Posts Tagged ‘Teeth’

Periodontal Disease

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

The toughest thing we deal with in a dental office on a regular basis is periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is usually slow progressing and overtime leads to loss of bone that supports the teeth. The signs of periodontal disease are subtle and generally not painful until the later stages. Why is periodontal disease so difficult […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Our Dental Office

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Our dental office would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Enjoy the fresh snow and be safe this wonderful time of year!

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Dental Office Elf on a Shelf

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Hermes our Elf on a Shelf is up to mischief this time of year. Happy Holidays from Dr. Shearman’s Office 3310 Monroe Ave Butte MT 59701 (406)494-1316

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Dental Office Improvement

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Our office has been hard at work updating our lab. Over the last couple of weeks we have been painting, replacing countertops, replacing sinks, making shelves, and reorganizing.

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Tooth Colored vs Silver Fillings

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

What are the different types of filling materials? Well there are two major types of fillings that are typically done composite and amalgam. Composite fillings come in multiple different shades to best match the tooth or teeth they are being used on. Composite filling are often referred to as tooth colored fillings. Amalgam fillings have […]

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When to save a tooth, when its time to say goodbye.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Chewing on your favorite sandwich and all of a sudden “Crunch” a part of your tooth breaks off. Now what? Well time to visit the dentist and find out what it will take to keep or save your tooth So when should you save a tooth and when should you say adios? As a dentist […]

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Dental Sealants

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Sealants prevent cavities from forming in the grooves of teeth which is one of the main areas cavities start. The best time for sealants is when the teeth first erupt.¬†Children’s Dental Care Step 1. When a sealant is performed on a tooth we start by isolating the tooth.¬†   Step 2. Once the tooth is […]

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Periodontal Disease

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Periodontal disease is a silent disease in dentistry that often does not present with pain until it is very late. Usually slowly over time bone is lost around teeth, this progressive bone loss is called periodontal disease. What causes periodontal disease? Certain types of bacteria in the mouth will cause periodontal disease. Habits such as […]

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Dental Emergencies and What To Do

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Dental emergencies can be very uncomfortable and painful but even worse some can be life threatening. Dealing with the head and neck it is important to seek care immediately when a problem arises. The biggest risk of a dental problem is swelling. Whether from a broken tooth or periodontal disease swelling of the face can […]

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Partial Dentures

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Partial dentures have been used in dentistry for centuries. With recent advancements in materials there are more options now than there have ever been. The benefits of a partial denture are the ability to replace multiple missing teeth, easy to clean, and partial dentures are the most affordable way to replace missing teeth. The process […]

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