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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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Bad Breath — Discovering The Causes & Treatments
...However, if your bad breath originates in your mouth, we may recommend any or all of the following to return your mouth to optimal oral health: Oral hygiene instruction to learn the proper ways to brush, floss, scrape your tongue and use mouthwashes Denture hygiene instruction for proper cleaning and maintenance of both full and partial dentures and bridgework Periodontal (gum) therapy that includes professionally cleaning your teeth (scaling), smoothing your teeth's root surfaces (root planning) and possible antibiotic therapy Removal of tooth decay where large, open cavities (caries) are present Repair of broken fillings Removal of wisdom teeth (third molars) with gum flaps Treatment of yeast infections (candidasis) To learn more about the causes and treatments for halitosis, read the Dear Doctor article, “Bad Breath — More Than Just Embarrassing...

The Elements of a Beautiful Smile
...Tooth colored fillings can be used to repair damaged or decayed back teeth, or porcelain crowns may be used to replace the top part of a tooth that has been seriously damaged...

Treatment Options For Stained Teeth
...Are you worried that your new white fillings won't remain white for very long...

Teeth Whitening Treatments: Five Facts You Should Know
...Furthermore, fillings, crowns and other dental restorations can't be lightened with bleach — another reason to talk to our office; we can help you achieve the best possible look for your particular smile...

Treating Chipped Teeth: A Common Sports Injury Among Kids
...The bonding procedure avoids making tiny “undercuts” in the natural substance of the tooth, while metal fillings need to “lock in” to the tooth's structure...

Sports Injuries To Kids' Teeth
...Done well, these “composite resin” fillings can last for years and look perfectly natural...

Preserve Your Teeth as They Age and Avoid Excessive Wear
...How to accomplish that goal depends on your individual circumstance: treatments could include such things as orthodontics to correct bite problems that contribute to abnormal wear, considering restoring worn teeth with new crowns or fillings, or reducing grinding or clenching with nocturnal mouth guards or some form of stress-relief therapy...

Evolutions in Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are just one of the many ways that cosmetic dentistry has evolved over the past few decades...

Planning Your Wedding Day Smile Makeover
... Cosmetic bonding is a great way to hide those little chips in the front teeth, or discolored old fillings in back...

Tooth-Colored Fillings: True or False
Do you have silver dental fillings that you wish you didn't have...

Frequently Asked Questions about Inlays and Onlays
...Both of these procedures are considered “indirect fillings,” because the restoration itself is custom-fabricated in a laboratory and then bonded to the tooth in the dental office...

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)...

Dental Services
...At our office, you'll get the best modern dentistry has to offer! Our Cosmetic Dentistry services include: Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Cosmetic Gum Surgery, to frame your teeth beautifully Crowns and Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign® Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Contouring & Reshaping, for a pleasing tooth shape We also offer: Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Implant Dentistry If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth...

Air Abrasion Offers a More Pleasant Dental Office Experience than Drills
For years preparing teeth for fillings or other restorations has required the use of a drill...

Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles
...In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out...

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...

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...

Cosmetic Procedures that can Improve Your Smile
...We can easily cover small imperfections like stains, cracks and gaps between teeth with the same tooth-colored resin that is used for dental fillings...

Could Your Metal Allergy Keep You From Obtaining Dental Implants?
...And in dentistry, there are rare occasions of inflammation or rashes from metal amalgam fillings...

How Tooth-Colored Fillings Can Help Your Smile
Find out more about dental fillings and why they are placed...

Analyze Your Smile
... Do you have old fillings or bonding that are chipped, discolored, misshaped, worn or otherwise in need of upgrading...

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
... Cosmetic dentistry procedures include: Cosmetic fillings -- Alternative, natural-looking materials to conventional silver-colored fillings made from porcelain and composite resins, which are colored to match natural tooth enamel...

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

Cosmetic Fillings
There are alternative, natural-looking materials to conventional silver-colored fillings – materials made from porcelain and composite resins, which are colored to match natural tooth enamel...

Introduction
Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks...

Fillings
Frequently asked questions: dental fillings Are dental amalgams safe...

What is Tooth Decay?
... Plaque also can attack fillings and other restorations in your mouth, which can lead to more costly treatment down the road...

Bulimia Nervosa
...  Other problems, such as poorly fitting fillings and braces, are another byproduct of such eating disorders...

Plaque
...  Ironically, the areas surrounding restored portions of teeth (where fillings, or amalgams have been placed) are particularly vulnerable to decay and are a breeding ground for bacteria...

Extractions
General Procedure When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, it may need to be pulled, or extracted...

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...

Old and Unsightly Fillings
Newer kinds of fillings made from composite resins and porcelain can restore unsightly fillings; many people are surprised how natural these kinds of filling materials can make a tooth once covered by the old-fashioned silver amalgams...

Anesthesia
...Such medications block the nerves from transmitting signals and are used for more major types of procedures, such as fillings and root canals...

Air Abrasion
...Although air abrasion is not suitable for work on crowns and bridges, it is often used for bonding procedures, and on tooth restorations involving composite, or tooth-colored fillings...