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  • Meet The Staff: Dental Assistants

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    The dental assistants at The Smile Center are an essential part of your dental experience. They are highly trained to assist Dr. Johnson with a variety of procedures as well as perform tooth whitening procedures and prepare rooms for your visit. Chelsea How long have you worked at The Smile Center? I have worked as a …
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  • Meet The Staff: Hygienists

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      Our hygienists are licensed and highly trained to give you the best possible experience at The Smile Center. They are trained to give dental cleanings, x-rays, laser de-sensitizing, as well as periodontal cleanings. They are also very helpful to give you the information you need so that you are taking proper care of your …
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  • How Are Periodontal Diseases Treated?

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    How Are Periodontal Diseases Treated? The treatments for periodontal disease depend on the severity of the disease. When it is caught early, and no damage has been done to the structures under the teeth, you may simply be given instructions by your hygienist on how to improve your care of your teeth at home. When …
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  • Should I Take A Dietary Supplement?

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    Dietary Supplements are very popular in today’s world. More than half of all Americans take one or more dietary supplements daily or on occasion. People take these to make sure they are getting enough essential nutrients to maintain or improve their overall health. But is that really needed? It is possible to get all of …
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  • What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

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    The term Cosmetic Dentistry is used a lot at the Dental Office, but what does it really mean? Cosmetic Dentistry simply refers to any dental procedure that improves the appearance of someone’s teeth, gums, or bite. Some common procedures included in cosmetic dentistry are Bleaching, Bonding, Contouring and Reshaping, Crowns, and Veneers. Bleaching Bleaching is …
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  • Does Cholesterol Medication Affect Dental Health?

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    Millions of Americans take medication to lower their cholesterol, called statins. Recent studies have investigated how these medications could affect your dental health. Researchers found that people taking cholesterol medication had increased calcification of their tooth’s pulp chamber and reduced pulp chamber height. The pulp chamber is the inside of the tooth where there are …
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