Serving the dental
needs of Port Clinton area residents
2 Turners Family Dentistry, LTD, Port Clinton OH
The office of 2 Turners
Family Dentistry, LTD has always maintained a
distinguished reputation throughout the dental
Our staff has been selected for their caring,
friendly attitudes as well as their highly
qualified technical skills. We understand the
needs of our patients and take great pride in
our work. Feel free to learn more about your
dental issues with our FAQ, or call anyone on
our staff for assistance. We are all here to
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Why do my gums bleed when I floss?
Bleeding while flossing can be due to a number
of causes. If you do not have your teeth
professionally cleaned on a regular basis,
plaque can calcify, becoming an irritant below
the gum line. If this calcification is not
removed, your gums may easily bleed when you
brush and floss. This is a sign that your teeth
and gums are not healthy. Certain medications
and pregnancy can also cause your gums to bleed
more easily. Routine dental visits would
minimize this problem.
Why is flossing so important?
Flossing is the only way to clean the areas
between your teeth effectively. Many new
cavities begin in these areas, where it is
impossible to clean with only a toothbrush. More
importantly, bacteria that can accumulate in
these areas often lead to gum disease and bone
loss. People who do not floss are at a much
higher risk for gum disease later in life!
How can I achieve a more youthful smile?
Bleaching or whitening your teeth is the
fastest, least expensive, and least invasive way
to achieve a more youthful smile. Further
enhancement may be possible through cosmetic
bonding, porcelain veneers or crowns. Using
these methods, we can brighten and straighten
your teeth, and give you the smile you always
Why are the old silver fillings rarely used
Until recently, silver fillings were the
standard of care for most dental fillings.
Tooth-colored composite fillings were available,
but there were some problems with strength and
longevity. Now, materials and techniques have
improved to the point that composite fillings
have many advantages over silver fillings, and
they are the filling material we use more often.
There are times, however, when the best choice
for your tooth is a silver filling. We can help
you choose which is best for your needs.
Why does a tooth need a crown?
Teeth may need crowns for several reasons. A
tooth may lose its structural integrity because
decay has weakened it, a large filling is
breaking down, or trauma has caused cracks or
fractures. The crown fits over the tooth like a
thimble over your finger, strengthening the
tooth and protecting it from further decay.
What is the difference between a gold and
porcelain crown? Is one better than the other?
Both gold and porcelain crowns cover and protect
a tooth to give it a longer life. It is possible
to be more conservative with the amount of tooth
removed for a gold crown. Most people, however,
prefer porcelain for their natural look.
What is a metal-free crown?
A metal-free, or all-ceramic crown, has no base
metal. These crowns are bonded into place
instead of cemented like a regular porcelain
What makes a root canal necessary?
Root canal treatment (endodontics) treats
problems with the nerve
tooth. These problems can be caused by trauma,
physical irritation caused by deep decay, or
severe gum disease. The pulp of the tooth then
becomes irritated and infected; causing pressure
and pain, although sometimes this happens so
gradually that little pain is felt. Root canal
treatment removes the infected pulp.
If I get a crown will I still need a root
Probably not: only approximately 20% of teeth
with crowns will later require root canal
(endodontic) therapy. Crowns are used to
strengthen and protect the structure of teeth
that are damaged by decay, have large fillings,
or are broken. Some teeth may require endodontic
treatment before crown placement, but in most
cases, the tooth won't need a root canal following a
I just had a root canal treatment. Does my
tooth need a crown now?
Following root canal treatment, teeth are more
brittle, and more likely to break. Molars are
especially prone to breaking, and they tend to
fracture in a way that cannot be repaired,
meaning they must be extracted. It is usually a
good idea to crown a tooth after root canal
therapy to strengthen and protect it from
Are there partial dentures available without
visible metal clasps?
Yes. There are now partial dentures available
that use a flexible acrylic and are almost
invisible. We will review your health history,
make a thorough oral examination, and take
proper records and measurements, working with
your needs, to design a partial denture for you.
How often should I get new dentures?
Everyone is different, but a good rule of thumb
is every 6 to 8 years. As the teeth wear down,
it may become harder to chew with an old
denture. The bone and ridges inside the mouth
also shrink with age, causing dentures to become
loose and uncomfortable. The effects of both
denture wear-down and bone loss can cause a
bite to close, which can lead to the appearance
of premature aging.
Do you have payment plans available?
Yes. We have payment plans through Care Credit
for qualified patients that allow up to 12
months interest-free. We also accept MasterCard,
Visa, Discover, and American Express.
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