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Brushing - Pediatrics Cavities - Filling & Restorations -
Pediatrics (Brushing)
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Brushing
The right toothbrush
There are dozens of different kinds of toothbrushes on the market, but when you choose one, you really only need to remember two things: choose one with soft bristles, to protect your tooth enamel, and a head that's small enough to comfortably reach all of your teeth.
Your brushing technique
Using a small amount of fluoride toothpaste, hold the bristles of the brush along your gumline at a 45º angle. Move the brush gently but firmly, with small circular motions. Brush two or three teeth at a time, then move to the next teeth, overlapping slightly.

Clean all surfaces of every tooth

Find a routine that works for you. For example, brush the backsides of every tooth, the brush the front and chewing surfaces of each tooth. Finish by brushing your tongue and the roof of your mouth, to remove germs and freshen your breath.
Restorations (Diagnosis)
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Cavities
It starts with bacteria…
Thousands of bacteria live in your mouth, and most of them are beneficial. But a few are harmful including the streptococcus mutans bacterium, the one responsible for tooth decay. These bacteria thrive in plaque, a sticky film that's constantly forming on your teeth.
Add starches, and the process begins
The S. mutans bacteria feast on starches in your mouth, then produce an acid that dissolves your tooth enamel, until eventually you have a hole on the surface of your tooth (a cavity). The only way to stop the decay process is for us to remove the decay and put in a filling material.
The good news…
When you brush and floss properly, you're removing the plaque from your teeth, leaving little for bacterial to eat. As a result, their growth is slowed, and they don't produce the acids that lead to tooth decay. This is why it's important to remove plaque from your teeth each day.

Bonding - Bridges - (Diagnosis)

Bonding
Bonding involves the artistic placement of a tooth-colored plastic material to front teeth to enhance their color, shape or size. You can have one tooth re-created with bonding, or we can transform your entire smile! Bonding also protects your teeth from additional wear and damage.
Often a great option.
Bonding may be the perfect option if you have:
• Spaces between your teeth
• Small or misshapen teeth
• Teeth that have darkened or discolored
The bonding process
Bonding is a comfortable procedure that can provide dramatic results in just one appointment. We’ll carefully prepare your teeth, roughen them with a mildly acidic solution, then place, sculpt and polish the bonding material. You’ll then have a brand new smile!

Bridges (Diagnosis)
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Bridges
Why do I need a bridge?

When a tooth is missing, it can cause a chain reaction of problems. Surrounding teeth may shift, causing stress to your jaw joint (TMJ) when you chew. It’s much harder to clean teeth that have shifted, so harmful tartar can build up, which can cause cavities and gum disease.
The procedure
A bridge fills in this space, using the adjacent teeth for support. These teeth will be reduced and contoured and then we’ll make a precise impression of your teeth. Using this impression, a dental lab will make a model, and it’s on this model that your bridge is created.
What will my new bridge look like?
We will consider the function as well as the appearance of your replacement teeth when we select the material for your new bridge. We may use porcelain, acrylic, gold or other alloys, or a combination of these materials, depending on your situation.


Implants (Single Tooth) Cavities - Filling & Restorations -
Implants (Procedure)
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Restorations (Diagnosis)
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Cavities
It starts with bacteria…
Thousands of bacteria live in your mouth, and most of them are beneficial. But a few are harmful including the streptococcus mutans bacterium, the one responsible for tooth decay. These bacteria thrive in plaque, a sticky film that’s constantly forming on your teeth.
Add starches, and the process begins
The S. mutans bacteria feast on starches in your mouth, then produce an acid that dissolves your tooth enamel, until eventually you have a hole on the surface of your tooth (a cavity). The only way to stop the decay process is for us to remove the decay and put in a filling material.
The good news…
When you brush and floss properly, you’re removing the plaque from your teeth, leaving little for bacterial to eat. As a result, their growth is slowed, and they don’t produce the acids that lead to tooth decay. This is why it’s important to remove plaque from your teeth each day.


All-Porcelain Crowns - (Alternatives) Flouride -

Crowns (Alternatives)
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cerec machine crowns while you waitCrowns In One Visit
Our New Cerec Machine will create your crown for you while you wait! No need to come back for a follow up!

All Porcelain Crowns
White crowns used to only be made of porcelain fused to metal, often leaving a dark gray area at the gumline. Now, we have the technology to create your crown entirely from porcelain. All porcelain crowns are translucent like your natural teeth, so they look great!
Strength and beauty
An all-porcelain crown is a custom-made restoration that is bonded to your tooth, covering it completely. They repair and strengthen damaged teeth, and can also be used to improve your appearance by covering discolored or misshapen teeth.
The procedure
Crowns require at least two visits. We’ll prepare and shape your tooth, then take impressions. A dental lab will make a model from these impressions, and use the model to create your natural-looking new all-porcelain crown.

Fluoride
Fluoride is vital for dental health

Fluoride combines with your tooth enamel to strengthen it and increase its resistance to attacks from harmful decay-causing acids. Plus, if you already have some decay, fluoride can work to repair damaged tooth structure, often slowing or even stopping the decay process.
Beneficial for all ages
Fluoride is the greatest breakthrough in preventative dentistry in more than 50 years. It has dramatically reduced the incidence of tooth decay in children. Plus, it can reduce root decay and root sensitivity in older adults, and it strengthens and rebuilds tooth enamel in all ages.
Where can you get fluoride?
Most toothpaste contains fluoride, and many cities fluoridate their water. If yours doesn’t, we can prescribe fluoride in the form of a gel, tablets, drops or prescription toothpaste. It’s also helpful to have a fluoride application immediately after a cleaning in our office.

Hygiene Root Canal (Diagnosis)
Hygiene (Bruxism)
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Root Canal (Diagnosis)
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Periodontal Disease (Diagnosis) Veneers - Esthetic Dentistry
Periodontal Disease (Diagnosis)
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Periodontal Disease & Smoking
Smoking increases your risk
It’s common knowledge that smoking has been linked to both lung and heart disease. But smoking can also increase your risk of periodontal disease. Smokers are more likely to have a build up of tartar on their teeth, where disease-causing bacterial live.
A chronic infection
Periodontal disease is essentially a chronic, open infection in your mouth. Smoking worsens the condition by damaging the natural process your body uses to fight the periodontal infection; smoking reduces saliva levels, restricts blood flow, and damages your immune system.
There is no good news
There are over 4000 chemicals in cigarette smoke, including formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, ammonia and arsenic. Also, smokers are four times more likely to have advanced periodontal disease, and are twice as likely to lose their teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry (Veneers)
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Porcelain Veneers
What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are fabricated with the help of a dental laboratory. They generally cover the tops and front of teeth. Veneers can be used to whiten teeth as well as correct problems like chipped, misshapen, crooked or worn teeth.
The procedure
Porcelain veneers are custom created to precisely fit your teeth. On your first visit, we carefully remove a thin layer of enamel. Then we take impressions of your teeth. A dental lab uses these impressions to build a model of your teeth, then creates the veneers on that model.
You’ll love your new smile!
Once they’re in place, veneers virtually become part of your teeth. You can use them like you would your own teeth, because the bond is extremely strong. Your final result is a more beautiful, natural-looking new smile.


TMD Teeth Whitening
TMD
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