Fluoride Supplements Can Help with Cavity Prevention

Tooth decay is often the result of inconsistent oral hygiene practices. When you fail to effectively brush your teeth twice each day or you sometimes forget to thoroughly floss once per day the presence of bacteria, plaque and food particles can cause problems for your oral health, including cavities. Many municipalities add fluoride to their… Read more »

Are Your Bleeding Gums a Warning Sign for Oral Troubles?

Unfortunately, bleeding from the gums is largely considered a harmless condition and doesn’t often receive treatment. However, if you often have bleeding gums, you may be experiencing a warning sign that your smile has developed a more significant oral health problem. Below are three oral conditions that cause bleeding gums and may be present in… Read more »

How To Take Care of Teeth When You Are Not Feeling Well

Winter is in full swing! Unfortunately, this means cold and flu season is coming. Here, we’ve provided some mouth care tips for when you’re feeling sick. Make sure that you are brushing twice a day for two minutes each session. Never share your toothbrush, particularly if you are sick. Be sure to continue to floss… Read more »

A Saltwater Rinse Can Help with Oral First-Aid

An athletic injury or household accident can sometimes impact the mouth with significant force. In some of these scenarios, you could suffer trauma to the gums, soft oral tissues, or teeth that requires professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. Milla Openko. While you make your way to Milla Openko, DMD for an emergency appointment,… Read more »

You Might Be Able to Ease the Effects of a Fractured Tooth with Dental Wax

As hard as your teeth are, there are still times when sufficient force can cause a significant fracture. This could be the result of an accidental blow to the mouth from a sports injury, or something as seemingly mundane as chewing ice. If the fractured tooth causes immediate pain or severe sensitivity, you should have… Read more »

Year End Smile Upgrades: Dental Damage Planning

Is your holiday season a success up to this point? Have you done everything you can to ensure your smile has thrived during the holidays and continues to be protected from any damages and hazards that have arisen? Even if you have done a good job of protecting your smile this holiday season, please remember… Read more »

The Dental Veneers Are Sometimes Used in Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a specific discipline of general dentistry that is intended to improve the appearance of teeth. There are several applications offered by a dentist like Dr. Milla Openko and the specialists at Milla Openko, DMD. The specific nature and severity of the imperfections to your teeth, will determine the best cosmetic restoration needed… Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Appointments

When chompers remain sensitive for too long, it’s probable that they’re a sign of a larger underlying condition, like tooth decay. Left untreated, periodontal disease could lay waste to your mouth. But don’t worry: your friendly team at Milla Openko, DMD is here to help you. A general visit includes a check for tooth sensitivity…. Read more »

Basic Brushing Tips

You have been brushing your teeth for years. In fact, you may have been doing it for so long that it is practically second nature at this point. You plop some toothpaste on the brush, run it over your teeth, and you are out the door, or off to bed. In truth, brushing your teeth… Read more »

Your Routine Dental Appointment

Dr. Milla Openko and our team recommend that you visit us for a dental cleaning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at least twice a year. Even if you brush and floss perfectly, professional cleanings are needed so that tartar buildup can be removed and so that our dentist can detect any dental issues early on. We have… Read more »