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Everything You Need To Know about Porcelain Crowns

When you want to improve the appearance or function of your teeth, your three treatment choices are cosmetic dentistry veneers, cosmetic dentistry bonding, or dental crowns. If you want to improve both a tooth’s appearance and function, then dental crowns will usually be the best choice for you.

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How a Dental Implant can Permanently Restore Your Smile

A dental implant is a titanium post that gets surgically placed in the jawbone to provide a mount for replacement teeth. It looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth.

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Six Real-Life Remedies for Halitosis

Halitosis is another name for bad breath and it’s an embarrassing problem for many. But the following oral hygiene habits can help you keep your breath at its best.

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Why Dental Bridges Are Good for Oral Health

Are you fed up with living with missing teeth? Discover how dental bridges can bridge the gap to a better smile.

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Dental Sealants – A Child’s Effective Protective Defense Against Decay

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Discover how effective dental sealants can be in protecting your child from cavities.

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Are Removable Braces Right for You?

If you are considering braces but hesitate because you don’t want the stigma and discomfort, it’s time that you discovered the latest form of braces that are invisible and removable. See if this orthodontics option is the right choice for you.

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Learn If You’re Right and Ready to Replace Missing Teeth with All-on-4 Implants

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If you have missing teeth, you no longer need to miss out on the confidence and comfort of having a perfect smile. Today, All-on-4® implants can restore your full smile with ease. See if this treatment option is the smile solution for you.

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5 Popular Procedures for Treating a Broken Tooth

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Don’t worry if you have a chipped or broken tooth, because there are many simple ways to repair and restore your smile. Discover the top five treatments.

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When Oral Surgery Is the Only Option

Did you know that oral surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the United States? See when oral surgery is the right treatment for you.

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A Clear Look at the Cost of Invisalign

If you need to straighten your teeth but don’t want the shame or pain of a mouth filled with metal, then Invisalign® clear braces could be the answer for you. While their discretion and comfort will surely pay off, find out what you need to know about the cost of Invisalign.

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Patient Reviews
The service was excellent from the moment I walked in. The entire staff had a genuine, welcoming smile and seemed to care about every client. I have rarely seen such authentic friendliness and caring […]
Lori H.
Staff is great.
Melissa G.
staff is very friendly and competent
Cynthia B.
They are good at their jobs. They get you in quick and are friendly and professional.
Stormi G.
I feel confident in the medical care I am receiving. Scheduling fits my schedule. And appointments are on time.
Robert W.
Teri always does a great job and is very pleasant.
William C.
Good information provided by hygienist and Dr. Patel on how to improve my already strong dental care habits.
Mike M.
The hygienists are always very friendly when they provide guidance on healthy home care. The dentist is not scary or overbearing like others I’ve been to. They are very positive in looking […]
Raquel H.
Friendly office, great service.
Janet B.
Great customer service at the check in check out office. Great hygienist – Marge. Great dentist!
Florencia A.
I enjoy the smiley faces and the friendliness every time I walk in for my appointment….
Lavern W.
I have been going to the Dental Center for years. I love that they hygientist are all friendly and quick. At my last appointment I had to bring my son who has special needs. The hygientist, Terry, […]
Dawn V.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
Terry is amazing! Friendly and efficient with a gentle touch. I had no problem scheduling my appointments.
Kimberly C.
Great care and concern for the comfort and outcome of the patient.
Patricia D.
They were amazing with my little man . They treat these children as best as can be . Love them
Debbie E.
Quick in and out. Polite staff and dentist.
Lynnda M.
The professionalism and courtesy of the people I met there. The rooms were set out in a useful and comfortable way and the people not only know their job, but they value the customers.
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The staff are consistently efficient, pleasant and professional.
Carol G.
Terry is AWESOME!
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