Modern Dentistry of St Cloud

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, we welcome questions from our patients. Educating patients on how best to take care of their oral health is one of the most important aspects of what our team does. We have also found that patients who take the time to ask questions tend to be more involved in their own health, which is always a good thing!

We tend to hear some of the same questions over and over, so for your convenience, we have gathered some of those questions and included the responses here. But if your question isn’t listed below, we invite you to ask it anyway. Chances are, if you have the question, so does someone else.

You can call us with your questions, or make note of them so you can ask at your next appointment. We look forward to sharing our knowledge!

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Occasionally, patients feel sensitivity after a filling is done when drinking cold water or chewing. There are a couple reasons for this. For one, some patients have inflamed soft tissue that will act up right after the filling is done. Second, sometimes the filling materials are deep and close to the nerve, It can cause some discomfort for a couple of days after the filling.

Treating Sensitive Fillings

If you have sensitive fillings for an extended period of time, we advise you to contact our office immediately to get the solution.

Biotene products are great for patients with dry mouth. There are also prescription strength products if Biotene does not bring the ideal results.

Over the years, stress-induced clenching can wear your teeth down faster than what is normal. This is what we call bruxism. 60% of adults experience this and one of the most common symptoms are worn front teeth and a sore jaw when you wake up in the morning. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, contact Dr. Hua for a consultation today!

At Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, we only provide tooth-colored fillings made of resin materials. We recommend replacing old silver amalgam fillings when they are in the front teeth (for aesthetic reasons) or when the silver fillings are cracked. 

Call Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud

Contact our St. Cloud, FL dental office today if you have further questions or want to schedule your dental appointment. Our entire dental team can't wait to meet you and the entire family!

It is very important to maintain regular dental visits when you are diagnosed with cancer, especially head and neck cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation cause dry mouths in most patients, thus high risks for cavities. By having regular dental appointments, we will prevent, diagnose, and treat early if necessary.

Scheduling an Appointment

By scheduling regular dental cleanings and exams, you can keep your dental health up while you are going through this hard time. Our staff will make sure you are as comfortable as possible, call our office.

Our occlusal guards are custom made for patients that want to keep their teeth from breaking if they're grinding their teeth from stress. Instead of having your teeth grinding against each other, night guard makes sure your teeth are gliding on the night guard, thus, prolonging the lifetime of your teeth.

One of the most common complaints we hear from patients is that their night guard does not fit. At Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, all of our night guards are custom made and adjusted here in our office to ensure maximum comfort and longevity.

Cosmetic Dentistry

You may be able to afford cosmetic dentistry procedures more easily than you think! We offer a full array of financing programs in our office including Care Credit and Lending Club. We will guide you to make the best financial decision when it comes to financing your cosmetic dentistry needs.

Absolutely! Most cosmetic dental procedures are non-surgical and only need 2-3 visits thanks to modern technology. Schedule a consultation visit today and find out what non-surgical options we offer to improve your smile.

Everyone knows how great their teeth feel after a professional cleaning—that smooth, fresh feeling when you run your tongue across your polished teeth. When you look at your smile in the mirror, you might think your teeth even look whiter. Are you imagining things? The answer is no!

When you have your teeth professionally cleaned, your dentist or hygienist will remove both plaque and tartar from your teeth—both of which have a yellow tint. The paste that is then used to polish your teeth will remove other surface stains that have collected. Your smile not only feels better, but it is whiter as well.

Other Benefits of a Dental Cleaning

A whiter smile isn’t the only benefit of a teeth cleaning. Your breath will be fresher. By removing the tartar and plaque that have built up, you are also protecting your teeth against cavities. This also protects your gums from developing periodontal disease. Getting your teeth cleaned regularly—twice a year is recommended—can also help preserve your overall physical health.

Getting your teeth cleaned regularly also means getting the most out of your dental benefits since many insurance plans fully cover the cost of preventive care such as checkups and cleanings.

One of the best ways to replace missing teeth nowadays is dental implants. Dental implants are done in 2-3 appointments, it's cost-effective, highly aesthetic, helps prevent bone loss, and requires extremely low maintenance for the years to come. We offer the finest implant restorations in our dental office. We highly encourage our patients to call for a consultation today! 

Call Our Dental Office For Your Consultation

If you feel like replacing missing teeth would improve your smile, give our St. Cloud, FL dental office a phone call today. Our entire dental team is ready to answer any and all your questions regarding your consultation, so let's get started today!

There are many ways to change the shape of your teeth.

We can always start with polishing your teeth to fix minor concerns. It will typically take one appointment to finish and most patients are very satisfied with the outcome. If after this, you want to further improve the smile, we can do something more.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the most powerful products when it comes to changing the shapes of your teeth. They are typically very thin .2-.7mm translucent porcelain we place on top of your natural teeth. It appears to very natural and aesthetically pleasing. Most of the time we don’t even need to remove any tooth structure.

Invisible Aligners

Also, sometimes patients don’t like the shape of the teeth because their teeth are out of alignment. There are many clear aligners on the market that can correct patients’ smile line.

Dental Crowns

At last, there are sometimes decayed teeth involved and we cannot simply put a dental veneer on it because of lack of tooth structure support. When that happens we will need to put dental crowns on the teeth to enhance the strength and appearance. We can use a combination of ways to correct the shape of your teeth to achieve ideal results.

If you are interested in a consultation today, please don’t hesitate to give us a call (321) 805-3888.

 

What cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you depends on the extent of the damage to your teeth. We can use bonding, porcelain veneers, crowns, or a combination of treatments to achieve optimum results. Contact Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud today to schedule a consultation and find out what treatment is best for your smile!

Over the years, stress-induced clenching can wear your teeth down faster than what is normal. This is what we call bruxism. 60% of adults experience this and one of the most common symptoms are worn front teeth and a sore jaw when you wake up in the morning. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, contact Dr. Hua for a consultation today!

Here at Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, we offer a full range of cosmetic products and procedures including dental veneers, in office whitening, bonding, all ceramic restorations, dental implants, Invisalign, white spot treatment, and more.

Veneers can fix a lot of issues including discoloration, spaces, crowding, aging teeth, fractured enamel. You are more than welcome to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hua to see what we can do to help with your smile.

Call Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud

If you think veneers would improve your smile or, if you have any further questions call our St. Cloud, dental office today. Our entire dental team is thrilled to meet you and get you started on your smile journey!

 

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, personal preference matters. Dr. Hua would be more than happy to set up a consultation with you and discuss what your goals are and make recommendations accordingly. 

Cosmetic Dentistry Options

We offer many different cosmetic options from a quick fix to a full smile makeover. 

If you are looking for a minor adjustment that can make a huge difference in your smile, look no further. Dental fillings used for filling in your cavities can have a cosmetic benefit for your teeth. We also offer professional teeth whitening for your teeth. 

If you are looking for a more drastic change, we also offer many options for aligning crooked teeth or replacing missing ones. 

We offer invisible clear braces here in our office to straighten your teeth discreetly. Clear aligners make it easy for the working professional to straighten their teeth without interference. Metal braces are noticeable and can get in the way when trying to talk. Clear aligners feel very close to how your natural teeth feel. 

We also have many options for replacing missing teeth such as dental crowns and bridges, full and partial dentures, and dental implants. Each option gives us the ability to treat many types of tooth loss. To find out which one is best for you, schedule a consultation with our dentist.

Some insurances do cover cosmetic treatments; our office manager will discuss this before you proceed to any treatment. Contact our St. Cloud dental office today for more information on insurance coverage.

Crowns and Bridges

With the advancement of biomaterials, we are now using translucent porcelain materials for crowns and bridges. It’s almost impossible for someone who is not in the dental field to tell natural teeth from crowns or bridges.

