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Woman Brushing TeethPreventive dentistry and your at-home hygiene work together to achieve and maintain your best oral health. That's right. You and your family dentists in Ormond Beach, FL--Dr. Brian Yoon and Dr. Florence Yoon, partner in keeping teeth and gums clean and in looking for and preventing potential problems. No matter your age, you need the vigilance and diligence in-office and home care give your teeth and gums.

What happens at home

Patients of all ages have the following responsibilities in caring for their oral health:

  1. Eat a healthy diet which is low in sugar and high in lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
  2. Brush twice a day with a quality fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  3. Floss once a day with a flossing product you'll actually use consistently. Flossing removes bacteria-filled plaque and tartar and aids toothbrushing in combating decay and periodontal disease.
  4. Wear a mouth guard for sports and if you are a tooth grinder (bruxism).
  5. Be alert to changes in soft tissue and in how your teeth look, feel and bite together.
  6. Make routine semi-annual appointments at Yoon Dentistry.

What happens at the office

Examinations, X-rays and cleanings begin in toddlerhood and continue through the senior years. Your dental hygienist also scales your teeth, eliminating the plaque and tartar which you cannot remove at home. Your hygienist checks for gum disease and reports any issues to Dr. Yoon.

During your check-up, Dr. Yoon looks for signs of decay, gum disease, oral cancer and deteriorating restorations. Your Ormond Beach family dentist also looks at your dental bite. As the American Academy of Periodontology advises, older teens and adults receive a periodontal examination, and the team tracks gum pocket depth, an indicator of gum health.

Finally, Dr. Yoon creates a treatment plan unique to patient needs and diagnostic findings. The dentist makes recommendations regarding the frequency of routine examinations and cleanings, outlines needed restorations and incorporates suggestions for cosmetic improvements. Plastic sealants often appear on treatment plans for children as an extra protection against tooth decay.

Working together toward great smiles

At Yoon Dentistry, we care for families just as if they were our own. Find out more about preventive dentistry and how it is the foundation of healthy teeth and gums. For your semi-annual appointment, please call our office at (386) 672-2828.

By Yoon Dentistry
July 11, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Braces  

BracesBraces can do many things for your smile. They can give you the smile you desire by straightening crooked teeth. They can also improve tooth functioning by correcting misaligned bites, such as overbites and underbites. At Yoon Dentistry, Dr. Brian Yoon and Dr Florence Yoon are your dentists for braces in Ormond Beach, FL.

Types of Braces

In Ormond Beach, several types of braces are available at Yoon Dental. The different types of braces all effectively and efficiently straighten teeth and correct alignment problems. Each type also offers distinct advantages and the type that is right for you can depend on personal preference, as well as insurance coverage. The three primary types of braces are:

  • Metal
  • Ceramic
  • Lingual

All three types of braces utilize brackets, bands, and wires to move the teeth into the desired position. Brackets are affixed to the teeth in the front of the mouth, while metal bands are wrapped around the molars in the back. The brackets and bands are all connected with wires, one for the top row of teeth and one for the bottom row.

Metal braces are the most common type of braces and are comprised of silver metal components. Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces, but are less noticeable as the brackets are clear. Lingual braces are silver tone, like metal braces, but are also less conspicuous, like ceramic braces, as the brackets are mounted on the backs of teeth. Metal braces are the most affordable option, while lingual braces tend to be the most expensive.

Benefits of Braces

There are multiple benefits to getting braces, whether you choose metal, ceramic, or lingual. Braces improve the appearance of your smile by straightening crooked teeth, repositioning teeth that are out of place, and correcting misaligned bites. By correcting the positioning of the teeth, braces can also improve overall tooth functioning. Biting and chewing functions are more effective when teeth are properly positioned and the bite is properly aligned. Additionally, biting and chewing functions are more evenly distributed across all teeth when the teeth are straight.

Another benefit of braces is that maintaining good oral hygiene is easier when teeth are straight. Teeth that are crowded together or overlap one another can be difficult to thoroughly brush and floss. Maintaining a cleaner mouth is easier when dental floss or the bristles of a toothbrush can reach between and around teeth.

Braces offer several benefits, including aesthetic and functional ones. For braces in Ormond Beach, schedule an appointment with Drs. Brian and Florence Yoon by calling Yoon Dentistry at (386) 672-2828.

By Yoon Dentistry
May 21, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Nothing changes your smile more dramatically than the loss of one or more teeth. Luckily, dental implants can improve your appearance dental implantsand make chewing easier. Our Ormond Beach, FL, dentists, Drs. Brian and Florence Yoon of Yoon Dentistry, explain how you can benefit from this long-lasting restoration option.

Dental implants offer complete tooth restoration

If you've only lost a few teeth, you may be considering a bridge to replace your teeth. When you've lost all of your teeth or expect to lose them soon, full dentures offer a time-tested restoration option. Although both of these options restore missing teeth, they only replace the visible part of the tooth.

