As life expectancies increase worldwide, so too does the occurrence of dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease makes up 70 percent of these diagnoses — but its cause has long been clouded in mystery. New research, however, says the connection between oral health and Alzheimer’s may be stronger than we have ever realized. This is big news for how we understand this disease — and it means your dentist may play a critical role in the prevention of Alzheimer’s. Keep reading to find out more about the cause of Alzheimer’s in Midland.(more…)
Robert E. Christensen D.D.S Blog
February 13, 2019
July 25, 2018
Are you missing one or more teeth? When it’s time for replacement, consider that implant dentistry has been around for decades, and, thanks to advances in technology and improved methods, dental implants have never been more efficient or successful than today. Visiting a dentist who has access to the latest technology will help you enjoy comfortable, long-lasting dental implants in Midland. Keep reading to learn about some of the advanced tools that your implant dentist may use for your upcoming tooth replacement procedure.
June 13, 2018
One of the primary concerns of your general dentist is preventing tooth decay and gum disease. With an excellent oral hygiene routine at home and regular checkups and cleanings, you can keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy for years and years to come. Fighting tooth decay in Midland requires knowing what causes it — keep reading to learn more about why it occurs and what you need to do to stop it.
May 5, 2018
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are simply in a class of their own. They are the only treatment that restores both the root and crown of a tooth, and they actually fuse to the jawbone just like a natural tooth. However, if a patient’s jawbone is too thin or brittle to support implants as is, your dentist in Midland may need to strengthen it using a bone grafting procedure. Bone grafting is often the key to helping patients rebuild their smiles who would otherwise be ineligible for dental implants. Why would a person need it? How does it work? We answer these questions today.
February 9, 2018
Dentists deal with a number of issues that may not seem directly related to oral health at first, and some of them may surprise you. Take, for instance, how eating habits can impact the teeth. When disordered eating comes into play — like for patients who have bulimia or anorexia nervosa — the effects can really show up on their smile. Most dentists will deal with this throughout their careers, and your dentist in Midland knows how important it is to provide kind, compassionate care for patients dealing with disordered eating.
December 28, 2017
There’s a new study out in The Journal of Implantology this year that offers some encouraging news for women who have osteoporosis and are missing or on the brink of losing teeth. Dental implants, which are already well-known for their benefits to oral and overall health, may help preserve bone density for women with this bone disease who are also taking the class of medications called bisphosphonates. Keep reading to find out more about the study — and what it could mean for your oral health.
November 9, 2017
If you have dental insurance in Midland, that means you’re covered in the event something major goes wrong with your oral health, right? Unfortunately, that’s not exactly true. If you’re like many Americans, you will spend a considerable amount of money on dental insurance every month, only to find out it may not really do all that much for you when you need it most. Keep reading to learn how dental insurance and medical insurance differ — and what that means for you and your family.
November 5, 2017
It’s November, and we love this time of year — the leaves are falling and the air is starting to feel crisp here in our part of the state. Your dentist in Midland, Dr. Robert E. Christensen, also knows that November is a great time to check in and make sure your child’s smile is healthy going into the holiday season, when sweet treats and snacks abound. Keep reading for our top 3 fall smile tips to keep them grinning from ear to ear!
October 30, 2017
Osteoporosis is a disease that is associated with rapid bone loss and/or inadequate replacement of healthy bone tissue. The disease is most common in postmenopausal women but it can also occur in older men. People who have osteoporosis are at a higher risk of breaking or fracturing bones from a fall or — in the most severe cases — even from minor bumps and scrapes.
September 16, 2017
Does the very thought of visiting the dentist cause you anxiety? If so, you are not alone. In fact, it is estimated that as much as 15% of Americans suffer from dental-related fears and phobias. This can make scheduling appointments almost impossible as you become paralyzed with fear. Now, you can feel comfortable and relaxed during your appointments with sedation dentistry. With the use of oral conscious sedation and anti-anxiety premedication, your fears will fade away so you can enjoy your time in the dental office.