Look How We’ve Grown!

DF2 About Us, Cosmetic Dentistry, Prevention & Wellness

It’s been a long process, but we are happy to announce that our new space is nearly ready for you!

If over the past eight months, you’ve experienced … our parking lot overrun with construction vehicles, dusty entrance, plastic divider curtains, less-than-peaceful background noise – or any other construction-related impacts … we sincerely thank you for your patience.

Our new addition includes:

  • Three new rooms for routine hygiene appointments
  • Two new operatories for treatment
  • Private offices for consultation discussions
  • Expanded reception area and waiting room
  • Brand-new state of the art equipment
  • Bright,…

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A Transformative Dental Case Study

DF2 Cosmetic Dentistry

Patients present to our practice with accumulated years of dental changes and issues. In our practice, we first seek to understand the baseline conditions that led to a patient’s current oral health. Next we proceed with steps to mitigate and/or reverse those conditions, to both establish a long term functional system that is functionally sound, and also to improve the patient’s esthetic appearance.

For this patient, there were several underlying issues we were required to navigate. Utilizing orthodontic aligners, targeted bonding, our KOR bleaching system, and a combination of crowns and veneers, we were able to achieve the dramatic transformation shown below:

Step 1: Assessing the patient’s baseline condition

The first step for this patient was to recognize the baseline conditions that led up to that patient’s current dental circumstances….

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Getting to the Root of Teeth & Gum Sensitivity

DF2 Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

Does the thought of biting into something cold or drinking a hot beverage make you wince? You aren’t alone! According to a survey published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, as many as one in eight Americans suffer from oral sensitivity.

The good news? With some TLC, regular dental visits, and proper oral hygiene, gum and/or teeth sensitivity can be treated. 

Let’s start by identifying which form of sensitivity you are experiencing. 

Sensitive teeth

The outermost layer on the exposed part of your teeth is the enamel. It is a hard surface which serves to protect the inner layers….

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Diabetes, Inflammation and Dental Care

DF2 Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

There are 29.1 million Americans living with diabetes. That’s almost 10% of the population! For diabetics, high blood sugar can take a toll on the entire body — including the teeth and gums. High blood sugar may also cause dry mouth and make gum disease worse. Because having less saliva allows more tooth-decaying bacteria and plaque to build up, it is essential for diabetics to control their blood sugar and get routine dental checkups. With good blood sugar control and dental care, you can minimize these problems.

A diabetes primer

Diabetes occurs when a person’s blood glucose (or blood sugar) is too high….

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Social Distancing is for People NOT Your Teeth

DF2 Cosmetic Dentistry, Routine Dentistry

Kids aren’t the only ones to lose teeth. Adults can suffer tooth loss for various reasons, including trauma/accidents, gum disease, tooth decay and bruxism (grinding), as well as severely misaligned teeth. A lost tooth isn’t just bad for your smile, it is bad for your overall oral health. Losing one tooth actually makes it more likely that you’ll eventually lose more teeth … because the empty space results in increased reliance on the surrounding teeth, which can lead to fracture from overuse. You’re also more likely to develop infections with the newly empty space in your gums.

If you find yourself with a new space in your mouth,…

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