Getting a crown put on after a root canal is highly recommended. One of the most common failures of RCT treatment is not having a crown placed after treatment. Root canal treatment makes the tooth weak and brittle. Crowns strengthen the teeth and make it less likely that there will be complications and additional trips to the dentist in the future.\

Dental Crowns Help The Structure of Your Smile

Crowns are able to fill the gap in your teeth and support the teeth surrounding it. When there is a gap in your smile, your teeth want to naturally fill that gap and may spread into that space. This causes complications in your smile. When your alignment collapses it makes it harder to restore your smile through orthodontic treatment. 

Call our office to learn more about why it is important to get a crown after your root canal. Our dentist will be happy to go over your treatment and make sure you feel comfortable.

A dental bridge is a couple of caps that are connected together. Unlike natural teeth, regular brushing will not reach underneath the bridge. We recommend our patients use threader floss to go underneath the bridge to make sure everything is nice and clean. Also, there are other products available in the market to make this task easier. A product called Waterpik uses a jet stream of water to go underneath the bridge and patients love them.

Besides, we always recommend patients to get regular professional cleaning in the dental office at least every six months.

A Better Tooth Replacement Option

In general, any dental prosthesis does require regular care to maintain the health of the gum and tooth. If you do not want to use the special floss to clean under the bridge, a dental implant might be a better option for you.

A dental implant is a prosthesis inserted into the missing tooth area that is not connected to other teeth, so it functions just like a natural tooth. You can maintain it by using regular floss. If you would like to find out more about dental bridges or implants, please give us a call at (321) 805-3888. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

 

Not at all. Dental phobia is one of the most common barriers that prevent patients from seeing a dentist. Dr. Hua is extremely good at numbing his patients thoroughly so you don’t have to worry about experiencing any discomfort during the crown procedure.

The entire process generally takes about 5-10 business days. Typically for single crowns, we require 2 separate visits after the consultation. First, visit Dr. Hua will prepare the tooth for the crown and insert a temporary crown looks and feels like your own tooth. This visit will take 2 hours or less. During the second visit, the doctor will bond the permanent crown on to the tooth. This visit should take less than 30 minutes. 

Call Our St. Cloud Dental Office

Call our St. Cloud, FL dental office today to ask any questions you may have and to schedule your next dental appointment. Our entire dental team is thrilled to meet you and the entire family, so let's get started on your smile journey!

Getting a tooth pulled is always a treatment of last resort, particularly if the tooth in question can be saved. It might seem easier to just remove a problem tooth, but there are ramifications in dental crowns st. cloud fl doing so. The problem with simply taking a problem tooth out is that losing a tooth risks the health of your other teeth as well as your jawbone.

The Problems With Not Replacing Missing Teeth

When a tooth is missing, your other teeth will start to shift to try to fill in the space left behind. This can cause your bite to be off, and you might start wearing down on your teeth whenever you chew. Shifting teeth can also start to loosen, leading to more missing teeth down the road.

When a tooth is missing, your body no longer sends nutrients to that area of your jawbone. This can cause changes in the bone, including shrinkage.

The best thing to do is to replace a missing tooth with a dental prosthetic, such as a bridge or dental implant. If you look into the price of these restorative dental treatments, you will quickly see that repairing your damaged tooth with a dental crown that will save your tooth, is far less expensive and less invasive than getting a bridge or implant. Find out the right treatment for you by calling our office for a consultation. 

There are many ways to change the shape of your teeth.

We can always start with polishing your teeth to fix minor concerns. It will typically take one appointment to finish and most patients are very satisfied with the outcome. If after this, you want to further improve the smile, we can do something more.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the most powerful products when it comes to changing the shapes of your teeth. They are typically very thin .2-.7mm translucent porcelain we place on top of your natural teeth. It appears to very natural and aesthetically pleasing. Most of the time we don’t even need to remove any tooth structure.

Invisible Aligners

Also, sometimes patients don’t like the shape of the teeth because their teeth are out of alignment. There are many clear aligners on the market that can correct patients’ smile line.

Dental Crowns

At last, there are sometimes decayed teeth involved and we cannot simply put a dental veneer on it because of lack of tooth structure support. When that happens we will need to put dental crowns on the teeth to enhance the strength and appearance. We can use a combination of ways to correct the shape of your teeth to achieve ideal results.