Dental implants are different. They're designed to restore your entire tooth, root included. Implants are firmly attached to your jaw, just like natural roots, and connected to a dental crown that appears above the gum line. During a process called osseointegration, your titanium implants fuse to your jawbone. Osseointegration is necessary for a successful implant and ensures that your new root will be securely attached to your jawbone.

Osseointegration may take up to six months. After the process is completed, you'll visit our Ormond Beach office for an impression that will be used to create your new dental crown.

Implants are versatile

Implants restore any number of missing teeth, from just one to a whole set of teeth. Although you'll need one implant to replace a single missing tooth, that's not the case if you choose to replace all of your teeth. Implant-supported dentures only require four to eight implants per arch. Unlike removable dentures, you won't experience a significant change in your biting power when you choose implant-supported dentures.

Dental implants keep your jaw strong

Roots don't just hold your teeth in place but also stimulate your jawbone, keeping it strong. After tooth loss, the underlying section of bone may start to shrink. Shrinking can cause a variety of problems, ranging from loose teeth to a change in your bite to sagging facial muscles. Your new roots take over for your missing roots, providing the steady pressure your jawbone requires for optimum strength. Thanks to implants, you won't have to worry that you'll lose healthy teeth due to jawbone resorption or look older than you are because your face starts to sag.

Are you ready to find out if dental implants are a good choice for you? Call our Ormond Beach, FL, dentists, Drs. Brian and Florence Yoon of Yoon Dentistry, at (386) 672-2828 to schedule an appointment.

By Yoon Dentistry
March 16, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Stop dreaming of a beautiful smile and turn to veneers to make it happen.

Getting a smile that is just as perfect as the ones you see on the big screen doesn’t have to be that difficult. Anyone can enjoy a smile that veneersis red carpet-worthy. “How?” you might be wondering. Well, with dental veneers. Our Ormond Beach, FL dentists, Dr. Brian Yoon and Dr. Florence Yoon, are here to tell you more about these popular tooth-colored cosmetic restorations and how they could help your smile.

What are dental veneers?

It’s important to understand what veneers are so you know what they can do for your smile. These thin, porcelain shells are customized to cover the entire front surface of a tooth to improve the overall shape, color, and alignment of your smile. Once the veneers are made they will be bonded to the front of your teeth to hide imperfections and to enhance your appearance.

What goes into getting dental veneers?

It’s also important to understand the process to better decide whether this is the right cosmetic treatment for you. First of all, our Ormond Beach general dentists need to examine your mouth to make sure that your teeth are healthy and strong enough to support veneers. We will also sit down and discuss your treatment goals to make sure that they align with what veneers can offer. From there, here are the steps to getting veneers.

Step 1: We need to prepare the teeth for your new restorations. This requires us to remove some enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for your veneers. Depending on how much enamel must be removed, we will determine whether or not local anesthesia will be needed. Most of the time this can be done without anesthesia, but this will depend on your level of tooth sensitivity.

Step 2: Now it’s time to take impressions of your teeth. These molds will provide the dental lab with the exact replica it needs to help build and create veneers that will fit perfectly over the front of your teeth. It can take up to a week for a dental lab to create your veneers. In the meantime, we will determine whether you will need temporary veneers to provide your teeth with some protection.

Step 3: You will come back to the office for your dental veneer fitting! Once we ensure that you are happy with the results we will apply a resin to the front of the teeth, apply the veneers and then harden the resin into place using a dental laser. With a final polish of your veneers, your new smile is good to go!

Do you have questions about dental veneers? Ready to find out if you are the perfect candidate for this cosmetic treatment? Then it’s time to call Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL, to learn more.

By Yoon Dentistry
March 05, 2018
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

Am I a Candidate for Orthodontic Braces? 

Orthodontic braces are used to correct malocclusion, or “bad bites.”  When teeth are unevenly spaced, crooked and crowded, they are difficult to clean and maintain. This can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth loss. Other problems, such as ineffective chewing, problems speaking and misalignment of the jaw joints can also result from a poorly aligned bite without treatment. That’s why it is important to consult with a trained dentist or orthodontist about the best treatment options for moving your teeth to their optimal position. 
 

Who can benefit from braces?

For many teens, braces are a rite of passage. But you don’t have to be an adolescent to benefit from braces.  Both adults and children can undergo orthodontic care to correct a wide range of dental problems. Common reasons for getting orthodontic braces include:
  • Overcrowded or crooked teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Irregular spacing
  • Overbite
  • Jaw misalignment problems
 

More comfort, better results.

Thanks to advancements in modern dental materials and technologies, today’s dental braces are much smaller, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing than in years past. One popular option for adults—Invisalign—may also be a good choice for improving moderate teeth misalignment. Invisalign appliances are clear and removable, giving adults the convenience and comfort to improve their smile without anyone knowing they are even undergoing treatment. 
 
If you or your child desires a straighter smile and an improved bite, talk to your [location] dentist or orthodontist. The best orthodontic option will depend largely on the severity of dental problems. [Name of Practice] can help you determine the best course of action. 
 




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