Posts for category: Dental Procedures

By North Main Dental Inc
October 21, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Cleaning  

At North Main Dental, your dentist in Dayton, OH, Dr. James Shepler, and Dr. Jamie Shepler recommend professional teeth cleaning appointments twice a year to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If your gums are bleeding, this is a clear sign of gum disease. Keeping up with regular teeth cleaning appointments helps keep your gums healthy and your smile beautiful!

Plaque is bacteria that sticks to the surfaces of your teeth, and when it's not brushed away regularly it hardens and forms into tartar. Tartar cannot be brushed away and must be removed by a dental professional. When plaque and tartar build up on the gum line, the bacteria irritate the gums and they start to pull away from your teeth. Gum disease causes your gums to bleed, and can even lead to loose teeth and tooth loss when you don't treat it. Professional cleanings prevent this build-up and help you stay proactive against gum disease.

When you see your dentist in Dayton, OH, for a professional teeth cleaning appointment, all plaque and tartar are removed from the surfaces of the teeth and your entire mouth is flossed. Cleanings are also an important opportunity for exams and oral cancer screenings. Your dentist can identify any problem area and help you adjust your oral hygiene routine to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

In addition to professional teeth cleaning appointments, you need to adhere to a great oral hygiene routine at home. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day to keep plaque from building up on your teeth and prevent gum disease.

Regular professional teeth cleanings are important for your oral and overall health. Dr. James Shepler and Dr. Jamie Shepler of North Main Dental recommend cleanings twice a year to keep your teeth and gums healthy. To make an appointment with your dentist in Dayton, OH, contact us at (937) 275-0076.

By North Main Dental Inc
November 23, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

Teeth whitening is a popular service because it helps patients achieve a bright smile fast. Zoom! teeth whitening is a procedure provided at North Main Dental Inc. that can make enamel up to eight shades whiter in as little as one hour. Whether you want to improve your appearance for a special event or something as simple as a video call, North Main Dental Inc. performs this chair-side treatment right here in our Dayton, OH, office. Call us today to begin your journey to the smile you've always wanted.

What Is Zoom! Teeth Whitening?

For those who desire a more youthful look and confidence boost, Zoom! teeth whitening delivers instant, long-lasting results. You'll relax in our Dayton, OH, dental chair, while one of our dentists place a protective cover around the lips and apply a gel that safeguards the gums. During the process, goggles that block-out UV rays shield the eyes. Then, a combination of concentrated bleach and high-intensity light shines directly at the teeth to dissolve stains and activate the whitening process. Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Shepler will give you aftercare instructions to take home. These may include avoiding foods that stain for up to seven days. Touch-ups are required every few months to prevent discoloration, as well as regular brushing and flossing.

If you're dissatisfied with the shade of your enamel, consider Zoom! teeth whitening to transform your smile. During an initial consultation, we can determine if you're a candidate for this procedure after performing an oral examination and discussing any current tooth sensitivity. For more information about Zoom!, teeth whitening, or other services provided by North Main Dental Inc., visit our website.

For appointment scheduling with North Main Dental Inc. in our Dayton, OH office, please call (937) 275-0076.

By North Main Dental Inc
October 06, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

If you've heard of dental implants, you know they are the most realistic, reliable and bone-loving tooth replacements available. Bonding to your jaw bone, they serve as tooth roots and preserve the surrounding jaw bone. At North Main Dental in Dayton, OH, your dentists, Dr. James Shepler and Dr. Jamie Shepler, recommend these tooth replacements because they look and act just like natural teeth.

Your dental implant surgery and restoration

Depending on your need, Dr. James Shepler, our in-house dental implant expert, inserts a single implant or multiples to serve as the foundations for crowns or full or partial dentures. From preliminary exam, impressions and treatment plan to digitally-guided implant surgery to the final restoration, your restorative procedure is comfortable, safe and reliable. In fact, dental implant procedures succeed up to 98 percent of the time, reports WebMD.

Dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium. That means your jaw bone loves it, adhering to it through osseointegration and creating a stable anchor for a metal post and ceramic dental crown attached at a later date. Or, if you require more extensive tooth replacement, Dr. Shepler may insert multiple implants to carry a full or partial denture.

After your implant procedure

Living with your dental implants resembles life with real teeth. You brush twice a day and floss to keep implant sites clean and healthy. If you smoke, consider quitting because tobacco is the biggest threat to implant retention.

