Spring Clean Your Teeth at Loveable Smiles in Richardson

While many people take this time to thoroughly clean their homes of dust and cobwebs, Dr. Larry Korenman of Loveable Smiles sees it as an opportune time to give your teeth a spring cleaning as well.spring 3

Creating better oral habits, changing out your old brush head, and even getting your teeth whitened are excellent ways to put the spring back in your smile.

However, we encourage you to add a dental visit to this year’s spring-cleaning list.  Just like your home, regular maintenance and cleaning does not reach all the nooks and crannies.  A professional cleaning is the only way to remove certain types of plaque and tartar build up, which can prevent gum disease.

Additionally, so much goes on in your professional dental cleaning that can improve your overall health as well:

  • Reviewing and updating medical history, including heart problems, cancer treatment, pregnancy, diabetes, joint replacement, medications, surgeries or any other major changes in health history
  • Blood pressure check
  • Oral cancer examination and screening
  • Evaluation of gum tissuespring-cleaning-for-your-teeth
  • Checking biting, chewing and swallowing patterns
  • X-rays, examination of teeth to detect decay
  • Early detection of minor issues can be corrected before they become bigger, more painful issues later.

The most expensive thing in dentistry is neglect. We work with our patients on financing.

Call Loveable Smiles today to schedule your spring cleaning! 972-231-0585

April is Stress Awareness Month – Are your teeth suffering?

Did you know that everyone grinds or clenches their teeth during sleep?

Grinding and Clenching of the Teeth (Bruxism) is often increased by stress and it can cause teeth to wear prematurely or break, pain in the jaw and can even result in headaches and migraines.

While some people don’t develop problems from this, many people do.stressed 2

Grinding and clenching of the teeth is a significant problem and here at Loveable Smiles, we check ALL our patients for signs of it.

Those signs include:

  • Broken, chipped or worn down teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Sore muscles
  • Sore/damaged and clicking jaw joints
  • Premature failure of dental treatments as well as premature (any time before death) loss of teeth

ONE of the ways Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson, TX helps patients is with  NTI (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition Tension Suppression System) mouth guards.

It fits over the front teeth only so the back teeth cannot touch and grind against each other at night while sleeping.

In addition to the elimination of teeth grinding, many patients who wear the NTI mouth guard have found their headaches improve or stop and also that they sleep better. We have heard from some of them that their snoring has lessened or stopped as well (so their spouses sleep better also)!

Please call Loveable Smiles at 972-231-0585 for your consultation.

Loveable Smiles Dental Staff Attend Super Symposium On Lasers

Over the weekend, Dr. Korenman, his wife Cindy, and Dental Hygienist, Chessa, attended the

World Clinical Laser & Imaging Institute Super Symposium in beautiful Huntington Beach, CA.huntington beach symposium photo

 

After a heart-warming keynote address from astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave, The Korenman’s and Chessa attended in-depth educational tracks focused on lasers, imaging, hygiene and mentoring. They even explored the hands-on pavilion and tried plenty of lasers and imaging devices.

 

Dr. Korenman already provides the finest dental lasers in the industry in his Richardson office: the WaterLase iPlus™ all tissue laser system and the EPIC Diode Laser by Biolase.  However, it is important to him to continue to keep up with the latest technology and continue learning about the promising aspects of laser dentistry which feature improved patient comfort, less damage to surrounding tissues, and better healing.

 

As Cindy shares about the Symposium, “Your smile is your best accessory.”

 

The laser is the answer to every improvement in the field of dentistry. Lasers provide faster healing, no pain and great advances.

 

It’s the perfect technology to aid Dr. Korenman in his promise to never cause any pain to his patients.

 

Call Loveable Smiles at 972-231-0585 for your “No Pain, No Fear” dental appointment.

Spring Lip Color: Are your teeth ready?

Spring, 2014 makeup trends include color!

 

Bright orange lip stick is in: From neon to coral.orange lips

 

spring 2014 lip trendTo perk up minimal makeup, Soft Berry Lips are quite beautiful.

 

If you are disappointed because you would love to enjoy the beautiful makeup colors for spring, but are embarrassed about your smile, Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles can help.

Bright orange or coral lipstick will look far better against white teeth, than dull yellow teeth.

Beautiful white teeth are one of the easiest and most immediate ways to help you look younger and more attractive. Dr. Korenman uses Philips Zoom: the #1 patient-requested professional whitening treatment and has been featured on The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, EXTRA and Extreme Makeover.

