It is our philosophy that our relationship begins with you telling and showing us exactly how you would like your teeth and smile to look. It is then up to Dr. Babik to help you understand what can and what sometimes cannot be done to accomplish your aesthetic dental goals.
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Nothing is better than a healthy set of teeth. Many advances in dentistry allow us to save teeth that we could not previously, but sometimes an extraction is necessary.
Bad breath is almost everybody’s worst fear, and drives a brisk business selling mints, gum, mouthwashes. All those things are very temporary fixes for what could be a more serious problem, even an infection. Better to see Dr. Babik and learn how to treat—or, better yet—prevent bad breath in the first place.
We live in a stressful world, and many people react by grinding their teeth—sometimes in the middle of the night, when they are not even aware that they are doing it. This condition, called bruxism, can cause a lot of wear on the teeth, and can be associated with headaches and “TMJ.” If you think you grind your teeth, consult Dr. Babik about a comfortable, customized mouth guard to wear at night.
Everybody from comedians to the President talk about things being “as painful as a root canal.” But with the latest technologies and anesthetics used by Dr. Babik, root canal treatment is no more uncomfortable than placing common filling. Do not let fear of pain hold you back from making that first appointment!
When you brush your teeth, does the water turn pink? That can be an early sign of gingivitis, or a more serious periodontal disease. Don’t let that go. You’ll need a professional cleaning, and an examination from Dr. Babik. Dr. Babik can teach you how to maintain better tooth and gum care, and advise you on whether more treatment is necessary.
Our goal is for you to keep your teeth for life! If you do lose one or more teeth, you now have the option of dental implants.
After decay is removed from a tooth, something must be placed in that space (the cavity) to give strength back to the tooth. Fillings are the most common restorative procedure. Our office uses only metal-free fillings.
What is a bridge? A dental bridge is a false tooth, known as a pontic, to fill in a missing tooth. A bridge is held in place by two crowns that are attached to your teeth on each side of the spot where the tooth is missing. What is a denture? Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to place missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.
Everybody ages, and as we age, so do our teeth. Fortunately, we have some great rescue procedures, like crowns and veneers. How do crowns and veneers work?