LANAP: Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure

LANAP stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. This procedure is a highly effective and minimally invasive surgical therapy used to treat severe periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults within the United States. Periodontal disease (better known as gum disease) starts off as plaque, an opaque film … Read more

Comprehensive Family Dentistry

In the past decade, the popularity of pediatric dentists has risen dramatically. Pediatric dentists promote themselves as the perfect dentists for children because they have fun dental offices, kid-sized chairs, etc. However, what many people do not know is that family dental practices are well equipped to serve children just as well. Family & Cosmetic … Read more

Orthodontic Services

Even when happy, many people resist smiling and showing their teeth. When laughing, they may over their mouths with their hands or turn their heads away from the crowd. Crooked teeth are often a cause of embarrassment. It seems that the standard in beauty requires perfectly straight, white teeth — but very few people have … Read more

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is the study and management of diseases of the teeth, gums and supporting bone structures. Tooth restorations are the various ways that a dentist can replace or restore missing teeth or missing parts of the tooth structure. At Family & Cosmetic Dental Care, Dr. Mitul Patel provides a wide variety of advanced restorative … Read more

Tooth Extractions

As a child, losing a tooth was a monumental event — the excitement of having a hole in the mouth along with the excitement of the tooth fairy was exciting for everyone. However, losing a tooth as an adult and going through tooth extractions is not an exciting event. Adult teeth are meant to be … Read more

Sealants Keep The Cavities Away!

Dental sealants can be a very important detail in keeping the teeth free of cavities and decay-causing bacteria. Sealants are plastic coatings placed on the permanent back teeth (the molars and premolars) to help protect them from decay. Many people associate dental sealants with children and adolescents, however dental sealants are available for adult patients … Read more

TMJ: Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

TMJ is an easy way to say Temporomandibular joint disorder. TMJ stems from problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that are used in chewing and moving the jaw. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge joint that connects the mandible to the temporal bone of the skull. If you place your fingers … Read more

Dental Inlays and Onlays Extend The Life of Your Tooth

Dental Inlays and Onlays are restorative methods used to repair the back teeth with mild to moderate decay, or are used for cracked teeth that are not sufficiently damaged enough to need a crown. There are benefits to Inlays and Onlays in comparison to metal fillings. They are incredibly durable, made from composite resin that … Read more

Teeth Extractions Are Necessary

Teeth extractions can be necessary for a number of different reasons in people of all ages. Children may need to have a baby tooth pulled in order to make room for the permanent tooth to come through. Wisdom teeth may need to be extracted in teens and adults. And some people may need to have … Read more

Mouth Guards Protect Your Teeth

Mouth guards are devices placed in the mouth used to cover teeth. They are used in sporting activities to prevent dental injuries, and they are commonly worn at night to prevent injury from teeth grinding. While there are mouth guards that are available from local sporting goods stores, dentists highly recommend custom fitted mouth guards … Read more

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