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Your Next Steps After Finding an Abscess Dec 1st, 2022

An abscessed tooth is a pocket of pus caused by a bacterial infection. It may occur at the tip of the root, known as a periapical abscess, or in the gums alongside a tooth root, known as a periodontal abscess. Dentists can treat an abscessed tooth and often save your...

Have You Been Brushing and Flossing All Wrong? Nov 1st, 2022

When you clean your teeth correctly, you prevent dental and oral health issues like gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. At 2K Dental of Parma, Cleveland, and Akron, Ohio, our team of cosmetic, implant, and emergency dentists help you keep your teeth clean and healthy. Under the leadership of Dr....

When to See Your Dentist About Bleeding Gums Oct 1st, 2022

If you’ve noticed a little blood occasionally as you brush your teeth, your first reaction is probably to ignore it and just get on with your day. Then it happens again, and you ignore it again. The problem with this approach is that it only leads to more problems. The...

When Is Dental Bonding the Right Choice? Sep 1st, 2022

Even having a small chip or crack in your tooth can be discouraging at times, and having the perfect smile may seem impossible. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. As a solution, our team at 2K Dental offers dental bonding, which is a quick and easy way to restore teeth with small...

What Caused My Cavity and How Can I Prevent Getting Another One? Aug 1st, 2022

You’re not alone if you’re frustrated by dealing with recurring cavities. This condition ranks among the most common dental problems. Ninety-two percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 64 have one or more cavities. Early cavity detection and treatment are your best protection against complications and tooth loss. The team at 2K...

10 Foods and Habits You Should Avoid to Protect Your Dental Health Jul 1st, 2022

Evolution has truly favored the sharks: If a shark loses a tooth, it just replaces it with a new one — tens of thousands of times in an average shark’s lifetime. Humans aren’t so lucky. Most people have to make do with 32 adult teeth — and that means you need to...

5 Reasons You Should Consider Veneers Jun 1st, 2022

When you walk into a room, you want to feel as confident as possible. Your smile plays a big role here. A broad, beautiful smile can make you look both approachable and self-assured. Whether you need to make a great first impression or deepen an important relationship in your life,...

Sugar and the War on Your Teeth May 1st, 2022

Your teeth should last your lifetime — provided they get proper care. That means doing things like brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist on a regular basis. But it also means steering clear of things that can compromise your teeth. And sugar tops that list. To avoid everything from...

Telltale Signs of a Tooth Abscess Apr 1st, 2022

A tooth abscess is an infection that occurs in or around the root of a tooth. The condition appears more commonly in people with poor dental care, though it can happen to anyone. A tooth abscess typically happens due to untreated tooth decay, but it can also develop as the...

5 Benefits of Professional Dental Cleanings Mar 1st, 2022

When you’re not experiencing problems with your teeth or gums, scheduling a professional dental cleaning may seem like an unnecessary inconvenience. You’re not alone if you procrastinate on this routine dental procedure. Despite recommendations that regular dental cleanings can preserve your teeth, 100 million Americans don’t see a dentist every...

How to Take Care of Your Invisalign Trays Feb 1st, 2022

While orthodontic appliances do the physical work in correcting crooked and crowded teeth, it’s up to you to ensure your devices are capable of delivering your desired results. Maintaining your Invisalign® trays with a routine that prevents deterioration and damage can help you achieve the smile you envision.  While undergoing...

When are Bleeding Gums a Medical Problem? Jan 1st, 2022

It’s never wise to ignore bleeding gums. While it may seem easy to blame the condition on aggressive flossing or brushing, bleeding gums can signify several oral and physical conditions. You may be jeopardizing the health of your gums, teeth, and entire body if you ignore bleeding gums.  If you’re...

Are You Flossing Correctly? Dec 1st, 2021

There’s more to proper dental hygiene than brushing your teeth. Without flossing, you may be leaving almost half the surface of your teeth vulnerable to decay.    Flossing is the best way to remove harmful bacteria and food debris in areas between teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach. When combined...

Help! My Teeth are Yellow Nov 1st, 2021

It’s not unusual to feel self-conscious when your smile is dull and yellow. Whiter teeth can make such a difference in a person’s life that teeth whitening ranks as the leading cosmetic treatment used by dental patients.  Teeth whitening treatments can help virtually anyone achieve the white and dazzling smile...

