Thursday, 28 July 2016

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

In most cases, the cause of bad breath can be simple. However, if the issue is persistent, it can be a symptom of something more serious, and a problem sign of something to avoid long term.

  • Diet places a key role in bad breath, and the food you eat can often affect the smell of your breath.
  • Oral bacteria can cause an odour, and also indicate you have plaque build-up.
  • Dry mouth often affects your breath, as saliva (or lack thereof) affects plaque buildup and food particles from sticking to your teeth. Read more about dry mouth on the dry mouth page.
  • Smoking.
  • Unclean dentures. Just like teeth, dentures need to be cleaned regularly to keep them feeling, and smelling, fresh.
  • Some medical conditions, often affecting your liver or kidneys, can affect your breath. Alerting your dentist of previous medical conditions, or current medications is always a good idea.

To read the entire article , please visit plus.HealthyTeeth.org

Dentistry by Design  
Horia T. Ionescu, DDS  
9381 E. Stockton Blvd., Suite 100 
Elk Grove, CA 95624 
(916) 685-4662  
ElkGroveDentistry.com

Why Do Gums Recede?

Learn more about why gums recede.


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

Dentistry by Design  
Horia T. Ionescu, DDS  
9381 E. Stockton Blvd., Suite 100 
Elk Grove, CA 95624 
(916) 685-4662  
ElkGroveDentistry.com

Monday, 25 July 2016

Dental Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions That May Be Necessary

Sometimes a tooth needs to be extracted, as it may be too damaged or infected. Also, third molars can be impacted and need to be taken out. Dr. Ionescu or the exceptional oral surgeon we partner with always provide skilled, comfortable treatment to our patients.
Dentistry by Design  
Horia T. Ionescu, DDS  
9381 E. Stockton Blvd., Suite 100 
Elk Grove, CA 95624 
(916) 685-4662  
ElkGroveDentistry.com

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Monday, 18 July 2016

Custom Dental Dentures

Dentures with a Snug Fit

We create dentures that fit so well, you'll forget you're wearing them. We use technologies that allow us to secure your denture plate to eliminate the problems of slippage and movement. Dentures that fit properly will make your life easier and let you eat all the foods you enjoy without any worry.
Dentistry by Design  
Horia T. Ionescu, DDS  
9381 E. Stockton Blvd., Suite 100 
Elk Grove, CA 95624 
(916) 685-4662  
ElkGroveDentistry.com

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Dysphagia (Trouble Swallowing)

Those suffering from dysphagia, or trouble swallowing, can reduce their risk of chest infection or other serious issues by maintaining good oral health by keeping their mouth clean. Other medical issues include neuromuscular conditions, stroke, dementia, traumatic brain injury, gastroesophageal reflux disease, cancers of the head and neck and certain respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Aspiration pneumonia can also be caused when saliva, food or liquid goes down the trachea into the lungs, instead of the esophagus and into the stomach.

Risk of dysphagia increases with age and frailty, as well as smoking, excessive alcohol use, certain medications and poor oral hygiene including your teeth and dentures.

To read the entire article , please visit plus.HealthyTeeth.org

Dentistry by Design  
Horia T. Ionescu, DDS  
9381 E. Stockton Blvd., Suite 100 
Elk Grove, CA 95624 
(916) 685-4662  
ElkGroveDentistry.com

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Pregnancy & Oral Health

Learn more about the risks to your oral health during pregnancy.


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

Dentistry by Design  
Horia T. Ionescu, DDS  
9381 E. Stockton Blvd., Suite 100 
Elk Grove, CA 95624 
(916) 685-4662  
ElkGroveDentistry.com

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Nonsurgical Methods of Dental Gum Disease Treatments

Alternative Approaches to Reversing Gum Disease

Gum surgery can be replaced with nonsurgical methods, if treatment begins before the infection is chronic and advanced. When you wait until the problem is severe, surgery may be the only option. Improved daily hygiene coupled with nonsurgical methods have been a very successful alternative and easier for patients. Both types of care are generally covered by dental insurance plans.
Dentistry by Design  
Horia T. Ionescu, DDS  
9381 E. Stockton Blvd., Suite 100 
Elk Grove, CA 95624 
(916) 685-4662  
ElkGroveDentistry.com