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Oral Health For Marble Falls Diabetics

December 8, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 9:00 am

Oral Health For Horseshoe Bay Diabetics

Today’s dental article is entitled ‘Oral Health For Horseshoe Bay Diabetics.’ Many people with diabetes have dental problems. However, gum disease, tooth loss, and periodontal disease are not unavoidable.

Blood sugar is the complicating factor. Horseshoe Bay diabetics who control their blood sugar have lower rates of dental problems. In fact, many dentists have noticed no increased risk of dental disease among diabetics who maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

When blood sugar levels rise, the amount of sugars and starches increase in your mouth. These substances combine with the bacteria naturally present to create enamel-eroding plaque. Untreated plaque creates cavities.

In addition to cavities, dental patients with diabetes need to be vigilant about gum health. Because diabetes can make it harder to control the growth of bacteria, the amount of plaque in your mouth can multiply quicker. Plaque not only causes cavities, it inflames and weakens gum tissue and eventually the bone surrounding teeth.

Untreated gum disease progresses to periodontitis, a more severe infection. Because diabetics have a lower resistance to infection, it can be difficult to reverse periodontitis in people with diabetes. To make matters even worse, the presence of infection can make it harder to maintain a healthy blood sugar level.

Bottom line? 1: Brush and floss regularly to prevent plaque build-up. 2: See your Horseshoe Bay dentist for twice-yearly cleanings to remove any plaque and tartar that has accumulated under the gumline.

We can help diabetic dental patients keep their smile beautiful. If you are in need of cosmetic dentistry because of diabetes related decay or gum disease, we can restore your beautiful smile with the latest tooth restoration options. Ask us about crowns, dental implants, implant anchored dentures, porcelain veneers, inlays/onlays, and same-day restorations.

Ritchie Dental Group is located at 1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX in Marble Falls. Call us at 830-637-7227 to schedule a consultation. Thanks for visiting the Ritchie Dental Group Marble Falls dentistry blog!

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group: 830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

Dead Teeth Or Just Sick?

December 1, 2017

Filed under: General Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 9:00 am

do I need a root canal Marble Falls

Since our teeth don’t ‘grow’ and the enamel is not comprised of living cells, sometimes we forget that teeth are alive. We are reminded that they have active nerves when we have a toothache or sudden sensitivity to hot or cold food. Like other organs, teeth need a blood supply to stay alive and healthy.

Veins, arteries, lymph vessels and nerves live below the enamel and dentin in the pulp of the tooth. When the blood flow is cut off, the tooth eventually dies. What can cause blood flow troubles? Injury, trauma, infection, large fillings, and multiple restorations can impact a tooth’s blood supply.

Your dentist can carry out root canal therapy to save a dead tooth if necessary. During a root canal procedure (or endodontic treatment) the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is removed. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material. The root canal is only the first step in the complete tooth restoration. The final steps are the core build up and beautiful and functional crown.

Root canals generally last many years, but not always. Inadequate oral hygiene, decay, periodontal disease, an undetected crack, abscess, or degradation of root canal sealing materials can all cause a root canal to fail.

How do you know if you have a dead or dying tooth? It is important to communicate with Drs. Greg and Mendy Ritchie of Ritchie Dental Group immediately if you experience tenderness or pain, hot or cold sensitivity, tooth discoloration, tooth injury, gum swelling, gum pain, or lymph node tenderness or drainage. Keep in mind, however, that sometimes there are no noticeable symptoms. That is why it is vital to visit your dentist regularly for a thorough dental examination and dental cleaning.

In addition to endodontic therapy,  we are dedicated to friendly and comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry. You can count on Ritchie Dental Group for: porcelain veneers, restorative dentistry, sedation dentistry, and teeth whitening.

Creating Beautiful Smiles Every Day.

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group: 830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

November 24, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 9:00 am

enamel erosion treatment Marble Falls

Our teeth work hard and are continually under attack. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. Tragically, enamel erosion is extremely prevalent, though largely preventable. Enamel’s chief enemies are acidic foods and beverages. Other factors that can weaken enamel or wear it away are some medications, tooth grinding, acid reflux, gastrointestinal ailments, chewing ice or other hard substances, and eating disorders.

At Ritchie Dental Group, we educate our patients about how to keep their enamel strong and prevent further erosion if some has already transpired.

Here are five quick facts about enamel erosion:

1. Enamel is unlike many other tissues in the body; once it has been worn away, it can’t be regenerated.

2. According to the NIH, 41% of youth already have enamel erosion. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11132512

3. Aggressive brushing can damage enamel.

4. Diet sodas, sports drinks, and energy drinks are just as dangerous as sugared sodas.

5. Dry mouth can weaken enamel because it results in less saliva which helps keep enamel healthy and strong.

If you have already experienced enamel erosion, it’s vital to halt additional erosion. There are several dental procedures that can protect the teeth that have been affected. Call Ritchie Dental Group today at 830-637-7227 to schedule an examination. We will give you guidance on the best dental treatments for enamel erosion.

