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What Is a Dental Crown

Dental Crown | Chagrin Falls OH Dentist
Have you been told you need a dental crown? You probably have a lot of questions.Rest assured, crowns are one of the most common restorations we provide at Chagrin Family Dental Care, and Dr. Hivick is skilled at creating beautiful, custom-made crowns for our Chagrin Falls neighbors.Anatomy of a CrownA crown is essentially a tooth-shaped shell that fits over the top of a prepared tooth. At Chagrin Family Dental Care, we use state-of-the-art materials like porcelain and zirconia to give you a crown that looks remarkably lifelike and blends in beautifully with your existing dentistry. We recognize the importance of having an attractive smile, and all of our treatments ...

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What You Need To Know About Dental Insurance

Dental Insurance | Chagrin Falls OH
While many people choose not to get dental insurance, it can be important to the health of you and your family, yet, finding the right dental plan can be overwhelming. It is recommended that you see your dentist about once every six months and dental insurance can help cover the costs of these exams as well as any procedures needed. Knowing what plans are out there and what they cover can help you determine the right coverage for you and your family.Dental InsuranceWhat are your needs – People who take good care of their teeth and don’t often have any dental problems will generally be safe ...

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The importance of Fluoride

Fluoride Dentist | Chagrin Falls OH
Why do we need fluoride?I can remember as a child going to the dentist and having my teeth cleaned. Every time, right after the cleaning I would receive a fluoride treatment. As I became older, the fluoride treatments seemed to be done less and less until ultimately, they no longer were a part of my visit. Fluoride treatments do not have to stop at some magical age. In fact, they are still extremely important and beneficial as we get older. As we age, often there is recession that occurs around the teeth. This recession exposes the root surfaces of the teeth and often causes increased thermal sensitivity. Beyond ...

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Sleep Apnea Treatment - Easier than you might think

Sleep Apnea Treatment | Chagrin Falls OH
What is Sleep Apnea?Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a debilitating condition that affects millions of Americans. It is a condition characterized by episodes of cessation of breathing during sleep, and a reduction in the oxygen levels present in the body. Although the main effect of this is a tired, fatigued feeling, a bigger problem lies below the surface. Because the oxygen levels are reduced in those suffering from sleep apnea, the body responds to this by releasing hormones. These hormones tend to increase heart rate and blood pressure to compensate for the drop in oxygen. Long term, these hormones can cause hypertension and put extra stress on the cardiovascular system. ...

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Dental Radiography

Dental Radiography | Chagrin Falls OH
The Effects of Dental RadiologyThere have been a couple interesting articles in the news the past year or so related to dental X-Rays and possible health implications related to having them done. I wanted to share a few interesting facts to help put our patients at ease. In our everyday lives, we are exposed to radiation that cannot be avoided. The average person experiences about 3.1 mSv (millisieverts) of background radiation in one year. In comparison, the average radiation experienced during a full mouth series of dental radiographs is 0.1 mSv. Four bitewing radiographs, which is what we take on average once per year, has a dose of about 0.005mSv. ...

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Post-Halloween Dental Care

Post Halloween Dental Care Chagrin Falls OH
As Halloween Season has come and gone, a few important tips can help keep our children's teeth healthy and strong. I can remember the times after trick or treating coming home and dumping out the large bag of candy I had accumulated throughout the neighborhood. I would pick through and find my favorite pieces and immediately want to eat every single one of them. My parents, though, would restrict me to only a couple pieces each day. As with many foods/drink that can be harmful to our teeth, it is more about the frequency of consumption rather than the quantity we consume. Eating five pieces of candy once ...

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