Many people know what a dental crown is, but there are so many that are unsure of all the ways a dental crown can help you. In fact, you’ll be amazed at how many dental problems a dental crown in Harrisburg can correct. This is one thing your dentist keeps up their sleeve! Keep reading to discover more about this magic dental restoration that can be used in a variety of restorative and cosmetic services.
Klein Family Dental Blog
September 30, 2017
September 19, 2017
If you’ve lost a tooth, you’re not alone. Tooth loss—although not ideal—is not an uncommon problem throughout our Nation. If you’re one of those people that love to see the facts, here you go! There’s been an estimated 69% of Americans from the ages 35 to 44 that have at least one missing tooth and just about 1 in 4 people that have lost all of their teeth by the time they turn 74 years old.
With that being said, you’re not the only one looking for a long-lasting, stable tooth replacement. After all, you need each and every one of your teeth.
If you’re looking for the perfect fix, consider getting dental implants. Let’s look at how far dental implants have come and how they can help you!
August 18, 2017
Are you suffering from tooth loss? Have you tried dentures or other prosthetics to replace your missing teeth, but just are not satisfied with the results? If this sounds familiar, you may need an alternative option. Now, many are turning to dental implants in Harrisburg to permanently treat tooth loss. This is the only option that will last for a lifetime while also closely looking and functioning like natural teeth. In addition, it offers over a 95% success rate when performed on the ideal candidate. Depending on your severity of tooth loss, there are various options that may be suitable for your individual needs.
August 6, 2017
Have you been surfing the web for a general dentist in Harrisburg that truly embraces their work as a way of life? It can be difficult to find the right fit for you and your family. With just about 200 5-star google reviews, there are countless reasons why patients choose our dental office. Here are just a few that may nudge you to pick up the phone and schedule your next dental appointment with us.
February 24, 2014
A common question about pediatric teeth that I often receive is, “When should my child stop using a pacifier?” Pacifiers have been recognized by the Academy of Pediatrics as a key factor in reducing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), so dentists are aware that pacifier use is beneficial, but it should also wrap up before negatively affecting a child’s permanent teeth. We recommend pacifiers should be discontinued by the age of five.
Baby teeth. Deciduous teeth. Milk teeth. Your child’s first set of teeth will, in most cases, fall out. But while they are not permanent, they are very important.
Baby teeth maintain space for their permanent counterparts. They are essential in function and phonetics and jaw development. So we need to take care of them.
The first step in insuring that your children have healthy mouths is to take them to visit a dentist.
When should you take your child to the dentist?
February 10, 2014
As a dentist, the most important thing a patient can do to prevent cavities is use good oral hygiene. This means flossing and brushing twice a day. Literature shows that using an ADA approved toothpaste with fluoride can significantly reduce the amount of cavities in your mouth. But what if you were stranded on a desert island, with no drug-store in sight to purchase toothpaste and floss? What then?
February 7, 2014
“I want whiter teeth!” My patients tell me this at least 10 times a day! Whitening your teeth is a simple and effective way to make your smile more aesthetic. So how do I do it? Whitening products may be administered by dentists or purchased over-the-counter (OTC), and can be in the form of peroxide-containing gels or toothpaste.
Carbamide peroxide, used in many bleaching products, breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and urea, with hydrogen peroxide being the active bleaching agent. This is a safe method of whitening your teeth but it does not come with out some minor side-effects. The most commonly observed side effects with these peroxide-based bleaching agents are tooth sensitivity and occasional irritation of soft tissues in the mouth (oral mucosa), particularly the gums. Both tooth sensitivity and tissue irritation are usually temporary and stop after the treatment.
June 18, 2013
This year, Klein Family Dentistry, was proud to sponsor Running for Rachel. Dr. Klein and his brother, Dr. Klein, both ran in the race. The event raised more than $50,000!! It was an amazing event in memory of an amazing person. Read more about Rachel here:
May 14, 2013
Did you know that 20% of adults have obstructive sleep apnea? That makes sleep apnea a more prevalent disease than both diabetes and asthma. And your risk of a myocardial infarction is more likely due to sleep apnea than smoking.
Dr. Klein recently went to a dental sleep course given in Harrisburg and he is now trained in making the Somno-Med appliance to help with mild-moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea.
Ask Dr. Klein about this next time you are in!