Learn more about teeth whitening at Loveable Smiles here.

Dr. Korenman provides other cosmetic dental procedures including dental implants, veneers and Invisalign that will change your life. Learn more.

 

Dr. Korenman at Loveable Smiles can help you Spring into a new smile!

 

Please call 719-599-0700

If a picture is worth a 1000 words, what is the value of your smile to you?

Your smile is the way you greet the world. Why not put your best self forward with the confidence of a more beautiful smile?

Beautiful white teeth are one of the easiest and most immediate ways to help you look younger and more attractive.

Philips Zoom is the #1 patient-requested professional whitening treatment and has been featured on The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, EXTRA and Extreme Makeover.

When it comes to whitening, Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles is your best resource. Only dental professionals have access to the professional-strength whitening of Philips Zoom.

All Zoom patients receive a take home tray, just to make sure they achieve their goals.

Here at Loveable Smiles, we also have a special offer for all of our whitening patients: Receive a free tube of whitening gel to maintain your bright your smile when you keep your regularly scheduled cleaning appointments after your Zoom procedure.

Please call Loveable Smiles at 972-231-0585 for your Zoom Whitening appointment.

Lost Tooth Affects Patient Profoundly

We recently read a dental implant success story about a woman’s whose hobby is acting and singing.  Thanks to her dental implant she has returned to the recording studio more self-assured than ever.

See if you can relate to her feelings about her once missing tooth: 

A tooth that had always given me trouble had to be removed—and I was really unhappy about that. It was just a single tooth, but its loss affected me profoundly.

I loved to laugh but was hesitant to do so. I couldn’t eat properly either. The gums in the gap between my remaining teeth would go sore every time I bit into something hard.

As time went by, the bone that had once supported my missing tooth atrophied. I realized that something had to be done but was terrified of dentists, which is why it took me so long to decide to do something about it in the first place.

Thanks to the patient’s dental implant, in addition to eating better and laughing open-heartedly again, “I now feel much more sure of myself at the microphone. I have a new tooth today, iWoman Laughingndistinguishable from the others.”

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson has helped hundreds of patients who have felt this same hesitation and embarrassment due to ill fitting dentures or missing teeth.

Learn how your life can change for the better by bringing back your sparkle and confidence.

Click here to learn about the life changing benefits of dental implants on our website.

Please call 972-231-0585 for your complimentary consultation.

Shame & Toothlessness: Find help in Richardson at Loveable Smiles

Poor oral hshameealth is generally associated with shame and guilt.

Can you relate to any of these terms?

Desperate

Anxious

Disgusted

Turn Away

Can you relate to any of these people and their shame?

  • A Grandmother who is desperate about her ill-fitting dentures and anxious about being exposed as toothless.
  • She loved to treat her extended family to a grand Sunday feast but never joined them at the table.
  • A man who knew people were disgusted by the condition of his mouth, and how they were reluctant to look him in the face.
  • Another man whose smile made people recoil with disgusted looks on their faces and turn away.

Dr. Korenman wants you to know that you are not alone and there is no reason for you to suffer any longer.

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson has helped hundreds of patients who have felt this same shame and embarrassment due to ill fitting dentures or missing teeth.

Learn how your life can change for the better by bringing back your sparkle and confidence.  Click here to learn about the life changing benefits of dental implants on our website.

Please call 972-231-0585 for your complimentary consultation.

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles Encourages EVERYONE To Get An Oral Cancer Screening

Every hour, of every day one American dies of oral cancer. oral-cancer image 2

It is assumeoral-cancer image 2d that Oral Cancer is mainly a disease of older people, contracted after a lifetime of smoking and drinking.

But things are changing and dentists are seeing an increase in young people with mouth cancer.

Despite the common risk factors, EVERYONE is at risk REGARDLESS of their risk factors.

Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer, through the process of early discovery. They help find cancer at its earliest stage, when the chances for successful treatment are highest.

Dr. Larry Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson encourages EVERYONE (young, old, somewhere in between and smokers and non) to take advantage of his free Oral Cancer Screenings (for new patients,$65 value) on:

Friday, April 11 from 8 am – 1 pm.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling 972-231-0585.

Loveable Smiles is located at 1410 N. Plano Rd., Suite 200 in Richardson. 75081.

