Blog Archive

When Is Bone Grafting Necessary? Dec 1st, 2021

Like all the bones in your body, your jawbone constantly renews itself, but under certain circumstances, this process slows or stops, and you’re left with a weak jaw. While that may not sound like a big problem, when you consider all your jaw does for you, including helping you carry...

6 Reasons You Could Benefit from Dental Implants Nov 1st, 2021

Missing teeth can leave your mouth with a ghastly gap, but the problem runs much deeper than mere cosmetic concerns. Your mouth was designed to work with a full set of upper and lower teeth, and each one matters. When one or more go missing, it causes a ripple effect...

How Often Should I Get Dental X-Rays? Oct 1st, 2021

At Innovative Dental Ideas in Hilliard, Ohio, we live up to our name. Dr. James Butler and our team continually seek the best, most advanced tools and techniques to ensure your oral health is in top condition for life.  One of the areas where we’ve incorporated modern approaches that outshine...

Improve Your Smile with Veneers Sep 1st, 2021

It doesn’t take much to throw off your smile. Discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, and odd shapes can make you feel self-conscious and hesitant to smile and laugh out loud. You don’t have to live that way. Dental veneers can correct all those smile-ruining problems and make you proud to show...

Are You Cleaning Your Dental Implant Properly? Aug 9th, 2021

Dental implants are an excellent choice when it comes to replacing your lost tooth or teeth — they look and feel more natural than any other treatment option, which may account for their surge in popularity. More than 3 million Americans already have dental implants, and about 500,000 join them...

How Gum Disease Can Impact Your Bones Jul 18th, 2021

Your body’s various systems are more interconnected than you may think. For example, your circulatory system works in tandem with your endocrine system to deliver hormones throughout your body, and with your immune system to carry white blood cells to the site of an infection. If something goes wrong with...

How Can an X-ray Determine that You Have Sleep Apnea? Jun 24th, 2021

You wake up with a headache, feel fatigued and grouchy all day, and you’ve been told you snore like a bear — sounds a lot like sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder that interrupts your breathing at night.  One way to tell if you have this condition is to...

3 Signs that Your Filling Needs to Be Replaced May 19th, 2021

Dental fillings are hardly a newfangled procedure. Civilizations as far back as the ancient Egyptians used dental tools to drill into teeth, remove decay, and fill damaged teeth. Back then, physicians used everything from beeswax and tar to precious metals to treat cavities.  Thankfully, modern dentistry has made significant advancements,...

Are Crowns Right for You? Apr 13th, 2021

Dental crowns have been around for thousands of years, but the first one to really look like a natural tooth was developed in the early 1900s by Dr. Charles H. Land. Called a porcelain jacket crown, this predecessor to today’s more streamlined version was an important advancement for people who...

How the Smile Perfected Prophy Plus™ Whitening System Can Change the Look of Your Smile Mar 12th, 2021

Your eyes may sparkle, your wit may be engaging, but if your teeth are dingy, your first impression is bound to be a downer. That’s because people equate yellowing teeth with advanced age, illness, or even lazy dental hygiene. But bright, white teeth communicate happiness and health. Unfortunately, teeth tend...

Help for Your TMJ Pain Feb 11th, 2021

Under normal circumstances, you likely don’t give your jaw a second thought. It’s easy to take this powerful mechanism for granted as you chew and talk throughout the day. But eventually, it starts to show the warning signs that something is wrong, leaving you with aching pain and other frustrating...

The Importance of X-rays in Dentistry Jan 8th, 2021

It’s easy to understand why you need an X-ray when your doctor suspects a broken bone, but if your teeth are healthy (and definitely not broken), then why would you need one every year? And why do kids need them more frequently than adults? Dr. James Butler at Innovative Dental...

Choosing Veneers to Give You a New Smile Dec 13th, 2020

Crooked teeth need braces, decayed teeth need fillings and crowns, and missing teeth need dentures or implants. But if you’re looking for a tooth makeover that’s less extreme yet just as dramatic, veneers might be the way to go. At Innovative Dental Ideas in Hilliard, Ohio, Dr James Butler and...

How are Dental Implants and Dentures Different? Nov 10th, 2020

Between traumatic accidents, gum disease, and decay, lost teeth are a fairly common occurrence. In fact, according to the American College of Prosthodontists, 178 million Americans have lost at least one tooth, and about 40 million have no natural teeth left at all. If you’re among them, you have options....

