ALL ABOUT DENTISTRY IN FLORIDA
Dr. Robert Spoont of Freedman and Spoont P.A. is an experienced dentist in Boca Raton, Florida. He earned a B.S. in Biology at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and a D.M.D. degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, before going on to complete a General Practice Residency at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. In this series of articles, Dr. Spoont discusses a few of the hot button issues that come up at his dental practice in Florida.
Yes, teeth whitening is an extremely popular cosmetic dentistry technique among older patients. Just because a patient is 70 or 80 years old doesn't mean he or she doesn't deserve a beautiful smile.
Seniors who are unhappy with their smiles are increasingly turning to Invisalign to help. Invisalign is an excellent orthodontic product for patients of all ages, including seniors. The only caveat is that patients need to have good bone structure in order to start wearing the Invisalign aligners.
The No.1 cause of dental wearing is nighttime grinding or clenching, while the No.2 cause is overly aggressive tooth brushing. If some patients would slow down and use a soft bristle toothbrush, they could eliminate a good chunk of the dental problems they are experiencing.
Auto accident victims commonly sustain dental damage during their accidents. This type of trauma can cause teeth to fracture and nerves to break, which is why patients need to visit their dentists as soon as possible after an accident has occurred.
If a child starts complaining of pain due to a baby tooth that will not fallout, then parents may want to consult with a dentist to ensure the pain is not being caused by an ectopic tooth. These situations can be very painful if they are not resolved in a timely manner.