Fillings, Nothing But Fillings

Fillings. We all have at least a couple. At the Doctors of Dental Medicine, we place fillings every day. But maybe you don’t know everything about this method of replacing decayed portions of your teeth. Fillings, as their name implies, are used to “fill” areas that have to be removed because they are decayed. Fillings […]

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Enamel — It’s Not Just For Walls

OK, quick, what’s the hardest tissue in the human body? Tick, tick, tick. Bzzzzzzzzt. It’s the enamel on your teeth. Enamel covers the crown, the part of the tooth that’s visible above the gumline. It is translucent, so you can see right through your enamel to the main portion of the tooth, the dentin, beneath […]

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Increasing the Flow — Dry Mouth

We all need saliva to moisten and cleanse our mouths and to digest the foods we eat. Saliva can also prevent infection by controlling bacteria in the mouth. Unfortunately, as a side effect from taking some medications, and other diseases and treatments, people can develop what is called dry mouth. It’s an uncomfortable condition that […]

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What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

Your pipes rarely break during business hours. Nor does the toilet overflow. Dental emergencies are usually the same. That pickup football game, you know the one where you loosened your tooth, it’s not played during office hours. That’s why the Doctors of Dental Medicine offers 24-hour emergency availability seven days a week. Dental emergencies aren’t […]

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Your Trusty Toothbrush

Toothbrushes, like Rodney Dangerfield, get no respect. They do their job day in and day out, fighting the demons of plaque and tartar in your mouth. And their thanks is to be hidden away in a dark drawer or hung on a rack until their next use. Because it is always there, it’s easy to […]

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Occusal Equilibration — Evening Things Out

For your mental outlook, it’s good to have an even disposition. For your bite, the same is true. High points, whether on teeth or previous restorations, create pressure points that stress your muscles and can lead to serious radiating pain. At the Doctors of Dental Medicine, our solution is occlusal equilibration, a fancy term for […]

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Give Your Damaged Tooth the Royal Treatment

Crowns. Everyone knows about those worn by Queen Elizabeth or even the creepy Burger King, but what do you know about dental crowns? At the Doctors of Dental Medicine, sometimes a crown is the best option to restore a tooth. We use crowns to repair teeth that are damaged and to anchor bridges onto adjacent […]

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Partial Dentures Can Be a Total Solution

Today’s dentures are nothing like those made fun of in cartoons or what you read about with George Washington. Modern dentures are far more comfortable and, thanks to better diagnostic cameras like our 3D Radiographic Imaging camera, the fit and design is much more precise. At the Doctors of Dental Medicine we provide both full […]

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Oral Cancer During your twice-yearly exams at the Doctors of Dental Medicine, we do more than simply make your teeth look shiny and bright. Sure, removing tartar and plaque and polishing your teeth are important. But even more important is our examination for the signs of oral cancer. That’s why your dentist will pull on […]

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