Jeffrey Hermen, DDS Blog
Pulp Therapy: Keeping Children’s Smiles Whole & Healthy
April 27, 2023
While you may have done everything you can to help keep your child’s smile healthy, they still have gotten a cavity. The comforting news is that they are not alone. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 42% of children from ages 2 to 11 develop a cavity in their baby (primary) teeth. However, if the cavity has become so severe the center of the tooth is infected, a filling won’t do the job of treating your child’s tooth. The two choices will likely be pulp therapy or having the tooth removed entirely. Although it may seem like an extraction of a baby tooth makes the most sense, pulp therapy may be the right way to go to restore your child’s smile! Read on to learn more about this treatment and how it can benefit your little one.(more…)
4 Questions to Ask at Your Next Checkup for Your Best Smile Yet!
April 7, 2023
While brushing twice a day and flossing daily are essential in keeping your smile in peak condition, there is another important part of the oral health puzzle. By going to visit your dentist every six months for your dental checkups and cleanings, you will not only keep your teeth and gums healthy but catch and treat any dental issues before they become more serious. So, why not make the most out of these important appointments? Here are four great questions to ask at your next checkup for your best smile yet!(more…)
Healthy Soft Foods for Your Temporary Veneers
March 30, 2023
Whether you’re getting crowns, waiting on veneers, or currently suffering from a TMJ disorder, a soft food diet is often a less-than-fun part of restoring your oral health to perfection. However, that doesn’t always make it much easier to deal with.
Eating a soft food diet at all can feel pretty restrictive, and actually eating healthy can almost seem impossible! If you’re trying to protect your temporary restoration without sacrificing nutrition, here are a few foods you can try.(more…)
3 Cosmetic Dental Treatments That Aren’t Just for Celebrities
March 7, 2023
If you’ve ever wanted to see what cosmetic dentistry can do, all you have to do is open a magazine, turn on the tv, or scroll for a while on social media. Cosmetic dentistry is used by some of the most famous names in the world, from Tom Cruise to Cardi B, to get red carpet ready.
However, it isn’t just for celebrities. In fact, regular people can benefit just as much from the confidence that cosmetic dentistry has to offer. Here are a few cosmetic procedures that are for everyone.(more…)
5 Questions to Ask During a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
February 10, 2023
When you choose to have cosmetic dentistry done to create the smile you’ve always wanted, the first step is to schedule a consultation with your dentist. The purpose of this visit is to go over your smile goals and create a treatment plan that will help you achieve them. It’s important to take this opportunity to make sure you’re as informed as possible about the process you’re about to commit to. Here are 5 important questions you should get the answers to during your cosmetic consultation.(more…)
Busting 5 Popular Myths About Gum Disease
January 4, 2023
If you’ve been dealing with swollen, bleeding, or otherwise irritated gums, there’s a strong chance that you’re battling gum disease. However, gum disease isn’t always obvious, nor is it harmless; in fact, many patients with this condition either don’t realize they have it, or don’t recognize the serious implications of leaving it untreated! This is likely due to the many myths and falsehoods floating around about gum disease. With that in mind, keep reading as your dentist debunks five of the most popular myths about the condition.(more…)
Why You Shouldn’t Hesitate to Get a Smile Makeover
January 3, 2023
Your smile is the first feature that people notice about you, meaning that if you’re unhappy with the state of your grin, you’re probably also a little concerned about the first impressions you’re making. But fortunately, smile makeovers exist for the sole purpose of revamping and upgrading your pearly whites and ensuring that every time you smile, the whole world smiles back at you! Keep reading to learn a little more about what goes into a smile makeover and how you’ll greatly benefit from the treatment.(more…)
What Everyone Needs to Know About Laughing Gas
December 20, 2022
Do you tend to get anxious when it’s time for your dental visit? Or maybe you just feel uncomfortable sitting in the exam chair? Perhaps you don’t deal with slight levels of pain well? These are all things that can be helped with a form of sedation dentistry called nitrous oxide. Before you consider this as an option for your next appointment, you may want to know exactly what to expect. For example, does it make you go unconscious? Here’s what to know about nitrous oxide!(more…)
New Year, New You! 3 Resolutions for an Improved Smile in the Upcoming Year
December 6, 2022
As the new year approaches, it’s always beneficial to reflect on ways to improve your health so you can live your best life. While you may often just think about diet and exercise when it comes to your well-being, your dental health is also incredibly vital! By committing yourself to better oral hygiene habits, you can create a healthy, radiant grin, as well as improve your overall physical condition. Here are three easy resolutions to get your best smile in the upcoming year.(more…)
Are the Holidays the Worst Time of Year for Your Teeth?
November 22, 2022
You might have heard that the holidays can be rough on your teeth. It’s become something of a routine for people to get dental cleanings in January for this very reason. But is it really true that the holidays are the worst time of year for your oral health? The answer depends on you. There are hazards this time of year, but how you deal with them is what matters. Here are a few foods you should be cautious of over the holidays.(more…)