Overbite

This bite problem occurs when the upper set of teeth over-extend the lower set of teeth. The issue can be caused by misaligned teeth or misaligned jaw bones. Mild overbites may not be a serious problem, but left untreated, more serious overbites may create tooth pain and problems with dental […]

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Regular Check Ups

A beautiful smile is a healthy smile. To keep your teeth at their healthiest, we recommend visiting a hygienist every six months for a thorough cleaning. During your dentistry appointment the hygienist will remove any hardened plaque that has accumulated, which is an important step in preventing Gum Disease. They will then clean your teeth […]

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Gum Disease

Gum disease is the primary cause of adult tooth loss. Also known as periodontal disease, it is a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a sticky substance that forms on teeth when they are not adequately cleaned. If plaque remains on […]

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Diagnosing TMJ

TMJ is the colloquial abbreviation for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, a group of symptoms that happen when the jaw is not properly aligned. Misaligned jaws can strain the muscles surrounding the joint, which can lead to pain in the head, face, arms, shoulders, and/or back. This condition can cause headaches, sore teeth, numbness or tingling in the arms, popping in the jaw, chipped and broken teeth, and/or pain in the neck and […]

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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are great for replacing unsightly and/or old fillings. They are restorations that closely match your natural tooth color. As you can surmise from the name, an inlay is placed inside a hole in the tooth, while an onlay is attached to the top of the tooth. These techniques not only serve to improve the tooth’s appearance but they will also make it stronger.  Placing […]

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Bridges

Bridges are generally used to replace teeth that are missing or damaged. They consist of a false tooth anchored on either side by a crown. Crowns are placed directly over existing teeth, while bridges are designed to match your natural teeth in size and color as closely as possible. Bridges are an effective way to:  Eliminate gaps in your smile  Improve […]

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Porcelain Crowns

Crowns are always made custom to match the shape and size of the teeth they replace. They will also match the color of your smile to look very natural. Crowns will strengthen and protect your teeth while improving the way your smile.   Modern technology has developed porcelain crowns strong enough to be used on rear molars, eliminating the unsightly […]

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Dentures

Patients with missing teeth might be great candidates for dentures. These are removable teeth replacements that can improve chewing and speech as well as restore sagging facial muscles to their natural shape.   There are two main types of dentures-complete and partial. A denture that replaces all teeth is called a […]

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Common TMJ Symptoms

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMJ, is a condition that involves the temporomandibular joint, where your lower jaw meets your skull. When the temporomandibular joint is not aligned, a number of symptoms, collectively known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), occur. TMJ is hard to diagnose. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist who has extensive training in the diagnosis […]

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The BioLase Advantage

Dentists will be able to do a variety of dental procedures with less pain and less discomfort using a technique called he Waterlase MD™. This uses a combination of water and laser energy to create a process called HydroPhotonics. It is less invasive than most treatments, but also more precise.   Using BioLase, your dental experience faster […]

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