October is National Dental Hygiene Month. A fitting time to observe the necessity of taking care of your oral health. As the Halloween candy fills our homes, and we prepare goodies for spooky festivities, this is the best occasion to take stock of your teeth and gums. A healthy smile requires daily... Read Full Post
A healthy mouth equals a healthy body. It’s tempting to skip bi-annual dental cleanings, but you’ll likely face costly dental treatments in the future. Restorative dentistry involves more than rebuilding a beautiful, oral disease-free smile—it entails prevention and early diagnosis as well. One... Read Full Post
Tooth loss can occur for many reasons such as a mouth injury, severe gum disease or infection. Losing a tooth can be embarrassing and impact your social and work life, but it also has an immense impact on your oral health. Whether you’ve lost a front tooth or one of your back molars, you need to... Read Full Post
For more than 40 years, Dr. Paul Binon has been committed to delivering the highest level of dental care and education to patients in the Sacramento and Roseville areas of California. While he is distinguished by his considerable experience and international recognition as a leading prosthodontist... Read Full Post
Because the creation of dental crowns is very labor intensive, some large commercial laboratories outsource their work to China. The current market share of outsourced crown and bridge work is estimated around 20%. The way it works: the dentist shapes the teeth and takes a mold of the jaw and teeth... Read Full Post
Dental Issues Related to Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease and Acid Reflux
GERD not only causes serious medical issues but just as important, its uncontrolled presence results in serious and costly dental issues.
In a healthy patient there is a valve where the esophagus (the long tube that... Read Full Post
After surgery, drink plenty of cool fluids, such as water and low-acid fruit juices. Avoid hot foods and drinks for at least one full day.
Do not eat until after the local anesthetic has worn off, as you may unknowingly bite yourself. A soft diet is recommended for the first week after surgery.... Read Full Post
Care of the mouth after surgery has an important effort on healing. Depending on the extent and location of the surgery, swelling, discomfort, slight oozing of blood and restricted jaw movement may be expected. These problems need not alarm and may be minimized if the following post-operative... Read Full Post
Please take your medications as prescribed plus Acidophilus (a non-prescription food supplement) throughout the antibiotic treatment.
Avoid smoking for at least 2 weeks!
Do not wear partials or dentures until cleared with Dr. Binon or Dr. Pritsky.
Pain may increase over 24 hours,... Read Full Post
Dentures quite often start out reasonable well. As long as there is bone to keep the dentures stable they can be tolerated by many. But when the bone resorbs, at a rate of 5% each year, living with dentures becomes more difficult as the suction between the mouth and the denture is lost. About one... Read Full Post
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