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By Yoon Dentistry
June 23, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Tooth Loss  

How Ormond Beach Dental Implants from your FL dentist can rebuild your smile

Tooth loss is a traumatic experience. It can affect your appearance and the quality of your life. Fortunately, your Ormond Beach dental implants specialist can help rebuild your smile. Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. of Yoon Dental in Ormond Beach FL offers state-of-the-art tooth replacement solutions from dental implants, to dental bridgework, to dental appliances. He can give you back the smile you’ve been missing.

The Negative Effect of Tooth Loss

Just consider these negative effects tooth loss can have on you, your appearance, and your health:

  • Decreased self-esteem and self-confidence because you know you don’t look as good as you should.
  • Decreased chewing ability, which can cause digestive problems and impact your overall health and the ability to enjoy all the foods you love.
  • Your bite may have changed, which can cause increased tooth wear, jaw problems, and TMJ issues.
  • You may lose supporting bone, which can lead to facial sagging and premature aging in your face. It's one of the reasons why patients seek out Ormond Beach dental implants specialists.

Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. can help reverse some of the negative effects of tooth loss by providing state-of-the-art tooth replacement options like these:

  • Ormond Beach dental implants are the closest thing to having your natural teeth; they are a permanent addition to your smile which you never take out. You can brush and floss dental implants right along with your natural teeth. In fact, once they are placed, dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
  • Dental appliances, which include removable partial and full dentures; dental appliances provide some of the most budget-friendly tooth replacement available. With proper care, dental appliances can provide years of excellent tooth replacement. You remove them when you go to sleep and soak them in denture solution overnight.
  • Dental bridgework, which consists of prosthetic teeth suspended over the space created by your missing teeth; the bridge is anchored by teeth on both sides, which have been crowned for added support. You can brush the bridge just like natural teeth, and use a floss threading tool to floss under the bridge.

Don’t suffer from a lost smile! Talk with an expert by calling Dr. Brian S. Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. of Yoon Dental in Ormond Beach FL at (386) 672-2828. Find out about how to get your smile back by calling today!

By Yoon Dentistry
May 07, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Want to improve your overall dental health? It’s actually surprisingly easy.

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy won’t just result in glistening teeth and beautiful pink gums, it’s also a window into your overall health. From gum disease to cavities, not taking care of your smile can lead to some serious problems (ones that we know you want to avoid). From the office of our Ormond Beach, FL, dentist Dr. Brian Yoon, DDS, MAGD, here are some of the top ways to improve your current oral hygiene routine,

Brush at least twice a day

It’s important that you are brushing your teeth at least twice a day to remove plaque and food from your teeth. This will ensure that plaque doesn’t have any time to accumulate or damage healthy tooth enamel. Each time you brush, remember to brush for 2 minutes (Set a timer to keep you honest!).

Choose the Ideal toothbrush for you

Some people enjoy using a manual toothbrush while others swear by electric toothbrushes. Whatever toothbrush makes it easy for you to brush and brush properly is the right one for you. Some people do find that maneuvering an electric toothbrush is easier because it applies the right amount of pressure on your teeth without damaging enamel. Just remember that whichever type of toothbrush you choose you’ll need to replace the toothbrush head regularly (every two to four months).

Floss every day

Along with brushing, flossing is another habit you cannot afford to neglect. If you aren’t flossing daily, then you aren’t keeping your smile as clean as possible. Some people feel intimidated by the simple act of flossing. If this is you, our Ormond Beach, FL, dentist can happily show you proper flossing techniques during your next checkup. Flossing at least once a day is the only way to ensure that food and plaque is thoroughly removed from between teeth (not even brushing can do that).

Limit Sugar

We know that this isn’t exactly an easy habit to adopt; after all; sugar is found in so many things (in fact, it’s probably in a lot more foods than you realize). As you probably already know, a diet that is high in sugar will feed bad bacteria, and greatly increase your risk for cavities and gum disease. While we know that saying “no” to sugar all the time isn’t realistic, it’s important to enjoy sugary snacks and desserts in moderation.

Yoon Dentistry is here for you whenever you need it most. To keep our patients safe during the pandemic we have temporarily pauses all routine and non-essential dental appointments. We are able to consult via phone + text/email for a teledentistry consultation. However, if you are dealing with a true dental emergency, our Ormond Beach, FL, family dentist can still provide you with dental care. Call (386) 672-2828. Stay healthy and safe, everyone!

By Yoon Dentistry
April 27, 2020
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Dental Veneers  

Poised as an effective alternative to crowns, dental veneers are made from resin composite or porcelain materials that are bonded to the surface of the tooth. With its thin, shell-like structure, it makes your teeth and smile look better. Here at Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL, Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. uses veneers for giving patients, straighter, whiter, and healthier smiles. Find out what veneers can do for you below:

Cosmetic Issues

When you have a problem with the appearance and structure of your tooth like discoloration, cracks, or chipping, dental veneers can help. Discoloration normally occurs in people 25 years and over. By installing veneers, you can easily whiten your smile without going through a bleaching process. Additionally, dental veneers are stain-resistant, meaning that you won’t have to worry about dealing with discoloration again.

Replacing Enamel

Although enamel provides strong protection for our teeth, it is not indestructible, and if it wears down, it exposes your teeth to cavities and decay. That is, of course, unless you have dental veneers fitted to protect the enamel of your natural teeth from erosion and abrasion.

