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Invisalign: An Alternative Approach To Adult Orthodontics

Hello and welcome to the Synergy Dental Center blog! We love that we can offer this online platform for learning more and more about the ins and outs of oral health issues. As you will see, Dr. Porter is deeply committed to providing the very best treatment to our patients, and this is why we always strive to be on the cutting-edge of dentistry. This includes the realm of adult orthodontics. ...

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We Have the Answers to Your Dental Questions

It seems like every week or so we have a few new patients who want to know about our state-of-the-art treatments. We work with every patient to show them just how we can fix their smile and restore their confidence. Being a general and restorative dental office, we do a lot of procedures you will not find at your typical dental office. Over the years, I’ve found that an informed patient is a ...

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Prevent Your Child From Ever Needing Braces

When I was a child, braces were the standard way to treat crooked teeth. As I grew up, I watched fellow classmates get braces. Even today, most of us know someone wearing braces to correct their teeth right now. If you think about braces, you probably imagine clunky brackets and wires, uncomfortable wire changes, or even sores developing in your mouth. The good news is that today orthodontic ...

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Relieve Headaches, Jaw Pain Without Drugs

Do you suffer from chronic headaches or wake up in the morning feeling a terrible pain in your jaw? Or maybe you have pain in your teeth your dentist cannot pinpoint. These are all signs that something is going on with your jaw muscles and bite. At our office, Synergy Dental Center, we can provide relieve for your bite and jaw issues WITHOUT using pain medication. As a general dentist, I have ...

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How Much do You Know About Dental Implants?

I’m a dentist who places and restores dental implants. You’ll hear about dental implants a lot in our office. Or perhaps you’ve done your own research. Whatever the case, it’s my job to make sure you know the best way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are some of the best tools we have in dentistry. Our dental implants are extremely versatile and can be restored with single ...

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Cavity Detection at the Speed of Light

Sometimes, not knowing how to solve a problem is just as frustrating – if not more so – than the problem itself. The hassle and irritation of trying to find solutions, only for those solutions to fail, can drive you up the walls. And all the while, there the problem remains, only growing worse the longer it takes you to find a solution that sticks. In those occasions, I typically have to ...

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Build The Future of Your Smile On Dental Implants

When it comes to things that make patients uncomfortable, the only thing that comes close to the trauma of losing a tooth is knowing that you’re going to lose one. For others, that’s a difference without much distinction: Losing a tooth is losing a tooth, and it doesn’t matter when or how it happens – as in, whether it’s a sudden accident of the result of a long-time-coming case of ...

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Nothing Scary About Root Canals

Reputations are a hard thing to change. First impressions are ground zero for reputations, and once they’ve been made, they can be almost impossible to change. A lot of my patients feel this way about the effect that their smile has on making these kinds of first impressions, whether it’s business or socially related, and I can’t say that I blame them. But today, I want to talk to you ...

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You Can Have Discreet Orthodontic Treatment

Smiling is something most of us just take for granted. The simple act of it is so easy that we don’t think of it any more than we would another similar reflex, like blinking or breathing. Yet if you’ve ever had trouble with either, such as vision problems or asthma, then you know too well what most of us take for granted. The same is true for your smile. If you’ve been dealing with ...

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Secure Smiles For Sporting Season

As a father myself, I know that carting around your little athlete (or athletes, if you’re so blessed) from one game to another isn’t without it’s fair share of headaches, but once you see them on the court or in the field, the pride you’ll feel is more than worth it. Which is why I never let my children play any sport without wearing a custom-fit athletic mouthguard. I know, you’re ...

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