What are Your Tooth Replacement Options?

Even with the new technology, dental work over 20 years old will likely need some work at some point. The harsh conditions of the mouth can cause excessive wear and tear that can easily dislodge or damage even the most hardy dental work. It's possible that a tooth may need to be removed. Luckily, we have dental options that will keep you smiling long into your 80's and 90's! You should have missing teeth replaced as soon as possible. If you still have the tooth, and it's fallen out within the past few hours, we may be able to reinsert [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|Oral Health|Comments Off on What are Your Tooth Replacement Options?

10 Reasons to go to the Dentist

The dentist is not a fun place to go for most people. In fact, many dental patients put off seeing their dentists for many years. There are many reasons people don’t go to the dentist, including fear of the dentist, the high cost of treatment, forgetfulness or embarrassment. No matter what your reason is for ditching the dentist, you are putting your dental health and possibly your overall health at risk. Here are 10 reasons you should take a trip to your dental office: Time for a check-up. It is recommended that you visit the dentist every six months for [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Oral Health|Comments Off on 10 Reasons to go to the Dentist

Why It’s Important to Maintain Great Oral Hygiene

Throughout your entire life, you’ve likely heard your parents, commercials, and other authorities tell you how important it was to take care of your body. Doing things like eating healthy and exercising help you maintain a high level of health and a high quality of life. You’ve likely also heard that you need to take care of your oral hygiene on a regular basis. Doing things like brushing your teeth and flossing keep your teeth and gums strong. But why is it so important to maintain great oral hygiene? Let’s take a look at the basics of oral hygiene and [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|Oral Health|Comments Off on Why It’s Important to Maintain Great Oral Hygiene

What to Expect From a Dental Cleaning

Has it been a long time since the last time you’ve stepped into a dentist office? You know you should go in twice a year, but for some reason, you’ve made going to the dentist a low priority. No matter what your reason is, regular, twice annual professional dental cleanings are important to maintaining your dental and overall health. Patients with even the most consistent, proper oral hygiene routines need to come in for a professional teeth cleaning and exam. A dental cleaning isn’t anything to be afraid of. It is usually painless and quick. Only a deep cleaning at [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Oral Health|Comments Off on What to Expect From a Dental Cleaning

How to Change the Shape of a Tooth

Have you ever looked at your teeth and wished that you could just change their shape? Sometimes the smallest cosmetic changes can have the biggest effect on your confidence. That’s what cosmetic dentistry is all about, and it’s a type of dentistry that’s becoming more accessible for more people. Changing the shape of your teeth is one of the most common forms of cosmetic dentistry and can have one of the greatest positive effects for your overall look. Let’s take a look at the ways you can change the shape of your teeth and, as a result, improve your confidence [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Oral Health|Comments Off on How to Change the Shape of a Tooth

The Evolution of the Treatment of Cavities

The modern methods we use to treat cavities today would probably seem like miracles to the people who lived even a hundred years ago. Dental treatments and dentistry in general has evolved greatly over the years, and new advancements are made every day. It’s important to understand the history of dentistry so we can learn how far we’ve come today. The Origins of Fillings Until recently, it was commonly believed that the first known dentist was an Egyptian scribe known as Hesy-Re. However, some ancient Sumerian texts reveal that people were studying tooth decay. A recent analysis of ancient teeth [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|Oral Health|Comments Off on The Evolution of the Treatment of Cavities

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. At Galleria Dentistry, we want to help spread awareness of this widespread, fatal, yet preventable disease. Oral cancer is a part of the head and neck cancers. The National Cancer Institute notes that 75% of all head and neck cancers originate in the oral cavity. Specifically, 30% originate in the tongue, 17% in the lip and 14% on the floor of the mouth. Other data indicates that the tonsils, the base of the tongue and the oropharynx are becoming more common areas of oral cancer origin. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation more than [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Oral Health|Comments Off on The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Best Questions to Ask Your Dentist in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Six months has come and gone since your last dental visit and now it’s time to go in again. Many patients dislike going to the dentist and postpone going. For those who do come in, they want the visit to be as short as possible. While the reasons patients want a short dental visit is understandable (ex. Busy schedule, fear, fussy children), the desire to get in and out of the dentist office overrides the asking of important dental questions to their dentist. What kinds of questions could you possibly ask your dentist? Your dentist, after all, is the professional [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Oral Health|Comments Off on Best Questions to Ask Your Dentist in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Providing Ft. Lauderdale With Excellent Dental Service

Florida has a proud, rich history of being inclusive of people from all different walks of life. That is one of the things we love best about our community. Being a Ft. Lauderdale dentist means that we get to know a wide variety of people from different cultures. Our patients help make our business better and we try to give back to them through our concierge services. This means we place a strong emphasis on treating our patients in a way that places their health and dental needs first. We do this by customizing everything around you. A Dental Work [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|Oral Health|Comments Off on Providing Ft. Lauderdale With Excellent Dental Service

How Quick Can Cosmetic Dentistry Work Be Completed?

When you are getting cosmetic dentistry done, the last thing you want to do is wait for your new smile. Whether you had an accident that resulted in dental injury, or you just want to fix something you’ve never liked about your smile, it can be hard to wait. There are different procedures that fall under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella and each has its own time constraints. The most common cosmetic work that we do in the office are: Dental implants Bridges Crowns Smile Contouring Teeth Whitening Porcelain Veneers Fortunately, there are general times that we can use to estimate [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Oral Health|Comments Off on How Quick Can Cosmetic Dentistry Work Be Completed?