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Oral Health

We encourage parents to schedule regular dental appointments for their children. Studies and research have concluded that it is extremely important to start teaching children a good dental hygiene routine and overall oral care early in their lives. This will reduce their future oral health issues. According to research by the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease in America today, affecting nearly fifty percent of 1st graders and eighty percent of 17-year-olds. Dental disease in children and adolescents in the United States is getting worse and is even five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever.

Experts believe that awareness of the growing epidemic and early dental treatment prevents problems that would otherwise affect a child’s health, self-image, eating habits, ability to sleep well and overall academic performance. The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research estimates that children will miss 52 million hours of school each year because of cavities, toothaches, and other oral issues. The Surgeon General has even made children’s oral health a top priority due to the connection between dental problems in children and teenagers and a significant loss in their academic performance.

However, there are preventative measures that parents can take to help their children from missing school and suffering from oral health issues. We recommend that parents are proactive and make sure their children practice good dental hygiene from an early age. Many parents believe that oral health care begins at the age of 1, but we recommend that parents clean even an infant’s gums after each feeding with a soft napkin or cloth, which stimulates the gum tissue and removes food. For infants with some teeth, parents should use a small toothbrush with soft bristles with a very small amount of toothpaste that contains fluoride.

As children grow and become older, regular visits to our dentist office are important to detect any early signs of cavities. Checking for possible developmental problems is key in dental care and preventing an oral issue from getting worse will ensure that children avoid discomfort and miss less school. If under the age of eight, parents should supervise and help their children while brushing and flossing. Keeping children away from too many sugary drinks and foods helps in the long run as well, since sugary or starchy foods can lead to cavities. Parents should also take a closer look at their water supply in their homes and see if the water is fluoridated. If not, speak with us about fluoride treatments.

Untreated toothaches and cavities affect a child’s ability to eat well, get a good night’s rest, and function well at school not to mention dental issues might negatively impact a child’s self-esteem and social development. By practicing good oral hygiene at home and visiting Lyons Dental on a regular basis, you and your children can stay healthy for years to come.

 

How Do I know What Type of Dentistry is Right For Me?

Making a decision concerning something that defines who you are to many the first time they see you can be intimidating and confusing. Dr. John will walk you step by step through the decision process helping you understand every aspect.

CEREC Crowns or Just a Filling
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® for short is a new state-of-the-art method of reconstructing tooth restorations. This new technology has revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns and veneers for patients so that there is no longer a wait between preparing the restoration and finally receiving the finished product.
Dental Sealant or General Cleaning
Sealants are thin layers of resin that are placed on the pits, fissures, and grooves of molars to prevent decay on these surfaces. The majority of decay on back teeth starts in the grooves and pits of chewing surfaces, especially during the first few years after their eruption. Sealing these surfaces with composite resins prevents this kind of decay.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
The procedure is simple. It begins with short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed.
We then apply the proprietary Zoom! whitening gel, which is designed to be used specifically with the Zoom! light. The light and gel work together to gently penetrate your teeth, breaking up any stains and discoloration.

  • During this time you can relax.
  • The gel is applied for 3-4 fifteen minute sessions, for a total treatment time of 45-60 minutes.
  • Finally, you go home with your brighter, whiter smile. We also provide you with touch-up trays so you can maintain your new smile.
Dental Implant Restoration
During the last 20 years, dental implants have become a desirable alternative to other methods of replacing missing teeth. Excellent success rates and a range of available options give dentists a variety of new ways to treat and replace lost teeth.

Your dentist can evaluate your case and tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. Structurally, a dental implant is a titanium-based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. After a period of time, other parts are placed on the implant to enable your dentist to eventually place a crown (cap) on the implant. Implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures, dramatically improving denture retention and stability.

Vaneers and Laminates

Veneers and Laminates are a thin shell of porcelain or resin that is bonded to the surface of the teeth. This can change their shape, shade, and position to improve the cosmetics of your teeth and smile. They are also used to replace and restore any lost tooth structure where indicated.

Your dentist will do a complete examination of your teeth to determine if veneers are ideal for you. Veneers often provide the opportunity to dramatically transform the aesthetics of your teeth and smile.

Still Have Questions?

LYONS DENTAL CONTACT, HOURS AND SERVICES

Lyons Dental

1519 Lyons Road, Centerville Ohio 45458

Lyons Dental
1519 Lyons Road
Centerville Ohio 45458

Phone: 937.872.2046
FAX:  937.428.4249

Mon 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Tue  8:00AM - 4:00PM
Wed 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Thu 7:00AM - 2:00PM