Dr. Fika Family Dentistry Dental Blog
We're excited to announce the official launch of the Dr. Derek Fika Family Dentistry blog.
We'll be posting helpful dental tips, news from the dental industry, news from our practice, and more about the latest in dentistry.
We built our practice on the notion that we're there for our patients when they need us and we want our online presence to be a reflection of that principle. We hope this blog provides an extra level of service to our current and future patients
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Here's to your best oral health ever!
As you age, your dental needs change. In particular, senior patients may find themselves needing more comprehensive dental restorations and more frequent check-ups in order to keep their smiles healthy. To help support ongoing professional care, consider adding the following steps
into your at-home hygiene routine.
When seeking a healthy and beautiful smile, one’s ability to smile is important piece of reaching that goal. But if there is discomfort in the act of smiling, the effect is unhappiness. Severe pain and discomfort within the face and jaw is known as TMD or temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
While there is no single cause of TMD, there are many factors that contribute to the development of the condition, ranging from bite and teeth misalignment to autoimmune conditions and dental infections. Read more here
Lifelong oral hygiene is a key component to maintaining healthy smiles. Learning effective hygiene skills starts early; according to the Canadian Dental Association, children should be visiting the dentist for their first evaluation around 6 months of age, or when their first tooth has emerged. While this may seem early, this first visit is critical for several reasons
Choosing the right cosmetic dental treatment for your smile can be tricky. With so many available options, knowing which will provide you with natural looking results can be difficult to identify. Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers alone are fairly common treatments that a multitude of patients use every year to improve the aesthetic of their smile. However, each provide a different method of achieving a bright smile.
While often overlooked, the gums play an important role in the aesthetics and health of a smile. When healthy, the smile looks complete, with the roots being protected by a healthy layer of gingival tissue. However, when the gums are compromised by gum disease, the tissue may begin to recede from the teeth, causing the appearance of elongated teeth. On the other end of the spectrum, an overabundance of gum tissue can appear disproportionate to the amount of visible teeth, leaving patients with a gummy smile. Read More here
When it comes to replacing missing teeth with dental implants, patients have a number of restoration options to choose from. Read More here.