Can Gum Disease Cause Tooth Loss?

No one wants gum disease, but it can happen easier than you think. You could develop gum disease if you do not practice good dental hygiene and address unique risk factors. In addition to chronic bad breath and receding gums, you may also suffer tooth loss. Left untreated, gum disease eventually destroys the bone that holds […]

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What Are All-on-Four Dental Implants?

Missing teeth require long-term solutions, and many patients desire a more permanent solution than dentures. All-on-four dental implants can replace four teeth at once. You can come in with missing teeth and leave our office with a radiant smile. How Do All-on-Four Implants Work? All–on-four implants are endosseous implants, the most common dental implant inserted into the jaw […]

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2024 Smile Makeover: The How-To Guide

Everyone deserves to feel their best when they smile. How long have you struggled with missing teeth, gaps, stains, or crookedness that make you self-conscious? In 2024, you can get the smile of your dreams with a smile makeover from Dr. Samuel F. Jirik, DDS, in Cabot, AR. We’re here to guide you through the process, so […]

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Treatment Options for Sensitive Teeth

Do you find your teeth sore after brushing? What about drinking a cool glass of water? Some patients have sensitive teeth when they eat or drink anything hot. The cause of sensitive teeth varies from person to person, but they can all benefit from treatment options that strengthen their enamel, from bonding to ceramic crowns. How […]

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Cavity Culprit: What to Know About Dental Plaque

Do you want to avoid cavities? We all do! Patients frequently ask how they can reduce their risk of cavities, and the simplest answer is also the most effective: get rid of plaque. This thin film is a buildup of bacteria that has combined with acid, starches, or sugar, and slowly erodes your teeth. Eventually, […]

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When Bone Grafting May Be Needed for Your Dental Work

Bone grafting is a procedure that involves transplanting bone into your jaw to repair or replace damaged areas. This procedure is often performed by dentists in preparation of a tooth implant. Knowing when you need this procedure done and what is involved is essential. When Is Bone Grafting Needed? Whether you lost a tooth due to […]

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Senior Oral Health: Addressing Tooth Loss After 60

By age 65, 50% of Americans have lost around 12 teeth. While many often think this is solely a cosmetic concern, it actually has serious implications for health. Treating missing teeth will help you prevent prevent future tooth loss and enjoy a future of great oral health. Most importantly, you can regain confidence and function as you […]

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A Comprehensive Guide to Dental Implants

If you’re missing one or more teeth due to decay or injury, you may be feeling self-conscious or insecure. You may even be avoiding social settings or smiling with their teeth so that others won’t notice. Fortunately, there are a range of dental implant options available to patients in Cabot, AR. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants […]

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Overcome Dental Anxiety With These Coping Methods

Dental anxiety is a fear surrounding the dental setting and treatment. It’s fairly common, with about 36 percent of the population suffering from fear of the dentist and an additional 12 percent with severe dental anxiety. Those with dental anxiety face serious repercussions, such as avoiding necessary and recommended dental care and procedures. Overcoming your dental anxiety is vital […]

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Veneers and Dental Crowns: Explore Your Options for Repairing a Chipped Tooth

If you have recently chipped a tooth, seeking treatment right away is important, as it may lead to further damage and sensitivity. Fortunately, Samuel F. Jirik, DDS, offers a couple of options for treating a chipped tooth, including porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Both options can restore your tooth and allow you to enjoy the foods you love […]

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