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What Do I Do if a Tooth Is Knocked Out?

Acting quickly is important!  First, locate the tooth itself. Pick it up gently and avoid touching the root surface.  If it’s dirty, quickly and gently rinse it in cold water.  Do not use soap or any other cleaning agent, and … Continue reading

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Are you a candidate for sedation?

Sedation dentistry is perfect for people who have moderate to extreme fear of dental procedures, or the dental office environment itself. Patients have told me about things that they negatively associate with dentistry, like the sound of the handpiece (you … Continue reading

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Why I Believe in Sealants

If I told you that a small piece of plastic would improve your life, would you be interested? Or better yet – if you knew you could invest $50 and it would save you thousands…would you do it? That’s’ the … Continue reading

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What Are Your Teeth Saying?

If your teeth could talk, they might actually tell a story about your overall health and well-being. Your body is constantly throwing out clues that you can decipher. What if your teeth are worn or have flat edges? That’s dental … Continue reading

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Protect Your Teeth

You brush and floss at least daily, you come to my office twice a year, but are you really doing all you can to protect your teeth or your children’s teeth? If you or your children are involved in a … Continue reading

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Fixed Bridge

Do you have missing teeth? A fixed bridge is one natural-looking replacement option you should consider. If you’ve ever wondered why replacing lost teeth is important, think of all your teeth as a string of pearls. When one “pearl” is … Continue reading

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What is a root canal?

A root canal is a method used to repair and save a tooth that’s badly decayed or infected. When a tooth is compromised, there is usually pain involved. The root canal removes the nerve tissue, which eliminates pain. We also … Continue reading

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Better Quality of Life, With an Over-denture?

Over the past several years, there have been many improvements in tooth replacement. Implants have certainly made an impact on the lives of patients, and one choice they’ve been given is the over-denture. What is an over-denture, you wonder?  It … Continue reading

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Mini dental implants

Perhaps you’ve know someone who’s had a dental implant to secure a denture or replace a missing tooth.  But are you familiar with this device’s lesser-known cousin:  the mini implant?  So called because of a smaller diameter, the name can … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day  To all you Dads who work long hours, then coach the sports teams and attend practices, games and recitals; we salute you!  As a Dad you have much more influence on your kids (and kids around you) … Continue reading

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