Improve Confidence

For many people, having a great smile translates to a boost in confidence. Fitting your teeth with dental veneers automatically beautifies your smile and improves your confidence. In just two dental visits to your dentist in Ormond Beach, FL, you can have natural-looking teeth that are strong and blend well with your teeth and gums.

Better Oral Hygiene

Most patients who are fitted with veneers take the opportunity to exercise better oral hygiene to protect the rest of their natural teeth. They have become conscious of avoiding food and drinks that can damage the enamel of their teeth. As their dental health improves, their overall health follows.

Simple Maintenance

Taking care of veneers is no different from the way you take care of your natural teeth, which is to brush at least twice a day and floss once daily. You also have to continue with your regular dental schedule to ensure that your dentist keeps your oral health in check.
 

Interested in Dental Veneers? Give Us a Call

Set your appointment with Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. here at Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL, by dialing (386) 672-2828.

Discover the best way to rebuild your smile after tooth loss.
 
Missing one or more teeth? Wondering how to replace these teeth to get a full smile back? Our Ormond Beach, FL, dentist Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. provides patients with dental implants, dentures, bridges and more to help them fill gaps between teeth and to get a restoration that makes them feel confident in their smiles again.
 
No matter whether you are missing one or all of your teeth, our dental team can provide you with the replacement teeth you need. Here are the most common tooth replacement options we offer,
 
Dental implants
More and more people are turning to our Ormond Beach, FL, restorative dentist for dental implants. If you are an otherwise healthy adult who needs to replace one or more teeth then you could be an ideal candidate for implants. Implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically inserted into the jawbone to support one or more false teeth. Implants function similarly to real teeth, providing a realistic, incredibly strong and long-term artificial tooth. We offer guided surgery for all implant cases in our state of the art facility. The combination of 3D imaging and 3D printing ensure the highest degree of accuracy and predictability.
 
Fixed dental bridge
A dental bridge fills gaps in your smile with false teeth, but in order for false teeth to stay in place we will need the support of healthy natural teeth to anchor them. A bridge contains a dental crown on both ends of the prosthetic. These crowns are cemented over natural teeth that lie on both sides of the gap. Between these crowns sits a pontic, or false tooth. Bridges are ideal for those patients missing a single tooth or two teeth in a row.
 
Dentures
Dentures are typically used when someone is dealing with pronounced tooth loss. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, dentures can provide an economical approach to rebuilding your smile. Partial or full dentures (depending on the extent of your tooth loss) can be used to replace your upper and lower teeth. Dentures are also custom-fitted to your mouth to restore chewing and speaking.
 
Implant-supported dentures
No matter if you are a current denture wearer or just someone who needs to replace several teeth, dental implant-supported dentures may be the right option for you. Implants can be placed along the arches of the jawbone where your current dentures can then be snapped into place on top of the implants to prevent your false teeth from shifting or moving around.
 
From long-lasting dental implants to durable dentures, the dental team at Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL, can provide you with the exact tooth replacement option you’re looking for to restore your smile. Call us today at (386) 672-2828 to schedule an appointment.

By Yoon Dentistry
February 19, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Gum Disease  

If you have redness or swelling of the gums or your gums easily bleed when brushing, you could be dealing with gum disease. Left untreated, gum disease could eventually lead to tooth loss. If you do have gum disease, treatments are available that can help restore the health of your gums. Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach is your family dentistry practice for the treatment of gum disease. Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. could develop a treatment plan for you.

Cause of Gum Disease

Gum disease develops when the plaque that forms on teeth is not cleared away. Bacteria on plaque forms acids that break down both enamel and damage healthy gum tissue, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque is not easily removed. Regular brushing and flossing at home are not necessarily sufficient to clear away all plaque. The best way to completely remove plaque, and also reduce your risk for developing gum disease, is to schedule regular dental cleanings.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease does not always produce obvious symptoms, which is why it is important to see a dentist regularly. Dental professionals can spot the early warning signs of gum disease that you might miss. The sooner gum disease is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin to stop the disease from spreading and restore gum health.

Many individuals who develop gum disease do experience various symptoms. See a dentist as soon as possible if you develop any of the symptoms associated with gum disease. Symptoms include:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Gums that bleed easily when brushing
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • A periodontal abscess

Treatment for Gum Disease

At our family dentistry practice in Ormond Beach, several options are available for treating gum disease. We can recommend specific treatments based on the severity of the disease and how it has affected the gums or teeth. Methods for treating gum disease and its side effects include:

  • Antibiotics or Antimicrobials — Used to disinfect difficult to reach areas infected by bacteria.
  • Cosmetic Gum Surgery — A procedure for reshaping damaged, misshaped, or receding gums.
  • Gum Grafting —The replacement of missing or damaged gum tissue by grafting healthy tissue from another area of the mouth.
  • Scaling or Root Planing — A method for cleaning the teeth deep below the gum line and smoothing tooth-root surfaces, which helps create a smooth, clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth.
  • Periodontal Flap Surgery — A method for cleaning bacteria-filled “pockets” that have formed below the gum line and reattaching gum tissue to the teeth after scaling and root planing.

If you are dealing with gum disease, we can help. The sooner you seek treatment, the sooner the health of your gums can be restored. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D., call Yoon Dentistry, our family dentistry practice in Ormond Beach, at (386) 672-2828.





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