Treatment Options


It is important to treat bruxism or grinding of the teeth enamel early on to prevent damage to your enamel and or jaw joints and restore harmony to your mouth. A common and effective treatment of stopping the damage caused by bruxism is the use of a night guard. A night guard is a custom fitted mouth guard that fits over your top or bottom teeth and protects them from the damage caused by grinding. Bruxism can cause flattened or worn down teeth, chipped teeth, loose teeth, damage to your jaw joint and pain.

Dental Bite Guards

Dental bite guards can be used to treat a variety of conditions including teeth grinding, temporal mandibular joint problems (TMJ), Sleep apnea, snoring. Dental appliances help to preserve your enamel, prevent pain in your muscles and jaw joints.

Gentle Ultrasonic Cleanings

If you have built up tartar, heavy stains on your teeth, or periodontal disease, Dr. Thomas & Dr. Effie may recommend an ultrasonic cleaning. During this gentle cleaning procedure, ultrasonic vibrations remove plaque build up from your teeth and the area below your gums. Many patients say that their teeth feel cleaner than ever before.


If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. An implant is a new tooth made of steel and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth.

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Teeth Whitening

Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours.

Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and regular dental cleanings. However, if you decide you would like to go beyond regular care to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your options.

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The goal of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) treatment is to alleviate tension and pain in the joint by restoring ideal balance between the teeth, joints and muscles. This can be achieved in many fashions and is based on your needs and individual situation.

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A veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct teeth that are stained, discolored, badly shaped, chipped, or crooked. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth.

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