Preventative Dental Care

Taking good care of your teeth involves more than just brushing and flossing. It’s just as important to visit your dentist at least every six months for a regular checkup and professional cleaning. Preventative dental care can help keep teeth healthy and include routine oral exams, X-rays, professional cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments. These practices… Read more »


A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. When you are missing teeth, you may experience a variety of problems with confidence, speaking and eating certain foods. Dentures are custom made to replace your missing teeth and help restore your smile, mouth function and confidence. While dentures may never feel exactly the same as… Read more »

Dental Inlays/Onlays

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations made from porcelain or composite materials. Also known as indirect fillings, they are a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting solution to treat tooth decay or similar structural damage. When a tooth has damage that is too extensive to be treated with a filling, but not extensive enough to need a… Read more »

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth, mouth and smile. These procedures primarily focus on improving shape, size, alignment, position, color and overall appearance of your teeth. Although cosmetic dentistry procedures are usually elective, some treatments also provide restorative benefits. Today’s cosmetic dental treatments are more durable and predictable than in the… Read more »

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is often done when a tooth needs to be repaired or there is significant decay below the gum line. When a tooth breaks off at the gumline or when a crown or filling falls out and there is decay underneath, your dentist may need to expose more of the tooth to be able… Read more »

Bone Grafting

Like every part of your body, bone is continually regenerating itself, creating new cells as others die away. The movement and adaptability of bone can impact your jaw both positively and negatively. Bone adaptability is helpful when orthodontists use braces to move teeth, but it can have negative effects if an adult loses a tooth. … Read more »


Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, helps prevent cavities in children and adults by making the outer surface of your teeth more resistant to the acid attacks that cause tooth decay. Dentists use fluoride treatments to strengthen enamel, which is the outer layer of your teeth. For help finding a local dental professional, search for a… Read more »


Dental X-rays are used to take diagnostic images of your teeth and jawbones and are used by a dentist in order to evaluate your oral health status. These X-rays utilize low levels of radiation which make them safe for children, adults, and even pregnant patients. They will help your dentist to identify any problems, such… Read more »

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations made from porcelain or composite materials. Also known as indirect fillings, they are a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting solution to treat tooth decay or similar structural damage. When a tooth has damage that is too extensive to be treated with a filling, but not extensive enough to need a… Read more »

Dental Restorations

Dental restoration refers to the various treatment options dentists have to replace and repair teeth. Teeth may need to be repaired or replaced due to decay or oral trauma. Examples of restorations include: Fillings Crowns Bridges Dental implants Dentures For help finding a local dental professional, search for a dentist near you.  Common Reasons for… Read more »

Emergency Dentistry

Tooth damage, dental injuries, oral trauma, and accidents that involve your mouth can happen at any time and often require immediate attention. Whether you’re a current or new patient, our office locations are here to address your dental emergency. We may be able to accommodate emergency walk-in appointments or offer a same-day appointment in most… Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars and usually grow in between the ages of 17-25. Wisdom teeth, when healthy and properly aligned, can be a valuable asset but they are frequently misaligned and require removal. Wisdom teeth often try to push their way into a spot even though there is no… Read more »

Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is any surgical procedure performed in or around your mouth and jaw, usually by a dental specialist. Any number of conditions are treated with oral surgery, including wisdom tooth removal, oral trauma and TMJ disorders. While many dentists can perform minor oral surgeries, you may need to see a dental specialist to handle… Read more »

Tooth Extraction

If one of your teeth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other dental procedure. But when there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired, it may need to be extracted. Common Reasons For Tooth Extraction An extraction may be needed… Read more »


Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it’s not always easy to adequately clean every depression and groove of your teeth. This is especially true of your molars, the back teeth you use to chew. Dental sealants add extra protection for the grooved and pitted areas that toothbrushes can’t reach… Read more »

Root Canal Treatment

If the root or pulp of your tooth is dead or injured in a way that can’t be repaired, you may need a root canal. A root canal is a treatment used by your dentist to repair and save your tooth by removing the nerves, blood vessels, and tissue along with the decayed portions of… Read more »

Removable Dentures

If you have lost teeth through natural aging or unfortunate injury, dental prostheses can be a great solution. In other words, dental prostheses refer to dentures which are replacements for missing teeth that are custom-made, with the option of being removable. People who have dentures have the ability to take them in and out of… Read more »

Professional Teeth Cleanings

Even if you brush twice a day and floss once a day it is important that you have your teeth professionally cleaned regularly. Even if you take good care of your teeth, plaque and tartar will build up on your teeth overtime. A professional teeth cleaning, using special instruments that reach below the gumline and… Read more »

Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored material designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth to change their color, shape, size or length. Veneers are a popular choice to address cosmetic concerns including chipped, broken, and discolored teeth or… Read more »

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing (SRP) are relatively non-invasive deep cleaning procedures used to treat gum disease. This nonsurgical procedure involves scraping away (scaling) plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline and smoothing out rough spots (planing) on the tooth root. In addition to this procedure, a small chip, called a PerioChip, may be… Read more »

Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy

There are numerous forms of periodontal therapy and they all work to prevent infection in the gums and, if already existing, restore the gums from infection/disease. Gum disease is a very serious thing and can spread throughout the mouth and throat and possibly make its way through to your bloodstream if not properly treated. The… Read more »


Braces are devices that are placed directly on teeth in order to move them. Braces are the most common method for achieving optimally aligned teeth. They can straighten misaligned teeth and improve the relationship of how our teeth come together between the upper and lower jaws.  Using braces to move teeth is called orthodontics. Braces… Read more »

Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatments use the body’s natural ability to regenerate its own tissue by using consistent, light force to slowly and gently move teeth into better positions and reshape bone. It is never too late to get braces. Orthodontics can help increase your self-confidence, which can in turn benefit your social and professional life. Aligned teeth… Read more »


Fillings are used to treat a cavity or tooth decay, repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse, such as from tooth grinding. Your dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and then clean the affected area. Then your dentist will fill in the cleaned-out area to… Read more »

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a permanent replacement for a missing tooth. Implants are a surgical fixture that provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. The implant is placed into the jawbone and fuses with the bone over the span of a few months. This artificial tooth root is then ready to hold… Read more »

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices which are permanently cemented  to existing teeth and can only be removed by a dentist. Crowns and bridges are used to restore the appearance of your smile and maintain the functionality of your teeth, allowing you to chew properly and comfortably. A dental crown fits over a damaged tooth… Read more »


Tooth bonding is a common cosmetic dentistry procedure that’s used to restore or improve a person’s smile. This procedure uses a tooth-colored composite material, which is applied to a tooth, sculpted into shape, hardened with a high-intensity light and then polished. The restoration blends seamlessly with the remainder of the surrounding tooth structure and the… Read more »

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures in the world today.  There are simple ways to brighten your smile quickly and easily, depending on the cause of the discoloration.  Discolored and yellow teeth are very common and have different causes, including: Drinking tea, coffee or soda Eating sugary foods Tobacco use Poor… Read more »


Invisalign is a type of braces that uses clear tray aligners made of plastic based on molds of your mouth. The clear aligners are a solid piece of plastic that is strong enough to gently shift misaligned teeth into their proper position. They are flexible and designed to be worn over your teeth. Every couple… Read more »