If you are interested in a consultation today, please don’t hesitate to give us a call (321) 805-3888.

 

A broken crown can cause damage to your teeth if not treated right away. In order to prevent future damage that could cost you a lot of time and money, it is best to consult a dentist immediately to discuss further actions. Give our St. Cloud dental office a call today if you have an old crown in need of repair. 

Why You Should Get It Repaired

When you break a crown, depending on the severity of the break, it can lead to other complications. Dental crowns can break just as natural teeth can break. When you chip or break your natural teeth, you go to your dentist to repair it. The same should be done with your crown. Having full and functioning teeth promotes great oral health for many years to come. Schedule an exam with Dr. Hua today. He will take the time out to explain everything for you so you know what your options are.

What cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you depends on the extent of the damage to your teeth. We can use bonding, porcelain veneers, crowns, or a combination of treatments to achieve optimum results. Contact Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud today to schedule a consultation and find out what treatment is best for your smile!

Dental bridges and dental implants are both great ways at fixing your missing teeth and restoring your beautiful smile. However, there are some differences between them that you may have to consider. 

First of all, both implants and bridges are designed to fix missing teeth in our mouth. Secondly, implants are surgically placed to replace missing teeth while bridges are not. Next, when placing an implant, we do not have to remove any adjacent teeth structure while a dental bridge requires that. Lastly, dental implants are hygienic and easy to floss and clean. Dental bridges require a special floss to clean underneath the bridge.

Consultation For Missing Teeth

The best way to understand which option is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with our dentists. They will take a look at your smile and reference your dental history to find the best option for you. At each consultation, our staff will sit down with you and explain anything that you are unsure about. Call our office today to speak with one of our staff.

Here at Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, we offer a full range of cosmetic products and procedures including dental veneers, in office whitening, bonding, all ceramic restorations, dental implants, Invisalign, white spot treatment, and more.

A dental crown is a prosthesis (a cover or cap) that mimics your natural teeth. They are used to restore the appearance and function of your natural tooth to as close to its original condition as possible. 

Generally speaking, both bridges and dentures are designed to replace one to multiple missing teeth.

A dental bridge is made of a couple of individual crowns (caps) that are connected. A dental bridge requires to be permanently glued to the teeth, so it requires less maintenance. Patients can eat and talk with them in just like your own teeth. Since a dental bridge is made of porcelain, it has a very natural appearance is and available in a wide variety of colors. A dental bridge typically takes about 2-3 appointments to finish. Almost all patients are very satisfied with the results.

Types of Dentures

There are a variety of dentures ranging from partial dentures to full dentures. Partial dentures can replace teeth ranging from 1 to multiple. Full dentures replace all teeth in the dentition.

Dentures are something you take in and out every day to help with talking and eating. Denture teeth are made of acrylic and are less natural in appearance compared to dental bridges. At times when you are not wearing a denture, you will need to keep it submerged in a solution or water.

One of the biggest complaints I hear from patients is that dentures become loose over time. However, modern technology has made implant retained dentures possible so you don’t have to remove them every day.

 

When picking the solution that is right for replacing your missing teeth, you may have stumbled on what is a called a dental crown or a dental bridge. But what is the difference between a crown and a bridge? And how can you be sure which solution is right for you?

Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth

A dental crown and a dental bridge are similar in terms of that they are made of the same material (porcelain or metal). However, a bridge is made of several crowns connected together in order to replace one or multiple missing teeth.

If you are still unsure about which procedure you should go with, one of our staff would be happy to help break down the benefits of each. Call our office today to be seen for your consultation. 

Dental Emergencies

Man with tooth pain | Emergency Dentist St Cloud FLDental emergencies can happen when you least expect it, which is why our emergency dentist in St. Cloud, FL always works to make time in the day for emergency dental care. We always try our best to fit our patients in the same day.

