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Have Dentures Limited Your Options?

Dental implants can allow you to enjoy many of the foods you have abandoned. With almost 20 years’ experience in placing implants, Doctor Richins will help find the best option for you. Caution ———— May cause prolonged episodes of smiling...

Caught Up In the Daily Grind

Tooth grinding, bruxism, clenching, gnashing of teeth – problems that we seem to see more and more at the office these days.  Sometimes these symptoms are recognized by the patient.  They notice things like chipped/worn teeth or even soreness in the jaws and...

The Wonders of Technology

We have a fantastic and very high tech tool in our office that you should know about! It is a laser! This fantastic technology can help us treat so many dental issues.  It can be used to painlessly kill bacteria under the gums to help heal gingivitis and gum disease. ...

Do you hate to floss? Try an Oral Irrigator.

From our Hygienist: Oral irrigators are a great way to make your gums healthier! Usually called waterpik, they use pressurized water to flush out harmful bacterial toxins and trapped food from under your gums and between your teeth.  Some studies have shown that...

Botox in Dentistry?

When you hear the word Botox what do you think of?  A procedure that many people use to try to stay young?  Well what if I told you that Botox can relieve pain.  We carry Botox in our dental office.  Why you might ask?  This is a question I am...

Patients Hate Pain

A visual that still haunts me is that of Tom Hanks taking out his own tooth with an ice skate in the movie “Castaway”. It stirs memories from my childhood dental visits and a dentist that did not believe in numbing. When I chose to become a dentist, I vowed that no...