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Dentures

Dentures A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips. Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways. A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been…
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TMJ/Occlusion

TMJ / Occlusion Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome or TMJ joint disorders are medical problems related to the jaw joint. The TMJ connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear. Certain facial muscles control chewing. Problems in this area can cause head and neck pain, a jaw that is…
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Children’s Dentistry

Your child’s first visit The first “regular” dental visit should be just after your child’s first birthday.  The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment.  We will examine your child’s teeth and gums.  X-rays may be taken (to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child’s permanent teeth under…
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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach. Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.

Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.

Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.

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