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Education

Dental care is a complex and intricate science. Few patients fully understand the nature of this profession. Dentists do not sell fillings, veneers or crowns. They provide a service. The only real thing a dentist has to sell is his or her time, skill, and judgment and that varies considerably among practitioners.

Dentistry is a demanding and rapidly changing profession that takes many years to learn and the good part of a lifetime to master. It involves a sophisticated understanding of biological, chemical, and physical sciences. Artistic abilities are also essential in providing aesthetic and natural appearing restorations.

Emergency Dental Care
There are also some simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to your teeth, lips, cheek and tongue. These include wearing a mouth guard when participating in rough, high-contact sports or recreational activities. You should also avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, which can all crack teeth. Whenever cutting tape, use scissors rather than your teeth.
Your Mouth and Teeth
As dentists, we are supposed to help you care for you mouth as well as your teeth. Have you ever stopped to think of the things we need our mouths for? It is a vital part of our bodies, yet we take our mouths for granted.
Cracked Tooth?
Think you may have a cracked tooth in Santa Rosa? If you feel a sharp pain when you bite down, have to avoid certain foods, or chew only on one side of your mouth, a cracked tooth may be the problem. Crack teeth are often cold sensitive. Over time the pain on chewing usually occurs more often and becomes more severe over time. The most lower and most back tooth is the most likely to crack.
Sensitive Teeth
Do you suffer from sensitive teeth in Santa Rosa? Dr. Harry Albers and his team will assess the causes of your dental sensitivity so they can prescribe the most effective treatment.
Missing a tooth?
Are you missing a tooth in Santa Rosa? Losing a single tooth is a cosmetic problem as well as a functional one. A missing tooth can be unsightly, and make you self-conscious about talking and smiling. missing toothIt can also impede your ability to chew and speak clearly. What’s more, if a missing tooth isn’t replaced, it can change the alignment of your other teeth, causing them to shift towards the vacant space.
Bad Breath
Do you suffer from bad breath in Santa Rosa? Also known as halitosis, bad breath is an unpleasant condition that can cause embarrassment and negatively impact your social life. What’s more, some people with bad breath may not realize they have a problem unless someone tells them. If you’re concerned about bad breath, make an appointment to see us. We can help identify the cause and, if it’s due to an oral condition, develop a treatment plan to help eliminate it.
Dry Mouth
Do you suffer from dry mouth in Santa Rosa? Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, results from an inadequate flow of saliva, and is a symptom rather than a specific disorder. Adequate salivary flow lubricates oral tissues, cleanses the mouth and begins the digestive process as foods are chewed. When salivary flow is reduced, harmful organisms grow in the mouth.
Tooth Grinding
Do you suffer from tooth grinding in Santa Rosa? Technically known as bruxism, the habitual or involuntary grinding and clenching of your teeth abrades teeth and may cause facial pain. People who grind and clench their teeth are called bruxers, and are often unaware they have the condition. This may be because they are clenching or grinding during their sleep, or simply because they don’t notice the habit.
Sleep Apnea
Do you suffer from sleep apnea in Santa Rosa? Dr. Harry Albers and his team have extensive experience treating patients with this chronic condition that disrupts your sleep. Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.
Sleep Dentistry
Sleep dentistry, or sedation dentistry, is a dental solution designed for patients who dread going to the dentist. Many people feel afraid or uncomfortable when they are placed in vulnerable positions like the dental chair, and may experience dental anxiety as a result. Sleep dentistry is an option for patients who fear dental procedures, fear needles, have difficulty with their gag reflex, have very sensitive teeth, or have difficulty becoming numb from oral injections.

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