Medina Family Dentistry Blog
August 31, 2017
Dental fillings are a common restorative procedure for fixing a cavity in the tooth enamel. A cavity is the hole that is formed by tooth decay, which is caused by the acids and bacteria in what you eat and drink.
So maybe you already knew all that — but why does tooth decay happen? What are fillings made out of, exactly? And what is the process for getting a dental filling? Don’t go anywhere, because we dig deep into dental fillings (sorry for the pun) in this week’s blog post.
We don’t need a calendar to tell us that summer is winding down. The evenings are noticeably cooler and the geese have started to do their flybys. As the calendar moves on into September, it’s a great time to take stock of your smile. Are you overdue for your cleaning? Do you have any areas of your teeth or gums that concern you? Now is the time… get scheduled for your professional cleaning and exam, or for any treatment that Dr Milewski has recommended. Give us a call at (330)725-2242. Don’t wait until 2017 has flown away!
July 10, 2017
Dental implant supported tooth replacement has changed the way we restore smiles following the loss of any number of teeth. From a single tooth to a full arch of teeth, we can replace any number of teeth, roots and crowns, with natural looking, feeling, and functioning dental implant posts that mimic the root structures of lost teeth. There have been numerous technological advancements in dental care over the past decades, but none matches the innovative dental implant. If you’re missing one or more teeth and you’d like to find out more about implant supported tooth replacement, please don’t hesitate to contact the Medina dental practice of Allan J. Milewski, DDS.
June 10, 2017
You’re completely in the right by being concerned about the swelling on the side of your face. Not to mention the constant clicking sound you can’t seem to stop no matter how carefully you try to chew your food. In fact, those symptoms show your smiles need for TMJ treatment in Medina. But wait, are you unsure of what a TMJ is and how it helps your oral structures operate correctly? Medina Family Dentistry is here to educate you on the importance of your TMJ’s and how we can help you resolve your TMJ disorder.
June 7, 2017
Today is Kim’s last day in our practice. We are bidding her farewell as she moves from Medina to join her husband Scott in southern Ohio. Kim is leaving the dental profession and becoming a farrier, a horse shoer! If you know anyone in southeastern Ohio who has a horse needing shoes, Kim is your person. Even though it is hard to say goodbye, we are so thrilled for her as she begins this new chapter in her life.
We know our patients will miss her too….but do not despair! We have hired a new hygienist, Cari, that we are confident you will love as much as Kim. Stay tuned to our blog as we introduce Cari to our practice!
We wish you the absolute best of everything Kim! Thank you for seventeen great years!
May 19, 2017
Have you noticed blood in the sink after brushing your teeth? Do your gums appear red and swollen? Do you have bad breath that you can’t seem to eliminate? Did you know that you might be suffering from periodontal (gum) disease? Dr. Allan J. Milewski, your Medina dentist, discusses why taking care of your gums is so important.
April 13, 2017
April is National Oral Cancer Awareness month, a time when the dental community and health professionals alike rally together to fight against a serious disease. Did you know that oral cancer has a death rate of at least one person per hour of every day of the year? Literally, of those patients that will be diagnosed this year, it’s only estimated that 60% will live longer than five years. Those that do survive end up suffering from long-term issues like facial disfigurement or difficulties eating and speaking. The most shocking part of all this is that oral cancer has an 80-90% retention rate! The reason why a lot of patients end up suffering from oral cancer rather than being able to reverse its effects is that many patients don’t take the time to receive an oral cancer screening in Medina like they need and deserve to.
March 10, 2017
All your life you’ve had shortened front teeth that made your smile look immature, even childish. Nothing is more embarrassing than being completely matured but feeling less than when you smile. Dr. Allan J. Milewski knows that beautiful, even teeth can do great things for your self-esteem. That’s why your Medina dentist works so hard to make your dreams of a gorgeous smile come true. Cosmetic dental techniques like dental bonding have made this goal much easier to obtain. Dental bonding is available in the Medina Family Dental office now!