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Brown spots on teeth near gums

Brown spots on teeth near gums

Brown spots on teeth near gums? What are the brown spots? Brown spots on teeth near gums is something we hear from some potential patients. So what are they? Browns spots on teeth near gums can be one of several things. The most common thing that these brown spots end up being is decay. The […]

Dental anxiety

dental anxiety

How the dental office can help with dental anxiety Dental anxiety is arguably the number one cause people do not come to the dental office. Anything the office can do to help with this anxiety will help both the patient and the dentist. How can staff help with dental anxiety? The first step is empathy […]

How to find a good dentist

Dr. Bauers family and the pediatric dentist

Tips on how to find a good dentist Below is the text we have on a moving away page we give to patients that are leaving the area for good. Usually this is given to retired individuals that are moving away, but anyway can use these tips to help find a good dentist. Finding a […]

Radiolucency on pano

dentigerous cyst

What is that radiolucency on your pano? Radiolucency on pano? What is it? I’m going to slowly update with more interesting finds. We also have a post with radio-opaque lesions on a pano with much of the same information. A radiolucency found on pano is a regular finding in dentistry. So what is the radiolucency […]

Bad dental work

tooth

Filling not even close to where it should be When composite is placed on the tops of teeth where it should not be it will interfere with the bite. This will cause symptoms similar to the symptoms of someone needing a root canal. It needs to be adjusted back to where it belongs.

Boxer mouth guard

boxer mouth guard

Creating a boxer mouth guard or MMA fighter mouth guard Boxer mouth guard and MMA mouth guard fabrication is different than a typical mouth guard that we create. How is a MMA mouth guard or boxer mouth guard different than a traditional mouth guard? Boxers and MMA mouth guards and are totally different than the […]

Internal bleaching

internal bleaching

Interested in internal bleaching after a root canal? Internal bleaching or internal whitening is a procedure your dentist does to whiten a dark tooth after doing a root canal. The root canal may have been years ago or may be done at the same time as the bleaching. To see more images of before and […]

Diabetic screening dental code

Dr. Bauers family and the pediatric dentist

What is the diabetic screening dental code? Diabetic screening dental code is D0411. It is new for 2018. Diabetic screening dental code use. We do not have an HbA1c monitor in the office but are considering getting one. From what I have read some plans pay for this but most do not. The cost is […]

Enameloplasty dental code

enameloplasty before and after

What is the enameloplasty code? What is the cost? Before and after? Enameloplasty code refers to the ADA dental code we use for removal of tooth structure without replacement. The dental code is in the D9971 and we most often use it for minor cosmetic corrections. Other common names for the enameloplasty code D9971? The […]