What is Tooth Whitening?

Tooth Whitening is a cost-effective and safe procedure to create a beautiful, healthy smile. Over the years, fluoride is has been added to the whitening product. This reduces the risk of tooth and gum sensitivity. Tooth Whitening must be monitored by your Gilmer family dentist and only done after a comprehensive exam and hygiene cleaning. [...]

How Can I Improve My Smile?

There are now several ways to enhance your smile, including: Tooth Whitening Bonding Porcelain Veneers Porcelain Crowns We have the capability to improve your smile using all or some of these procedures. For an exact consultation, please contact our office so that we may provide you with a customized treatment plan.

What is the Difference Between a White Filling and a Silver Filling?

Silver Fillings known as Amalgam have been around for decades. Made from a metal alloy, they were the best filling/restoration for years. The metal creates a very good antibacterial seal in the tooth and lasts an incredibly long time. There are certain cases where this filling material is still the best choice to create a [...]

How Do You Treat Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease is a chronic condition that needs immediate attention. Through a series of periodontal cleanings, scaling and root planing, laser therapy and local antibiotics, this condition can be controlled. Periodontal Surgery is only necessary for severe cases.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease is a quiet disease that begins with little or no symptoms. It is caused by bacteria that surround the teeth and enters the gums. The initial condition is known as ‘gingivitis’. The gums become irritated, inflamed and often bleed. If not properly treated, the condition worsens and more advanced symptoms appear, including: Bad [...]

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a condition caused when bacteria surround the teeth and enters the gums. The gums can become irritated, inflamed and often bleed. In order to prevent the condition from worsening, regular hygiene visits are highly recommended. During your visit, our excellent hygienists will teach you proper flossing techniques and oral hygiene protocols for home [...]

What should I do to prevent gum disease and tooth decay?

Great teeth and gum care start at home. Brushing and flossing daily is the best way to take care of your teeth and gums continually. By keeping to a daily routine you will greatly minimize the risk of gingivitis or tooth decay as you age. Dr. Furniss recommends electronic toothbrushes instead of old manual toothbrushes, [...]

Why are my teeth sensitive?

Sensitive teeth are often due to gingival recession when the gums pull away from the tooth. This recession of the gum line allows the underlying dentin to show through which allows water and food easier access to the sensitive nerve. To manage this, there are a number of toothpastes, gels, and even some dental procedures [...]