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Senior oral health Hurst

How are Americans doing when it comes to the dental health of the 65+ population?

The Good News:

The rate of cavities in seniors has decreased in the past thirty years.1

The Bad News:
25% of persons age 65+ have no remaining teeth2
Nearly 20% have untreated cavities3
10% of adults 65 and over have moderate to severe periodontal disease.
There is evidence to suggest that advanced gum disease is linked to diabetes, heart disease, stroke and respiratory disease
Most older Americans don’t have dental insurance

Clearly, there is room for improvement. What important circumstances will improve the oral health of age 65+ Americans? The National Institutes of Health cite three necessary components:

  • Improved oral health education for the elderly
  • Seniors practicing effective daily oral hygiene
  • Increased access to dental care1

At Hyatt Family Dental in Hurst, we are enthusiastic about providing our senior patients with comprehensive oral health education and attentive care that addresses the special challenges that influence seniors. These challenges include difficulty brushing and flossing due to arthritis, dry mouth caused by prescription medications, tooth sensitivity, bone recession, and complications due to diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

We want our elderly patients to not only have a healthy smile, but a beautiful one as well. Many of our senior patients have elected to improve their smiles with services such as crowns, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and tooth whitening. The majority of our smile transformation patients are thrilled with their new smile and report that it has improved their life immensely. They feel happier, more attractive, and more confident in social settings.

The friendly team at Hyatt Family Dental in Hurst provides the full spectrum of general and cosmetic dental care for Hurst area patients of all ages including porcelain veneers, dental implants and dental crowns.

1“Periodontal Disease in Seniors (Age 65 and Over),” National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/DataStatistics/FindDataByTopic/GumDisease/PeriodontaldiseaseSeniors65over.htm, accessed on November 24, 2015

2Oral Health for Older Americans,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/publications/factsheets/adult_oral_health/adult_older.htm, accessed on November 24, 2015

3Dental Caries and Tooth Loss in Adults in the United States, 2011–2012,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db197.htm, accessed on November 24, 2015

 

Contact Hyatt Family Dental:

817-500-4228

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8711 Bedford Euless Rd
Hurst, Texas
76053

 


Beware Of An Acidic Diet

Hurst tooth strengthening Most Hurst residents don’t often think of a tooth as a body part that fluctuates in strength. Our teeth seem to have a steady hardness and dependably grind food whenever we need them. However, teeth are dynamic organisms with chemical processes that occur continually.

The protective enamel that covers the softer interior is made of minerals. Enamel demineralizes (loses some of its density) when coming in contact with acids. Saliva can dilute and neutralize acid so the tooth can remineralize (re-harden). This process isn’t instantaneous, however. While the enamel is soft, the tooth is vulnerable to losing a microscopic outer layer of enamel. If the erosion continues, the much softer dentin is exposed. Eventually, the tooth may need to be extracted.

At Hyatt Family Dental, we are noticing an increase in cases of serious acid erosion. It is apparent that the typical Hurst diet is becoming more acidic.

The list of acidic foods may surprise you. They include eggs, gravy, asparagus, chicken, cottage cheese, honey, fish, ham, butter, sour cream, aged cheese, and yogurt with active cultures. Generally, food with a high sugar or artificial sweetener content are highly acidic.

Now let’s talk about drinks. You probably already know that soda pop and wine are not good for your teeth. Hurst teens that sip soda all day can have acid erosion while their young teeth should be at their strongest. In addition to soda, energy drinks are very popular in Texas and Hurst cosmetic dentists are noticing the effects on their dental patients’ tooth enamel.

If you drink soda or energy drinks often, you may want to drink water or chew sugarless gum after downing a can. Stimulating saliva production can speed up the remineralization process.

If your teeth have become more sensitive in general, or in response to hot or cold foods or beverages, you may have acid erosion. To schedule an examination with Clinton Hyatt at Hyatt Family Dental, call 817-500-4228 today.

We are a full-service dental office with hundreds of satisfied patients in Hurst, Euless and North Richland Hills. We are located at 8711 Bedford Euless Rd in Hurst. We are working to raise awareness of the oral health dangers of acid erosion. We hope you have benefited from this Hyatt Family Dental blog article and look forward to your visit.

 

Contact Hyatt Family Dental:

817-500-4228

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8711 Bedford Euless Rd
Hurst, Texas
76053

 


Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At Hyatt Family Dental

Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At Hyatt Family DentalHello Hurst dental blog visitors, welcome to the Hyatt Family Dental blog. I am doctor Clinton Hyatt of Hyatt Family Dental in Hurst.

A close friend of mine recently expressed fears about her upcoming root canal. She was anxious about the pain she might experience and worried about getting work off for the multiple office visits to complete the procedure. I assured her that painful root canal procedures are a thing of the past with modern dentistry.

With the latest technology and anesthetics, a root canal (endodontic treatment) is no more painful than receiving a filling. Most root canals can be completed in one or two office visits.

If you have been neglecting your teeth because of fears or concerns about a particular procedure and have not been to your Hurst dentist recently, I encourage you to schedule an exam, cleaning, and consultation today.

We are accepting new patients at Hyatt Family Dental and would love to serve you. At Hyatt Family Dental, we offer porcelain veneers, dental bridges, and teeth whitening.