3 Types of Dentures: Which One Is Right for You? Oct 1st, 2021

Wearing dentures is much more common than you think. Whether you need to replace a full set of teeth or just a few, there is a style of dentures that can meet virtually any situation. About 90% of people without natural teeth wear dentures.  Dentures can be an effective, natural-looking...

Why Would I Need a Root Canal? Sep 1st, 2021

No matter how well you care for your teeth, they can weaken from trauma, infection, and gum disease. While they are designed to withstand a lifetime of wear and tear, your teeth aren’t indestructible. An infected or damaged tooth can cause discoloration, gum swelling, and intense pain when applying pressure...

5 Ways to Adapt to Life with Dentures Aug 1st, 2021

About 90% of people without natural teeth have dentures. These artificial tooth replacements are popular because they’re a fast, durable, and affordable solution for missing teeth.  Dentures are removable tooth replacements that are customized to fit your mouth. When properly fitted, dentures provide a natural-looking, comfortable substitute for missing teeth....

What Happens if You Ignore a Missing Tooth Jul 6th, 2021

It’s not uncommon for adults to have missing teeth. About 178 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one permanent tooth. If you have a missing tooth and haven’t had it replaced because you’re too busy, believe it’s too costly, or don’t think it matters, you could be...

5 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments for a More Confident Smile Jun 29th, 2021

If the condition of your teeth makes you feel embarrassed to speak or open your mouth, you’ll find that improving gapped, stained, or misaligned teeth can boost more than your appearance. When you have perfect teeth, you’re more likely to smile, an action that can elevate your attitude, benefit your...

Why You Don't Want to Skip Professional Dental Cleanings May 10th, 2021

Even if you’re diligent about brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day, you still need a biannual dental cleaning.  Your twice-yearly trips to the dentist for professional teeth cleanings play a major role in your oral health. During your...

What to Expect with a Dental Filling Procedure Apr 5th, 2021

Approximately 25% of adults in the United States have at least one untreated dental cavity. A cavity is an infected hole in your tooth caused by bacteria, and in some cases, it’s exacerbated or initiated by tooth damage. Not only do untreated cavities cause pain, but the infection can destroy...

Why Invisalign Might Be Right for You Mar 12th, 2021

Did you know a less-than-straight smile is more than a cosmetic issue? Crooked teeth with incorrect spacing can do more than have you covering your grin. These dental issues can cause serious problems like gum disease and other oral trouble.  At 2K Dental, our experienced providers put your dental health...

The Benefits of Dental Implants Feb 1st, 2021

If you’re one of the 52% of American adults who’ve lost at least one tooth, you may feel self-conscious, and unsure of your next steps. Some who lose a tooth or teeth have experience with a bridge or dentures. But if you want a replacement that looks and feels natural,...

The Importance of Routine Teeth Cleanings Jan 1st, 2021

You hopefully know that going to the dentist on at least a biannual basis is an important part of maintaining good oral health. But once you get settled into the dentist chair, do you really know what’s going on? It can be a little intimidating to keep track of everything,...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Unhappy With Your Smile? How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change That Dec 1st, 2020

When you think of a great time, what comes to mind? For many people, they probably jump to summer, when vacations and relaxation make a whole season fun. Others think of getting away for a winter wonderland vacation. All of the fun times and family gatherings can make some of...

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency? Nov 2nd, 2020

Plaque and tartar or cavities in your canines, these are everyday dental issues that can be handled in the course of regular checkups. But once in a while, something out of the ordinary happens to your mouth or teeth, and you need emergency dental care.  George Kontoveros, DMD, and Anthony...

Why Dental Procedures Are Nothing to Fear Oct 21st, 2020

If you’ve delayed dental care or much-needed dental procedures because you’re afraid of pain or anxiety, your worries are over. We make common dental procedures, like fillings, extractions, or root canals, pain-free experiences. Our entire care team at 2K Dental in Parma, Ohio, is dedicated to providing comprehensive, pain-free oral...

5 Amazing Facts About Invisalign That You Didn't Know Sep 22nd, 2020

Invisalign’s® approach to straightening teeth has broken the mold in orthodontic treatment — pun intended. Traditional metal braces involved making messy molds of your teeth; the process wasn’t pleasant. Molds are now old 20th-century technology. Patient comfort is a huge benefit of Invisalign’s patented treatment.  Board-certified Dr. George Kontoveras and...