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group: 830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

Want A Reason To Smile All The Time?

November 17, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 9:00 am

Burnet cosmetic dental and tooth implants

Welcome to our dental blog! If you are not happy with your smile, we invite you to examine a complete smile transformation.

1. Look and feel younger.
2. Improve your oral health.
3. Increase your confidence.
4. Smile all the time!

Ritchie Dental Group has been providing general and cosmetic dentistry in the Marble Falls area since 2000.

There has never been a better time to practice dentistry because dental procedures unavailable just a few years ago are now commonplace. Dr. Ritchie is trained in advanced dental treatments. Our passion is providing the highest standard of dental care for our patients and creating the healthiest, most beautiful smiles possible.

If you are not familiar with the latest unprecedented dental procedures, you might not realize what cosmetic and restorative dentistry can achieve. A total smile transformation involves a combination of cosmetic dental procedures which may include dental crowns, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, tooth implants, inlays and onlays, gum contouring, teeth whitening and, in some cases, orthodontia.

If you have dental anxiety, we can help. Sleep dentistry, sometimes called conscious sedation, will calm your nerves and help you relax while you undergo your smile makeover.

If you are in the Marble Falls Burnet, Kingsland, or Meadowlakes area and have cosmetic dentistry questions, schedule a consultation by calling us at 830-637-7227.

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group: 830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

Schedule Your Coronation

November 10, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 9:00 am

dentist crowns Marble Falls

We treat all of our patients royally here at Ritchie Dental Group, but some of them receive actual crowns. We’re not talking about crowns a king or queen wears, but crowns for your teeth! If you live near Horseshoe Bay, Ritchie Dental Group is the best place to get your teeth looking better than ever. And putting a crown on a tooth with issues could be just what you need to achieve a dazzling smile.

Crowns are a remedy for a plethora of problems:

  • To preserve a weak tooth from decay, breaking, or to hold together a cracked tooth.
  • To cover and provide durability to a tooth with a large filling and little tooth structure remaining.
  • To restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
  • To improve a tooth that is too small or misshapen.
  • To cover a tooth with acute discoloration.
  • To add strength to a tooth following a root canal procedure.

If you feel like you have a need for a crown, don’t look any further than Ritchie Dental Group. Our dentists and lab techs have the experience, training, and ability to make sure your crowns are fabricated and placed properly. There are many different kinds of crowns that serve different purposes. We perform a thorough examination to ensure the crown you get is perfect for you and your smile.

We then prepare your tooth so that the crown will fit the way that it should. Once the tooth is prepared and ready, we use state-of-the-art tools to fit the crown on your tooth. When done properly, crowns can last many years. Crowns are terrific way to safeguard and upgrade your smile. Schedule a coronation today!

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group: 830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

Eating Got You Down, Marble Falls?

November 3, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 9:00 am

cost of dental crowns Horseshoe Bay

People who have missing teeth know that chewing can be difficult and painful. It’s also hard to smile if you’re embarrassed about your teeth.  Perhaps you’re worried about the  cost of dental implants. We invite you to come see Drs. Greg and Mendy Ritchie, DDS, at Ritchie Dental Group to learn all about tooth implants. Dental implants are usually the best permanent tooth replacement for people whose missing teeth make it hard to chew and eat. We’ll work with you to come up with an affordable dental care solution.

Improving a smile beyond just the functional needs can also be explored during an informative consultation, including the cost of a smile makeover. Call to set up a personal consultation today: 830-637-7227

With experience in general dentistry, sedation dentistry, restorative dentistry, and even teeth whitening, Ritchie Dental Group serves their new Marble Falls, and Meadowlakes patients by answering all of their questions without a hard sell approach. The choice has always been with the patient.

If you have missing teeth, come see our friendly and comprehensive team and let them improve your eating experience. (Haven’t you waited long enough?)

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

What Is More Valuable Than A Diamond?

October 27, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 9:00 am

Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond.
-Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605

Marble Falls cosmetic dentistry When Cervantes wrote Don Quixote, there was no way to replace teeth that were lost to trauma or decay. We are fortunate to live  during a time when we have access to a permanent cutting-edge replacement for missing teeth – the amazing dental implant.

A dental implant, or tooth implant, is anchored into the jaw bone. It does not slide around like a removable denture. It functions just like a natural tooth.

With a dental implant, you can talk, chew, and brush like normal. Eat that steak. Laugh out loud. Sing at the top of your lungs!

The dental implant procedure available in Marble Falls is not an experimental treatment. Dental implants have been available for many years. You can be sure that the dental implant procedure has been fully tested and tweaked to perfection.

