Since 2010, Evers Dental Center has made a difference in our patients’ lives in Sidney, Ohio and the surrounding communities. Providing compassionate patient-centered care that is pain free is key to providing optimal oral health services. We’ll help you prevent and stop any issues and keep your smile shining bright.
Now operated by Dr. Ben Warnock, Evers Dental Center doesn’t just provide everyday family dentistry, we also focus on the overall health of the individual too. With our experience, compassionate team, and advanced dental technologies, we provide affordable dental care you can trust.
Meet Dr Warnock, a compassionate, talented dentist with years of experience.
What are some common misconceptions about going to the dentist?
Dr. Warnock: Going to the dentist every six months is just a misnomer. The older we get, the more often we should come because our bodies break down. Our immune systems don’t work as well. There are antibodies in your saliva that help to combat the diseases of the mouth. I think that’s a damage to people’s health by that misnomer.
How can you ensure your patients feel comfortable?
Dr. Warnock: I hate going to the dentist. I have a fear just of needles in general. I also want to make sure that my patients don’t have that same fear. My dad taught me a technique for numbing people. First, we use a topical anesthesia. Then will ask for our patients to breathe through their nose. As soon as their mouth opens, they want to breathe through it, so it’s a distraction. We work very hard to try and make sure that nobody feels anything. We also work very hard at having a fun team so that when people come in, they know that we’re having a fun time. That everybody’s smiling.
I’m afraid to go to the dentist during COVID. Will I feel safe at your practice?
Dr. Warnock: Everything I read as a member of the American Dental Association or HOW NOW association is that dental offices are not super spreaders. We did not see a huge amount of dental or COVID infections running rampant in dental offices. If that had been the case, then the American Dental Association would have been sending out emails and reports about it. We do a very good job of making sure that we stay sterile and clean and healthy, protecting ourselves, and protecting our patients. We also make sure that we screen every patient before they come in the door. When I can say is that all my patients who missed their dental appointments and end up with more disease and more problems because of their fear for COVID.
What do you see for the future of dentistry?
Dr. Warnock: We are continuously working on trying to replace teeth with dental implants. That technology continues to thrive. I think we’re going to see more and more technology in digital scanning. I have a digital scanner to take an impression, instead of that goopy stuff they would shove it in your mouth that’s uncomfortable and nobody likes. We do a lot of digital scanning, and that technology is getting better all the time. It’s not perfect yet, but it’s way better than it was 15 years ago when I was using it. I think you’re going to see within the next 20 years that they’re working on ultrasound technology that’s going to be better than x-rays. So instead of getting an x-ray, which is radiation, and is unhealthy for you, they’re looking at being able to do that same scan with ultrasound, while that may still be 20 years away, but the safety of not being radiated - even though x-rays are extremely safe, is a significant general dentistry advancement. 3D printing is also coming down the line. Everything will be 3D printed as the future continues. Why are these things important? Because it increases the speed at which you can get healthy. So, it used to be a take two appointments, and now we can do a crown in one day. Dentures take multiple appointments, and I see in the future that dentures will be done in a week, a couple of days where we can take a scan of the mouth and have it 3D printed out. And now we have your dentures made that quickly. Dental implant technology and surgery will be a combination of instantaneous feedback, they’re still working on that, but you’ll be able to take a CT scan with biological markers in their place, and then you’ll be able to pull that scan up and it will be connected to your drill. As you’re drilling, you’ll see real life as you’re going into the bone where you’re located, how far away from the nerve you are and everything else.
What type of toothbrush do you recommend?
Dr. Warnock: I recommend an electric toothbrush, a sonic toothbrush. I think it’s the best toothbrush on the market. I don’t make any money on it. I don’t get any kickbacks on it. A manual toothbrush is not healthy, and too many people don’t brush properly. The proper brushing technique is to take your toothbrush, stick it at a forty-five-degree angle right at the gum and you’re not even supposed to brush back and forth. It’s more of a shimmy so that the bristles move, while the bottom of the bristles stays.
What do you do when you’re not practicing dentistry?
Dr. Warnock: I have 500 steers that I manage with two of my good friends. And that’s a feedlot for beef cattle. When I’m not doing that, we also have a calf cow operation of about 18 cows that give calves. I have five chickens. I have four dogs. They’re a breed called a Kuvasz, they’re a Hungarian breed. Why I’m so passionate about them is there’s less than twenty thousand of them left in the world and that puts them on the path towards extinction because the gene pool now prevents them from growing properly. It’s going to require a big effort to continue for this breed to succeed. They’re dear to my heart because their livestock guardian breeds and so they guard livestock. They’re part of what we do on the farm as they eliminate predators. I have two boys, 17 and 20, both brilliant. My oldest son and I were standing in line at an amusement park, studying MCAT questions, and I was impressed. Ethan, my youngest son, is working right now landscaping. I’m very proud of him for working every weekend and saving his money and using it for his gas and things like that. I like that he’s in landscaping because I think that it’s one closer step to farming. He wants to build businesses like his uncle, Caleb.