How to Get the Most Out of Professional Teeth Whitening Oct 7th, 2020

Everyone knows that brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and getting regular cleanings are the basics of dental care. But even if you’ve been diligent in your oral hygiene, your lifestyle choices, your age, and even medications can subvert your efforts, which explains why they look...

5 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease Sep 9th, 2020

It starts with tender gums that bleed ever so slightly when you brush. You may notice a pink tinge to your toothpaste when you spit in the sink. This stage of gum disease is called gingivitis, and if you ignore it, it can progress to a more advanced problem called...

Have Missing Teeth? Here's Why You Should Consider Dental Implants Aug 11th, 2020

Whether you lost your tooth in an accident or sports injury, if it was extracted because of extreme decay, or if it fell out on its own, having a gap in your teeth projects an image you might not want to send. People you meet make immediate judgements about your...

How Should I Clean My Dental Implants? Jul 22nd, 2020

Dental implants are the closest thing to natural teeth. If you’ve lost a tooth or set of teeth for any reason, implants restore the health of your entire mouth by preventing neighboring teeth from shifting into the vacant space, bacteria from setting up shop on the open surface area, and...

Top Reasons to Consider Cosmetic Dentistry Jun 25th, 2020

Cosmetic dentistry has taken America by storm and is growing faster here than anywhere else on Earth (except Asia). Our cosmetic dentistry market is increasing at a rate of 6.9%, and the worldwide market is expected to reach $32.73 billion by the year 2026. Multiple reasons may be contributing to...

Who is a Candidate for Dentures? Mar 18th, 2020

Missing teeth make it hard to eat, hard to speak, and hard to feel good about your smile. Dentures make it easy. Find out if dentures are right for you, and if you’re right for dentures. Blog:  Gaps in your smile are more than just a cosmetic issue, although many...

Dental Implants are the Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth Jan 31st, 2020

It’s easy to think of missing teeth as just an issue of appearance. But gaps in your teeth can actually cause dental and health problems, too.  When you have spaces in your mouth, neighboring teeth tend to shift toward the open area. This causes misalignment of your remaining teeth and...

New Year, New Smile: How You Can Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry Jan 9th, 2020

Did you know that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth? Smile flaws such as chips and cracks are even more pervasive. Luckily, with modern advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry, it’s never been easier for dental professionals to dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile.  Millions...

Did You Know Veneers Can Improve Dental Health? Dec 3rd, 2019

Are you looking for an innovative way to improve your smile and fix dental issues like crooked, uneven, or stained teeth? Non-cosmetic veneers may be the answer you’re looking for. Read on to learn why our patients in Hilliard, Ohio, trust Dr. James E. Butler at Innovative Dental Ideas with...

Waking Up With Headaches? It Could be a TMJ Disorder Nov 1st, 2019

Headaches are incredibly common, and the World Health Organization estimates that nearly everyone experiences at least one headache at some point in life. Dehydration, stress, and lack of sleep are just a few conditions that can trigger a headache. Surprisingly, even problems with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can lead to...

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Oct 1st, 2019

Are you missing a tooth? You’re in good company. Although most adult teeth last, about 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth according to the American College of Prosthodontics.  From poor dental care or hygiene to injury, many things can lead to a missing tooth. While most people...

Your All-Inclusive Guide to Getting New Dentures Sep 1st, 2019

Your teeth are designed to provide you with a lifetime of service, but life may have thrown you a curveball, causing the loss of all or some of your teeth. If this is the case, you’re in good company — studies show that a whopping 178 people in the United...

Is Teeth Whitening Safe? Aug 1st, 2019

Are you nearly happy with your smile but wish your teeth were just a few shades whiter? Teeth whitening has been around for decades, but how safe it is? It turns out it’s very safe. Teeth whitening performed by Dr. James E Butler at Innovative Dental Ideas in Hilliard, Ohio...

Will I Need a Bone Graft for a Dental Implant? Jul 9th, 2019

There’s a good reason why dental implants are becoming the option of choice when it comes to replacing missing teeth — they offer superior stability by mimicking your natural teeth right down to their roots. To ensure this stability, it’s imperative that you have the support necessary in your jawbone...