Patient Education

Online Dental Education Library

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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Dental Services
... Bonding Braces (Orthodontia) Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic Fillings Crowns and Bridges Dental Implants Dentures Extractions Jaw/TMJ Restorative Dentistry Root Canal Therapy Scaling and Root Planing Sealants Specialty Dentures Veneers Whitening Initial Oral Examination Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations...

Restorative Dentistry
...Common restorative dentistry services include: Fillings: Your dentist removes decayed areas of your teeth and replaces them with durable fillings...

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...

Restore Your Smile
...Some of the most common procedures include: Professional teeth whitening Porcelain veneers Cosmetic bonding Dental implants Crowns and bridges Dental fillings Root canal therapy Orthodontics In order to maintain a healthy, attractive smile and to avoid common oral health issues like periodontal (gum) disease, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends going to the dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and check up, as well as practicing good oral hygiene at home...

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

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)...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including: Crowns and bridges Dentures Dental implants Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment Orthodontics Root canal therapy Teeth cleanings Bonding Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...

Periodontal Exams
... During your periodontal examination, your dentist will check: For any lumps or abnormal areas in the mouth Whether any of your teeth are missing or loose The color, texture, size and shape of your gums Whether you have fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures or implants How much plaque is on your teeth The depth of the space between your tooth and gum Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease that causes inflammation of the gums...