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.

It is our goal to keep your mouth healthy, your teeth fully functional, and your smile bright — and we are proud of all the services we offer to do exactly that. At the same time, we want you to understand all that modern dentistry in general has to offer you. To that end, we have assembled a first-rate dental library in which you can find a wealth of information on various dental topics, including:

Cosmetic general dentistryCosmetic & General Dentistry

From a thorough professional cleaning to a full smile makeover, there is an amazing array of services that cosmetic and general dentists offer to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great. If your smile is not all you want it to be, this is the place to start. Read more about Cosmetic & General Dentistry.

EndodonticsEndodontics

This is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the inside of the tooth — specifically the root canals and sensitive, inner pulp (nerve) tissue. When this tissue becomes inflamed or infected, a root canal procedure may become necessary. But contrary to the popular myth, a root canal doesn't cause pain, it relives it. Read more about Endodontics.

Implant DentistryImplant Dentistry

If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth. Dental implants also help preserve the tooth-supporting bone in your jaw that naturally deteriorates when even one tooth is lost. Read more about Implant Dentistry.

Oral HealthOral Health

Oral health is an essential component of general health and well-being. Good oral health means a mouth that's free of disease; a bite that functions well enough for you to eat without pain and get ample nutrition; and a smile that lets you express your happiest emotions with confidence. Read more about Oral Health.

Oral HygieneOral Hygiene

A major goal of modern dentistry is to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. By following a conscientious program of oral hygiene at home, and coming to the dental office for routine cleanings and exams, you have the best chance of making this goal a reality. Read more about Oral Hygiene.

Oral SurgeryOral Surgery

The word “surgery” often brings to mind a stay in the hospital, general anesthesia, and perhaps a lengthy recovery period. However, the experience of having oral surgery is usually very different from that. Some common oral surgery procedures include: tooth extractions, dental implant placement, and biopsies of suspicious oral lesions. Read more about Oral Surgery.

OrthodonticsOrthodontics

Adults and kids alike can benefit from the boost in self-confidence that comes from having a great-looking smile with beautifully aligned teeth. Orthodontic treatment can even improve chewing, speaking and oral hygiene in certain cases. And with today's virtually invisible orthodontic appliances, it's possible to keep your treatment a private matter… until your new smile is unveiled, of course! Read more about Orthodontics.

Pediatric DentistryPediatric Dentistry

It's never too early to get your child started on the path toward a lifetime of good oral health, and there are many services to do exactly that. Monitoring your child's dental growth and development, and preventing and intercepting dental diseases along the way, is the primary focus of pediatric dentistry. Read more about Pediatric Dentistry.

Periodontal TherapyPeriodontal Therapy

If you want to keep your teeth for life — a completely reasonable goal in this day and age — you need to make sure the tissues that surround them are also healthy. Should gum problems arise, you may need periodontal therapy to restore diseased tissues to health. Read more about Periodontal Therapy.

TechnologyTechnology

In the field of dentistry, new technology is constantly changing the way diseases are diagnosed, routine procedures are performed, and illnesses are prevented. Although they may seem unfamiliar at first, new and improved dental technologies offer plenty of real benefits for patients. Read more about Technology.

 

 

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Total Dental Care
...We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate staff...

Patient Education
... Technology In the field of dentistry, new technology is constantly changing the way diseases are diagnosed, routine procedures are performed, and illnesses are prevented...

Office
... Facilities and Equipment Digital X-rays Intra Oral Photography  Air Abrasion Cerec by Sirona - Same Day Crowns CAD/CAM Technology Magnification Loupes Velscope for Early Cancer Detection Panoramic X-Rays Cephalometric X-Rays

Demi Moore Doesn't Mind the Gap
...Advances in technology, however, have made it possible in some instances to deliver the permanent crown in a single office visit...

How Dentures Could Finally Give You Back That Perfect Smile
... Advancements in technology have opened doors to new and exciting treatment options; however, dentures have been a tried and true staple for replacing teeth for decades...

Christie Brinkley's All-American Smile
...” Although dental restorations were not needed to enhance her beautiful natural smile, she did have two dental implants after she fractured two rear molars in a bad helicopter crash while back-country skiing, and she says she is thankful for dental implant technology because it looks and feels so natural...

Crowns can now be made In-Office with the CAD/CAM System
...As it continues to innovate, you’ll see more and more dentists investing in the new technology for their patients...

Give Yourself a Smile You Love
...Total Dental Care in Pekin, IL offers cosmetic dentistry and uses use state-of-the-art technology to provide fantastic results...

Minimally Invasive Dentistry: A New Approach to Preventing and Treating Decay
...We're increasingly using air abrasion, a technology that uses fine particles in a pressurized air stream to remove softer decayed tooth material and less healthy structure than the traditional dental drill...

Invisalign for Adults
...This advanced dental technology, originally geared toward adults, has recently evolved to treat a greater variety of bite problems in younger people...

Invisalign for Teens
...This advanced dental technology, originally geared toward adults, has recently evolved to treat a greater variety of bite problems in younger people...

Fillings
...They are sometimes more expensive than composites because they may require the use of a dental laboratory or specialized computer-generated technology...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
...This can be done conventionally with a surgical scalpel or with newer dental laser technology...

Professional Teeth Cleanings
...Read Article Dental Cleanings Using Ultrasonic Scalers Rapidly changing technology has revolutionized periodontal therapy with the integration of power scaling techniques resulting in improved clinical outcomes, patient comfort, and reduced time and physical demands on clinicians...

Preventive Dentistry
...While it is in its infancy, it is already possible to detect the presence of certain diseases with a salvia test, and the technology is developing rapidly...

Professional Teeth Cleanings
...Read Article Dental Cleanings Using Ultrasonic Scalers Rapidly changing technology has revolutionized periodontal therapy with the integration of power scaling techniques resulting in improved clinical outcomes, patient comfort, and reduced time and physical demands on clinicians...

Air Abrasion
...The answer may well be yes — in fact, it's happening right now with air abrasion technology...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
...At the dawn of the 21st century, a revolutionary new technology has entered the diagnostic arena...

Digital X-Rays
...Now, state-of-the-art digital x-rays have made the technology even safer and more beneficial...

Intra-Oral Camera
...Prior to the development of this technology, some patients found it challenging to understand problems such as dental decay and periodontal disease...

Laser Decay Diagnosis
...You can expect: dramatically improved early cavity detection reduced size and possibly number of fillings that might be needed, thus possibly lowering the cost of dental treatments reduced chances of unnecessary exploration of teeth that are suspected to have cavities Here's how it works Using this noninvasive technology, your teeth are scanned to examine their structure...

Laser Dentistry
...In the future, dental laser technology will undoubtedly find even more applications...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...Now, with an exciting digital technology known as Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), some dentists are fabricating high-quality restorations themselves right in their own offices — in minutes...

Bone Grafting
...In order to benefit from this remarkable technology, however, you need to have enough tooth-supporting bone in your jaw to hold a dental implant in place...

Technology
...In the field of dentistry, new technology is constantly changing the way diseases are diagnosed, routine procedures are performed, and illnesses are prevented...

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