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Dental Library

By educating our patients about various aspects of dentistry, we give you the tools to make informed decisions about your treatment. During your office visits, we will use models, actual lab work, and video presentations to keep you abreast of the various dental procedures available for your treatment. We believe a well-informed patient will be able to make the best decisions concerning their dental health.

You can get started by either searching for a dental term or procedure in the search box, or you can view some popular articles below. Once the articles open, please feel free to print, email, and share them with your friends and family.

Teeth Whitening - Brighter, lighter, whiter... - Dear Doctor Magazine
Teeth Whitening - Brighter, lighter, whiter...
The subconscious impact of a white smile is radiant health, happiness, warmth and invitation. Today brighter, lighter, whiter teeth have become a norm. Tooth whitening by bleaching is a successful, conservative, relatively inexpensive and safe alternative... Read Article
Smile Design with Porcelain Veneers - Dear Doctor Magazine
Smile Design with Porcelain Veneers
In part two of the series on Smile Design, Dear Doctor takes an in-depth look at Porcelain Veneers, a superior yet minimally invasive technique for smile enhancement. We'll explain not only when they're appropriate, but also when they're not... Read Article
Porcelain Veneers – Without A Drill - Dear Doctor Magazine
Porcelain Veneers – Without A Drill
No drilling — reality or ridiculous? This article gives hope and reasons for patients to get excited about this conservative drill-free cosmetic technique... Read Article
Cosmetic Dentistry - A Time For Change - Dear Doctor Magazine
Cosmetic Dentistry - A Time For Change
Join us as we review the myriad of possibilities available to you for cosmetic dental change. But the biggest part is not just how your smile looks, it's how you feel when you show it... Read Article
Dental Implants - Your Third Set of Teeth - Dear Doctor Magazine
Dental Implants - Your Third Set of Teeth
A discovery fifty years ago paved the way for one of dentistry's most exciting, natural looking and successful tooth replacement systems. Learn how dental implants might just possibly change your life... Read Article
What is Tooth Decay? - And How to Prevent It - Dear Doctor Magazine
What is Tooth Decay? - And How to Prevent It
Tooth Decay is an infection, and many people don't realize that it is preventable. Explore the causes of tooth decay, its prevention and the relationship to bacteria, sugars and acids... Read Article
Tooth Decay – How To Assess Your Risk - Dear Doctor Magazine
Tooth Decay – How To Assess Your Risk
Don't wait for cavities to occur and then have them fixed — stop them before they start. This article discusses what you need to know to assess your risk and change the conditions that lead to decay... Read Article
The Natural Beauty of Tooth Colored Fillings - Dear Doctor Magazine
The Natural Beauty of Tooth Colored Fillings
The public's demand for aesthetic tooth colored (metal free) restorations (fillings) together with the dental profession's desire to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible, has led to the development of special "adhesive" tooth colored restorations... Read Article
Wisdom Teeth – To Be Or Not To Be - Dear Doctor Magazine
Wisdom Teeth – To Be Or Not To Be
Facts you need to know about these curiously named teeth. This article will review the problems associated with wisdom teeth and whether or not they should be removed... Read Article
Oral Hygiene - Dental Health for Life - Dear Doctor Magazine
Oral Hygiene - Dental Health for Life
The best tools for maintaining your oral health and minimizing dental problems are a quality toothbrush, toothpaste, a roll of dental floss, approved mouthwash and good diet. This article cuts through the confusion with a winning game plan for oral health... Read Article
Understanding Gum (Periodontal) Disease - Dear Doctor Magazine
Understanding Gum (Periodontal) Disease
Have your gums ever bled when you brushed or flossed? This most commonly overlooked simple sign may be the start of silent (periodontal) disease leading to tooth loss. Learn what you can do to prevent this problem and keep your teeth for life... Read Article
The Impact of a Smile Makeover - Dear Doctor Magazine
The Impact of a Smile Makeover
Americans are catching on to the emotional and social importance of a healthy, beautiful smile, and they're seeking out ways to improve their smiles. Learn why and what a change could mean for you... Read Article
“I'd Rather Have a Root Canal...” - Dear Doctor Magazine
“I'd Rather Have a Root Canal...”
A common misconception is demystified. Get the real story about this much maligned procedure that eases pain, rather than causes it... Read Article
Invisalign Orthodontics - Dear Doctor Magazine
Invisalign Orthodontics
The orthodontic treatment using clear aligners consists of a series of aligners that you change about every two weeks over a course of treatment lasting six to eighteen months depending on how much movement is needed... Read Article
Oral Cancer - Dear Doctor Magazine
Oral Cancer
This article may just save your life. Learn how to notice any unusual lesions (sores or ulcers) anywhere in your mouth that do not heal within two-three weeks. Early detection is key... Read Article
Implant Overdentures for the Lower Jaw - Dear Doctor Magazine
Implant Overdentures for the Lower Jaw
Implant overdentures represent a major change for the dental profession and the public. The lower jaw two-implant overdenture may be considered a more appropriate starting point over regular dentures... Read Article
TMD – The Great Impostor - Dear Doctor Magazine
TMD – The Great Impostor
This “chameleon” of dental disorders manifests in a variety of ways, including joint pain, sinusitis, ear pain, tooth and headaches. The causes of TMD, its signs and symptoms and what can be done to treat this common disorder.. Read Article
Lasers Shine a Light on Dentistry - Dear Doctor Magazine
Lasers Shine a Light on Dentistry
Lasers have revolutionized medicine and now they're beginning to blaze a new trail in dentistry. Today, at the dawn of the 21st century there are a variety of dental uses for lasers, from diagnosing cavities and the removal of gum and tooth structure to the treatment of disease... Read Article
Oral Sedation Dentistry - Dear Doctor Magazine
Oral Sedation Dentistry
Step out from under the shadow of fear and into the calm of sedation dentistry. There are safe and time-tested options available to ensure that you have a positive and painless dental experience. Your apprehension and hypersensitivity to pain melt away, yet you remain awake and in control... Read Article
Sleep Disorders and Dentistry - Dear Doctor Magazine
Sleep Disorders and Dentistry
If my partner snores loudly, should I be concerned and what can be done to alleviate the problem? Why does my sleeping partner have lapses in breathing while sleeping and is it dangerous? Why do I wake up exhausted even though I get up to 10 hours sleep at night? The answers to these and more questions and how dentistry can help all revealed within... Read Article