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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Lamar Odom Rebounds From Dental Anxiety
...Once he did, it was found that he needed a root canal, a wisdom tooth extraction, and several fillings...

Could a Metal Allergy Keep You From Getting a Dental Implant?
... Metals have also played an important role in dental care, particularly dental amalgam used for tooth fillings...

No "Glee" in Tooth Grinding
...When the teeth are unconsciously ground together, the forces they produce can wear down the enamel, cause chipping or damage to teeth or dental work (such as veneers or fillings), or even loosen a tooth! While it’s common in children under 11 years old, in adults it can be a cause for concern...

How a New Approach to Treating Decay Could Benefit You
...We're also using new filling materials like composite resin that not only resemble natural tooth color, but require less structural removal than other types of fillings...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...And don't forget to give them a good example to follow! Get Regular Dental Checkups—This applies to both kids and adults, but it's especially important during the years when they are rapidly growing! Timely treatment with sealants, topical fluoride applications or fillings can often help keep a small problem from turning into a major headache...

Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Cosmetic Dentistry, to restore your smile Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Family Dentist, serving the dental needs of your entire family Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Sleep Dentistry & Sedation, to ease your dental fears Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed We are also certified in Invisalign...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...   You should consider visiting a cosmetic dentist if you have teeth that are:   Heavily stained from smoking, coffee or medication use Broken or damaged from trauma or injury Crooked or poorly aligned from genetics Badly shaped or uneven from age-related wear Gapped or spaced apart from genetics Cracked or chipped from overuse Your cosmetic dentist can correct the look of your teeth and smile by providing treatments including:   Dental Whitening Treatments- designed to whiten teeth up to 8 shades with a convenient take-home treatment, or a speedy office treatment that takes about an hour   Dental Veneers- usually made of porcelain and placed over front teeth; veneers are thin laminates used to correct uneven, unsightly front teeth and mask defects to create a perfect smile   Dental Bonding- using a tooth-colored resin material called composite; bonding can close small gaps between teeth, change the color and the shape of teeth   Contouring and Reshaping- to cosmetically straighten or improve teeth that are chipped, cracked, overlapping or badly aligned; contouring and reshaping is often performed along with dental bonding   Cosmetic Fillings- using composite, these fillings can be matched perfectly to your existing tooth color, making them virtually invisible; they can be used to replace unsightly, bulky metal fillings   These are just some of the procedures available in cosmetic dentistry...

Glossary
... Composite filling - Tooth colored restorations, also known as resin fillings...

Veneers
... Porcelain veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline, by an injury, or as a result of a root-canal procedure, and are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth...

Teeth Whitening
...These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case)...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including: Crowns and bridges Dentures Dental implants Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment Orthodontics Root canal therapy Teeth cleanings Bonding Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...

Periodontal Exams
... During your periodontal examination, your dentist will check: For any lumps or abnormal areas in the mouth Whether any of your teeth are missing or loose The color, texture, size and shape of your gums Whether you have fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures or implants How much plaque is on your teeth The depth of the space between your tooth and gum Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease that causes inflammation of the gums...

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