Contact Our Emergency Dentist in St. Cloud

Please contact the office of Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud immediately at (321) 805-3888 if you are experiencing a dental emergency in the 34772 area. Do not wait to seek professional help if you think you need emergency dental care! 

When a tooth filling falls out, we highly encourage our patients to make an appointment with our dentist in St. Cloud as soon as possible instead of waiting. Waiting too long could lead to severe tooth pain, such as in a dental emergency, or further damage to the tooth.

Same-Day Dental Appointments in St. Cloud, FL 

We often have same-day appointments available, so please call our 34772 dentist office at (321) 805-3888 right away if your tooth filling falls out.

 

Dental Implants

The answer is no, you will never get cavities with any dental implants. However, just like your natural teeth, dental implants are prone to periodontitis which is gum infections. It is still vital to get check-ups and dental cleanings every 6 months when you have dental implants.

Contact Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud 

If you have any further questions about dental implants or just want to learn more about Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, contact our friendly team today. We are thrilled to get to know you and start your smile journey together! 

In the past, the cost of dental implants was much higher than dental bridges and the outcome was rather unpredictable. Thanks to advancement in technology, modern implants are very dental implants st cloud fl affordable nowadays and the cost is comparable to dental bridges. To truly find out the price of dental implants we encourage you to schedule a consultation so we can best evaluate your needs. If you are interested in dental implants or have any question regarding dental implants, we are here to answer your questions (321) 805-3888.

How Long Does A Dental Implant Last?

Modern dental implants are now the best tooth replacement option out there. Dental implants work by being fitted to your jaw, ensuring your crown is secure and stays in place.  Through  advancements  in materials, dental implants now exactly like your natural teeth. People will hardly be able to notice! Modern Technology made it possible for implants to last virtually forever with proper care.

Call our office located in St. Cloud, FL to make your consultation or to learn more about this procedure. 

Dental bridges and dental implants are both great ways at fixing your missing teeth and restoring your beautiful smile. However, there are some differences between them that you may have to consider. 

First of all, both implants and bridges are designed to fix missing teeth in our mouth. Secondly, implants are surgically placed to replace missing teeth while bridges are not. Next, when placing an implant, we do not have to remove any adjacent teeth structure while a dental bridge requires that. Lastly, dental implants are hygienic and easy to floss and clean. Dental bridges require a special floss to clean underneath the bridge.

Consultation For Missing Teeth

The best way to understand which option is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with our dentists. They will take a look at your smile and reference your dental history to find the best option for you. At each consultation, our staff will sit down with you and explain anything that you are unsure about. Call our office today to speak with one of our staff.

Dental Veneers

There are many ways to change the shape of your teeth.

We can always start with polishing your teeth to fix minor concerns. It will typically take one appointment to finish and most patients are very satisfied with the outcome. If after this, you want to further improve the smile, we can do something more.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the most powerful products when it comes to changing the shapes of your teeth. They are typically very thin .2-.7mm translucent porcelain we place on top of your natural teeth. It appears to very natural and aesthetically pleasing. Most of the time we don’t even need to remove any tooth structure.

Invisible Aligners

Also, sometimes patients don’t like the shape of the teeth because their teeth are out of alignment. There are many clear aligners on the market that can correct patients’ smile line.

Dental Crowns

At last, there are sometimes decayed teeth involved and we cannot simply put a dental veneer on it because of lack of tooth structure support. When that happens we will need to put dental crowns on the teeth to enhance the strength and appearance. We can use a combination of ways to correct the shape of your teeth to achieve ideal results.

If you are interested in a consultation today, please don’t hesitate to give us a call (321) 805-3888.

 

What cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you depends on the extent of the damage to your teeth. We can use bonding, porcelain veneers, crowns, or a combination of treatments to achieve optimum results. Contact Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud today to schedule a consultation and find out what treatment is best for your smile!

Here at Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, we offer a full range of cosmetic products and procedures including dental veneers, in office whitening, bonding, all ceramic restorations, dental implants, Invisalign, white spot treatment, and more.

