Time for kids’ exams with your Dublin, OH family dentist

July 15, 2016

Dublin Family Dentist

Dr. Eric Buck and Dr. Hannah Burton, Dublin, OH family dentists, work hard to maintain your children’s oral health–just as you do! They advise parents to make routine exam and cleaning appointments a priority during the summer when school is not in session. It’s one less thing to do in the hectic fall season–and preventive dental care is so important. (more…)

Teeth that Last a Lifetime with the Best Oral Care Routine

April 10, 2016

Filed under: general dentistry — Tags: , — Dr. Buck @ 1:55 am

oral care routineWe all know the importance of proper oral hygiene, but did you know most Americans aren’t caring for the teeth and gums properly? Despite the best intentions, many don’t realize that they are skipping over crucial aspects when performing their daily oral hygiene routine. As a result, you’re leaving a door open to hurt your oral health. Simple mistakes throughout the years will have a lasting impact on your oral health and smile. Don’t place your oral health at risk. We have the tips and preventative dentistry you need to ensure your teeth last a lifetime.

Finding the right Dentist in Dublin, Ohio

December 9, 2015

man doing research looking for the best dentist in dublin ohioWhen it comes to choosing a dentist, the first question any patient should ask is, “What dental service, amenity, or doctor qualification matters most to me?” The answer to this question, should guide any search for a dental practitioner.


October 26, 2014

Filed under: dental practice,Family Dentistry,general dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Buck @ 9:46 pm

While daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist are important for everyone, people with diabetes face a particular challenge since poorly controlled blood sugars raise the risk of a number of oral health problems. Uncontrolled diabetes impairs white blood cells, the body’s main defense against bacterial infections that can occur in the mouth. As diabetics’ ability to fight bacterial infections is reduced, they face a higher risk of developing gum inflammation (gingivitis and periodontitis). Other potential oral problems related to diabetes include dry mouth (which can lead to soreness, ulcers, infections, and tooth decay) and fungal infections (thrush) that arise from antibiotic use. Diabetics who smoke face an even higher risk of developing thrush and periodontal disease.

As discussed in today’s column, to the traditional issues considered specific to diabetics you can now add oral health. Regular brushing and flossing can be very beneficial to reducing plaque and bacteria from the mouth of a diabetic. We will know better how to help you achieve proper oral health if we know more about your diabetic health. We recommended seeking the professional dental advice DISTINCTIVE SMILES OF DUBLIN has to offer. Please call us at 614.792.1800 to schedule an appointment. We’re located at 5142 Blazer Parkway, Dublin. Creating Healthy Beautiful Smiles.

P.S. Because diabetes causes blood vessels to thicken, diabetics who do not properly control their blood sugar levels may not heal quickly after oral surgery or other dental procedures.     ARCHIVES

Fluoride and the Adult Patient

June 15, 2010

Filed under: Family Dentistry,general dentistry,oral health — Tags: , , — Dr. Buck @ 5:07 pm

by Christine 14. April 2010 01:59

At our office, we emphasize the optimal health of our patients and stay apprised of the latest research and development available in the world of dentistry.  We’ve always known that fluoride is beneficial for children and their developing adult teeth.  Adults can benefit from fluoride as well.  You’ll notice that our practice is putting an emphasis on adult fluoride because of the many preventative benefits. 

Fluoride is a naturally occuring mineral found in many foods and water.  Our pediatric patients absorb fluoride systemically, either in food, water and /or fluoride supplements.  After the age of 12 we no longer absorb fluoride systemically.  The only way to get the benefits of fluoride is with a topical application directly to the teeth.  Fluoride rinses and toothpaste with fluoride contain lower levels of fluoride and are used daily to help prevent cavities.  Stronger forms of fluoride such as varnishes , gels, or foams can be applied by Lynn or myself in our office.  Fluoride has many benefits, including protecting the teeth from decay, decreasing tooth sensitivity, strengthening root surfaces that have been exposed due to recession, reducing the effects of plaque and bacteria, and hindering/reversing the growth of developing cavities.  Patients suffering from conditions such as dry mouth, radiation treatments to the head and neck, or periodontal disease can also benefit from fluoride treatments. 

     We are recommending a fluoride varnish once a year as part of a preventative maintenance program for a healthy mouth.  This application takes only minutes, has no flavor, and can be completed at your next recare appointment.  Lynn or myself can discuss whether fluoride would be a good addition to your dental treatment.