Welcome to the Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates blog. Intended to be a comprehensive resource for individuals interested in dental care, our blog hosts an abundance of information on the general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry treatments and services available at our office. In addition, we use this page to highlight practice news, announce the acquisition of new dental technologies, and answer commonly asked questions pertaining to oral healthcare in general. If you would like more information on anything you stumble upon here, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dental professionals, please do not hesitate to contact our office online or by phone today. We look forward to helping you achieve—and maintain—healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.
Am I Too Old For Orthodontics?
Many adults and older patients at Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates long for a straighter smile, but wonder whether the appropriate time to fix their crooked teeth has already passed. Despite popular belief, there is no age limit for orthodontic treatment and it’s never too late to move the teeth into a healthier positioning. Straightening the teeth—even at a later […]Continue Reading
Featured Patient Story: Jordan T.
Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates, our team of dentists not only strive to provide excellent care, but we also place great emphasis on building long-term relationships with our patients in order to truly understand their needs. To us, the people who come into our practice are like family. Our featured patient today is Jordan T., a young man who has […]Continue Reading
Featured Patient Story: Felece F.
At Dr. Oelbaum & Associates, your treatment goals and ultimate satisfaction are our top priorities. We strive to restore the complete health and function of your teeth while achieving your dream smile, which is why our custom-designed treatment plans are based entirely on your unique needs and hopes for the outcome. This approach allows us to provide optimal dental care […]Continue Reading
Featured Patient Story: Arthur W.
Dr. Oelbaum and our entire dental team take great pride in providing advanced, compassionate oral care for our community to create an improved quality of life. Whether due to dental anxiety or a bad past experience, there are many individuals who avoid going to the dentist for decades on end. Instead of receiving necessary dental care, they withstand the burdens […]Continue Reading
Does a Root Canal Hurt?
Root canal techniques have changed greatly in the past few decades, and most of our patients report that they do not experience any pain at all during the procedure. Using state-of-the-art endodontic technology and the highest-grade dental microscopes, our dentists at Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates can perform root canals faster and more efficiently while also providing our patients with […]Continue Reading
How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal?
A root canal is needed when the blood vessels, nerves, and lymph vessels inside of a tooth become infected. Typically, these infections begin with a tooth that is damaged or decayed, which can compromise the protection of these inner soft tissues or “pulp.” Though this condition sounds painful—and often causes tooth sensitivity, swelling, tenderness, pain when eating, and/or a constant […]Continue Reading
Can I Shorten My Invisalign® Treatment Time?
Invisalign® is one of the most popular treatments for straightening teeth at our practice. Using clear plastic aligners instead of bulky metal wires and braces, Invisalign® offers our patients a more comfortable, convenient, and aesthetically pleasing orthodontic solution. Now, with the addition of PROPEL® Orthodontics, you can achieve straighter teeth and a more even bite in a fraction of the […]Continue Reading
What is a Full Mouth Restoration?
Also known as full mouth rehabilitation or full mouth reconstruction, this procedure is actually a combination of several different treatments that can help replace and/or repair missing or damaged teeth. At Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates, our skilled and experienced prosthodontist, Dr. Michael Nawrocki, specializes in the techniques required for this highly customizable procedure. His expertise in oral rehabilitation helps […]Continue Reading
What Are Single Tooth Implants?
If you have a single missing tooth, you might be considering a dental bridge to fill the gap. Although bridges are one of the most common treatment options for missing tooth replacement, a single tooth implant can often be a better and more permanent alternative. Unlike bridges, the placement of a dental implant does not require any modification of adjacent […]Continue Reading
Why Should I Switch to Implant-Supported Dentures?
Although traditional dentures are a common way to easily replace missing teeth, many patients with dentures have decided to upgrade to implant-supported dentures. One of the most common reasons for the switch is security — while dentures can sometimes slip along the gums, implant-supported dentures are designed snap securely into place when worn. Additionally, implant-supported dentures offer other benefits, such […]Continue Reading