Because your mouth is the point of entry for all the food you eat—nutritious and not so nutritious—it has an impact on every part of your body: bones, muscles, organs, joints and systems. But did you know that just the condition of your mouth is linked to your overall health? It’s true. Scientists and researchers have discovered what is called the oral-systemic connection that specifically points to the link between gum disease and your general health. In this blog, Dr. Mick would like to focus on the association between gum disease and diabetes. Read on to learn more about this from your dentist, Columbus.
Mick Family Dental Blog
April 7, 2017
If you have a tooth that is deeply cracked or otherwise damaged, then Dr. Mick may recommend a dental crown. This trustworthy restoration can be used to return form and function to your tooth or as part of a system called a bridge, which is used to stand in for one or more missing teeth. Before having any restorative dentistry procedure, you are likely to have a number of questions. For either a bridge or dental crowns, Reynoldsburg dentist Dr. Mick already has the answers to a few common questions.
February 17, 2017
If you have one or more missing teeth, then there is only one question you need to answer: what is the best tooth replacement option for your smile? Finding the right one is essential for the well being of your oral and general health. Columbus dentist Dr. Walt Mick may recommend dental implants. After examining your mouth, teeth and jaw, he will be able to tell you whether or not you are an implant candidate.
January 23, 2017
The signs of aging are many and difficult to miss: a few gray hairs, a sore knee (or two), a digestive system that is, um, more delicate than years past, reading glasses in every room of the house, and the list goes on and on. One sign, however, that is often hard to notice are crown crazes. These are hairline cracks in tooth enamel. Although they may not need immediate attention, be glad you have Reynoldsburg dentist Dr. Walt Mick to monitor your crown crazes for when a dental crown may be required.
November 22, 2016
If your smile is compromised by a number of cosmetic and functional problems, then you should speak to Dr. Walter Mick, the dentist near Reynoldsburg who performs full-mouth reconstruction. In this case, taking care of your smile is more that just a matter of making you look more attractive and feel more confident. The procedures Dr. Mick recommends will also restore your oral health and the functionality of your teeth, so you’ll be able to speak clearly and eat all the foods you want and need for a healthy diet.
October 18, 2016
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, so now is the time to review some of the basics about how you can best care for your oral and dental health. Did you know that your teeth take up less than half of the space in your mouth? It’s true, which means that while brushing is always a good thing, it shouldn’t be the only thing you do to make sure your mouth is healthy. Reynoldsburg dentist Dr. Walk Mick and his team at Mick Family Dental Care want to share some tips on how you can practice effective dental hygiene every month.
September 27, 2016
Some things in life you just can’t get back — like your tooth enamel. When you’ve lost this outer part of the tooth, your body can’t create more on its own. Enamel is the hard outer part of your tooth that protects the dentin, which is the softer, more sensitive interior. Tooth enamel may be lost as a result of tooth decay, injury, or due to destructive habits like teeth grinding and clenching. Know how to recognize if you have lost tooth enamel and learn what to do next. Your dentist in Reynoldsburg provides information on worn tooth enamel below!
August 23, 2016
Although there are other options for tooth replacement, nothing can match dental implants for longevity, stability and appearance. Dental implants are comprised of a small titanium post that is surgically embedded in your jawbone and a tooth restoration—porcelain crown, bridge or denture—that is attached to the implant. An implant restores your smile, your ability to chew and talk, and even stimulates healthy new bone growth so the shape of your jaw and face are maintained. However, you need adequate bone density to place the implant in the first place. If you happen to need to replace a tooth in the upper rear portion of your mouth, then Columbus implant dentist Dr. Mick may recommend a bone graft procedure through your sinus cavity.
August 4, 2016
You probably haven’t heard that August is dental implants awareness month, but we are celebrating all month long. Did you know dental implants restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile, and they promote oral health? Or that they are the most effective option in tooth replacement these days? It’s true. Dr. Mick, your dentist in Reynoldsburg, lists the top things you may not know about dental implants below!
June 28, 2016
At Mick Family Dental Care, we’re proud to offer something different from the big, national dental chains that are popping up all over the place. For example, you’ll never be bombarded with advertisements from our practice. That’s because 70 percent of our patients come from referrals — people so excited about our care they spread the word to their friends and family. So what do we do with the money we’re saving on fancy commercials and salespeople? We pass it onto you. When it comes to your new teeth-in-a-day, that savings can add up to a whopping $8,000. Keep reading to learn more about affordable dental implants in Reynoldsburg, from Dr. Walter Mick.