Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Services
... Dental Services We Offer Include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Dental Office
...com Facilities and Equipment Sybron Endo System (Root Canal Treatment) Most Aesthetic Veneers All porcelain crowns Porcelain/metal crowns Sterilization Sealants Custom made Bite Guards, Bleaching Trays, Athletic Mouthguards Digital Xrays  

TV Design Guru Nate Berkus Shares the Secrets Behind His Dazzling Smile
...“I'm grateful for having been given fluoride treatments and sealants as a child,” he said...

Answers to Expectant Mothers' Frequent Questions
...What does have a solid research record is the application of fluoride to teeth in young children just after they appear in the mouth — studies involving over a thousand teeth have shown 99% cavity-free results using topical fluoride applications with sealants...

Preventive Care for Your Child is a Partnership between You and Your Dentist
...Our main focus, of course, is to head off tooth decay before it develops, including the application of topical fluoride or sealants when appropriate...

Sealants Provide a Little Extra Protection for Children at High Risk for Decay
...But some children at higher risk or who’ve already encountered tooth decay may also need a little extra help in the form of dental sealants...

Support Your Child's Dental Development with Preventive Care
...It’s also an opportunity to apply other preventive measures such as sealants that discourage tooth decay development on biting surfaces and topical fluoride for strengthening enamel...

Are Sealants Right for My Child?
...Fortunately, sealants can help your son or daughter avoid tooth decay...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...And don't forget to give them a good example to follow! Get Regular Dental Checkups—This applies to both kids and adults, but it's especially important during the years when they are rapidly growing! Timely treatment with sealants, topical fluoride applications or fillings can often help keep a small problem from turning into a major headache...

3 Things You Can do to Help Promote Your Child's Dental Development
...Your dentist can also provide preventive measures like sealants or topical fluoride to reduce the risks of tooth decay...

Primary Teeth Decay Could Affect Your Child's Future Dental Health
...Sealants on the biting surfaces of teeth deprive bacterial plaque of nooks and crannies to hide, especially in back molars and pre-molars...

What Your General Dentist Can Do for You
...Mazhar Butt's Carbondale, IL, office, your dentist provides: Digital X-rays to reveal decay and structural issues Visual exams, including oral cancer screening for every adult An assessment of dental bite and alignment, particularly important for the youngest of our patients Cleanings to scale teeth for plaque and tartar Fluoride treatments to harden tooth enamel Sealants, thin plastic coatings which protect against decay Your general dentist builds a comprehensive treatment plan for each patient...

Boost Your Dental Health With Soon-To-Expire FSA Funds
...These can include measures like regular dental cleanings, sealants or fluoride applications...

4 Guidelines to Help Make Sure Your Child's Oral Health Stays on Track
...Dental visits are also an opportunity for preventive treatments against decay like sealants or topical fluoride...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Special sealants and varnishes can also be applied to stave off cavities from forming...

Sensitive Teeth
... In some cases, desensitizing toothpaste, sealants, desensitizing ionization and filling materials including fluoride, and decreasing the intake of acid-containing foods can alleviate some of the pain associated with sensitive teeth...

What is Tooth Decay?
... In some cases, our office can prescribe anti-cavity rinses or apply special anti-cavity varnishes or sealants to help fight decay...

Sealants
Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun...

Prevention Tips for Children
... Sealants Sealants fill in the little ridges on the chewing part of your teeth to protect and seal the tooth from food and plaque...

Sealants
... Enter sealants, which are thin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces designed to prevent the intrusion of bacteria and other debris into the deep crevices on the tops of your teeth...

The Preventive Program
... Have sealants placed on young permanent teeth...

Fillings
... Sealants Research has shown that almost everybody has a 95 percent chance of eventually experiencing cavities in the pits and grooves of their teeth...