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Do You Have Old Fillings?

If you have old fillings, that will be one of the things we check on whenever you come in for an appointment. We'll examine your teeth to ensure that the damage or decay has not progressed any further. A filling is a tried-and-true method for fixing a cavity and preventing further damage to the tooth. [...]

Do You Have Old Fillings?2022-03-05T19:23:47+00:00

Dental Inlays

What are dental inlays? If you're familiar with dental inlays, then you've likely experienced a cavity filling (and possibly retreatment on a particular tooth). A dental inlay is a restoration that repairs one of these such problem areas. It's typically larger than a traditional filling, yet still small enough to preserve the majority of the [...]

Dental Inlays2022-01-09T22:23:35+00:00

Cavities Without Pain?

If It Ain't Broke, Why Fix It? Patients are sometimes surprised when they have a cavity or two and wonder, "How can I need a filling when I haven't been in any pain?" Unfortunately this is common because cavities often don't give any warning signs at all. Teeth can become extremely broken down and even [...]

Cavities Without Pain?2018-09-18T00:00:50+00:00

Let’s Think About Prevention…

Prevention is the Best Way to Avoid Costly Dental Emergencies We understand that not all emergencies can be avoided, sometimes accidents happen. But skipping check-ups and avoiding the dentist is never a good way to save money. It will only result in more costly treatment needed down the road. Instead, we like to emphasize the [...]

Let’s Think About Prevention…2021-06-12T16:36:40+00:00

Crown and Bridge Treatment

Maintaining the integrity of your mouth Teeth are tough. Formed from the hardest substances in the body, they're harder even than bone. But they're not indestructible. Throughout life teeth are subject to injury—maybe it will be a blow from a hockey puck in your twenties. Or a luckless chomp on an unseen popcorn kernel in [...]

Crown and Bridge Treatment2017-04-18T00:00:31+00:00

Listen to Your Teeth

An aching tooth’s a warning. Often it's a cavity, but not always. Other Toothache Causes... After a filling, a tooth can sometimes be a bit sensitive. It’s a normal reaction that should soon correct it-self. In the morning, an aching tooth could be the result of grinding or tooth-clenching overnight. Not a cavity, but a [...]

Listen to Your Teeth2014-09-09T00:00:39+00:00

No More Metal Mouth

You don't have to be a dentist to know that metal is NOT a normal component of teeth. Used to be, gold or silver amalgam was necessary to restore structural integrity to damaged teeth (especially molars) that would be subjected to the great stress caused by chewing. Today, there are new materials that stand up [...]

No More Metal Mouth2014-05-06T00:00:54+00:00

How Valuable are Dental X-rays, Really?

There’s no substitute for a dental X-ray in seeing everything we need to know about your teeth, jaw and sinuses. We can diagnose decay under old fillings, abscesses, bone loss due to periodontal (gum) disease, cancer and tumors, extra and impacted teeth. We couldn't see these conditions with the naked eye no matter how closely [...]

How Valuable are Dental X-rays, Really?2014-03-11T00:00:10+00:00

Tooth-Colored Fillings—Now You See ‘em…

For those of you who feel a mouth full of silver or gold fillings is cosmetically appealing, you need not read any further. However, if you’re like me, and prefer your fillings to look like natural teeth, then I have good news for you. Due to advances in dental technology, we can place tooth-colored fillings [...]

Tooth-Colored Fillings—Now You See ‘em…2013-07-09T00:00:33+00:00

Tooth Decay: A Preventable Disease

What is tooth decay, and what causes it? Tooth decay is the disease known as caries or cavities. It is not life threatening and is although it is highly preventable, it will affect most people to some degree during their lifetime. Tooth decay occurs when your teeth are frequently exposed to foods containing carbohydrates (starches [...]

Tooth Decay: A Preventable Disease2013-02-26T00:00:52+00:00