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Periodontal Disease & Treatments

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria in plaque.  Without proper oral hygiene, the bacteria can create cavities in the teeth, gum inflammation and irritation that lead to gingivitis.  Mild Gum Disease When gum disease is mild, you may notice the following symptoms:  Your dentist can treat mild periodontal disease or…

Dental Veneers: What are they?

What are veneers? Veneers are durable, wafer-thin porcelain or ceramic shells designed to look just like your own teeth.  Each long-lasting veneer is shaped to match the size, shape, and color of your teeth.  Once tailored to your teeth specifications, they are placed on top of your natural teeth (they do not replace your natural…

Dental Imaging: 3D and Digital X-ray

At Miro Dental Centers, we are delighted to use proven, cutting-edge technology, including  innovative 3D and digital panoramic X-ray imaging.  Using these imaging technologies allow our dental team members to quickly and easily view superior, detailed images of your teeth and gums.  Viewing an accurate and panoramic picture of your oral health helps us diagnose…

Dental Implants: Facts and Stats

Archeological digs have uncovered rudimentary dental implants, tooth-like pieces of bamboo, shells, and even metal lodged in human jawbones dating back to 2000 BC.  Dental implants have evolved considerably over time, culminating in the 1950s with the discovery that incorporating titanium allows the dental implants to naturally fuse with bone.  Fast forward to today, where…

Urgent Dental Care When You Lose a Tooth

As our children grow, they become more agile and physical.  By the time they are 12- 24 months old, they are experimenting with running, jumping, and throwing.  Fast forward a few years and they will be running at full speed, tackling and wrestling each other for fun.  Sometimes the experimenting in earlier years and the…

Importance of Dental Implants

What is a dental implant? A dental implant is an excellent, innovative technique used to replace a missing tooth.  Dental implants allow us to replace a missing tooth with a customized, biocompatible artificial tooth that looks, feels, and functions like your natural tooth.  We place the artificial tooth with a synthetic tooth root anchor system…

Why You Need Regular Dental Visits

Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day is one of the most important steps in maintaining excellent oral health.  But did you know that you may be putting your oral health at risk if you forego regular dental visits? The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends dental visits every six months or as…

Transforming Your Smile with Veneers

Over the last few decades, rapidly changing technology has brought numerous oral health innovations to the field of dentistry.  One of these dental innovations that Miro Dental Center frequently uses with patients is called “veneers.” Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain or ceramic shells designed to look just like your own teeth.  Each veneer is carefully shaped…

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Root Canals 101

You may know a friend or relative who needed a root canal…but do you really know what a root canal is?  Read on to learn the basics of what an endodontic root canal procedure involves, who performs these procedures, and if you need one. How do I know if I need a root canal? If…

Periodontics – What You Should Know

What is a Periodontist? A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating periodontal disease as well as performing cosmetic periodontal procedures such as dental implants.  Periodontists treat severe gum disease with several treatments including oral surgical procedures such as scaling and root planning to clean the surface of the root.   How…