September 12, 2016
Dr. Derik E. Utz teach patients about tooth decay in his Bowling Green dental practice. Learn how a cavity develops and what you can do to prevent or this all too common oral health issue.
March 17, 2016
Dentists have been recommending twice-annual dental checkups and cleanings for decades as a way to keep a healthy smile and prevent tooth loss. But come on, let’s be honest — is it really all that necessary to see the dentist every six months? Seems like a lot, right? We’ve got the answer right here.
It really is all that necessary.
In fact, visiting the dentist twice each year is the number one way to prevent gum disease and associated tooth loss. Adults who have even one of the risk factors related to gum disease should certainly maintain their twice-annual dental routine (on top of good oral hygiene habits at home). Keep reading to find out more about these preventive visits from your Bowling Green dentist, Dr. Utz.
January 11, 2016
The phrase root canal sends many dental patients running for the door. Over the years root canal therapy, covered by the dental specialty endodontics (endo=inside, odont=tooth), has earned a reputation for being extremely painful. At Dr. Erik E. Utz’s Bowling Green dental practice, we want to set your mind at ease. Root canal therapy actually relieves the pain associated with infected dental pulp. Root canal therapy itself is relatively painless, and patients need very little, if any, time to recover following successful treatment. Typically completed in one to two visits, root canals restore smiles and protect natural dental structure.
December 30, 2015
What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2016? Exercise more, eat less? Your dentist in Bowling Green has some ideas for a healthier year — focus on your oral health and you’ll watch your overall wellbeing improve. We often forget about the connection, but how we care for our mouths can really impact our bodies. Keep reading to learn more about the link, and then take some of Dr. Utz’s New Year’s resolutions suggestions!