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How Do I Pick a Good Dentist?

Apr 19, 2009 IF you’ve got a dentist that you’re delighted with then… Skip this blog entry If not, please read on… Louisville has lots of “family dentists“, “cosmetic dentists“, “we cater to cowards dentists” and now even “advanced cosmetic dentists“. Trying to work out who’s right for you is probably pretty confusing, especially when so many dentists are claiming to be experts. Truth be known, “family dentistry” never was and never will be a speciality and, “cosmetic dentistry” is just about on any dental sign these days.  Who is not a cosmetic dentist? Read the blog about cosmetic accreditation to see what you... Read More »

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Single Tooth Makeover

Apr 15, 2009 What a difference a small white filling can make.  Here is an example of a filling I did this morning.  The old filling, an amalgam filling (50% Mercury, 50% silver), was leaking and had recurrent decay under it.  Old Amalgam Filling Improved Esthetics and Function   The “white filling” is placed after gently removing the old filling and any associated decay.  Then a complex bonding procedure is followed closely, ensuring a perfect bond and beautiful aesthetics.  All too often old silver mercury fillings like this result in fractured teeth which then require extensive rebuilding, root canal therapy, or even removal... Read More »

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Cosmetic Dentistry: CASE STUDY – Wearing Out Your Teeth

Apr 13, 2009 Last week a new patient came to my office seeking a second opinion on 4 front veneers that were done. Her concern was that they did not match (too white/opaque) and did not look real.   Well, she was right, the veneers did not look real, and they were cemented with opaque white cement, blocking out all light and creating a white-out like tooth.  The sad thing was, these 4 front teeth were the least of her problems… DISCLAIMER: This is NOT my dentistry! After doing a complete exam, radiography’s, digital photos and a tooth by tooth analysis it became... Read More »

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EVERYBODY seems to be a Cosmetic Dentist…Here is the Scary Truth

Apr 08, 2009 You have an accident and get a facial laceration – a big cut across your cheek.  Where do you go to get that fixed?  A General Surgeon?  No, a Plastic Surgeon. You have a bad case of acne, nothing seems to make it better.  You want the best and right treatment. Where do you go? Your regular MD? No, a Dermatologist. You have a heart condition that concerns you. You want the best treatment possible. Where do you go? Your regular MD? No, a Cardiologist. The list goes on and on, and everyone knows the answers, they are common sense. Or... Read More »

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Ideal Dentistry New Patient Exam

Apr 07, 2009 So you decided that enough is enough. Waiting in the “waiting room” forever, only to be seated and rushed through a procedure you are not even sure you quite understand. Every time you see the hygienist the dentist comes in and finds more work that needs to be done. You are told sensitivity is “normal” and will eventually fade…you get the picture. Enough is enough. Time to upgrade to Ideal Dentistry. Now that you are ready to switch to a more peaceful and personalized type of dentistry, Ideal Dentistry, I want to give you a heads up on how... Read More »

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