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Why You Might Need a Dental Crown

Why You Might Need a Dental CrownConsidering the many ways in which they can be used, many patients rely on dental crowns to protect their teeth in a number of different situations. A dental crown is a replica of your tooth, and can be placed over it to absorb the pressures of biting and chewing. Crowns can also help improve the appearance of a severely blemished tooth by concealing it entirely. Dental crowns are custom-designed to restore your smile in many ways, and in some cases, they can even replace teeth that have been lost to extensive damage or disease. (more…)

A Brief History of Keeping Teeth Clean

A Brief History of Keeping Teeth CleanWhen you wake up in the morning and prepare for bed at night, hopefully you reach for your toothbrush and toothpaste for a few moments of quality time with your teeth. As you walk out of a restaurant, you may reach for a toothpick to dislodge troublesome food particles clinging between your teeth. For any and every dental concern, large or small, there is an appliance to suit our needs. In case you’ve ever wondered how the hygiene tools you rely on came to be, we explore a brief history of ways humans used to clean teeth in the past. (more…)

How Do I Treat Gum Disease?

How Do I Treat Gum DiseasePrevention is the most important aspect of good oral health care. While modern dentistry provides a wealth of options for treating even the most advanced dental diseases, successful treatment typically involves restoring oral structures and tissues that have been affected by disease. In the case of gum disease, treatment may also mean replacing teeth that have been lost because of the condition. To avoid the need for such restorative work, we explain how to protect your smile by preventing gum disease, which happens to be the number one cause of adult tooth loss. (more…)

Is TMJ Disorder Keeping You Down?

Is TMJ Disorder Keeping You Down?

TMJ disorder is often misdiagnosed, or not diagnosed at all, due to the commonness of the symptoms. Unfortunately, TMJ disorder does not cure itself and having the disorder means living with chronic pain in your head, neck, face, mouth, ears, and/or shoulders until it is treated. Aside from threatening your oral health, the chronic pain of TMJ disorder can also have negative effects in other areas of your life. (more…)

A Thank You to Our Patients!

At Keelan Dental, our greatest investments are the time and attention we put into improving our patients’ lives through high-quality, smile-certified dental care! We like to show our appreciation for our patients and the trust they’ve put in us by offering personalized care options that exceed their expectations. However, we’d also like to thank our community more directly—with a special Patient Appreciation Day at our Butler, PA dental office! (more…)

Join Us for Dentistry from the Heart Saturday, May 20th!

At Keelan Dental, our greatest investments are the time and attention we put into improving our patients’ lives through high-quality, Smile Certified dental care! We like to show our appreciation for our patients and the trust they’ve put in us by offering personalized care options that exceed their expectations. However, we’d also like to thank our Keelan Dental Family more directly—with a special Patient Appreciation Day at our Butler, PA dental office! (more…)

How Dental Implants Make Your Smile Better

With tooth loss, the most immediate impact is the way your smile appears and how the loss affects simple things, like biting and chewing. In many cases, a custom dental bridge or denture can correct those issues by replacing the crowns of your lost teeth with lifelike replicas. Yet, without replacing your lost teeth roots, your restoration can only go so far in fully restoring your smile. Fortunately, you can improve your smile better with dental implants! Dental implants are beneficial for patients of all ages who have lost one or more permanent teeth. (more…)

Brighten Your Smile in Time for Your Prom/Wedding!

This season, most of your thoughts may be on making sure everything goes perfectly for an interview, prom, your long-awaited spring wedding! Now is the perfect time to treat yourself! As one of your most noticeable features, your smile should be beautiful as the rest of your ensemble. With a personalized teeth-whitening treatment, we can help make sure that your smile is perfect. Whether you have months to prepare or your special night is right around the corner, Dr. Keelan and our team offer the right teeth-whitening treatment to make sure your smile is at its brightest. (more…)

What Happens if a Dental Filling Fails?

When you have a cavity, a dental filling may be the best option for treating it. This restoration can preserve and protect your tooth by stopping the cavity from growing. However, if a filling fails, then the tooth can quickly become re-infected and require further restoration. Due to extensive tooth damage, a filling may no longer suffice and you may require root canal treatment or tooth extraction to stop the decay from spreading. (more…)

How Invisalign® Improves Your Oral Health

Malocclusion—the state of crooked teeth—is a common problem, and most people would prefer that their teeth were straighter. However, many adults would prefer not to wear metal braces for fear that their embarrassment will only grow. The good news about Invisalign® clear aligners is that they can help you achieve the attractive smile you deserve while avoiding traditional orthodontic treatment. Invisalign® can also help you improve your oral health long after you’ve completed treatment. (more…)