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“Look Mom, No Cavities”: Here’s 10 Vintage Dental Ads You Don’t Want to Miss

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
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The promise of clean, fresh breath all day.

Tooth kit

Just look what 39 cents could get you in 1953!

acid fur

This one refers to “acid fur”!

baby ad

Can you believe this one?

do as your dentist

So direct!

duty

According to this ad, keeping you oral health up to par is what they call “keeping fit” and “America’s duty”!

Look mom no cavities advert

“No cavities!”

pass up the girl

Oh no! We don’t think we’d see this ad today! Here is one aimed at the ladies.

enamel

This Colgate ad talks about how nature can’t replace your enamel.

whiskey tooth paste

This ad is for genuine whiskey toothpaste!

These may be vintage ads, but we offer the latest, state-of-the-art technology and services at Hagen Dental. Learn more about our practice here and give us a call today at (513) 251-5500 to schedule an appointment.

Sources These Were Taken From:

  • http://www.smilegeneration.com/cerec

Race and Be Happy: How the Hagens Are Staying Healthy

Friday, August 28th, 2015

staying healthy at hagen dentalWe talk a lot about total health, and part of that is maintaining healthy habits that include exercising regularly.

Exercising, or finding physical training of some kind, can help us control weight, keep us in shape, combat disease, boost energy, promote sleep, and it can also provide a way for us to socialize and work on completing a goal.

Those are all positives in terms of our total health and well-being!

Training for an upcoming race can show us just how capable our bodies really are when it comes to achieving goals we set for ourselves.

Right now, the Hagen family is in-training for two races: Dr. Hagen will be participating in the Sunflower Revolution Ride in September, and Jenny Hagen will be running in the Columbus Marathon (by Nationwide Children’s Hospital) in October.

The Sunflower Revolution Ride

The Sunflower Revolution Ride, taking place in Yeatman’s Cove at Sawyer Point Park here in Cincinnati, Ohio, will benefit the Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease. “Riding for research, treatment, and a cure for Parkinson’s disease is what it’s all about. The Sunflower Revolution is making it fun to do so,” says the website. Also according to the website, more than $40,000 has already been raised for the cause!

racing quoteThe Most Meaningful Marathon: The Columbus Marathon

Jenny is training for a 26.2-mile race (a marathon) that will take place in Columbus, Ohio. It’s been called “the most meaningful marathon in country,” because each mile is actually dedicated to a “Patient Champion.” This means each mile presents a new story, a new inspiration, and another reason for runners to keep running! There will also be 1 Angel Mile to honor the children who have already run their race, and 1 Encore Mile featuring all the patients who have lined the course since 2012. What’s great is that the marathon will also benefit Nationwide Children’s.

Dr. Hagen and Jenny have been quite busy with training this Summer as they prepare to take on the physical and mental challenges of these two races.

How are you training or what races are you looking forward to in the coming months? Connect with us on Facebook here for more healthy lifestyle tips and education.

8 Cool & Unusual Toothbrushes You’ve Never Seen Before

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Toothbrushes, and how we take care of our mouth in general, has come a long way since yesteryear!

Here are 8 unusual toothbrushes you probably haven’t seen before. 

cincinnati dentistThe Steward Oral Care System

The Steward Oral Care system is…well, very pink! It’s a toothbrush that also caddies disposable doses of toothpaste and mouthwash.

The bottom part even holds floss, so you could argue that it’s a 3-in-1 system for your mouth!

 

The OHSO Marko Travel Toothbrushohso-marko-cropped-thumb-960x640-770

The OHSO Marko Travel Toothbrush is not your average toothbrush.

This one is actually designed with chrome, and it is meant for the person who travels frequently.

You can store toothpaste in the handle of the brush, and when it’s time to use it, you can let out just the right amount of toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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The Solar Powered Toothbrush

Here’s a newly developed toothbrush that comes in multiple colors, and according to the designers, you may be able to fight bacteria like never before thanks to the solar technology aimed at de-activating electrons in the mouth.

