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In order to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients, our staff utilizes only the most modern technologies and equipment. These technologies allow our staff to detect dental issues in adults and children swiftly and plan for treatment and preventative dental care more efficiently.

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  • Bonding

  • Crowns & Bridges

  • Dental Cleaning

  • Dentures

  • Extractions

  • Fillings

  • Gum Treatment

  • Halitosis

  • Implant/Restoration

  • Invisalign®

  • Lumineers

  • Nightguards

  • Oral Hygiene Care

  • Root Canal Therapy

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  • Sedation Dentistry

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Being mindful that your time is valuable, our upgraded software allows us to offer you a more efficient visit. Alongside our competent team, you will leave confident in our personalized services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

toothbrush

The brand of the toothbrush is not as critical as the type of bristle and the size of the head. A soft toothbrush with a small head is recommended because medium and hard brushes tend to cause irritation and contribute to recession of the gums, and a small head allows you to get around each tooth more completely and is less likely to injure your gums. It's unnecessary to "scrub" the teeth as long as you are brushing at least twice a day and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings.

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What type of toothbrush should I use?

Generally, no. However, it's advisable to use a fluoride containing toothpaste to decrease the incidence of dental decay. We recommend our patients use what tastes good to them as long as it contains fluoride.

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Is one toothpaste better than others?

Flossing of the teeth once per day helps to prevent cavities from forming between the teeth where your toothbrush can't reach. Flossing also helps to keep your gums healthy.

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How often should I floss?

These are restorations to repair a severely broken tooth by covering all or most of the tooth after removing old fillings, fractured tooth structure, and all decay. The restoration material is made of gold, porcelain, composites, or even stainless steel. Dentists refer to all of these restorations as "crowns". However, patients often refer to the tooth-colored ones as "caps" and the gold or stainless steel ones as "crowns".

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What's the difference between a crown & a cap?

Both bridges and partial dentures replace missing teeth. A bridge is permanently attached to abutment teeth or, in some cases, implants. A partial denture is attached by clasps to the teeth and is easily removed by the patient. Patients are usually more satisfied with bridges than with partial dentures.

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What's the difference between a bridge & a partial denture?

No. While most teeth that have had root canal treatments do need crowns to strengthen the teeth and to return the teeth to normal form and function, not every tooth needing a crown also needs to have a root canal.

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Do I need to have a root canal because I have a crown?

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