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Reasons to Floss!

By Craig Smith
February 23, 2016

Dentists have heard all the excuses! Whatever the excuse, if you’re not flossing on a consistent basis, it can impact your dental health and your overall health! Below is a list of four important reasons to floss on a daily basis. Prevent Cavities Brushing your teeth is one way to get rid of germs and ... read more


Faster Invisalign start with CEREC

By Craig Smith
December 28, 2015

With the CEREC Omnicam, the smallest, powder-free video camera on the market and the guided scanning process using the CEREC Ortho software, we are able to easily and quickly create a digital impression of a patients entire jaw. The impression data is then sent to Invisalign and other dental laboratories for manufacturing. With this advancement in technology, ... read more


Intraoral Cameras

By Craig Smith
December 21, 2015

Some patients learn better when they can see what is going on rather than by having me talk to them. One way of doing this is by using intraoral cameras. An intraoral camera is the size of a dental handpiece. It shows a digital image of the inside your mouth and displays it on a ... read more


CEREC CAD/CAM Restorations

By Craig Smith
December 7, 2015

We love our CEREC machine, and wanted to share more about it with you.  This technology allows us to make custom dental restorations for patients, such as inlays, onlays, crowns, and bridges. Many restorations can be done in one day. With this technology, I can design the size and shape of a tooth restoration on a ... read more


Three Tooth Replacement Options

By Craig Smith
November 23, 2015

I would like to tell you about three choices for replacing missing teeth so that we can work together to make the decision easier, and find which is best for you. The first option is implants. Implants are cylinders that are inserted surgically into the jaw where they serve as an anchor for replacement teeth. ... read more


Tooth Whitening

By Craig Smith
November 9, 2015

Teeth can be discolored for many reasons. Discoloration can be caused by aging, tobacco, coffee, tea, soft drinks, wine, and other beverages and foods. As your dentist, we offer custom take-home whitening trays. Your teeth will become whiter and whiter over several days or weeks. The ADA recommends that you only use a bleaching product after ... read more


Tobacco Cessation

By Craig Smith
October 26, 2015

You probably already know that smoking affects your oral health. Over half the cases of adult periodontitis, a form of gum disease, are found in smokers. Smokers have a higher risk of developing oral cancer than nonsmokers. Heavy smoking and alcohol use together put you at even greater risk of developing oral cancer. Luckily, there ... read more


Dangers of Oral Piercing

By Craig Smith
October 12, 2015

As your dentist, I wanted to take a moment to let you know some of the common risks of oral piercing: Excessive drooling and difficulty speaking. Mouth jewelry can cause excessive saliva production and can affect your ability to pronounce words clearly. Bad breath. Bacteria breeding around your piercing can cause bad breath. Damage to ... read more


Don't Wait Until It's Too Late!

By Craig Smith
September 28, 2015

Putting off dental treatment is never a good idea. Problems may start out small, but could get much bigger. Possible effects of waiting too long for treatment may include: More pain More complex and lengthier treatment Increased treatment costs due to more harm to mouth and teeth Higher risks of infection or complications Longer recovery ... read more


Preparing for Your Child's Dental Visit

By Craig Smith
September 14, 2015

Many of our patients ask how they can get their child ready for a dental visit. We suggest that you be very positive, saying that a visit to the dentist will help your child keep a bright, healthy smile and that dental visits are a part of growing up. Also, it may help if you ... read more