Common Signs of Oral Cancer:

  • Swelling/thickenings, lumps or bumps, rough spots/crusts/or eroded areas on the lips, gums, or other areas inside the mouth
  • The development of velvety white, red, or speckled (white and red) patches in the mouth
  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
  • Unexplained numbness, loss of feeling, or pain/tenderness in any area of the face, mouth, or neck
  • Persistent sores on the face, neck, or mouth that bleed easily and do not heal within two weeks
  • A soreness or feeling that something is caught in the back of the throat
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing, speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue
  • Hoarseness, chronic sore throat, or changes in the voice
  • Ear pain
  • A change in the way your teeth or dentures fit together – a change in your “bite”
  • Dramatic weight loss

Call Loveable Smiles in Richardson for your Oral Cancer screening. The entire process takes less than 15 minutes. 972-231-0585

8 Things to eat to keep your teeth healthy

food for healthy teeth imageMarch is National Nutrition Month and today’s nutritional approaches to oral health go beyond “don’t eat sugar.”

Ongoing research indicates that antioxidants and other nutrients found in fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts may strengthen immunity and improve the body’s ability to fight bacteria and inflammation, all of which can help protect the teeth and gums. And some foods and dietary habits even have distinct effects on the mouth’s ability to handle cavity-causing bacteria attacks.

 

  1. Cheese unleashes a burst of calcium that mixes with plaque and sticks to the teeth, protecting them from the acid that causes decay and helping to rebuild tooth enamel on the spot.
  2. Crisp fruits and raw vegetables, like apples, carrots and celery, help clean plaque from teeth and freshen breath.
  3. Antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin C, and other nutrients from fruits and vegetables help protect gums and other tissues from cell damage and bacterial infection.
  4. Folic acid promotes a healthy mouth and supports cell growth throughout the entire body. This member of the B vitamin family is found in green leafy vegetables and brewer’s yeast.
  5. Green Tea – Polyphenols have been known to reduce bacteria and toxic products of bacteria in the mouth. Tea also tends to be rich in fluoride, possibly the most well-known tooth strengthener.
  6. Food rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, sardine, shrimp, soybean, flax seed, walnut) Omega-3 fatty acid are excellent choice  against inflammation and gum diseases.
  7. Cranberries – Cranberries contain polyphenols (just as tea does), which may keep plaque from sticking to teeth, thus lowering the risk of cavities, according to a study published in the journal Caries Research. A caveat: Because the fruit is so tart, many cranberry products have added sugar, which may affect any potential benefits for teeth, so make eat raw unsweetened cranberries or even blend frozen unsweetened cranberries into a smoothie.
  8. Dark Chocolate – The compound CBH, a white crystalline powder whose chemical makeup is similar to caffeine, helps harden tooth enamel, making users less susceptible to tooth decay. Eating 3-4 oz of chocolate a day is a great way to take advantage of this wonder compound and lower your chance of getting cavities.

 

Finally, limit added sugars from both foods and beverages. This includes soda, fruit juice, energy drinks, candies, etc. Energy drinks are particularly damaging as they combine a high sugar load with an incredibly acidic pH.

Loveable Smiles: 972-231-0585

Chocolate: A Superfood for Teeth

The Family Dentist Blog on Yahoo Health has an interesting article on how chocolate is effective at fighting cavities, plaque, and tooth decay in the mouth.

From the article:chocolate

Tooth decay occurs when bacteria in the mouth turn sugar into acids, which eat away at the tooth’s surface and cause cavities. Compounds in the cocoa bean husk have an anti-bacterial effect and also fight against plaque. This makes chocolate less harmful than many other sweet foods your dentist might warn you against because the antibacterial agents in cocoa beans offset its high sugar levels.

The compound CBH, a white crystalline powder whose chemical makeup is similar to caffeine, helps harden tooth enamel, making users less susceptible to tooth decay.

Eating 3-4 oz of chocolate a day is a great way to take advantage of this wonder compound and lower your chance of getting cavities.
Now, this isn’t an excuse to binge on bonbons, nor ditch your floss and toothbrush.

  • For the best therapeutic effect, it’s best to chew on cacao nibs. Most will find this option unpalatable.
  • The second best choice, is dark chocolate with less than 6-8 grams of sugar per serving – organic if possible. Be aware that chocolate is a calorie-rich food, so modify your calorie intake accordingly.
  • Raw chocolate is even a better choice, as it is less processed, and more of the antioxidants are left intact.

Do all of this for your teeth, but enjoy the other benefits of mood elevation and better blood flow as well!

Loveable Smiles 972-231-0585

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Spring Clean Your Teeth at Loveable Smiles in Richardson

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Loveable Smiles Dental Staff Attend Super Symposium On Lasers

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