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How Long does Teeth Whitening Last?

As with most things, it is different for everyone.  Once you reach your desired tooth color with your teeth whitening method, you can expect the results to last an average of six months to a year.  The good news is that you do have some control over it! Do Different Types of Teeth Whitening Provide […]

How to Replace Missing Teeth

A missing tooth is not just a cosmetic problem.  It impacts the way you chew and speak.  It creates negative effects on the teeth around it.  We could spend all day talking about why you need to replace missing teeth.  However, that isn’t the subject of this blog.  This blog focuses on how you can […]

Timberlake Dental is Getting a Makeover!

Have no fear!  We are only updating our online appearance with a new logo and website.  All of things you love about Timberlake Dental will remain unchanged (unless you really loved that green leafy logo . . ). We anticipate that the new website will be slightly more user-friendly, but otherwise your patient experience with […]

Four Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer one of the most important advances in the replacement of a missing tooth: replacement of the whole tooth.  Implants are the only tooth replacement that replace the root, providing an anchor into the jawbone.  This is what gives them such great advantages over other tooth replacement options. Most Cosmetic Option There are […]

Same Day Crowns: Are They Better?

Advances in dental technology typically shoot for one of several goals: to make things more efficient, more effective or safer.  Because we want all of these things for our patients, we invest in the technologies proven to do all of those things.  One such technology is the CEREC machine, which enables us to make “same-day […]

Why Does My Dentist Ask So Many Questions about the Medicine I Take?

That’s a great question!  Both medicine and dentistry have changed drastically over the past few decades. An old anecdote said that dentists built their offices on the second floor of buildings for a reason.  If the patient was healthy enough to climb the stairs to get to the dentist, he was healthy enough to have […]

The Best & Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth

Halloween is here, and we know what that means: drawers, buckets and baskets full of candy!  And your kids are dreamin’ if they think they are keeping it all to themselves. In the days and weeks following Halloween, we know you will increase your candy intake dramatically (as compared to other “normal” times of year).  […]

Aphthous Ulcers (Canker Sores)

If you have never had a mouth ulcer, thank your lucky stars!  They are terribly painful and interfere with eating, speaking, and brushing your teeth.  The most prevalent type of mouth ulcer is an aphthous ulcer, and it is commonly referred to as a canker sore.  Aphthous ulcers are unusual in that, even now in […]

Are Your Hormones Making Your Gums Bleed?

What is hormone-induced gingivitis? Hormone-induced gingivitis is a type of gingivitis that occurs specifically during changes in hormonal levels .  It is a very common condition that we see frequently in our office.  Hormone-induced gingivitis causes a patient to have gums that are swollen, red, tender, and bleed easily.   The tenderness and bleeding often make […]

Do I Really Grind My Teeth?

Some of our patients are surprised when we tell them that we see evidence in their mouths of teeth grinding, or bruxism.  Many people have no idea that they are grinding their teeth.  And what happens very frequently is they come back in six months and say, “You know . . . I think I […]