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Office blog

July 2011

Great news - warranty on dental work

Time flies! Next month will be the one year anniversary of our office since grand opening. Though a small, family-run dental office, we focus on quality dental work and superior customer service at an affordable price. Thanks to the trust of many loyal patients like yourself, our office keeps growing constantly, expanding services to more and more families in the local community.

In this tough economy, in reward to all of our great customers, we decide to offer a 5 year limited warranty on our restorative dental work, including crown, bridge, onlay/inlay, veneers, and composite fillings, under the condition that you keep your 6 month check ups and cleaning at our office.

Are you a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

If you have been thinking about improving your smile, you may be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Take a few moments to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you embarrassed about smiling in front of people?
  • Do you ever cover your mouth to hide your teeth?
  • Do you wish your teeth were whiter?
  • Would you like to change the shape of your teeth or gums?
  • Do you have gaps or spaces between your teeth?
  • Are you considering braces for that perfect smile?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. In fact, anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of his or her smile is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. A smile makeover can change your life - make you look and feel younger, more attractive and more confident. Request an appointment or call our office to schedule a personal consultation.

ClearCorrect - The clear alternative to braces

Invisible braces, including clearcorrect and Invisalign, use a series of clear aligners that are custom-molded to fit you. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile you'll be proud of.

  • Remove your aligners to eat, brush and floss
  • Change aligners every three weeks
  • Your teeth move little by little
  • Regular progress checks with your dentist
  • Results often in 6 months to 1 year

Why people prefer Invisible Braces
The convenience and ease of use of the invisible aligners have made them the choice of over half a million people.

Gum Disease Rates Far Higher Than Previously Estimated

Periodontitis (Gum disease) in the US may be as much as 50% more common than previously thought, according to new research from the CDC and American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).

A pilot study of 450 American adults found significantly higher levels of periodontal disease than expected.

Previous estimates of periodontitis in the US relied on partial-mouth examinations. When full-mouth periodontal exams were conducted instead, researchers discovered significantly more periodontal disease, leading them to suspect that previous estimates may have underestimated the population's level of gum disease by up to 50%.

Oral Cancer - The Importance of Early Detection

According to the American Dental Association, there is recent good news about progress against cancer. It is now easier than ever to detect oral cancer early, when the opportunity for a cure is great. Currently only half of all patients diagnosed with oral cancer survive more than five years.

As a previous oral surgeon in China, plus my further training in oral pathology, I always do a thorough oral cancer screening for each patient at every exam, to ensure that early signs of cancer and pre-cancerous conditions are identified.

what is Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Periodontal diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means 'around the tooth'. Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth.

It is estimated that over 80% adults have periodontal diseases, which is also linked to many systematic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, etc. 

Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth.