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Dental Emergencies

While some dental emergencies come on in a flash, there are others that exhibit symptoms that build over time. Whatever the case may be, it’s essential to contact a dentist who is experienced in all aspects of care and is well equipped to address a broad spectrum of dental needs. At our office, we’ve established a reputation for excellence by providing skilled and compassionate care to patients of all ages. Whether you or loved one has an urgent dental problem, need routine care, or are looking for the most advanced and effective cosmetic dental solutions or more, our office is a one-stop resource for all your family’s oral healthcare needs.

If you’ve ever experienced a toothache, you know just how exquisitely uncomfortable it can be. From sensitivity to all manner of hot and cold food as well as beverages to pain on biting down, a toothache can keep you up all night and just about guarantee you’ll have a miserable day. There’s no ignoring it either, with the hope that it will eventually go away. If left untreated, a toothache will only worsen with further consequences to your oral health and greater risks to your overall well-being. The wisest thing to do is to contact our office for prompt care.  As skilled providers of care, we’ve helped alleviate the distress and discomfort of many toothaches with precise, gentle, and compassionate treatment. With patient care and comfort as our top priorities, our compassionate office team will do their utmost to address your concerns and put your mind at ease.

Whether you’re suffering from a toothache, a problematic wisdom tooth, dental injury, have broken your denture or lost a dental crown, you can rely on your our for the care you require.

At our office, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Dental implants

Dental implants: a great solution for lost or missing teeth

People who have the experienced the loss of a tooth can understand the harm it can cause to their appearance and self-image. At our office, we are committed to helping each and every patient with a full range of dental services including restorative and cosmetic needs.

Patients who are affected by lost or missing teeth have a range of options in care — from dental bridges, to partial or full dentures, as well as dental implants. While all of these choices to reestablish, a complete smile produce good results, dental implants come the closest to replicating the look, feel, and function of a natural teeth. Since a dental implant acts in much the same way as the root of your natural tooth, once it becomes fully integrated into the surrounding jawbone, it maintains bone structure, keeps adjacent teeth from occupying the missing space, and helps to preserve your normal facial contours. With a success rate of 98 percent, they are an outstanding choice in care.

Dental implants can support either a single dental crown, multiple teeth with a dental bridge, or provide added stability to a denture. We will carefully assess your oral health and your smile needs to develop a customized treatment plan to rebuild and renew your smile.

Committed to excellence in oral care

At our office, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services to meet the needs of every member of your family. Our superior reputation is based on providing experienced and compassionate care with an unparalleled level of skill to achieve the best results for all our patients. For more information on dental implants and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

advanced cosmetic options

Your Smile… New and Improved!

At our office, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful and healthy smile. Our team of skilled professionals offer a wide spectrum of the latest and most advanced cosmetic options designed to take your smile to the next level.

For many patients with gapped, chipped or stained teeth, the ideal cosmetic solution may be porcelain veneers. Veneers are ultra-thin facings made of the highest-grade dental porcelain that, with minimal preparation to the involved teeth, can mask a range of dental imperfections to dramatically improve the look of your smile by blending seamlessly with the rest of your teeth for a natural look.

 What makes porcelain veneers so remarkably lifelike is that they reflect light in much the same way as do natural teeth. They have the added benefit of being highly stain-resistant and durable once bonded to the underlying teeth. Whether veneers are used to improve the look of a single tooth or multiple front teeth, they are an ideal solution for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their smile. Caring for your veneers involves the same oral hygiene routine as your natural teeth. By brushing, flossing and visiting our office for regular checkups, you can enjoy your veneers for years to come.

Committed to healthy, beautiful smiles

At our office, our experienced dentists provide a comprehensive selection of cosmetic services to help you achieve a great-looking smile. We provide gentle and compassionate care and strive to make every visit to our office a satisfying and stress-free dental experience. As soon as you walk through our doors you can expect the individualized attention you deserve. For more information on porcelain veneers, or any of the services we offer, give us a call today.