 

The DEWS Toothbrush

You don’t have to worry about your toothbrush falling over, or ending up in the sink with the toothbrush that can stand on its own.

How does it work?

Well, the idea is pretty simple: the base is weighted in a way that acts a center of gravity for the toothbrush, allowing for it to stand upright.

 

The METAPHYS Brillo Folding Toothbrush

The Brillo folding toothbrush allows you to just what you might guess: fold your toothbrush. That’s great if you like to take your toothbrush to work with you or just when you travel.

 

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Baby will be happy with this chewable banana-meets-toothbrush design…it’s soft and bendable which makes it ideal for the right-aged baby or toddler.

If baby doesn’t like bananas, they also have a shark, octopus, and corn versions!

 

 

 

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The designers deem it as “the first toothbrush you’ll actually care about.” Of course, we beg to differ, but the Bogobrush is completely biodegradable. It’s made of a bamboo handle and 100 percent nylon bristles. Both the handle and the bristles can actually decompose.

 

 

 

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Maybe what makes the Blizzident Toothbrush most unique is how it’s made. The toothbrush is made using both 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies. What exactly is the result? You get a toothbrush designed just like your teeth. The intention behind the design is to be able to brush your teeth faster than ever before! We will wait and see for this one!

Sources/References

http://mentalfloss.com/article/31218/10-tooth-cleaning-devices-products-yesteryear
http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/06/22/toothbrush-upstanding-tall-with-pride/
http://www.slashgear.com/solar-power-toothbrush-is-real-destroys-bacteria-with-electrons-2098468/
http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/03/08/no-excuse-for-bad-oral-hygiene/
http://www.crookedbrains.net/2012/08/cool-toothbrushes-unusual-toothbrushes.html
http://qz.com/129919/the-worlds-craziest-toothbrush-cleans-your-teeth-in-six-seconds-and-is-3d-printed/
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/metaphys-brillo-folding-toothb-40597
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002QYW8LW/ref=as_li_tf_til?tag=desswa-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B002QYW8LW&adid=1STD4792XVXGYJ3RRV7M&
http://www.designswan.com/archives/8-cool-and-unusual-toothbrushes.html
http://blog.gessato.com/2012/11/21/the-bogobrush-100-biodegradable-bamboo-toothbrush/#ixzz3i9zqrGGj

How Much Do Straight Teeth Really Matter?

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

invisalign at Hagen Dental CincinnatiWhat’s the first thing people notice about someone else’s appearance?

If you guessed someone’s smile, then you are right. Our smile is usually the first thing someone else notices when they first see us. Beyond having that healthy smile that can look great, there are quite a few other benefits of having straight teeth that can leave us feeling great as well. Here are some of those benefits:

Improved self-concept.

Having straightened teeth impacts how we actually think and view ourselves. Beyond just vanity or increased confidence, crooked teeth can cause speech impediments, or just make us extremely self-conscious.

How straight our teeth are also impacts how we are perceived as well.

Did you know that people who have straight teeth are perceived as more successful, smarter and as having more dates? Having straight teeth also means you are more likely to be hired! You can see why how other people’s perceptions of us help shape our social and psychological wellbeing.

Increased ability to clean teeth.

Overlapping teeth can trap food particles, whereas straight, aligned teeth can mean the surface area is easier to both brush and floss effectively. Straighter teeth also translate to an easier and more smooth flossing and brushing experience—which means we’re also more likely to brush and floss each day. Talk about a win-win!

Overall healthier teeth and gums.

When we have teeth that stick out or protrude, these teeth are more likely to break or see cracks. Additionally, overly crowded teeth can wear unevenly, and this uneven wear can result in headaches. Crooked teeth can push against the soft tissues we have in our mouth, making cuts, sores, and infections more likely. Last, if we’re better able to fight bacteria build-up with straighter, more properly aligned teeth, we’re also better able to avoid gum disease.

