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By: Nathan H.
Smiles 4 Kids
Our daughter would not even get in the chair of our local adult dentist. Smiles for Kids was recommended by our dentist as an alternative. The staff were very friendly and know how to talk to the kids about the dental procedures. The conscious sedation medicine was perfect for our 7 year old. Soon she was staring at the TV screen and following the Dentist's instructions to open and close her mouth. She had 3 crowns and one filling done along with a cleaning. (She came to us form another country and needed a lot of "catch up" work on her teeth) She did all this with no discomfort or complaint at all. Especially for major dental work, this is the way to go so they are not traumatized to go for follow up routine checkups. We are very happy with our experience and best of all our Daughter barely remembers anything from her time in the chair.
By: shawneemcbride
Durango Family Dentistry
Dr. Whitman just extracted all 4 of my wisdom teeth and did 5 fillings. My appointment overall could not have gone any better! Him and his staff were extremely comforting and friendly- completely easing my anxiety! The entire appointment was barely one hour long. Very quick, painless and professional. Dr. Whitman has flawless technique and a great sense of humor. Him and his assistant worked so good together. I would refer everyone to Durango Family Dentistry!!
Tips & Advices
  • If a tooth decays and the nerves or pulp (soft internal tissue which helps teeth develop) become inflamed or infected
  • If a tooth is cracked or broken and nerves are exposed
This generally depends on any specific issues you wish to address with your teeth. There are toothpastes designed to whiten teeth, fight cavities, decrease sensitivity, prevent bad breath, resist gingivitis, and those specific to children (with lower fluoride content). There are also toothpastes that offer “complete” protection by combining aspects of many of the above toothpastes.
It’s recommended to get a professional cleaning at least two times per year.
  • Desensitizing toothpaste numbs the nerves in the teeth that can cause discomfort.
  • Mouth guard can protect against grinding teeth during sleep.
  • Fluoride treatment can be applied by dentists to sensitive areas to numb teeth and strengthen enamel.
  • Root canal can treat problems in a tooth’s core.
  • Surgical gum graft where a piece of gum tissue is removed from a section of the mouth to cover an exposed root.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future

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