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  • "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

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How A CEREC Crown Is Made Used

Have you been told that you need a crown but don’t have time to make multiple trips to the dentist?

This is a common complaint because we all have commitments and obligations that make it hard to chisel several hours out of our schedule for a dental appointment. But with CEREC crowns, the two to three-week process has been shrunk down to a single appointment at your dentist's office.

What is CEREC?

CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It’s a complicated way of saying that your restoration is fabricated right there in the dentist’s office while you wait.

How is this possible? Thank technology! In recent years, dental medicine ...

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Root Canals - Treating Infection and Relieving Your Pain

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Toothaches are one of the most intense types of pain, and tooth pain from an untreated root canal infection can be agonizing. When this occurs, your first step should be to call your dentist.

However, If you don’t like dental visits and you especially don’t like root canals, the first thing you probably do is reach for the bottle of Advil. But deep in your heart, you know you’re only buying time until you have to face the fact that you need to see the dentist.

Why do we put ourselves through this? No one likes tooth pain, and most people have an unwarranted fear of root canal treatment. But you need ...

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A Reason for Root Canals

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Many times, a person doesn't know they have an infected root canal until it becomes painful. At that point, of course, the only concern is finding relief fast.

But there’s actually much more at stake than your comfort; while pain is a powerful motivating force in seeking treatment, the purpose of root canal therapy is to preserve the structure of the tooth.

Why You Need a Root Canal

To understand, let’s take a look at why a root canal becomes necessary and what happens during the procedure.

Located deep inside your teeth is a chamber that runs through the middle of your tooth and houses dental pulp, which is made up of connective tissue, ...

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The 3 Stages of Invisalign Treatment

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Choosing Invisalign treatment is your first step on your journey to a more harmonious, beautiful smile. All you need to do now is follow all the steps your dentist prescribes and wait for the clear aligners to do their job.

Invisalign clear braces are an excellent choice; treatment is discreet and comfortable and won’t impact your busy lifestyle. The aligners don’t irritate sensitive cheek tissue as bracket and wire braces sometimes can, and they’re removable so you can continue to eat all your favorite foods.

Let’s take a look at the three steps of Invisalign treatment that will transform your smile:

Step 1: Planning Your Treatment

During the first step, your dentist will take digital ...

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5 Causes of Sleep Apnea and How We Provide Relief

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Sleep apnea is a condition caused by an obstruction in your airway that makes it difficult or impossible to breathe during sleep. Estimates indicate that as many as 22 million Americans live with sleep apnea, and 80 percent of moderate to severe cases are undiagnosed.

While excessive snoring is an annoying symptom of sleep apnea, the bigger problem is the lack of sufficient oxygen that occurs because of an obstructed airway. Some patients with sleep apnea experience paused breathing that lasts ten seconds or longer that can happen hundreds of times a night.

Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea

You may be wondering what causes sleep apnea and what, if anything, you can do ...

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The 3-Step Process of Creating Dental Veneers

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When you’re with friends and business associates, do you smile openly and confidently? Or do you tend to hold back from these interactions because you’re embarrassed about the appearance of your teeth?

You Deserve a Confident Smile

One study concluded that 36 percent of American adults are unhappy with their smile, so you’re not alone. But today, dentists have access to updated materials and techniques that make it possible for just about anybody to enjoy a better, more confident smile

Porcelain veneers are one option that conceals a multitude of esthetic dental problems and leave you with a bright, beautifully symmetrical smile. With veneers, we can fix gapped, chipped, broken, misshapen, misaligned, or ...

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Is Sleep Apnea a Risk to Your Long-Term Health?

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Are you one of the millions of people who live with sleep apnea?

Apnea is defined as a cessation in breathing, and when it occurs during sleep, we refer to it as sleep apnea. Over 20 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with approximately 80 percent of moderate to severe cases going undiagnosed.

Why Sleep Apnea is a Serious Problem

As you fall asleep, the muscles and soft tissue in your throat relax. In sleep apnea patients, this completely obstructs the airway. Your body is deprived of oxygen and ...

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