“I’m ready for straighter, more symmetrical teeth.”

You’re ready for the chance to smile with confidence. Or maybe your teeth have just moved as you’ve grown older, and you’re ready to do something about it. One of the reasons Invisalign is popular is that the aligners used are nearly invisible. These clear aligners are also removable, and you can still eat food as you normally would.

Here are a few of the top things to know about Invisalign—whether you are a teen or adult:

  • You’re able to continue to floss and brush like normal (just take off your aligners!)
  • Trays are smooth and comfortable, and easy to take off
  • Ideal for a busy person
  • Fast and convenient compared to other methods of teeth straightening; typical people use a new aligner every two weeks

With our mouth being a window to the health of our entire body, it is no wonder that our smile says so much about us. Ready to learn more about Invisalign? Contact us to hear more about why parents, teens, and even brides are so excited about using Invisalign.

Sources:

  • http://www.invisalign.com/news-and-events/2012/straight-teeth-study
  •  http://keltonglobal.com/invisalign-smile-study
  • http://www.sharecare.com/health/dental-oral-health-teeth/health-guide/dental-health-teeth-gums-mouth/straighten-teeth-with-adult-orthodontics

Everything You Need to Know About the Gum Disease Antibiotic, ARESTIN

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection. Gum disease can do damage to our gums, tissue, and even the bone around our teeth. When we lose and destruct the tissue and bone in this way, pockets tend to form around our teeth. This is when ARESTIN can be utilized to better the health of your mouth and gumline.

What is ARESTIN?

ARESTIN is an antibiotic you can receive through your dentist. ARESTIN works to kill the bacteria—right at the root of the problem—without any pain.

ARESTIN is made up of the antibiotic known as minocycline hydrochloride; this is what kills your bacteria, over time, so that your gums can heal quicker and more effectively than they would otherwise.

Why use ARESTIN?

As you know, bacteria is what causes gum disease and bacteria often build up around our gumline. ARESTIN is a targeted gum disease treatment that directly helps this combat this buldup. We would tell you if you were a candidate for this treatment.

In other words, ARESTIN is just one more proactive way you can reverse the damage and prevent future damage to your mouth.

How does ARESTIN work?

Getting ARESTIN is an easy process. Your dentist will place ARESTIN in the pockets below your gumline, which lets you have an optimal potency right where you need the treatment. After that point, your dentist will tell you if you need more treatments, and how often.

What happens after my ARESTIN treatment?

ARESTIN will dissolve on its own so there is no removal required. You’ll also want to keep any other future appointments we have with you to make sure your gums are as healthy as possible.

Arestin and other technology at Hagen DentalOnce your gums have been treated, you want to maintain a good oral health routine. For about 10 days, it is best to avoid using floss or any kind of picks that are normally used to clean between the teeth. We will discuss these, and other guidelines for taking care of your teeth when using ARESTIN with each individual person.

In general, after those first 10 days, this may mean we need to get in the habit of regular, daily flossing. It also means keeping up with your regular brushing habits. We can help you with other decisions that can help your oral health, and overall health. Ready to treat your gum disease head on? Tell us you are interested in this antibiotic today.

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A Dentist’s Perspective: 6 Frequently Asked Questions

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

questions for hagen1. Why are we supposed to go to the dentist every six months?

By visiting the dentist twice a year, we’re ideally able to catch issues before anything potentially serious changes with our oral health.

Over time, most of us have grown accustomed to hearing how twice a year, or every six months, we need to visit the dentist! The reality is, no two patients are alike, and we all have a different health background, so this isn’t always what’s recommended…

In certain cases, we will actually recommend people to come in and see us more often, but the typical duration between visits is 6 months. (For those who need to visit more than twice a year, keep this in mind: your health and wellness should not be determined solely by what your dental plan covers!)

We do this so we are able to combat the tartar buildup during that timeframe, and use our diagnostic tools to make sure nothing is abnormal.

