We’re Here to Help!

We're Here to Help!

In 2010, Dr. Kazmer was featured in Cary Living Magazine when he gave a deserving patient free treatment. Today, pages of the magazine article are on display in our Office Manager Angela’s office.

There is something about those photos that makes them memorable. The smile on the patient’s face after treatment says it all – it is obvious that she is thrilled to be able to show off her new smile.

That is the wonderful thing about periodontics. Every day, our staff gets to help people. Seeing the smiles of happy patients is so rewarding.

However, periodontics is a rewarding field of practice for more than cosmetic reasons. While we are working to make smiles more beautiful, we are also improve the state of a patient’s  oral health. This is important for many reasons. For one, gum disease has been linked to other medical problems and can lead to tooth loss and bone damage. Also, dental problems can make it difficult to eat. By enabling patients to eat, smile, and talk without concern, we are improving their quality of life.

I (Maya, the Social Media Coordinator here at Kazmer Perio) experienced first hand the impact that the work of Dr. Kazmer and the rest of the staff can have when I received a dental implant in May of 2016.

Before receiving my implant, I managed to get by with solutions that were certainly workable, but not always the most comfortable or practical. After getting my braces off, a fake tooth was placed on my retainer. It was aesthetically pleasing, but every time I took my retainer out to eat, the spot where I was missing a tooth became visible to those around me.

I later had a Maryland bridge placed in the space. This bridge was not easily removable, so it was always in my mouth, even when I ate. It solved the problem of having to take my retainer in and out each time I wanted to eat, but I had to be careful. I could not bite with my front teeth, with the exception of some soft foods. Over the years, I began experiencing problems; the tooth popped off repeatedly and the bridge eventually broke.

Having a dental implant placed solved this issue completely. Since the implant was placed into my jaw bone, I no longer have to worry about having a tooth that comes in and out. Also, it’s strong enough for me to bite into anything that I want. The fact that the crown of the implant (the part that looks like a tooth) looks incredibly natural is icing on the cake!

Being able to have a lasting impact on patients that improves their life is one aspect of periodontics that makes it so worthwhile.

If you are looking for  a periodontist, please contact our office. We’d love to help you!

Take care of your smile!

 

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California Puts the Spotlight on Innovations in Dental Technology

Technology is amazing, and we are certainly living in a time when people are always on the lookout for something new and better. This desire for improvement is ever-present in the field of dentistry, as well. Companies are constantly releasing new products that allow dentists and dental specialists to provide their patients with better care. Our office proudly uses the Trios Intraoral Scanner and The Wand to improve our patients’ experiences.

At their May meeting, the California Dental Association (CDA) showcased several other innovations in dental technology. A few of the products featured were the Philips Sonicare and Zoom product lines, as well as the
OralChroma. Special thanks to Dentistry Today for providing coverage of the event!

Philips Sonicare and Zoom

Philips is known within the dental community for providing high-quality electric toothbrushes. In the video below, Amanda Fernandez discusses some of the company’s latest toothbrush at whitening products.

If you are interested in any of the products mentioned in the video, use these links to grt more information:

OralChroma

Everyone has dealt with halitosis (“bad breath”) at some point in their lives. To get to the root of the problem, The OralChroma tests the gases in a patient’s mouth to determine what the cause of the bad breath is.

 

You can learn more about the other products that were on display at  CDA Presents by  visiting Dentistry Today’s live blog.

Take care of your smile!

Tooth Decay Prevention

You’ve probably been told several times in your life that you should brush your teeth twice a day. Have you ever wondered why (besides the simple “it’s good for your oral health” answer, of course)? Brushing and flossing your teeth is part of an important hygiene regime that helps prevent tooth decay.

What is tooth decay? The infographic below breaks down everything you need to know about tooth decay, including how to prevent it and how it’s treated.

Tooth Decay Prevention

The following video further explains how the tooth decay process occurs inside the mouth.

 

So remember, if you are concerned about tooth decay, the best thing that you can do is practice good oral hygiene, limit your sugar intake, and visit your dentist regularly.

Take care of your smile!

5 Things That Patients Think While at the Dentist

Happy Friday!

We may be a periodontal office, but we still know what it’s like to be a dental patient. After all, we here at Kazmer Perio have to go to the dentist, too. So, here are 5 things that patients often think while at the dentist. Sit back and get ready to laugh!

1. I haven’t flossed in a while. Maybe the dentist won’t notice.

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For those who floss regularly, answering the dentist’s questions is no big deal. Others, however, may not have been keeping track. That’s okay, no one’s perfect.

2. I don’t have any cavities. Woohoo!

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Whether or not you’ve had cavities before, I think we can all agree that hearing the dentist say that you don’t need fillings is a big relief. And a perfect excuse to treat yourself after the appointment – to something relatively healthy and low in sugar, of course. Apple slices, anyone?

3. What flavor of toothpaste do I want? Mint, definitely mint. 

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While children may enjoy fun flavors like bubble gum, cinnamon, and cookie dough, most of us older folks prefer classic mint flavor.

4. I hope the hygienist doesn’t forget to give me my free toothbrush!

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Everyone loves free stuff, right?

5. Phew. I can go home now.

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Once the whole ordeal is over (hopefully your experience wasn’t actually bad), you are probably so ready to leave that you almost forget that you have to come back in six months. That is, until the receptionist asks when you would like to schedule your next appointment for.

Have a great weekend and take care of your smile!

*Memes inspired by popular memes on Internet