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What are dental implants?

While tooth loss is something that affects many Americans, it still is one of the most common reasons that people come to us looking for a solution to cover up this embarrassing issue. Common solutions to tooth loss include removable prosthetics like dentures. However, these solutions require additional care beyond your routine oral hygiene regimen. […]

Are Dental X-Rays Safe

Are Dental X-Rays Safe? The use of x-rays in dental procedures has long been something that has caused concern in those patients worrying about radiation exposure. X-Rays are the default diagnostic tool once you’re in the dentist’s chair, and it’s little surprise given the amount of information that these experts are able to glean from […]

Solutions For Peridontitis

We’ve been raised throughout our lives learning to fight the leading enemy of a healthy, beautiful smile. We ate the pink pills in grade school to see where we weren’t brushing properly, and then we visited our dentist regularly to receive admonishments about brushing, flossing and using mouthwash. Sometimes, in spite of our best efforts, […]

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Teeth in a Day

  The teeth in a day procedure is an implant procedure designed to provide patients with a complete restoration in just one day. While full-mouth rehab can take months or even up to a year, this technique allows us to stabilize bone levels and provide same day implants so you can have a new smile […]

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Early Screening for Oral Cancer Can Save Your Life

Oral cancer affects nearly 40,000 people in the U.S. alone. Despite the fact that it affects the throat, mouth, and tongue, this disease is not only deadly, but also debilitating. All cancers are the result of an irregular overgrowth of cells. Regular visits to the dentist can help with early diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of […]

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Do you need a nightguard?

One of the most common issues we see patients suffering from is bruxism. That’s nighttime grinding and clenching of the jaw. The interesting thing about bruxism is that most people don’t even realize they suffer from it until more advanced symptoms begin to make an appearance. Early treatment of bruxism can save you time, money, […]

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Sedation Dentistry

One of the most common reasons people avoid going to the dentist is because of an intense fear of the dentist or dental procedures. Unfortunately, this phobia prevents patients from getting the dental care they need. Sedation dentistry helps to ease those fears and welcome patients into the office for the treatment they need. What […]

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Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is one of the most common dental issues seen by Dr. Planes. Common to about 3 million people in the U.S., periodontal disease can only be diagnosed and treated by a dentist. Typically, lab tests and imaging is not required. What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is a disease that affects the gums […]

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If you have gaps in your teeth, misshapen teeth, or are generally unhappy with your smiles, veneers may be the answer to your dental woes. Veneers are a permanent solution and can last a lifetime for those seeking long-term change. What is a veneer? Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that […]


Smile Makeover

Are you self-conscious about your smile? We all deserve to smile with confidence. A smile makeover might be just what you need to help restore both your smile and your confidence. Whether you have broken teeth, discolored teeth, missing teeth, or something else entirely, cosmetic dentistry can give you your smile back. You’ll be able […]