Oral Health

Why Routine Care is Important For Your Oral Health

It’s a common affliction for both children and adults: tooth decay. In fact, more than 90 percent of adults over the age of 20 and 78 percent of children ages 17 or younger have experienced a cavity in their lifetime. At our office, our team of skilled professionals focuses on prevention and early intervention to help you and your loved ones maintain optimal oral health.

Cavities are caused by a buildup of plaque, which is a sticky film that gathers continuously inside your mouth and harbors bacteria that are potentially harmful to your teeth and gums. The bacteria in plaque metabolize the sugars in your food to produce acids and irritants that cause dental disease.

While limiting your intake of sugary foods brushing and flossing daily are important for combatting the effects of plaque bacteria, it’s also important to visit our office for an exam and teeth cleaning twice a year. With a professional teeth cleaning, we can thoroughly remove any residual buildup of plaque from hard-to-reach areas between your teeth and gums. We strive to make these visits a valuable learning experience as well, especially for our pediatric patients, who are beginning to learn the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene. To further reduce a child’s risk for developing cavities, we can also provide dental sealants and periodic fluoride treatments.

For patients of all ages, we will perform a comprehensive examination, using advanced digital radiography, as needed, to diagnose any tooth decay or other conditions in their earliest stages. To treat a cavity, we gently and precisely remove the decay, then restore the tooth with a dental filling. Our office utilizes the latest generation of durable, tooth colored materials, which blend seamlessly with your smile for aesthetically pleasing results.

At our office, we keep pace with the most advanced approaches to halt the onset and progress of tooth decay. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Effective at Saving Teeth

Root Canals are Effective at Saving Teeth

At our office we pride ourselves on offering the most precise and gentle care, keeping you relaxed throughout every visit. We utilize advanced technology and methods to provide stress-free solutions for all your dental needs, including root canal, a procedure used to strengthen and preserve the teeth.  

Underneath the outermost biting surface of each tooth is a layer of core tissues, blood vessels and nerves, which comprise the dental pulp. When a tooth has been compromised by decay or injury, bacteria can enter and infect the dental pulp, leading to the uncomfortable symptoms of a toothache. If you experience sensitivity to hot and cold, pain when biting down, or any type of oral discomfort, it is important to contact our office immediately. We will promptly and accurately examine your teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure to determine an effective course of action, if root canal procedure or some other type of dental care is needed.

With a root canal procedure, a dental infection can be treated, the discomfort of a toothache alleviated and subsequent damage to your oral health prevented. Throughout the course of your root canal procedure our dentist and staff will keep you informed and at ease, addressing any anxiety or concerns that may arise during treatment. Following the procedure, we may recommend placing a dental crown over your treated tooth, to help strengthen and protect it, and to restore its function and appearance. A tooth that has been treated with a root canal can remain healthy and functional throughout your life.

Whether you need a root canal or any kind of dental service, it’s important to find a dentist who prioritizes your comfort and tailors treatment to meet your particular needs. At our office, we provide the highest quality care, making it easier to maintain a lifetime of excellent oral health. To learn more about root canal therapy and the other services we provide, give us a call today.

Routine Care

The Importance of Routine Care

At our office, we maintain a position at the forefront of the latest advances in care to offer patients treatment that is more precise, convenient, and comfortable than ever before. When it comes to smile care, our team of professionals is well equipped to help you and every member of your family enjoy optimal oral health.

Here are three great reasons why regular checkups to our office are essential for a healthy smile:

1.   With routine checkups, we can help prevent dental disease or treat it early in its onset. While a mirror allows you to look at the surface of your smile, underneath the outer layer of your teeth and beneath the gums, there may be a lot more going on.  By performing a comprehensive exam, we’re able to detect and treat emerging dental problems such as the onset of gum disease or dental decay.  We can also take measures to help prevent these issues from happening at all.  

2.    We’ll check signs of medical conditions, suspicious lesions, ulcerations, or oral cancer. We’re always on the lookout for any unusual signs or symptoms affecting your oral health and overall well-being. As part of a comprehensive exam (and if indicated at other visits), we perform an oral cancer screening to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. We also check for any oral manifestations of other medical conditions or problematic lesions.