Veneers can fix a lot of issues including discoloration, spaces, crowding, aging teeth, fractured enamel. You are more than welcome to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hua to see what we can do to help with your smile.

Call Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud

If you think veneers would improve your smile or, if you have any further questions call our St. Cloud, dental office today. Our entire dental team is thrilled to meet you and get you started on your smile journey!

 

Dentures

It depends! There are many options to replace missing teeth and dentures are one of the options. If you're looking to replace missing teeth, please set up an appointment with us and Dr. Hua will guide you to make the most educated choice for your smile!

We recommend our patients to take off the dentures daily at night and leave in a solution with denture cleaner such as Polident. Rinse the denture next day with water and wear as usual. We provide a full care sheet with additional details for all of our patients with new dentures. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call, we will be more than happy to help.

Generally speaking, both bridges and dentures are designed to replace one to multiple missing teeth.

A dental bridge is made of a couple of individual crowns (caps) that are connected. A dental bridge requires to be permanently glued to the teeth, so it requires less maintenance. Patients can eat and talk with them in just like your own teeth. Since a dental bridge is made of porcelain, it has a very natural appearance is and available in a wide variety of colors. A dental bridge typically takes about 2-3 appointments to finish. Almost all patients are very satisfied with the results.

Types of Dentures

There are a variety of dentures ranging from partial dentures to full dentures. Partial dentures can replace teeth ranging from 1 to multiple. Full dentures replace all teeth in the dentition.

Dentures are something you take in and out every day to help with talking and eating. Denture teeth are made of acrylic and are less natural in appearance compared to dental bridges. At times when you are not wearing a denture, you will need to keep it submerged in a solution or water.

One of the biggest complaints I hear from patients is that dentures become loose over time. However, modern technology has made implant retained dentures possible so you don’t have to remove them every day.

 

Most dental insurances cover dentures if you've never had a denture before. Call our friendly office staff today if you have any questions about your particular insurance. 

Digital X-Rays

Dental x-rays and pictures are necessary for dentists to provide the best dental care possible to their patients. Although a visual examination is important, it doesn’t tell dentists the whole story digital dental x-rays st. cloud fl about your mouth. There are areas of the mouth that simply cannot be seen by the naked eye. With dental x-rays, dentists can spot trouble before it is visible, so treatment is usually easier, less invasive, and less expensive.

What Is The Purpose of an X-Ray?

X-rays enable your dentist to see inside your teeth, between your teeth, and the roots and bone below your gum line. They can detect cavities that are so tiny they cannot yet be seen with a simple visual examination. Other problems, such as cysts, abscesses, tumors, bone irregularities, and impacted teeth, can also be seen on an x-ray.

If, after an examination and full set of x-rays, your dentist gives you a clean bill of health, you can feel good about it since your dentist has been able to see well beyond a visual examination. Most dentists will recommend that you have a full set of x-rays taken about once a year. Modern digital technology has made x-rays safer than ever, with little radiation exposure for the patient. Call our office in St. Cloud, FL to make an appointment.

General Dentistry

Getting a crown put on after a root canal is highly recommended. One of the most common failures of RCT treatment is not having a crown placed after treatment. Root canal treatment makes the tooth weak and brittle. Crowns strengthen the teeth and make it less likely that there will be complications and additional trips to the dentist in the future.\

Dental Crowns Help The Structure of Your Smile

Crowns are able to fill the gap in your teeth and support the teeth surrounding it. When there is a gap in your smile, your teeth want to naturally fill that gap and may spread into that space. This causes complications in your smile. When your alignment collapses it makes it harder to restore your smile through orthodontic treatment. 

Call our office to learn more about why it is important to get a crown after your root canal. Our dentist will be happy to go over your treatment and make sure you feel comfortable.

Occasionally, patients feel sensitivity after a filling is done when drinking cold water or chewing. There are a couple reasons for this. For one, some patients have inflamed soft tissue that will act up right after the filling is done. Second, sometimes the filling materials are deep and close to the nerve, It can cause some discomfort for a couple of days after the filling.

