Dental Implant Success Factors

Over the past thirty years, dental implants have been touted as the “best” replacement for failing natural teeth. And while that’s mostly true, there are some factors that can help to ensure more predictable success with implants. Implants are usually recommended after a very compromised tooth is deemed ‘hopeless’ and subsequently extracted. The tooth (most likely) had a previous root …

Failed tooth and dental implant option

Many new patients come in with tooth fracture, a failed root canal or even a failed previous dental implant. Yes, not all implants are done right.  Some tooth fractures are so small that you may feel some discomfort but not a full blown emergency. When left untreated, the tooth will eventually fail and eventually an onset of pain and infection. …

Why we use Air Flow Tooth Polishing

What is Airflow Tooth Polishing? We, here at Financial District Dental Care, pride in keeping up with the latest dental technology and when proven effective, then we put it into our practice as soon as possible. The Airflow Tooth Polishing is one of these very effective new methods that makes a huge difference in your dental health. So, what is …

Straight Talk About Retainers and Invisalign from Dr. Hahn

It’s remarkable how many patients we see at Financial District Dental Care who have had previous orthodontics but now have crowded and misaligned teeth (again)! In the past, orthodontists recommended various wearing times for retainers, but the consensus now is that retainers need to be worn FOR LIFE! Our teeth are moving throughout our lifetimes, and to best preserve the …

3 Ways Oral Health Influences Your Body: Heart Disease, Diabetes, Pregnancy

Happy 2018! New Year’s resolutions are not as popular as they once were, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make changes to your everyday life. Now is always the right time!  Did you know oral health affects your overall health?  It’s important to brush and floss daily along with dental check-ups every 6 months. Poor oral habits can lead to …

Modern vs. Historical Dental Practices

Did you know barbers were the go-to people for concerns about your teeth? In the past, they not only groomed your face but also extracted and whitened your teeth. It wasn’t until 1840 that the first college Baltimore College of Dental Surgery opened. Today, the United States has over 60 schools and dentistry is considered a specialized practice. Let’s take …