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12/06/2016
By: Erin P.
North Shore Family Dental Care
My daughter is 18months old and today was her first dental appointment. We were seen within five minutes of walking through the door. The waiting room area was neat, clean, and organized. Dr. DeCoursey was extremely friendly and exhibited the kind of bedside manner any patient would want. I never felt rushed, and was encouraged to ask as many questions as I wanted. I was given thoughtful and educated answers. Dr. DeCoursey was very patient when it came to examining my rambunctious toddler, and he made every effort to make her experience as comfortable and as pleasant as he could. Highly recommend!
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01/04/2017
By: Geoff F.
North Shore Family Dental Care
Absolutely wonderful experience, the staff was very informative about what dental work needed to be fixed and my procedure was done in a very professional and timely manner. I will continue to come here if the service and work is done as well as it was my first visit, which I have no doubt it will!
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07/29/2015
By: Robert H.
Stroope, Brandon R, DDS
it was very nice to be treated as royalty here with dr. stroope and his co-workers, very nice friendly and courteous- a big breath of ffresh air these days! thanks guys! I would recommend yall to anybody! thanks my teeth look great and fit and feel great. Robert hughes
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12/21/2016
By: Blakely R.
North Shore Family Dental Care
Honestly, one of the most pleasant experiences I've had while getting my teeth cleaned. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I appreciated Dr. DeCoursey's explanation of my plan of care and couldn't be more pleased with the service. A+
02/10/2014
By: jasminee688
Bannerman Family Dentistry: Drew Bannerman DDS
I've always been treated with professionalism and respect. The staff gives the office a family feel. I have always been greeted by happy, smiling faces. By far, the best office to be a patient in!
10/12/2012
By: ddemanager21
Bannerman Family Dentistry: Drew Bannerman DDS
Dr. Bannerman and his staff are the most efficient, knowledgeable, and kindest of dental staff I have ever used. I would and have recommended him to many of my friends. He is a joy to be around!
07/01/2014
By: simyy151
Bannerman Family Dentistry: Drew Bannerman DDS
I really enjoy talking with Dr. Bannerman and his assistants. They are all kind, caring, professional and friendly. Luv' em! I will continue to refer friends and co-workers.
07/08/2014
By: anilaa530
Bannerman Family Dentistry: Drew Bannerman DDS
I love this office and Dr. Bannerman. The staff if wonderful and always make sure I am comfortable. They are helping me keep my teeth in great shape. Thank you.
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10/25/2016
By: Jamie F.
North Shore Family Dental Care
They work so well trying to make sure all my kiddos can be seen at the same time so we don't have to make separate trips. Great staff would recommend to anyone
01/03/2013
By: clarkk657
Bannerman Family Dentistry: Drew Bannerman DDS
I love Dr. Bannerman. Everyone is always so great! Always courteous, respectful and professional. I will continue to see Dr. B as long as he is in business.
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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