Also, be sure you see your dentist in his Dayton, OH, office for six-month cleanings and exams. Your dentist will check the condition of your implants, surrounding tissues and crowns or dentures. Over time, implant restorations may require replacement due to normal wear and tear. The titanium implants themselves, however, should last you a lifetime, states the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness (IDIA).

Restore your smile

You can with dental implants from the expert dentists at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH. Phone us for an informative consultation with Dr. James Shepler or Dr. Jamie Shepler: (937) 275-0076.

By North Main Dental Inc
April 13, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Improving your appearance is certainly one benefit of dental implants, but it's far from the only advantage of this tooth restoration option. Dental implants offered by your Dayton, OH, dentists, Drs. James and Jamie Shepler of North Main Dental, also provide a few benefits that may surprise you—read on to learn more!

The Various Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants restore both the root and crown (top) of your tooth. Titanium posts are implanted in your jawbone during minor oral surgery at our Dayton office. The posts soon begin to bond to your jawbone, becoming firmly rooted to the bone in just three to six months.

Implants are topped with dental crowns that look just the visible part of your natural teeth. The crowns are made from an impression of your mouth to ensure that your new teeth look and feel natural.

Dental implants offer these advantages:

  • Improved Appearance: No matter how strong your self-esteem is, your confidence is bound to take a hit after you lose a tooth. Implants fill the gap in your smile, allowing you to focus on other things besides the way your smile looks.
  • Long-Term Solution: Thanks to the bone-bonding capabilities of titanium, your dental implants will likely never need to be replaced.
  • Easy Care: You'll treat your dental implants just like your natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing, as well as twice-a-year visits to our Dayton dental practice, are all that you need to do to keep your implants healthy.
  • Strong Jawbone: Your tooth roots press on your jawbone, keeping it strong and healthy. Resorption, a condition that occurs when the bone begins to shrink after tooth loss, can lead to loose teeth and sagging facial muscles. Dental implants constantly stimulate the jawbone, helping you to avoid these consequences.
  • Excellent Biting Power: Dental implants won't affect your ability to chew and bite. In fact, you'll be able to easily chew hard and tough foods.
  • Versatility: Dental implants aren't just used for single missing teeth. Thanks to implant-supported dentures, it's possible to replace all of your teeth.

Complete your smile with dental implants offered by your North Main Dental dentists, Drs. James and Jamie Shepler. Schedule an appointment with their Dayton, OH, office by calling (937) 275-0076.

By North Main Dental Inc
February 11, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Could dental implants be the best way to replace your missing teeth?

Losing a tooth is an important milestone when you are a kid, but losing a tooth as an adult is certainly not something to celebrate. dental implantUnfortunately, this is a problem that millions of American adults will face, particularly older adults. If you have lost a tooth to gum disease, infection or injury our Dayton, OH, dentists Drs. James and Jamie Shepler can provide you with a long-term tooth replacement known as a dental implant.

What is a dental implant?

It’s amazing how something like this small titanium post can be placed into the jawbone to take the place of the roots of your missing tooth. The implant itself is a foundation, anchoring your false tooth (the part of the restoration we see) in place. A dental implant is the closest restoration to a real tooth that our Dayton, OH, dentists can offer adults who need to replace one or more missing teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

If you get dental implants here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy once the restoration is fully placed,

  • Eating is significantly easier. Tooth loss can make it challenging to eat certain foods and to chew food properly, but implants will help you enjoy all those foods you loved but have missed,
  • Full bite force is restored, which means that force from the jaws when biting and chewing is distributed evenly among the teeth to prevent wear and tear, chips and fractures in certain teeth.
  • Preventing bone deterioration by placing the implant into the jawbone, where it stimulates the bone in the same way as real tooth roots. It prevents jawbone loss, which can also impact the shape and appearance of the face
  • Boost your self-esteem knowing that you have a full, beautiful and fully functional smile again. Your implant will mimic the look of the rest of your natural teeth so no one will even be able to know.
  • With the proper care your new tooth could last for decades. The implant itself rarely if ever needs to be replaced.

Do you have questions about getting dental implants? Want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for implants? You’ve come to the right place. The dental team at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH, can provide you with all the answers you’re looking for about dental implants. Call our office today at (937) 275-0076.