If you have a missing tooth and want to get a tooth implant, it is important to choose an experienced dental specialist to perform your implant procedure. To schedule a dental implant or cosmetic dentistry consultation at Ritchie Dental Group, call 830-637-7227.

A dental implant is a strong and beautiful tooth replacement that, incidentally, is less costly than a diamond of similar size. (See the quote at the beginning of this article.) To discuss financing options, contact our office.

At Ritchie Dental Group, we offer the full spectrum of restorative, cosmetic, and general dental services. If you need a gentle family dentist to put your kids at ease or a precision smile design artist, we invite you to talk to Drs. Greg and Mendy Ritchie, DDS. We are dedicated to providing distinctive dental care for our valued patients.

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group: 830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

This Is The Year For A New Smile!

October 20, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 9:00 am

Kingsland Cosmetic Dentistry

Hello, We’re Drs. Greg and Mendy Ritchie. Welcome to our Kingsland dental blog.

Because our chosen profession is dentistry, we create total smile makeovers for our patients.

If you are not familiar with the latest dental advances, you might not realize what cosmetic dentistry can do for you. We have dedicated our professional lives to creating perfect smiles. If you are not satisfied with your smile, or are embarrassed by the condition of your teeth, we hope you will call to schedule a consultation. Our phone number is 830-637-7227.

The truth is: you don’t have to go through life with an unattractive smile.

Because the art and science of cosmetic dentistry procedures advance with the speed of technology, the smile makeovers we perform now are even quicker and easier. The materials for fillings, crowns, veneers, and dental implants are incredibly strong, translucent, and beautiful in every way.

To book a cosmetic dental consultation today, call 830-637-7227 or visit https://www.ritchiedentalgroup.com/services.html. Ritchie Dental Group is located at 1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX.

We offer the full spectrum of cosmetic dental procedures. You can read more about our smile makeovers and general dental procedures at https://www.ritchiedentalgroup.com/services.html

Make this year special with a beautiful new smile!

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group: 830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

Solving Dental Dilemmas At Ritchie Dental Group

October 13, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 9:00 am

Cosmetic Dental Solutions in Marble Falls Cosmetic dentists use dental crowns to solve a number of dental dilemmas. A dental crown is a strong, natural-looking permanent tooth restoration that covers the top of the damaged tooth.

Family dentists recommend crowns to remedy the following problems:

  • A broken tooth with decay
  • An ill-fitting existing crown
  • A decayed tooth that has lost significant tooth structure
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A tooth that is too small or misshapen
  • A tooth that causes a bite problem

Before your dentist can attach the crown to your tooth, we must prepare the tooth. We often apply a local anesthetic so you won’t feel pain during the prepping. Your dentist will remove decay, if any, and shape the tooth to receive the crown. Then a mold is taken of the prepped tooth and surrounding teeth.

A temporary crown is then placed on the tooth to protect it until you return to your dentistry office to receive the permanent restoration. The patient needs to be careful while wearing the temporary crown. Vigorous brushing or flossing can displace the crown or damage the exposed soft tissue. The dental crown patient should also refrain from eating extremely hard foods like nuts or sticky candy.

The mold of your teeth is sent to a dental lab where your crown is built. Dental crowns are fabricated in three varieties: tooth colored crowns made of resin or porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and solid metal crowns. Each type has its pros and cons. Your cosmetic dentist at Ritchie Dental Group will choose the best crown material for your particular tooth.

What if you need a permanent dental restoration for both the top and root of your tooth? A dental implant is your answer.

For more information about complete dental restorations and other cosmetic dental solutions, call Ritchie Dental Group at 830-637-7227 today.

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

Marble Falls Wants Silver Screen Smiles

October 6, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 9:00 am

Horseshoe Bay Wants Silver Screen Smiles

With the constant media coverage of celebrities, many Marble Falls dental patients are interested in having a smile like the stars. With an experienced dentist and the right smile makeover procedures, anyone can have a smile they want to show off.

Many smile makeovers include teeth whitening. There are a variety of ways this can be done. Most drugstores sell over-the-counter whitening strips and gels. Your Horseshoe Bay dentist can recommend an effective one, or he or she may offer in-office bleaching. This is a quick way to see whiter teeth in less than an hour.

For missing teeth, most Horseshoe Bay cosmetic dentists will recommend a dental implant. Because a dental implant is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels just like a natural tooth. A dental implant prevents jawbone recession and the shifting of adjacent teeth.

Veneers are especially popular. They cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to hide.

Enamel shaping, bonding, braces, and gum contouring are other successful treatments that can be used to help your teeth look their best.

We’re Drs. Greg and Mendy Ritchie, trusted and experienced Marble Falls dentists. If you are looking for quality dental care in the Burnet, Kingsland, or Meadowlakes area, I hope you’ll give us a call at 830-637-7227 to schedule a consultation.

We offer sedation dentistry, general dentistry, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening.

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

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