3. Dedicated to helping patients maintain optimal oral health, we emphasize the importance of preventive care.  With a professional dental cleaning, we can remove the plaque and tartar between the teeth and gums that your toothbrush or floss may have missed. Not only will your smile feel better after a thorough cleaning, but by removing any accumulated plaque, tartar, and debris, your risk of cavities and gum disease is reduced. Also, as part of our comprehensive program of preventive care, we’ll show you what you can do at home to help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Committed to excellence in oral care

At our office, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services to meet the needs of every member of your family. Our superior reputation is based on providing experienced and compassionate care with an unparalleled level of skill to achievethe bestresults for all our patients. For more information on the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Enjoy The Benefits Of A Healthy And Beautiful Smile!

June is Oral Health Month, so it’s a good time to reflect on the health of your smile and those of your loved ones. Enjoying the benefits of a vibrant smile in tip-top condition is not something that you can take for granted. The best way to avert the development of cavities, gum disease, and other issues is with good oral hygiene, a nutritious diet, a healthy lifestyle, and a program of preventive dental care. Remember, it’s important not to hold off seeing the dentist until you’re in terrible pain or think there’s something wrong. By scheduling a routine appointment for a comprehensive checkup and professional cleaning, we can help you keep your smile looking and functioning at its very best.

As skilled and experienced providers of care, we emphasize the importance of dental prevention to help maintain optimal oral health. We encourage patients to come in twice a year for routine checkups and professional cleanings. In this way, we can monitor your oral health, reduce your risk of dental disease, and detect any issues early in their onset when they are typically the simplest to treat.

While proper dental care is essential at every stage of life, it’s especially important for children to establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of oral health. With routine checkups, preventive treatment, and age-appropriate education in the best methods of taking care of their teeth, we can help your little ones protect their smiles from dental disease. We also monitor your children’s dental and jaw development as they grow; keeping a close watch to determine if any orthodontic intervention will be needed to align their smiles.

We’re proud of the reputation we’ve established for providing skilled and compassionate care while achieving outstanding treatment outcomes. We look forward to helping you keep your smile in tip-top condition. For more information on our office and the many state-of-the-art services that we provide, give us a call today.

Say Goodbye To Bad Breath!

Say Goodbye To Bad Breath!

Halitosis, otherwise known as bad breath, can take a toll on your social life and self-confidence. While bad breath might be the result of an underlying medical or digestive issue, a medication, or smoking, it is often due to oral health issues such as periodontal disease, dry mouth, or an infection. Bad breath can also be caused by something that you eat or drink.

At our office, we care about the oral health of all our patients and offer these tips to help keep your breath smelling fresh — and you feeling confident!

  1. Practice Good Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss your teeth at least twice each day. Brushing after mealtimes will remove the food particles that can taint your breath. Rinse your mouth with water or a mouthwash to remove any lingering debris.
  2. Stay Hydrated: Halitosis is a common symptom of dry mouth. When your mouth is dry, it doesn’t have enough saliva to wash away food particles and bacteria. Correcting dry mouth can be as simple as staying hydrated.
  3. Avoid Food and Drink Triggers: Certain foods and drinks can make your breath smell bad, such as garlic, coffee, onions, and alcohol. The substances that impact your breath can enter your bloodstream and travel to your lungs, waiting for you to breathe out and spread their odors.
  4. Quit Smoking: Smoking is not only hazardous to your health, but it’s also bad for your breath. Foul-smelling smoke particles linger in the mouth, throat, and lungs long after you stub out a cigarette, which creates an unappealing stale aroma.
  5. See Your Dentist Regularly: Bad breath can also be a symptom of poor oral health. That’s why regular checkups are so important. Your dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth and diagnose any problems in your mouth that could easily turn into major ones if left untreated.

Our office consistently offers the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.  

