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The Vital Reasons Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

seniors with dental implants experience no bone loss The goal of modern dentistry is for each & every patient to keep all their teeth for their entire lifetime. As dental health awareness & dental technology have advanced over the last half century, we now see fewer older people who are missing all their teeth (a condition dentists call edentulism).Read More

The Difference Between Cleanings, Deep Cleanings & Periodontal Maintenance

dentist ready to perform scaling and root planing There is more than one type of dental procedure that may be casually referred to as a cleaning. For example, there is a regular cleaning & then there is what is referred to a deep cleaning. It's important to understand that there is a big difference between these procedures & implications that each of these procedures have when it comes to your oral health.Read More

Reasons for Tooth Extraction

dentist and patient discussing tooth extraction Tooth extraction is when a tooth is removed from it's place in the gum & bone of your jaw. Compared to many dental procedures, tooth extraction can sound scary, especially when it's referred to as "oral surgery".Read More

What’s a Periodontist & Why Do I Need One?

woman wondering about going to periodontist You're used to going to the dentist & just seeing the doctor, the hygienist & maybe a dental assistant. But now you've been told you need to see a periodontist too. Now you're thinking, "Perio-what?"Read More

Make the Most of Your Dental Insurance Before the Year Ends!

use dental insurance benefits before the end of the year As your dental clinic, it's our responsibility to help guide you through your oral health care so it is as easy & affordable as possible. As a result, we're dedicated to helping you make the most of your dental insurance, ensuring you get the care you need & you take advantage of every benefit available to you.Read More

Dental Crowns 101

creating dental caps or crowns Dental crowns, or caps, are one of the most common restorative dental procedures that dentists perform. If you've been told you need a crown, there's no reason to worry. Dental crowns allow us to restore your smile both functionally & aesthetically, & modern techniques mean we can complete the procedure faster than in the past.Read More

What Makes a Kids’ Dentist Different?

young patient at a pediatric dentist If you're looking to find the right dentist & establish a "dental home" for your family, you may wonder what the difference is between a pediatric dentist (a.k.a. a kids' dentist) & a family dentist. After all, most family dentists see both children & adults.Read More

The Many Ways We Provide Gentle Dental Care

teddy bear dentists providing gentle dental care When we talk to patients about dentistry, one of the main concerns they bring up is whether the dental care they receive will be gentle. As dentists, our main concern of course is your health, but we understand the desire to have a gentle dental care experience. We know it's not everyday you have to let another person look around your mouth, so we strive to do all we can to make sure your visit & your treatment comfortable, & we mean this in the broadest sense possible.Read More

If You Have Insurance, Your Cleanings Are Free!

woman at teeth cleaning appointment We know many dental patients find the ins & outs of dental insurance confusing, but if you have dental insurance the most important thing for you to know is that you get two free cleanings per year!Read More

Be Sure to Use Your Dental Benefits Every Year

use insurance benefits to save money on dental care If you have dental insurance, your insurance company provides you with a certain dental benefits each year. In case you're not very familiar with insurance vocabulary, you can think of an insurance benefit as a dental service that the insurance company pays all or most of the cost of. Most dental plans cover the most common preventive services at 100%, meaning the insurance company pays 100% of the cost & you pay nothing.Read More