 

Contact Hyatt Family Dental:

817-500-4228

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8711 Bedford Euless Rd
Hurst, Texas
76053

 


Bad Breath Is No Fun

Bad Breath Is No Fun For Hurst Residents Imagine you are starting a new job in Hurst and are going to communicate with your new boss for the first time. Confidence is key to your success. As you reach out to shake the extended hand your broad confident smile exposes rows of pearly white teeth, yet when you open your mouth to exchange greetings you worry about bad breath.

Perhaps your breath is not as a pleasant as you had hoped. Bad breath is a worry and possible embarrassment for many residents of Hurst, Texas. Regular dental checkups at Hyatt Family Dental can help alleviate your concern over bad breath. We have been addressing bad breath since 2011.

The technical term for bad breath is halitosis. Many factors can cause or contribute to halitosis. One of these factors is the food you eat. Onions and garlic are both known for having a potent affect on your breath. Simply observing the foods you eat here in Hurst can result in a change in your breath.

Bad breath frequently originates in your mouth. Transient bad breath can be resolved through eating or brushing, and is a temporary condition usually associated with a dry mouth. Persistent bad breath can be a serious problem affecting as much as 25 percent of our Hurst residents. Persistent bad breath can be caused by dry mouth, and is made worse when food is not cleared away properly.

Brushing and flossing daily is a key step in curing bad breath. Food particles can build up in your mouth and foster bacteria which can cause bad breath. This not only includes the food particles that may get stuck between your teeth, but also the food that collects around your gums or on your tongue. Brushing and flossing daily can help reduce the amount of food particles that stay in your mouth and cause bad breath. Regular visits to Hyatt Family Dental in Hurst can also reduce or eliminate the progression of bad breath.

Other factors to consider include dry mouth, tobacco use, and dangerous health concerns such as infections. Come visit Hyatt Family Dental located in Hurst, Texas; we’ll provide you with information about bad breath in a professional environment. Give us a call at 817-500-4228 to set up an appointment.

Dr. Clinton Hyatt

 

Contact Hyatt Family Dental:

817-500-4228

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8711 Bedford Euless Rd
Hurst, Texas
76053

 


Hurst’s Noteworthy Dental Experience

cost of dental crowns Hurst

When doctor Clinton Hyatt walks into the room, you feel the atmosphere kick up a notch.

Here at Hyatt Family Dental we see patients for anything from fillings to cosmetic dentistry to cleaning requests. Having your teeth cleaned can be just as essential as addressing cavities and taking care of cosmetic dentistry needs. Doctor Hyatt treats every patient like a celebrity to be esteemed for just being themselves and doing their best with oral hygiene.

Well versed in dental crowns, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bridges, dental implants, and all things dental we’ll answer your questions about veneers, bridges, crowns, braces, and anything else you want to throw at us. Please visit our website http://hyattfamilydental.com to learn more.

Our dental practice address is 8711 Bedford Euless Rd, Hurst, Texas 76053. We are easy to reach and are sure you won’t regret your visit.

Our outstanding staff work very hard to preserve our reputation as world class, clean and friendly, untarnished and superior. We don’t just walk away after our procedure is handled. We follow through with special instructions, follow up appointments and careful monitoring. Your experience deserves to be pleasant.

Botched orthodontics or cosmetic dentistry could be painful or harmful and preventing complications is a top priority. Hopefully this blog affects your choice in which Hurst, Texas dental practice to contact at 817-500-4228 . We know you won’t regret it.

 

Contact Hyatt Family Dental:

817-500-4228

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8711 Bedford Euless Rd
Hurst, Texas
76053

 


Root Canal vs Dental Implant

Euless root canals vs tooth implants

Hello Mid-Cities dental blog visitors. I am doctor Clinton Hyatt of Hyatt Family Dental. When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, a dentist and patient must make a choice of whether to attempt to save the tooth by performing a root canal or to extract the tooth.

There are several factors that influence this decision. These include whether there is infection in the surrounding bone, the amount and condition of the remaining tooth structure, the strength of the supporting bone, and the presence of periodontal disease.

During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp of the tooth is removed. This tissue contains veins, arteries and lymph vessels. The dentist or endodontist uses files of various sizes to clean out the canals. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material that seals them off.

The root canal is the first step in the complete tooth restoration. After the root canal, without a crown, the tooth will probably become dry and brittle. The final steps are the core build-up and crown. This protects what’s left of the tooth and allows normal function.

A root canal is generally the most conservative treatment when a root is infected or a tooth has severe decay or damage. Root canals have been performed with success for generations and have a very low failure rate.

But there is always a slight possibility that a tooth with a root canal can have complications down the road. If there was a tiny crack in the treated tooth, it can become re-infected. Teeth with curved roots are more difficult to fill and they can also become re-infected. Occasionally, the tip of a file can break off in a root during the procedure and cause problems.

Because there is always a slight risk that a root canal can fail and eventually require extraction, some Hurst patients wonder if they should just get a dental implant in the first place. This is not a black and white decision. Like root canals, dental implants have a high success rate. But there are risks with dental implants, as well.

If you have been told that a root canal or a dental implant is required, talk with your dentist about the pros and cons of each procedure. If you do not currently have a dentist, I invite you to schedule a consultation at Hyatt Family Dental. You can trust Clinton Hyatt for vital, unbiased information so you can make an informed decision about your dental treatment.

 

Contact Hyatt Family Dental:

817-500-4228

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8711 Bedford Euless Rd
Hurst, Texas
76053