Invisalign in Brooklyn OH

Clear Braces in Brooklyn

Invisalign in Brooklyn OH

Invisalign in Brooklyn OH

Millions of people undergo orthodontic treatment every year, and many people have had orthodontic treatment of some kind during their lifetime. Not everyone is born with a perfect smile, and while everyone is unique, sometimes an imperfect smile is also an unhealthy one. Orthodontic treatment such as braces are used in order to straighten teeth and correct bites that may not meet properly. There are several options when it comes to braces, but adults tend to be more concerned about the appearance of braces than other patients, which is why clear braces are an option here at Biddulph Family Dental. If you happen to be concerned with the appearance of your teeth but do not want to have traditional braces applied because you feel you may be too old for them, and you may be interested in learning more about Invisalign in Brooklyn OH.

When people tend to think of braces, they imagine teenagers sporting metal brackets and wires. There’s a reason why this is the most common image that pops into people’s minds. For the most part, teenagers are the most popular demographic for braces because their secondary teeth have already come in yet they are still growing so their teeth and supporting structures are still easily molded and guided through orthodontic procedures. Metal braces happen to be the most commonly used type of orthodontic procedure mainly because they tend to be the most affordable as well as the most versatile when it comes to tackling a variety of different malocclusions and other conditions. But many adults are more concerned with their appearance, and they may feel that wearing traditional metal braces is inappropriate for their age. Feeling this way is completely normal and totally understandable, but it shouldn’t stop you from getting the orthodontic treatment that you want and need. Here at Biddulph Family Dental we can provide you with an alternative solution. With Invisalign in Brooklyn OH, you can wear braces without anyone even knowing that you have them in the first place. Invisalign clear braces use aligner trays made from clear plastic instead of metal brackets and wires. This approach still harness is the power physics in order to gently guide your teeth into their prescribed location, but instead uses clear trays that that are virtually invisible when they are worn. Each aligner tray is molded to fit over a row of teeth, whether the top or the bottom, and is molded to fit a certain way about once every two weeks or so in order to facilitate the movement of your teeth overtime. Invisalign trays can be incredibly convenient as well as invisible. With clear braces, you can easily remove your trays at meal times and when you brush in order to prevent getting food caught in your teeth and to make oral hygiene even easier.

If you are an adult that is interested in getting braces, but is concerned with the way the traditional braces might make you look, then you may be interested in clear braces. We here at Biddulph Family Dental can conduct necessary valuations in order to determine whether or not Invisalign in Brooklyn OH is right for you.

4647 Ridge Road
Brooklyn, OH 44144
(216) 351-6600

Linndale Root Canal

At Biddulph Family Dental, we prioritize your comfort at every visit and strive to provide stress-free solutions for all your dental healthcare needs. When you visit our office for Linndale root canal therapy, you can expect personalized, compassionate care from our highly trained team of professionals. We aim to mitigate any worry or anxiety your may experience, keeping you informed and at ease throughout your course of care.

Underneath the outermost biting surface of each tooth is a layer of core tissues, blood vessels and nerves, which comprise the dental pulp. When a tooth has been compromised by injury or decay, bacteria can enter and infect the dental pulp, causing irreversible damage to the tooth’s vital tissues. Symptoms of dental nerve involvement or an infection may include oral pain, fever and swelling. If you have a toothache, it is important to seek care right away; we’ll promptly provide an emergency examination to attain an accurate diagnosis and determine if root canal treatment is needed.  Linndale root canal involves gently and precisely removing the damaged pulp, cleaning the area, then sealing the canal with inert materials. A successful root canal resolves infection, alleviates oral pain, prevents subsequent damage and helps preserve your natural teeth in the dental arch. To help strengthen and protect your tooth after a root canal, and to restore its function and appearance, we may recommend a dental crown. With a success rate of 95%, root canal therapy is highly effective, and a tooth that has been treated with a root canal can remain healthy throughout your life.

With today’s advanced technology and methods, Linndale root canal causes no more discomfort than a routine dental filling. At Biddulph Family Dental, you can expect personalized attention and gentle care form our friendly professional staff. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.

4647 Ridge Road
Brooklyn, OH 44144
(216) 351-6600