Dental Heath & Services

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Dental Health

We need teeth cleanings for two reasons:
1)To prevent diseases in the rest of the body like heart disease, dementia, and complications of diabetes
2)To prevent tooth loss

The mouth is an area that’s completely different from the entire body, and it takes quite a beating from the food we eat and the talking we do all day long.
And this unique environment requires special care.

Teeth cleanings remove the buildup of plaque and tartar. This buildup is for the most part natural — kind of like how a boat picks up barnacles just by being in the ocean.
But too much buildup leads to gum disease.

The reason tartar needs to be removed is because your body sees it as a foreign invader. As with any other foreign invader, like a flu bug or an infection, your body “sends in the troops”
using the immune system to fight off the infection. There is a battle in your mouth at all times, and the war is never over. Teeth cleanings level the playing field by keeping things in check.

Gum disease is when your body’s immune system is responding to this tartar buildup with inflamed and bleeding gums. The immune system response is successful at killing off invaders like infection and flu bugs,
but at a cost: like a war, there are innocent bystanders that get slaughtered. As gum disease progresses, so does the destruction to your bone and tissues in your mouth.

See our Preventative page for the different great services we have to get the treatment your teeth deserve.
See our fillings page for the different great services we have to get the treatment your teeth deserve.
Fillings are used to treat dental cavities after the decayed part of the tooth is removed. The fillings may be made of gold, porcelain, amalgam, or composite materials. There are differences that include cost and durability. Two types of indirect fillings are also available: inlays and onlays. The indirect fillings are used when the tooth needs more than a filling but is not damaged enough to use a crown. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how fillings are done, advantages of each type, and much more.
See our Crowns page for the different great services we have to get the treatment your teeth deserve.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth -- to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.

The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?

A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

1-To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
2-To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
3-To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
4-To hold a dental bridge in place
5-To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
6-To cover a dental implant
7-To make a cosmetic modification
See our Bridges page for the different great services we have to get the treatment your teeth deserve.

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap -- these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth -- and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

Bridges can:

Restore your smile
Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
Maintain the shape of your face
Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
See our Dentures page for the different great services we have to get the treatment your teeth deserve.

Dentures are removable false teeth designed to replace missing teeth. Your dentist may recommend complete (full) dentures or partial dentures, depending on how many natural teeth you have lost. Dentures can be created to match your existing teeth, so they are not very noticeable. However, getting used to dentures can take a little practice, particularly when it comes to eating and speaking. Dentures must be brushed daily, just like your regular teeth. Your dentist will tell you how to do this. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about dentures, when you need them, how to choose them, how to care for them, and much more.
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