Patient Handouts

Below are several articles that you might find helpful.


Tooth whitening, or tooth bleaching, is the process of lightening the color of your teeth. Whitening is often desirable when teeth become stained over time for a number of reasons, and can be achieved by changing the intrinsic or extrinsic color of the tooth enamel.


A tooth extraction is performed to remove a painful, infected or problematic tooth. Swelling, discomfort and restricted jaw opening are expected, but can be minimized by
the following:


What is a Crown
Crowns provide a natural-looking and durable restoration, providing full coverage to protect
natural teeth.

Cold Sores

Cold Sores are a very common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. The virus may cause painful sores on your lips, gums, tongue, roof of your mouth, and inside your cheeks. It also can cause symptoms such as fever and
muscle aches


Teeth are important at any age and caring for them starts with good habits from the beginning. A child can reach adulthood without suffering from tooth decay and other problems with good oral care and regular dental visits.


What is a Composite Filling
Composite resins (tooth-colored fillings) provide a natural-looking and durable alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings.

Immediate Denture

What is an Immediate Denture
An immediate denture is a complete denture or partial denture inserted on the same day as extraction of natural teeth, allowing you to go home with teeth the same day as extractions.

Immediate Denture Consent

Immediate dentures are a good option for many patients when replacement teeth are needed immediately following extractions.

Night Guard

What is a Night Guard: A Night Guard is a device used to counter the effects of Bruxism. Bruxism is a dental condition that displays through symptoms of teeth clenching or grinding, oftentimes while sleeping.

Oral Surgery Consent

Oral Surgery and Dental Extractions Informed Consent

Prophy (Cleaning)

A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for halting the progression of periodontal disease and gingivitis.

Removable Dentures

A removable complete or partial denture consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gumcolored plastic base, 

Root Canal

Root canal treatment is designed to treat a tooth with an inflamed or infected pulp (nerve and tissue within the tooth). When a root canal is performed, the pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.

Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing, or "deep cleaning", is a common dental procedure to treat moderate to advanced gum disease.