Teeth Whitening

As we age, our teeth often become darker, yellower, or stained. Teeth can become discolored due to a variety of foods and drinks: coffee, teas, wine, colas and certain fruits and vegetables. Smoking also discolors teeth. Teeth whitening by Lanphier Family Dental can make your smile bright again. The bleach we use in our office is much stronger [...]

2017-04-13T10:58:25-07:00March 12th, 2016|

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin layers of resin that are placed on the pits, fissures, and grooves of molars to help prevent cavities. Sealants are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay most often occurs. The likelihood of developing pit and fissure decay begins early in life, so children and teenagers are obvious candidates [...]

2016-03-22T23:59:09-07:00March 12th, 2016|

Gentle Root Canals

Root canal treatment may be necessary when the pulp inside your tooth (soft tissue containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue) becomes inflamed or diseased. Tooth inflammation can be caused by a large cavity, a cracked or broken tooth or an injury to your mouth. If the infected pulp is not removed, you can have pain and swelling, experience significant [...]

2016-03-22T23:59:09-07:00March 12th, 2016|

Dentures and Partial Dentures

If you’ve lost some or all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, dentures may be the best option to replace your missing teeth. Full dentures are recommended when all of your teeth need to be replaced. Removable partial dentures are used when you are missing a portion of your teeth. A partial [...]

2016-03-22T23:59:09-07:00March 12th, 2016|

TMJ Relief, Teeth Grinding and Dental Night Guards

Guard Against Grinding Your Teeth Many people don’t realize they grind or clench their teeth. Teeth grinding often happens during sleep and can be caused by sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, stress or teeth that are missing or crooked. Teeth grinding can lead to fractures and additional dental care. A mouth guard from Lanphier Family Dental will help [...]

2016-03-22T23:59:09-07:00March 12th, 2016|

Dental Implants and Tooth Restoration

Dental implants are one of the most exciting recent advances in dental care. Lanphier Family Dental has been performing dental implants for more than 15 years. Dental implants can replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. They can be used to create dental bridges, eliminating the need to impact adjacent teeth. Dental implants can also be used to [...]

2016-03-22T23:59:09-07:00March 12th, 2016|

Tooth Fillings

A tooth filling is a way to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay, a crack or teeth grinding. It closes off the spaces where bacteria can enter the tooth and helps prevent further decay. If a cavity is very large, your tooth may require a crown rather than a filling. When your tooth is filled, [...]

2016-03-22T23:59:09-07:00March 12th, 2016|

Dental Exams and Oral Cancer Screening

Great oral care starts with a comprehensive dental exam. Lanphier Family Dental recommends dental exams, including cancer screenings, every year. Based on your annual dental exam, we’ll create a customized dental treatment plan to help ensure that you have a healthy mouth and teeth for a lifetime! Following is what we cover in your dental exam:  A review [...]

2016-03-22T23:59:09-07:00February 23rd, 2016|

Crowns and Dental Bridges

What is a Crown? Sometimes a crown or cap may need to be placed over an existing tooth. A crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, size and function, makes the tooth stronger or improves the way the tooth looks. Crowns can be made from several types of materials, including: zirconia, metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, composite resin, [...]

2016-03-31T15:47:27-07:00February 23rd, 2016|
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