Online Dental Education Library

Dr. Hart and his staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available.

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Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Dental Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Teeth Whitening,  Tooth whitening procedures offer patients with stained, discolored, or dull teeth an opportunity to have a whiter, brighter smile...

Tooth Staining and Discoloration 101 - Options for Brightening Your Smile
...Discoloration of individual teeth may be indicative of tooth decay, or teeth that have had root canal treatment and have literally lost their vitality tend to darken over time...

Saving a Diseased Primary Tooth Could Benefit Future Oral Health
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Root Canal Treatment for Children’s Teeth...

Does Root Canal Treatment Last Forever?
Perhaps you’ve been told that you need to have root canal treatment in order to save one or more of your teeth...

Kelly Clarkson Gets to the Root of the Problem
... First of all, root canal treatment is done to save a tooth that might otherwise be lost to an infection deep inside it...

LeAnn Rimes Dental Drama: Emergency Root Canal
...And remember, root canal treatment doesn't cause tooth pain — it relieves it! If you have any concerns about tooth pain, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Severe Dental Injuries May Require Endodontic Treatment
...A mature, permanent tooth with pulp damage, for example, may require a root canal treatment...

A Root Canal Treatment may be Your Best Chance to Save a Tooth
...But whatever your preconceptions about it may be, the fact is root canal treatments don’t cause pain — they alleviate it...

Survey Says: They'd Rather Have a Root Canal
...If this takes you by surprise, then let us bring you up to date on root canal treatment today...

Common Types of Tooth Injuries and How to Treat Them
...If the damage has injured or exposed the inner pulp, a root canal treatment might be in order to prevent infection and reduce pain...

Treating a Baby Tooth with Inner Decay can be Complicated - but Still Necessary
...While this closely resembles a traditional root canal treatment, we must use sealant material that can be absorbed by the body...

Determining the Right Whitening Approach is Key to Brightening a Dull Smile
...Poor development of enamel or dentin (the main sources of natural tooth color), tooth decay, root canal treatments or trauma are also common causes of intrinsic discoloration...

Dental Porcelain is a Great Option for Creating a Natural Appearance
...They’re also useful as a protective cover for teeth that have undergone root canal treatment...

How Long Will Root Canal Treatment Last?
Root canal treatment can be an effective life preserver for a heavily decayed tooth...

There's Still Hope for a Re-Infected Tooth After Root Canal Treatment
Most first-time root canal treatments achieve their purpose in saving an internally decayed tooth and extending its life to match those of the patient’s non-decayed teeth...

Do you need Simple Tooth Removal or Surgery? It Depends on a few Factors
...If the roots themselves are unhealthy and brittle from previous injury or a root canal treatment, they can fracture into smaller pieces during removal...

Get an Early Start Treating Root Resorption Before it's Too Late
...If ECR has spread toward the pulp, the tooth's inner nerve center, we may also need to perform a root canal treatment...

Restore a Flawed Tooth in as Little as One Visit with Composite Resin
...Teeth that have become worn, fractured or have undergone a root canal treatment are best treated with a porcelain restoration such as a veneer or crown...

Even if a Root Canal Won't Work, This Procedure Could Save your Tooth
A root canal treatment is a highly effective way to save a deeply decayed tooth...

Look at Your Options for Saving a Tooth First Before Replacing it
...A root canal treatment removes the infection from the pulp and root canals and replaces the space with a filling...

Why it's Worth the Effort to Save a Problem Baby Tooth
...If decay, for example, has advanced deep within the tooth pulp, we may perform a modified root canal treatment to remove the diseased tissue and seal the remaining pulp from further infection...

(Don't) Break It Like Beckham
... But if the damage exposes the soft inner pulp of the tooth, root canal treatment will be needed to save the tooth...

The Long Term Benefits of Dental Implants
... When to Get Dental Implants A patient who has a decayed tooth that can’t be saved with a root canal treatment is the perfect candidate for a dental implant...

Stopping Tooth Decay Could Require Root Canal Treatment
...If the decay has spread into the bone, a root canal treatment is usually your best option...

Dental Injury Is Just a Temporary Setback for Basketball Star Kevin Love
...The condition of tooth’s pulp (soft inner tissue) must also be closely monitored; if it becomes infected, root canal treatment may be needed to preserve the tooth...

What Happens in a Root Canal Treatment and How it Can Save Your Tooth
...But we can stop this advanced decay in its tracks with a procedure called a root canal treatment...

Not all Dental Crowns Share the Same Quality of Life-Likeness
...Crowns are artificial caps that cover an entire visible tooth, often used for heavily decayed or damaged teeth or as added protection after a root canal treatment...