a severe level. In milder cases, nonsurgical methods are used. Together with better daily hygiene, it can stop the spread of the infection to heal the gums to a healthy state. Both procedures are generally covered by most dental insurance plans.

Preventive Dental Treatment in Cincinnati OHWhat’s So Bad about Losing a Tooth?
Is it a big deal to lose a tooth? More than you may think. Eventually, other teeth will start to loosen or shift and move. This can affect how you chew and how many nutrients you absorb from your food. If healthier natural foods become difficult to chew, you may start to eat softer foods that have a higher calorie content, resulting in weight gain. Missing teeth can change the appearance of your face and give you a sunken look without the support of all your teeth. Your speech may also become hard to understand, and that can be embarrassing.

We recommend replacing missing teeth with dental implants for as many teeth as you have missing. They give full functionality for eating and speaking and look so good, you will be smiling with a gorgeous smile again.


Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com