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The Perio Tray® – Therapy for Gum Disease

Non-Invasive therapy for gum disease Gum disease is caused by a bacterial infection that is hidden below your gums. Dental cleanings can effectively treat the bacteria, but when you return home the cycle often continues. Bacterial cells grow back in just hours after a cleaning, and toothbrush, rinse and floss can’t reach deep enough to […]

Teeth Grinding

Do you grind your teeth? Teeth grinding, called bruxism, can damage your teeth, cause face and jaw pain and headaches.  Side effects of teeth grinding include tooth loss, jaw pain, TMJ and facial changes.  Over time grinding your teeth can cause you to need crowns or dental implants. Causes of grinding vary and can include […]

Poor Dental Health and Depression

Poor Dental Health May Be a Risk Factor for Depression Did you know that poor dental health has been linked to depression? Now researchers have found that your oral health could also be a risk factor for this mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Studies have examined the […]

How Cavities Form

Did you know your teeth are part of a complex ecosystem filled with saliva and bacteria?  By eating lots of sugar you feed the bacteria and they grow and produce acid. This acid slowly eats away at  your teeth’s enamel and creates a cavity. Tooth decay is the result of an infection with certain types […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Grimshaw and Sleep Dentistry: Did you know Dr. Mandy Grimshaw has been treating patients with OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) for two years with a custom orthotic called MicroO2? During her fellowship at LVI (Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies), Dr. Grimshaw, a neuromuscular dentist trained in sleep dentistry, used computer technology K7, to […]

Mini Dental Implants

Did you know that dentistry has evolved tremendously in recent years?  The improvement of dental procedures most rewarding for dental patients is a new system of making loose dentures tight again called mini-dental implants. Dentists in the past have had problems with their patients who have, because of age or disease, suffered bone loss making […]

SENSITIVE TEETH

Temperature extremes shouldn’t be painful to your teeth. If you wince when sipping or eating hot or cold food , then you probably have “sensitive teeth”.  Sensitivity to temperature can have many causes. Cavities Tooth grinding Worn enamel Exposed roots Chipped or cracked teeth If your teeth are causing you pain, call your dentist today to […]

Dental Implant Benefits

Missing teeth are a problem. Dental implant benefits include replacing missing teeth and the implant will last a long time. With implants you can chew better, eat what you want and smile with confidence. Dental implants replace the root with a titanium screw and a crown on top and they help preserve the jawbone. We […]

One Visit Crowns

Porcelain crowns in one visit. Using digital impressions, Kuhn Dental can design your crown with Cerec software. We send the digital image to the milling machine, which creates a durable porcelain crown. The milling machine used a single block of high quality porcelain that is similar to your natural tooth enamel.  We will choose the shape, […]

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you relax during dental procedures.  It is sometimes called “Sleep Dentistry“.  It is appropriate for people with real fear or anxiety about going to the dentist. Nitrous Oxide – also referred to as “laughing gas” helps you relax as you breathe in the gas through a small mask. NuCalm […]