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Case Study: Dental Implants

This patient came into the office with her front tooth broken off at the gum line. She was in her mid 60’s at the time. She opted to remove what was left of the tooth and replace it with a dental implant. We removed the broken tooth that same day and placed the dental implant....

Case Study: White Fillings

This woman is in her 70’s and has been coming to our office for nearly 20 years. She has done a nice job of maintaining her teeth but she had noticed the front teeth shifting a little more year after year. She did not want to see the orthodontist so we presented an alternative option...

Case Study: Chipped Lower Teeth

This man in his early 50’s came to see me because he was concerned about the appearance of his lower front teeth. They were very visible when he was speaking and he was concerned about how it was affecting his job with sales. He had some old fillings present with severe stains and slight wear/chipping...

Case Study: Crown Lengthening

This woman came to our office with concerns about the appearance of her two front teeth. Her family told her they looked fine but she was unhappy with them. We fixed the two front teeth for her by recontouring the gums around the teeth and replacing the crowns with new metal-free crowns. BEFORE: Crown Lengthening...

Case Study: Teeth Whitening

A man in his late 60’s had been a patient in our office for almost 20 years. He was concerned about how yellow and stained his teeth had become and wanted to make his smile look more esthetic. We started with Kor bleaching in the office and then proceeded to straighten the appearance of the...

Your Teeth Don’t Have to Show Your Age

We can't stop aging, but we can make the best of what we already have. Looking after your skin and general appearance is one step. But what about your teeth? They are a revealing sign of aging, yet surprising things can be done today to reverse this process. How To Keep A Youthful Smile Teeth...

Case Study: Tooth Decay

Pt is a man in his 30’s who hasn’t been to the dentist in several years. When he came to our office, he had several cavities throughout his mouth. These particular cavities seen in the picture were not sensitive but the large size of them could not be appreciated until the tooth decay was cleaned...

Demystifying Root Canal Treatment

Many people have a deep-seated fear of root canal (endodontic) treatment. They will say "not as bad as a root canal" as if it is one of the worst human experiences. Such fears are unfounded. In professional hands, root canal treatment is the best way to keep your natural teeth and preserve good dental health....

Case Study: Dental Bonding

This woman first came to our office in her early 60’s. She came to our office because the cavities in her front teeth had become so large that the teeth fractured. We cleaned out the decay and then replaced the broken pieces with resin filling. The color was chosen by blending a variety of resin...

How To Relax In The Dentist’s Chair

If you're anything like me you'll feel varying degrees of anxiety when you find yourself sitting in the dentists chair, perhaps you can remember a specific incident from your childhood that brings back painful memories or maybe you don't like the sounds and smells involved. Being afraid of the dentist is nothing to be ashamed...

You And Your Dentist

Get The Most From Your Dental Visit Think of the relationship between you and your dentist as a partnership, your dentist can offer a range of dental treatment options for many oral health problems. Theses option will vary in complexity, durability and cost but working together, you can choose the treatment options that best suit your needs...

Fluoride and Decay Prevention

Fluoride and Decay Prevention Many years ago scientists started to notice that children who were born and raised in areas with natural fluoride in drinking water had fewer cavities than children in other areas. Fluoride that is absorbed by your body when teeth were forming (during mother s pregnancy to early childhood) integrates into the...

Dental Health and Your Diet

How Does Your Diet Affect Dental Health? Sugar is the main cause of dental decay when there is bacteria present. More important than the amount of sugar you take is the frequency of it. Probably the worst thing you can do to your teeth is to hold a soda and have a sip every few...

Bad Breath

What Causes Bad Breath? There are a few different causes for bad breath. It ranges from stomach problems to diets and teeth problems. Most of the causes can be found in the mouth, they are: Tongue (when bacteria grows in between the papilla) Teeth cavities (especially when food particles get stuck in them) Gum diseases...

Electric Brush Versus Manual Brushes

Electric vs. Manual Brushes There have been multiple studies comparing the effectiveness of manual brushes as opposed to electric brushes. Although not all the electric brushes are the same, in conclusion of all these studies it is fair to say that in general electric brushes are more effective in controlling the plaque than manual brushes....