Fillings restore the tooth, prevent further damage, and allow the tooth to function as normal. This is done by removing decay and repairing the affected tooth. Some situations that require a dental filling are dental decay, tooth sensitivity, fractured teeth, tooth crazing, and tooth wear. If you have dark spots on your teeth, food gets stuck…

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Parents often wonder when they should first take their child to the dentist.  Your child’s first visit should be the moment the first tooth comes in. In some cases, getting started early may also involve bringing your child to one of your own dental visits. We refer to this as a happy visit and it…

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There is nothing like the feeling of freshly cleaned and polished teeth.  A professional teeth cleaning by a dentist or hygienist is the only way to remove tartar (hardened plaque) and plaque in the areas brushing and floss cannot reach. Many people think of a teeth cleaning as just the polishing of the tooth enamel…

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When considering tooth replacement there are several important factors to understand.  To make the best decision for your individual needs requires asking the following questions for each option: How long will the replacement last? How will the replacement affect your other teeth? What is the cost of the replacement? The most popular tooth replacement options…

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Your dentist has told you that you need a tooth restored either because of a cavity or trauma.  There are five different types of restorative procedures.  They are: Filling    The most basic dental restoration Inlay      Typically used when the cavity is too large for a simple filling Onlay    More than an…

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This is Our Mission Statement:   “The partnership we enter into with our patients to achieve the optimum in dental and overall health, by pursuing excellence through continuing education and leading-edge technology, is one of privilege and respect.                                                                                                                                  Our mission is to consistently provide a safe, comfortable, and efficient dental experience with empathy and compassion for…

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Reasons for Dental Bone Graft Bone resorption or bone loss of the jawbone can be rebuilt with a surgical procedure know as bone grafting. Bone resorption will affect your oral health and change your facial appearance.  Bone grafts are used in these situations: To build up the jawbone so it can support dental implants To…

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The short answer is Yes!  The more important question is how often you need to have dental cleanings.  How often you should go to the dentist depends on your teeth, gums, health conditions, medications, and your dental homecare. When it comes to frequency, there is no one size fits all.  The goal is to have…

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