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Who we refer to and why

At Alouf Aesthetic Dentistry we do treatment start to finish. Dr. Alouf will extract the tooth, place the implant to replace the tooth root, and then make the crown for complete replacement of the tooth. Dr. Alouf also does extractions and root canals in house. Our dental hygienists do periodontal treatments and maintenance. We don’t…

What do you mean my tooth is cracked?

Have you ever or do you have recurring sensitivity or pain in a tooth? Does one drink of sweet, iced tea send you through the roof? Cracked tooth syndrome is caused by an incomplete crack or fracture in a tooth. The symptoms of a cracked tooth include: You chew on one side of your mouth…

What can a dental exam reveal about your overall health?

Research has shown that 90% of systemic diseases have oral symptoms. A dental exam may reveal problems with your bones, heart, and digestion. When you visit your hygienist she is looking for more than cavities and broken teeth. She is also looking at your gums, tongue, cheeks, and the skin on your face. Some common…

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to re-create the natural look of teeth. Porcelain veneers provide strength and can correct tooth color, shape, size, and/or slight position alterations. Porcelain veneers are bonded to the front surface of teeth. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant and keep their color over time. Veneers generally last five…

Tips for denture wearers

At Alouf Aesthetics Dentistry we work hard to help our patients keep their teeth. With the advancements in dentistry through the years, people are keeping their teeth much longer. However, sometimes the only option is to remove hopeless teeth and make a denture. Some people who wear full dentures and have no remaining natural teeth…

Use it or lose it: Don’t let your benefits go down the drain

If you have dental insurance or a flexible healthcare spending account, it is a good idea to make your appointment before the end of the year. If you don’t use your dental benefits before year’s end you will lose them. Towards the end of the year, appointments become scarce. Book your appointment now to ensure…

The difference between preventative, cosmetic and restorative dentistry

Every dentist’s main concern is the health and function of your mouth. There are a number of specialties in the field of dentistry. There are a few differences between cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry. Preventative dentistry (general dentistry) is concerned with the prevention of dental problems and maintenance of a healthy mouth. Most dental checkups…

Staying hydrated – staying healthy

During the summer we are outdoors in the heat. We think about sunscreen but not about keeping hydrated. Water is the most essential nutrient our body needs. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work correctly. Dehydration affects coordination, concentration, and body function. Not drinking enough during exercise or on hot…

Mouth rinses: To use or not to use

Mouthrinses are used for many reasons, to freshen breath, to help prevent cavities, to help with gingivitis, to reduce tartar and plaque buildup, or a combination of all of these reasons. Mouth rinses are not a substitute for brushing and flossing. Rinsing is additional step to help with oral issues. Mouth rinses’ ingredients differ based…

What makes a great dentist?

At Aa Dentistry, the team thinks Dr. Alouf is a great dentist. The question is why is he so great? 1. He spends time with each patient to ensure that all your dental needs are met. Dr. Alouf and his team allow you to ask questions before treatment begins. We do a thorough medical history…