Patient Education

Adult Tooth Decay

There is a common and stealthy enemy that knows precisely how to destroy your enamel: tooth decay. Adults have much to be concerned about with tooth decay for many reasons. Learn more about tooth decay...

 

Brushing

You probably brush daily, and you may even floss your teeth, but did you know that proper dental homecare can protect you from pain, cavities, and potential overall health problems, including cardiovascular disease and stroke? Learn more about brushing...

 

Composite Resins

If cavities or dark fillings in your teeth keep you from smiling, consider composite resin fillings. By maintaining your natural tooth color with composite resin fillings, you can smile with confidence.  Learn more about composite resins...

 

Crowns

Crowns can restore tooth shape, structure, strength, and function. Many materials are used for crowns, so how can you know which is best? Learn more about crowns...

 

Digital Imaging

This computer-based digital technology allows your dentist to create true-to-life photographs of your very own mouth, as if the recommended procedures had already been completed. Learn more about digital imaging...

 

Fixed Bridges

If you've lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a fixed bridge to restore your solid smile. Learn more about fixed bridges...

 

Gum Disease

It hides in your mouth, destroying gum tissue and teeth. It can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and pregnancy complications. Don't think it's your problem? Conservative estimates report that up to 80 percent of the population unknowingly has gum disease in some form. Learn more about gum disease...

 

Halitosis

More than 90 million people struggle with chronic bad breath. Typically, poor oral hygiene habits leave decaying food particles, other debris, and bacteria in the mouth. But did you know that bad breath is also one of the main symptoms of gum disease?  Learn more about halitosis...

 

Dental Implants

If you're missing one or more teeth, dental implants will improve your smile and your lifestyle. Dental implants look, feel, and function like strong, natural teeth because of a titanium anchor attached to the jawbone. Learn more about dental implants...

 

Intraoral Cameras

People seldom have a clear idea of the actual status of their dental health. Even with lights and mirrors, a patient can't see what the dentist can – that is, until now. Learn more about intraoral cameras...

 

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer, which claims the lives of 8,000 Americans each year, is painless, sneaky, and often undetected until it has spread to the neck and lymph nodes. If oral cancer is detected in the early stage, patients are more likely to survive. Our office screens for oral cancer at every check up. Learn more about oral cancer...

 

Mouthguards

The small expense of a comfortable mouthguard could save your smile from permanent damage. The ADA recommends mouthguards for an array of sports, from football and hockey to gymnastics and bicycle riding. Learn more about mouthguards...

 

Pain

Nerves in your mouth and jaw function differently than nerves in other parts of your body. One small dental problem can cause pain in a large area. Learn why dental pain is unique and how to get to the root of oral pain problems. Learn more about dental pain...

 

Root Canal

You'd rather have a root canal! Root canal therapy is nothing like it used to be. Many patients even take a nap during root canal therapy. Learn more about root canals...

 

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening comes in many shapes and styles: over-the-counter products, take-home kits, in-office teeth whitening. What exactly does teeth whitening do, and how can you choose the best option for your smile? Learn more about teeth whitening...

 

TMJ

TMJ disorder, or TMD, can cause mild to severe symptoms, from jaw clicking and minor discomfort to sharp pain in your temple, ear, neck, or shoulders. For patients who suffer from frequent migraines or facial pain, an evaluation will allow us to determine if TMJ is the cause of pain. Therapy, such as an oral appliance or deprogramming, can realign the bite and relieve pain. Learn more about tmj disorder...

 

Veneers

Cosmetic dentistry is transforming lives through complete smile makeovers, and porcelain veneers lead the list of aesthetic treatments as a widely popular procedure. If you're considering porcelain veneers for a new smile, here's what you can expect...

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