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Inlay vs. Onlay and the Reasons You May Need Them

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on November 19, 2013

If you’re unfamiliar with the terms “inlay” and “onlay” you’re not alone. “Indirect fillings,” as they’re sometimes called, offer a conservative method for repairing tooth decay. They are especially appropriate when a tooth is too damaged for a traditional filling, yet not damaged enough to warrant a crown. Dental inlay and dental onlay restorations are… Read More

Categories: Restorative Dentistry

3 Things to Keep In Mind After You’ve Had Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on October 28, 2013

The removal of your wisdom teeth isn’t the most convenient process, generally requiring a few days to fully recover and return to normal habits.  A patient will usually be prescribed painkillers to help manage any pain that may be experienced after the procedure, and will be recommended to rest for a few days.  During this… Read More

Categories: Oral Surgery

What is Periodontal Charting?

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on September 20, 2013

Every patient who comes to our office receives an initial periodontal evaluation as part of their first exam.  A portion of this evaluation is dedicated to periodontal charting, a process that includes the inspection of the tissue that immediately surrounds your teeth.  Why is it important?  Unhealthy gums are associated with bone loss, infection, and… Read More

Categories: All Posts, Routine Dental Care

3 Reasons Why White Fillings Are Better Than Amalgam Fillings

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on August 13, 2013

Finding out that you need a filling is never exciting news, but you can rest assured that you’re getting the best service and quality at our dental office.  Despite what you may think, there is a silver lining to the situation, though (ironically) no silver filling.  Rather than offering traditional amalgam “silver” fillings, we offer a more superior… Read More

Categories: All Posts, Dental Fillings

3 Reasons Why Sapphire Whitening is the Best Tooth Whitening Option

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on July 31, 2013

Today’s tooth whitening industry offers several different products and techniques for achieving a brilliant smile.  Many of these options include teeth trays and over the counter products.  While these products can be effective, they can also be messy and time consuming (some requiring weeks of dedicated treatment before seeing results).  It’s important to do your… Read More

Categories: Tooth Whitening

What You Need to Know About Digital X-Rays

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on June 27, 2013

In recent years, there have been various advancements in technology made within the field of dentistry. One of these advancements has been in improving x-ray diagnostics using digital technology. Digital x-rays use digital sensors to capture images of the teeth and roots, replacing the traditional photographic film that had previously been used. How Digital X-Rays… Read More

Categories: All Posts, Dental Technology

What is Patient-Centered Care?

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on May 28, 2013

The term “patient-centered care” is a term you’ll see a lot on the websites of local dentists, but what does it really mean? Patient-centered care: Addresses the Patient as a Whole When people hear the term holistic used, they might assume that the care they are receiving uses many alternative or untraditional care methods. However,… Read More

Categories: All Posts, Patient-Centered Care

Why Does My Jaw Hurt So Much When I Wake Up?

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on May 2, 2013

Well, that’s a good question! Let’s see if we can get to the bottom of it. If you experience pain in your jaw in the mornings then it’s very possible that you are grinding your teeth (also known as bruxism) when you sleep. Teeth grinding can cause significant wear on your tooth enamel and can… Read More

Categories: All Posts, Grinding Teeth, TMJ

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