Treating Sensitive Fillings

If you have sensitive fillings for an extended period of time, we advise you to contact our office immediately to get the solution.

If your gums bleed when you brush and floss, this could be an early sign of gum disease. It’s important to get to the dentist immediately to determine the health of your gums.gum disease treatment st. cloud fl

Gum disease in its earliest stages is treatable. But if you let it go, it will only get worse and can even lead to tooth loss. Many people are not aware of this, but gum disease is the main reason for tooth loss among adults in this country.

Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

Gum disease can also cause negative ramifications for your overall health. More and more studies are showing a connection between oral and systemic health. Gum disease is thought to contribute to serious health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some kinds of cancers. If you have gum disease, your overall health will likely suffer as well.

Many people are walking around who have no idea they have gum disease. The only way to know for sure is to see your dentist regularly for examinations. The earlier gum disease is detected, the easier it is to treat. Gum disease in its later stages often requires a procedure called planing and scaling, which is a deep cleaning below the gum line. Call our office to schedule your initial exam. 

Biotene products are great for patients with dry mouth. There are also prescription strength products if Biotene does not bring the ideal results.

Over the years, stress-induced clenching can wear your teeth down faster than what is normal. This is what we call bruxism. 60% of adults experience this and one of the most common symptoms are worn front teeth and a sore jaw when you wake up in the morning. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, contact Dr. Hua for a consultation today!

At Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, we only provide tooth-colored fillings made of resin materials. We recommend replacing old silver amalgam fillings when they are in the front teeth (for aesthetic reasons) or when the silver fillings are cracked. 

Call Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud

Contact our St. Cloud, FL dental office today if you have further questions or want to schedule your dental appointment. Our entire dental team can't wait to meet you and the entire family!

It is very important to maintain regular dental visits when you are diagnosed with cancer, especially head and neck cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation cause dry mouths in most patients, thus high risks for cavities. By having regular dental appointments, we will prevent, diagnose, and treat early if necessary.

Scheduling an Appointment

By scheduling regular dental cleanings and exams, you can keep your dental health up while you are going through this hard time. Our staff will make sure you are as comfortable as possible, call our office.

Our occlusal guards are custom made for patients that want to keep their teeth from breaking if they're grinding their teeth from stress. Instead of having your teeth grinding against each other, night guard makes sure your teeth are gliding on the night guard, thus, prolonging the lifetime of your teeth.

Having cold sensitivity is not uncommon and usually occurs when nerves are exposed because your gums have receded or your tooth enamel is worn. If your teeth hurt when you are not toothbursh | general dentistry st. cloud fl eating or drinking something that is cold, it might mean you have tooth decay or are in the early stages of gum disease. Other reasons for cold sensitivity include cracks in your teeth that provide a pathway to the nerves, giving you a jolt every time something cold touches your tooth.

Dealing With Sensitive Teeth

If you are dealing with cold sensitivity, here are some suggestions for putting on the brakes:

  • Don’t brush too hard, and use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Avoid acidic foods and drinks that can be attacking your tooth enamel. Stick to foods you can buy at the outer edge of the store, including fruits and vegetables and dairy products such as milk, cheese, and unsweetened yogurt.
  • Drink green or black tea or chew sugarless gum.
  • Make sure you are not grinding your teeth.
  • Take a break from teeth whitening, which can often cause temporary sensitivity.
  • Make sure your gums are healthy and that recession is not at the root of the problem.

You can also try one of the many different toothpastes on the market that are specifically designed for teeth that are sensitive.

Unfortunately, even the best at-home oral care cannot always prevent cavities. Other factors come into play when it comes to your susceptibility to tooth decay, including your diet and your dental fillings st. cloud fl genes. The biggest problem? Overconsumption of sugar. And some people succumb to its nasty effects more easily than others.

Cavities are caused by bacteria in our mouths that feed on sugar. If you have particularly deep crevices in your teeth, it's easier for bacteria to get in deep and cause decay.

