Dr. Dennis Lucas Blog

Controlling diabetes and good oral health go hand in hand

Controlling diabetes and good oral health go hand in hand

Blood sugar levels have a major impact on your teeth and gumsDiabetes is a chronic disease that affects multiple aspects of our body’s function, with oral health among the most important factors when it comes to diabetic risk factors. The dental professionals at Dr. Dennis Lucas’s office help patients understand how diabetes impacts oral health and steps you can take to minimize the effects.National Diabetes Month in November is good time to enhance your knowledge base when it comes to diabetes and oral health. Almost one in every 10 people has some form of diabetes, meaning this...

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Restorative dental materials continue to look and function better

Restorative dental materials continue to look and function better

Dr. Dennis Lucas uses the latest advancements in his Naples, Florida, dental practiceDental professionals have used a variety of restorative dental materials over the years in an ongoing effort to combine optimal function with esthetics. Dr. Dennis Lucas stays abreast of the latest research developments for his dental patients in Naples, Florida.Gold was the first restorative dental material found to be effective for packing into a tooth, or cast and shaped to fit a prepared tooth. Compared to non-metallic materials such as wood, gold had the advantage of standing up to the...

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Dr. Dennis Lucas introduces SteraMist decontamination system

Dr. Dennis Lucas introduces SteraMist decontamination system

Premier fogging system kills and inactivates bacteria and viruses   Dr. Dennis Lucas has taken the next step in providing a safe environment for his patients and staff by investing in the SteraMist Environment System from TOMI Environmental Solutions for his Naples, Florida, dental office. SteraMist is a highly effective room fogging system that decontaminates our clinic outside of regular business hours. SteraMist uses binary ionized technology to disinfect and kill pathogens of all kinds. It offers exceptional safety protocols, with no mixing, special clean-up, rinsing or...

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Restorative dentistry in Naples, Florida, is available again

Restorative dentistry in Naples, Florida, is available again

Dr. Dennis Lucas offers a variety of restorative dentistry optionsNow that Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Executive Order 20-112 allows for elective procedures to resume in Florida dental offices, Dr. Dennis Lucas and his team are ready to welcome back patients for restorative dentistry procedures in Naples, Florida.As the term implies, restorative dentistry techniques focus on restoring the function of your teeth and improving the appearance of your smile. Repairing damaged or missing teeth is an important step in helping your mouth perform properly while minimizing the opportunities for...

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We keep our office clean and sterile for coronavirus dental safety

We keep our office clean and sterile for coronavirus dental safety

Dr. Dennis Lucas follows CDC, ADA and OSHA guidelines for patient and staff safetyDr. Dennis Lucas and our team have always focused on patient safety with regard to office and instrument sterilization. We have enhanced our efforts during the coronavirus pandemic with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Dental Association (ADA), and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).We pay attention to the smallest of details to ensure your safety, whether you are visiting our office for a regular cleaning, or an advanced cosmetic or...

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Cosmetic dentistry can restore dental function as well as smiles

Cosmetic dentistry can restore dental function as well as smiles

Dr. Dennis Lucas provides expert cosmetic dentistry in Naples, FloridaCosmetic dentistry is a term that conjures up images of bright smiles and straight teeth. While that perception is perfectly accurate, restoring dental function is a major benefit that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle.      Dr. Dennis Lucas is a recognized leader in cosmetic dentistry in Naples, Florida. He is trained to perform a variety of techniques that result in beautiful smiles and the ability to enjoy life to its fullest, including your favorite foods.Comprehensive treatment planning is a crucial...

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All-on-4 dental treatment offers same-day full arch replacement

All-on-4 dental treatment offers same-day full arch replacement

Image Attribution: Nobel Biocare [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]Advanced technique provides faster option for teeth replacement in Naples The process of replacing missing or non-restorable teeth has been a dental challenge since the days of wooden false teeth. We have made considerable strides since George Washington, of course, highlighted today by the relatively new All-on-4® treatment concept for our Naples-area patients. The All-on-4 treatment concept was developed by Nobel Biocare, a world leader in implant-based dental restorations. Rather...

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