Cosmetic Treatments

Dental care extends far beyond improving your oral health; it can also enhance the appearance of your smile. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sean Ky, uses a unique combination of science and artistry to redesign your smile through safe, gentle treatments.

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Reasons For a Toothache (When it’s Not a Cavity)

Teeth can be fickle. No matter how careful you are about brushing and flossing your teeth morning and night, it’s almost undeniable that at some point you’re going experience some pain from a toothache. Usually a cavity is to blame, but that’s sometimes not what’s going on. Here are some several possible causes of toothaches that…

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Are Dental Implants Better Than Natural Teeth?

Here’s a question we get quite often: Are dental implants better than our natural teeth? Though surprising, in many ways the answer is yes. Generally speaking, we always want to save natural teeth that have become damaged. There are circumstances, however, when removing the infected tooth and replacing it with an implant may be the…

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Study Shows Sedation Dentistry Not Safe For Children

The dental practice of Sean Ky, DDS does NOT practice sedation dentistry for many reasons. Among them are the hidden dangers of using drugs to relax or “knock out” a patient prior to a procedure. Evidence of this appears in a report out of the UK which cites that sedation dentistry is responsible for at least 31 child…

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Don’t Let Embarrassing Teeth Keep You From Seeing a Dentist

It’s common for people to develop dental fears and anxiety from traumatic experiences. But did you know… some of those fears also have something to do with potential judgement and shame? If you’re embarrassed by what your teeth look like, don’t avoid dentist! Coming into see Dr. Ky just may be the best thing you’ll…

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Are Cavities Hereditary?

Sometimes no matter how regularly you brush and floss your teeth or visit the dentist — some people are just prone to cavities. But why? Does family history make you more prone to cavities? Or is oral hygiene really the only factor? Research shows that may be it’s a little of both. The Genetic Link…

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CDC Issues Warning to Parents About Kids’ Toothpaste Use

Pushing toothpaste onto a toothbrush is a mindless action that many of us don’t pay attention to. For adults, it’s usually okay not to be mindful of how much toothpaste you’re using. But, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the story is much different for children. Earlier this month, the CDC issued…

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FAQ: What’s the Main Cause of Morning Breath?

We’ve all been there. You wake up in the morning, roll out of bed, give your partner a morning kiss — and bam! You’re blasted by morning breath. No one is immune to it. All of us wake up with it at some point or another. In fact,  no amount of brushing, flossing, or mouthwash…

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FAQ: Are Bleeding Gums Normal After a Checkup?

We encourage all of our patients to book checkups and dental hygiene cleanings every 6-months. But, some patients express concern when their gums bleed a little after a routine checkup. Is this bleeding normal? Well, it depends. It’s absolutely normal for gums to bleed for a day or two following a hygiene cleaning. It’s also…

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8 Common Myths About Dental Implants That Scare Off Patients

Let’s face it — we know that not everyone is exactly thrilled to go to the dentist. Anxiety and apprehension about dental visits is common — but this is mainly due to misconceptions about how some dental treatments work. This is especially true for patients who are missing teeth. They know they need dental care,…

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Warning! 5 Signs You May Have Gum Disease

As you age, you become increasingly at risk for developing gum disease.  But even among young and middle-age adults, gum disease is a primary cause of tooth loss. So, are you at risk? Gum disease (known as periodontal disease) has serious consequences for your dental health. It’s a chronic condition that can proceed quickly in different…

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