Cedar Hills

Invisalign®

Why does Cedar Hills Dental Care utilize Invisalign? It is really quite simple: Invisalign is the World’s Leader in Clear Aligners who have transformed over 7 million smiles, including 1.4 million teens. The Invisalign® difference – A modern, fully digitized experience to help you get the smile you want, the way you want. The World’s largest user of …

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Antibiotic Treatment

Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that usually leads to severe inflammation and tooth loss if left untreated.  Antibiotic treatments are used in combination with scaling and root planing, curettage, surgery, or as a stand-alone treatment to help reduce bacteria before and/or after many common periodontal procedures. Antibiotic treatments at Cedar Hills Dental Care come in …

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Bruxism

Bruxism refers to an oral parafunctional activity that occurs in most humans at some point in their adult lives.   Grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw are the two main characteristics of this condition, which can occur during the day or overnight. Bruxism is one of the most common known sleep disorders and …

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Children’s Dentistry

When Should Children Have Their First Dental Visit?   The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) suggests that parents should make an initial “well-baby” appointment with a pediatric dentist approximately six months after the emergence of the first tooth, or no later than the child’s first birthday. Although this may seem surprisingly early, the incidence …

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Composite Fillings

A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc.  The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.  You and Dr. …

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Cracked Tooth

Cracked and fractured teeth are very common dental problems. As people retain their natural teeth longer (due to advances in dental technology and preventative practices), the likelihood of cracked teeth greatly increases. There are many reasons why your teeth may crack, for example, biting on hard objects, trauma, grinding and clenching of teeth. All of …

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Dental Bonding

Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that allows Dr. Chin and team to reshape or repair your smile using composite resin. Cosmetic bonding is particularly ideal if you’re insecure about the appearance of your smile or want an affordable alternative to invasive and more costly procedures such as orthodontics or veneers. With bonding, chipped or uneven …

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Dental Exam & Dental Cleaning

Dental Exam A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by Dr. Chris Chin at your initial dental visit.  At regular check-up exams, our dentist and hygienist will perform the following: Examination of diagnostic X-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.  X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions. Oral cancer screening: Check …

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Dental X-Rays

Dental radiographs (X-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam.  Dr. Chris Chin and her dental team use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan.  Without X-rays, problem areas may go undetected. Dental X-rays may reveal: Abscesses …

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