Oral Health For Lodi Diabetics

Oral Health For Lodi Diabetics

Today’s dental article is titled ‘Oral Health For Lodi Diabetics.’ Many diabetics have dental problems. However, gum disease, tooth loss, and periodontal disease are not unavoidable.

Blood sugar is the complicating factor. Sacramento diabetics who control their blood sugar have lower rates of dental problems. In fact, many Sacramento dentists have noticed no increased risk of dental disease among diabetics who maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

When blood sugar levels rise, the amount of sugars and starches increase in your mouth. These substances combine with the bacteria naturally present to create enamel-eroding plaque. Untreated plaque creates cavities.

In addition to cavities, Lodi dental patients with diabetes need to be vigilant about gum health. Because diabetes can make it harder to control the growth of bacteria, the amount of plaque in your mouth can multiply quicker. Plaque not only causes cavities, it inflames and weakens gum tissue and eventually the bone surrounding teeth.

Untreated gum disease progresses to periodontitis, a more severe infection. Because Sacramento diabetics have a lower resistance to infection, it can be difficult to reverse periodontitis in people with diabetes. To make matters even worse, the presence of infection can make it harder to maintain a healthy blood sugar level.

Bottom line? 1: Brush and floss regularly to prevent plaque build-up. 2: See your dentist for twice-yearly cleanings to remove any plaque and tartar that has accumulated under the gumline.

Dr. Neal and Dr. Hoff at The Lodi Dentist are accepting new patients in the Lodi, Galt, Lockeford, Stockton, and surrounding areas. We can help diabetic dental patients keep their smile beautiful. If you are in need of cosmetic dentistry because of diabetes related decay or gum disease, we can restore your beautiful smile with the latest tooth restoration options. Ask us about crowns, dental implants, implant anchored dentures, porcelain veneers, inlays/onlays, and same-day restorations.

The Lodi Dentist is located at 1104 S Fairmont Ave in Lodi. Call us at (209) 269-8259 to schedule a consultation. Thanks for visiting the The Lodi Dentist Lodi dentistry blog!

Drs. Drs. Neal and Hoff
The Lodi Dentist
1104 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi California 95240
(209) 269-8259
https://www.thelodidentist.com/meet-the-doctors/


Why Aren’t You Smiling?

Hello, we’re Drs. Neal and Hoff. Our dental practice is called The Lodi Dentist. We are located at 1104 S Fairmont Ave in Lodi (95240), and you can reach us by calling (209) 269-8259.

You can probably imagine why we look at smiles everywhere we go in the Lodi, Galt, and Stockton areas. Whether we’re working with a dental patient, having dinner at a restaurant, or attending a sporting event, we notice whether the people around us smile. Whenever we encounter someone with obvious tooth problems, we want to tell them about the procedures that can completely transform their frown into a healthy and beautiful smile.

Are you one of those people who doesn’t want to show their teeth? We would love to talk to you about a smile makeover. Whatever your excuse is for not seeking dental treatment, We can discuss all of your concerns with you during a free consultation.

Perhaps the cost of Lodi cosmetic dentistry is holding you back. Our patient-centered staff will be happy to talk to you about financing plans. It is important to remember that if your teeth are decayed, postponing treatment will cost more money in the long run. Filling a cavity is far more affordable dentistry than a root canal procedure or, in the case of an extracted tooth, a dental implant.

You can contact our office at (209) 269-8259 or online at: https://www.thelodidentist.com/

We can transform your smile into one that you will want to show all the time!

David Neal and Mary Hoff


The Lodi Dentist Guide To Dry Mouth

The Lodi General Dentistry Guide To Dry Mouth

Many folks in our Lodi community experience dry mouth occasionally. Some develop dry mouth in social situations or when they are under a lot of stress. Sporadic or infrequent dry mouth is usually not a problem. Constant dry mouth, or xerostomia, is not only irritating, it can lead to severe health problems.

Lodi people should not take their saliva for granted. Your saliva plays a very important role in maintaining your health. One of its roles is to help digest your food. The moment food enters your mouth, saliva starts breaking it down so your body can metabolize it. If you don’t produce enough saliva to perform this task your body may not be getting important nutrients needed to stay healthy.

Saliva also functions as a disinfectant by cleansing the mouth of leftover food, bacteria, and fungi.
This helps prevent tooth decay and infections. Many Lodi residents don’t realize that many of the foods we eat are very acidic and our saliva helps counteract those acids in our mouths.

We are Drs. Neal and Hoff. At The Lodi Dentist, we have been treating xerostomia since 2013. We recommend cutting back on caffeine in such drinks as cola, coffee, and tea. Not only do these beverages stain and discolor your teeth, the caffeine can contribute to dry mouth. We also recommend drinking water throughout the day to make sure you are adequately hydrated.

Tobacco and alcohol can also contribute to dry mouth. Consult your Sacramento physician if you are taking medication that is causing your dry mouth.

Dry mouth is not a natural part of aging, so call The Lodi Dentist today and schedule an appointment if your dry mouth is getting worse as you grow older.
(209) 269-8259

Looking for a gentle family dentist who focuses on preventative dentistry or a skilled cosmetic dentist adept at smile design? We invite you to come visit our practice at 1104 S Fairmont Ave in Lodi. Our team of dental professionals at The Lodi Dentist make sure you have a pleasant experience whether you visit us for a cleaning and exam or complete smile makeover.

Our dental menu includes teeth bleaching, crowns and bridges, veneers, short term braces, oral cancer screenings, inlays/onlays, cosmetic dental bonding, and sports dentistry.

A beautiful smile starts with healthy teeth.

Drs. Neal and Hoff
The Lodi Dentist
1104 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi California
(209) 269-8259
https://www.thelodidentist.com/meet-the-doctors/


Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Sacramento Residents Perfect Smiles

Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Sacramento Residents Perfect Smiles

Hi. We’re Drs. Neal and Hoff, and we’ve been practicing dentistry in Lodi since 2013. One of our favorite things about being a dentist is seeing how our Lodi area patients find renewed confidence in themselves after a smile makeover.

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your smile, call us today at (209) 269-8259 so we can talk about your cosmetic dentistry options.

There have been numerous advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry in recent years and you may be surprised to find out what your Lodi dentist can do for your smile.

Teeth whitening is a common procedure in Sacramento dental offices, but the results can be dramatic! Brighter teeth can be the centerpiece of your new, youthful look.

Veneers are designed to cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for Lodi patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to hide.

Enamel shaping, bonding, and braces are other important procedures that can be used to help your teeth look their best.

So, why wait, Sacramento? Now is the time to get the smile you’ve always wanted, and we’re here to help. The patient-centered staff here at The Lodi Dentist would love to answer any questions you have about these cosmetic dentistry procedures as well as bridges, crowns, and general oral health.

We are currently accepting new patients, so contact us today!

Drs. Neal and Hoff
The Lodi Dentist
1104 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi, California
(209) 269-8259
https://www.thelodidentist.com/meet-the-doctors/