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
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Tooth-Colored Fillings Are the Restoration of Choice for Ballroom Dance Star Cheryl Burke
...But in order to make sure the effects of her prior tooth decay did not mar her lovely smile, she made sure her dentist — who is also her stepdad! — gave her tooth-colored fillings that could not be distinguished from the surface of a natural tooth...

Tooth-Colored Fillings: True or False
Do you have silver dental fillings that you wish you didn't have...

No "Glee" in Tooth Grinding
...When the teeth are unconsciously ground together, the forces they produce can wear down the enamel, cause chipping or damage to teeth or dental work (such as veneers or fillings), or even loosen a tooth! While it’s common in children under 11 years old, in adults it can be a cause for concern...

Although Rare, Allergic Reactions to the Metal in Implants Could be a Concern
... There are also rare cases of swelling or rashes in reaction to metal fillings, commonly known as dental amalgam...

Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles
...In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out...

FAQ: Dental Care During Pregnancy
...A study recently published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found it was safe for pregnant women to have routine procedures like fillings, root canals, and extractions, even if they require local anesthesia...

Create a Strategy to Deal with Dental Problems to Avoid Future Expenses
...In some cases, we can take temporary measures like resin-based fillings in decayed areas that can buy a little time while you prepare for the expense of a more permanent restoration...

Less is Better: the 21st Century Approach to Tooth Decay Treatment
...Besides reducing the tooth's volume, this practice also resulted in, by today's standards, larger than necessary fillings...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...And don't forget to give them a good example to follow! Get Regular Dental Checkups—This applies to both kids and adults, but it's especially important during the years when they are rapidly growing! Timely treatment with sealants, topical fluoride applications or fillings can often help keep a small problem from turning into a major headache...

Janet Jackson: Even pop stars get insecure about their smiles!
...Tooth-colored fillings: If you have silver-colored fillings on teeth that show when you smile, consider replacing them with unnoticeable tooth-colored fillings...

How to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy During Pregnancy
...As far as dental procedures, essential treatments like fillings, root canals or extractions are usually considered safe to perform during pregnancy...