There are ways to help level the playing field if you are particularly prone to developing cavities:

  • Continue brushing and flossing, particularly after enjoying sweet treats.
  • Try to keep your enjoyment of sugary foods and beverages to occasional use only.
  • Use a toothpaste with fluoride in it.

Treating Cavities

You can also inquire with your dentist about getting a sealant, which acts as a barrier between the deep crevices in your back molars and the development of tooth decay.

Be sure to visit your dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings. Regular trips to the dentist will ensure that tooth decay is spotted while it is still small, so if you are prone to more fillings, at least they will be small ones. Call our office to schedule your appointment!

One of the most common complaints we hear from patients is that their night guard does not fit. At Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, all of our night guards are custom made and adjusted here in our office to ensure maximum comfort and longevity.

Extractions are done under local anesthesia, so they should not hurt at all during the procedure. However, post-op sensitivity is experienced by our patients occasionally. We provide a very detailed care sheet for post-op care to minimize any discomfort.

Invisible Braces

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and smile, your first step to changing your life is to make an appointment with Dr. Yang Hua at Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud. Every person has a unique look, and this extends to your smile. During your appointment, Dr. Hua will be able to perform a visual and comprehensive exam to determine your individual needs and if other procedures are necessary before the teeth straightening process can begin. We may recommend a dental cleaning before many dental procedures, including Invisalign. There are many benefits to invisible aligners, including:

Discreet

As their name implies, clear braces are practically invisible. Unless other people are looking closely, they may never realize you’re wearing aligners. If you work in a professional environment, or if the thought of metal braces turns you off, this is the best option for your lifestyle. 

Convenient

If you have ever had a friend or family member who wore metal braces, you have probably seen the cleaning process they go through after each meal. Often, food and debris can get stuck in the wires and brackets, so certain foods have to be avoided. Invisible braces are removable, which means you don’t have to alter your eating habits. You can still eat, drink, brush, and floss like normal. If you have a picture to take, or interview, special occasion, or play a musical instrument, you can easily remove your aligners. Dr. Hua recommends you wear them 20 to 22 hours a day.

Pain-free

We have all seen how painful traditional braces seem to be, but clear braces don’t require tightening brackets or shredding your cheeks and gums. While the process of shifting your teeth will always have some discomfort, Invisalign uses gentle force. Most patients only feel pressure, but few feel pain. If you feel any pain, please contact our St. Cloud, FL dental office immediately.

Invisalign can change your life permanently! If you have crooked or protruding teeth, you can treat yourself to a beautiful, straight smile in less time than traditional braces. Contact our office today to start your smile journey!

Here at Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, we offer a full range of cosmetic products and procedures including dental veneers, in office whitening, bonding, all ceramic restorations, dental implants, Invisalign, white spot treatment, and more.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

When a tooth filling falls out, we highly encourage our patients to make an appointment with our dentist in St. Cloud as soon as possible instead of waiting. Waiting too long could lead to severe tooth pain, such as in a dental emergency, or further damage to the tooth.

Same-Day Dental Appointments in St. Cloud, FL 

We often have same-day appointments available, so please call our 34772 dentist office at (321) 805-3888 right away if your tooth filling falls out.

 

Occasionally, patients feel sensitivity after a filling is done when drinking cold water or chewing. There are a couple reasons for this. For one, some patients have inflamed soft tissue that will act up right after the filling is done. Second, sometimes the filling materials are deep and close to the nerve, It can cause some discomfort for a couple of days after the filling.

Treating Sensitive Fillings

If you have sensitive fillings for an extended period of time, we advise you to contact our office immediately to get the solution.

At Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, we only provide tooth-colored fillings made of resin materials. We recommend replacing old silver amalgam fillings when they are in the front teeth (for aesthetic reasons) or when the silver fillings are cracked. 

Call Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud

Contact our St. Cloud, FL dental office today if you have further questions or want to schedule your dental appointment. Our entire dental team can't wait to meet you and the entire family!

Here at Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, we offer a full range of cosmetic products and procedures including dental veneers, in office whitening, bonding, all ceramic restorations, dental implants, Invisalign, white spot treatment, and more.

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