It is important to us that our patients fully understand their treatment options before undergoing a dental procedure. Please follow the links below to learn more about your dental health. Please also visit Our Services to read more about treatments available.
AMALAGAMS: WHY NOT?
There’s some debate in the dental industry regarding the pros and cons of using silver fillings, or dental amalgams, to fill cavities. At our office, we mostly use composite resins for several reasons. At times, silver fillings are still indicated.
BRUXISM: A NEW TREATMENT OPTION
Sometimes chronic stress or high-pressure situations can cause people to develop a damaging habit known as bruxism.
DENTAL INSURANCE FACTS
Do you know what your dental insurance covers?
ORAL CANCER: RISK FACTORS & EARLY DETECTION
Cancer is never welcome. And especially not oral cancer, which has a high mortality rate unless caught in the very early stages. Unfortunately, it’s painless and sneaky, often going undetected until it’s advanced far beyond what’s successfully treatable.
ROOT CANAL THERAPY: HOW BAD IS IT?
With today’s technology and analgesics, root canal therapy is often painless and can be completed in one visit.
SENSITIVE TEETH: TREATMENT
Your teeth are made up of an incredibly hard, outer ‘enamel’ layer that allows you to bite and chew, a more porous ‘dentin’ layer extending from beneath the enamel to below the gumline, and an inner, soft tissue ‘pulp’ layer containing the tooth’s vital nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues.
VENEERS AND LUMINEERS: YOUR TEETH, LIKE NEW
Porcelain veneers or laminates can often provide people who have chipped, stained, discolored, unevenly spaced, or even slightly crooked front teeth with a completely new-looking smile in just a few simple appointments.
X-RAYS: A SAFE DIAGNOSIS
Almost everyone associates a visit to the dentists with receiving x-rays. And despite some exaggerated radiation exposure concerns, the procedure is a safe, helpful means of viewing the inside of your teeth and accompanying oral structures. We now offer Digital X-Rays that reduce radiation exposure by more than 60%. These images are able to be viewed instantly.