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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
Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner...

ENJOY THE HEALTH BENEFITS AND COMPLIMENTS OF A FIVE STAR SMILE! STEP 1: DISCOVERY AND DIAGNOSIS DISCOVERING YOUR CONCERNS AND NEEDS Oral Exam Head & Neck Exam Oral Cancer Screening Gum Disease Evaluation TMJ Evaluation Surface Cavities Missing Teeth Poor Restorations Fractured Teeth YOUR COMPLETE DENTAL X-RAY & EXAM Flossing Cavities Infections Bone Loss Bone Disease Impacted Teeth Decay Under Fillings STEP 2: DEVELOPING YOUR PERSONAL CARE PLAN DISCUSSING OPTIONS AND HELPING YOU DECIDE Treatment of Infections Restoration of Function Restoration of Aesthetics STEP 3: EXPERT TREATMENT AND HEALING A LASTING SMILE REQUIRES A HEALTHY FOUNDATION All Infections, including decay, are treated thoroughly and expeditiously All fillings, crowns and bridges are done with extreme attention to the function of the jaw and the TMJ Best results are achieved when proper aesthetic principals are in harmony with ideal jaw function STEP 4: COMPLETE YOUR FIVE STAR SMILE DETERMINE AND CORRECT EACH: Proper Smile and Lip Line Proper Facial and Teeth Alignment Proper Gingival (Gum) Position Whitening STEP 5: MAINTAIN YOUR FIVE STAR SMILE MAKE YOUR FIVE STAR SMILE LAST Regular Checkups and Cleanings At Least Twice a Year "Flossing X-Rays" once a year to find cavities in their earliest stages Practice Good Home Dental Hygiene

Cosmetic and General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Clear Braces Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Oral Cancer
...Fewer than half of all people diagnosed with oral cancer are ever cured...