2. Hagen Dental offers the latest technology, including Zoom! Teeth Whitening. What’s the difference between this form of whitening and the store-purchased, at-home kit?

As you may or may not know, store-purchased, at-home kits have varying levels of success for people in terms of how much they whiten. Your whitening toothpastes help keep your teeth white on the surface, for the most part! Store-bought bleaching kits do have a stronger amount of bleach in them than whitening toothpastes.

However, when we use the Zoom! Whitening, we apply hydrogen-peroxide formula to teeth, covering up the surrounding gum to avoid any sensitivity you may have. (That’s a key difference right there!) Next, we shine ultraviolet light onto the teeth. It’s an ideal choice for those of you who are busy, but still want the latest and greatest to fight discoloration.

We are happy to offer this procedure, since in just over an hour, you can have a safe and effective tooth whitening procedure that gets rid of the DEEP stains on your teeth, unlike certain, store-bought, at-home kits. Ask us if you still have questions about the safety or efficacy of an at-home whitening kit bought from a store.

3. Hagen also offers CEREC. What is CEREC and what can it do for me?

CEREC is the term that stands for the ceramic reconstruction of your teeth. CEREC is the only method that offers single-visit chair-side restoration—meaning you can just come in once and be done with your procedure. That’s pretty big news for a lot of us!

Because only one procedure is needed, it’s ideal because it is fast, safe, and provides a natural-looking restoration that will stand the test of time. How so? Well, as you may have guessed, it is made of ceramic materials. If you have a decayed or broken tooth, this offers a metal-free solution, and no need to wait 2-4 weeks to get it!

Last, many people are excited about CEREC since it will match the color of your teeth. So your teeth will look great and they will last longer with this technology!

4. What should I know about my child’s oral health? 

One of the great things about starting dental care early is that your children will be accustomed to the process sooner! Typically it is recommended to have your first dental visit around age 3. At Hagen, we make sure your child is as comfortable as possible—we know they might be anxious when they first come in.

We like to say that if your child has not been to the dentist yet, but is old enough to know how to tie their shoe, you should know your child also has the ability, and should know how to brush their teeth as well.

5. Why do we need X-rays at the dentist?

Recall that X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation. For dentists, we see them as another diagnostic tool to watch the ongoing status of your oral health. (For those worried about radiation specifically, as a comparison, you can get more radiation from your every day background radiation that you would get from an average X-ray today in our office. That’s because we use digital X-rays which have less radiation than traditional X-rays.)

X-rays are an extremely effective way to show decay and infections beneath the surface. We’re better able to see any issues with bone loss, your jaw, and anything unusual happening with the soft tissues with X-rays. If you have a cavity or tooth decay, for example, we are able to see this when we read your X-ray. Again, how often you need them will vary by patient, especially if you have any issues going on with your oral health/jaw, or if you tell us you are having any specific problems.

6. I’m an athlete. Why do you recommend I wear a mouth guard?

It’s not just a coincidence that NBA players and other professional athletes wear mouth guards—they do this because a mouth guard can save your teeth!

While losing a tooth might be the worst outcome you can imagine, actually other dental injuries from sports include broken teeth, nerve damage, concussions, and you can even break your jaw. Wearing a mouth guard today is becoming more and more of the norm because of these potential consequences.

Now, on to the part that is a little less scary…mouth guards—which we can make right here in the office—greatly absorb the shock that your teeth or jaw can encounter in sports. Having the right kind of mouth guard, and making sure it fits are really the crucial things you need to know.

Part of what sets Hagen apart is our comfortable, but positive, environment where people feel safe to ask any questions they have. When you come here you can feel it!

And what about questions you should ask YOURSELF before visiting the dentist? Just make sure you ask yourself if you are willing to do your part to make sure your mouth stays—or gets back to—being healthy! So what do we mean by this statement? This translates to being proactive and telling us when something is wrong, justly preparing for any procedures, or just being honest about your health when we ask. We have a feeling this isn’t a problem for our readers. For more on our services, visit our Services tab here.