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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Services
... Our Cosmetic Dentistry services include: Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Cosmetic Gum Surgery, to frame your teeth beautifully Cosmetic Crowns, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Inlays and Overlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Zoom Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Contouring & Reshaping, for a pleasing tooth shape Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction We also offer: Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Implant Dentistry If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth...

TV Design Guru Nate Berkus Shares the Secrets Behind His Dazzling Smile
...“I'm grateful for having been given fluoride treatments and sealants as a child,” he said...

How Designer Nate Berkus Got a Head Start on a Great Smile
... “I'm grateful for having been given fluoride treatments and sealants as a child...

Assessing and Treating your Risk for Tooth Decay can Prevent Future Occurrences
...On the other side are protective factors that reduce your risk, known as SAFE — Saliva and sealants that protect the surfaces of teeth; Antimicrobials that help rid the mouth of bad bacteria; Fluoride, which strengthens teeth against de-mineralization caused by acid; and an Effective diet...

Maria Menounos Discusses Diabetes, Diet And Dental Sealants
...She also feels that her teeth are healthy due to the sealants she had as a child...

Treating a Baby Tooth with Inner Decay can be Complicated - but Still Necessary
...Using other sealants could inhibit the natural process when the primary tooth’s roots begin to dissolve (resorb) to allow it to eventually give way...

Topical Fluoride Adds Extra Protection against Tooth Decay
...Sealants, which are applied to the nooks and grooves of teeth where plaque can build up, may also help...

Support Your Child's Dental Development with Preventive Care
...It’s also an opportunity to apply other preventive measures such as sealants that discourage tooth decay development on biting surfaces and topical fluoride for strengthening enamel...

Oral Health Concerns for Preteens
... For optimal oral health through all stages of life, make sure your preteen keeps up with professional teeth cleanings and exams, and talk with us about whether fluoride treatments or sealants may be appropriate for your child...

Dental Sealants can help Prevent Tooth Decay in Children
...One popular method is dental sealants, dental material coatings applied to the biting surfaces of teeth that fill in the naturally occurring pits and crevices...

Dental Sealants Give Children an Added Boost Against Tooth Decay
... Combined with daily oral hygiene and other preventive measures, sealants can reduce the chances of damaging tooth decay...

Primary Teeth Decay Could Affect Your Child's Future Dental Health
...Sealants on the biting surfaces of teeth deprive bacterial plaque of nooks and crannies to hide, especially in back molars and pre-molars...

A Root Canal Can Stop Tooth Decay and Save Your Tooth
...These fillings and sealants prevent bacteria from reentering the tooth...

4 Guidelines to Help Make Sure Your Child's Oral Health Stays on Track
...Dental visits are also an opportunity for preventive treatments against decay like sealants or topical fluoride...

The Preventive Program
... Have sealants placed on young permanent teeth...

Fillings
... Sealants Research has shown that almost everybody has a 95 percent chance of eventually experiencing cavities in the pits and grooves of their teeth...

What is Tooth Decay?
... In some cases, our office can prescribe anti-cavity rinses or apply special anti-cavity varnishes or sealants to help fight decay...

Sealants
Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun...

Prevention Tips for Children
... Sealants Sealants fill in the little ridges on the chewing part of your teeth to protect and seal the tooth from food and plaque...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Special sealants and varnishes can also be applied to stave off cavities from forming...

Sensitive Teeth
... In some cases, desensitizing toothpaste, sealants, desensitizing ionization and filling materials including fluoride, and decreasing the intake of acid-containing foods can alleviate some of the pain associated with sensitive teeth...

Sealants
... Enter sealants, which are thin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces designed to prevent the intrusion of bacteria and other debris into the deep crevices on the tops of your teeth...