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Six Weeks of Hidden Braces Six Weeks of Hidden Braces

The teeth are straight, orthodontics are complete. Hidden Braces Wearing hidden braces can straighten your teeth in just a few weeks. This case was just 6 weeks from placement to removal. Most cases take a little longer to complete, six to ten weeks. This type of... 

Tooth Decay: what does a cavity look like? Tooth Decay: what does a cavity look like?

Your dentist just said, “You have a small cavity on your tooth.” Most patients, after swearing a bit, wonder what that looks like. Below is a short primer on what a cavity or tooth decay looks like when its small. The red arrows point to two different types... 

My Teeth Hurt My Teeth Hurt

What do you do when your teeth hurt? See your dentist, asap. This patient was in a lot of pain, eight on a scale to 10. Teeth numbers 12 and 13 showed gross decay, a temporary filling in 12, and just a hole going into 13. Temporary filling on #12. Decay and missing tooth... 

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Featured Testimonials

Kid quote of the week Kid quote of the week

The only photo I have of Zachary. A patient’s mom sent an email the other day with a quote from her six year old, Zachary. At the... 

Dennis shares his view of our practice. Dennis shares his view of our practice.

Please take a moment to watch a video with Dennis. He’s seen us for quite awhile. Soon it will be time for another generation to join our... 

a “thanks” before vacation a “thanks” before vacation

“I’ve never laughed through a dentist appointment before.” "My visit to your office was so pleasant" ... 

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Before & After Photos

Six Weeks of Hidden Braces Six Weeks of Hidden Braces

The teeth are straight, orthodontics are complete. Hidden Braces Wearing hidden braces can straighten your... 

Tooth Decay: what does a cavity look like? Tooth Decay: what does a cavity look like?

Your dentist just said, “You have a small cavity on your tooth.” Most patients, after swearing a bit,... 

Dental Case of the Week: One Front Tooth Dental Case of the Week: One Front Tooth

Symmetry is so, so important to beauty. Without it a smile is just OFF! Replacing one front tooth is a nightmare... 

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Dental Health Tips & Advice

A Great Public Service Announcement A Great Public Service Announcement

Dentistry Raps: Give your message a modern twist. It’s just fun. Here’s the link, just in case the YouTube doesn’t load. http://youtu.be/5ugQLL65BKc  Read more... (289 words, estimated 1:09 mins reading time) Doug Larson, DDS 42 West Campbell... 

Using “Energy Drinks?” Watch out! Using “Energy Drinks?” Watch out!

Energy drinks are gaining popularity, they provide a quick boost for consumers.  Should you be using them? Aside from health risks from increase blood pressure and heart rate dental risks are also becoming apparent. An article in The Academy of General Dentistry, examined... 

Silver Fillings: Why replace them? Silver Fillings: Why replace them?

You know you have several silver fillings in your mouth. Should they be replaced?  Or, are your silver fillings ok? Below is a visual tutorial of a silver filling being replaced. The arrow points to a missing piece of tooth.  Read more... (581 words, 6... 

Twins at the Dentist Twins at the Dentist

Recently a set of twins came into the office for their first offical visit. The plan was clean their teeth, polish, apply fluoride, and complete a comprehesive examination. But when they arrived at the office the fear of the unknown was  to much for either to just get... 

Air Abrasion: What makes it GREAT! Air Abrasion: What makes it GREAT!

Air-abrasion uses a micro sandblaster to remove decay from teeth. Please listen to Dawn explain it’s advantages. var flashvars = {};flashvars.height=250;flashvars.width=434;flashvars.file="rtmp://fmedia.attainresponse.com/video";flashvars.image="http://apps.attainresponse.com/tmb_wm/mail@douglarsondds-com/1313605106568.jpg";flashvars.id="mail@douglarsondds-com/1313605106568";flashvars.autostart="true";flashvars.shownavigation=true;flashvars.repeat=false;flashvars.allowFullScreen=true;var... 

Blue Cross Insurance Blue Cross Insurance

Blue Cross Insurance – Today’s winner of bizarre Dental Insurance coverage . . . A cautionary tale, about the insurance maize. Insurance companies want your money. They want the premiums and interest from those funds. Their business model is NOT, how can we serve the... 

Implants from Mexico Implants from Mexico

Post #2 Post #1 Implant Dentistry from Mexico This is the second post about an implant case from Mexico. Dental implants need to be parallel to the existing teeth, to each other, and perpendicular to the occlusal forces. Take a cursory look at the current case. What... 

Save Money; Dentistry From Mexico Save Money; Dentistry From Mexico

The ad reads: Save your Money, Dentistry from Mexico is very inexpensive. What do you get for your dollar in Mexico? A local resident chose to go to Mexico and “save a bunch of money” on his dentistry.  Sadly, it’s never quite that simple.  It will take... 

Fluoride Concentrations Change Fluoride Concentrations Change

To maintain the benefits of preventing tooth decay while preventing excessive exposure to fluoride the US dept of health and Human Services has proposed to replace the recommended range of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water to the lower number of 0.7 milligrams.... 

Celebration: End of the Year Celebration: End of the Year

We celebrated the end of the year with a party. There’s nothing like champagne, appetizers, and a wonderful crew to celebrate the end of one year and the start of the next. Pop! Cheers to all! Smoked Salmon, creme freche, capers. Puff pastry... 

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