Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, and Dental Implants: The Facts

There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Discovery Dental talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. Marissa Miller knows that folks in Shelby like to be informed, so think of this as your personal guide to things that might end up in your mouth. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call! Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures, Oh My! […]

2017-07-06T18:56:19+00:00Dental Services|

Red vs. White Wine – Teeth Whitening Assassins!

A Bottle of Red or a Bottle of White? According to Billy Joel, “it all depends on your appetite.” If you are enjoying a juicy steak, a bottle of pinot noir or cabernet might be just the ticket. On the other hand, you should probably reach for a sauvignon blanc if you’ve got a plate of tilapia with butter sauce in front of you. But which wine pairs best with teeth? We’ve all heard that red wine will cause stained teeth, but Dr. Miller would like to set the record straight, so Shelby residents can make informed choices. New research [...]

2014-04-13T09:24:37+00:00Dental Services|

Clear Braces – A New Option for a New Smile!

It’s no secret that regular old braces carry a certain stigma. The brackets, wires, and small, colored bands are clunky and painful, and most people shudder at the thought of having to get them. However, the dentistry of today is very different and Dr. Miller has options for you, like clear braces, that are less-invasive, nearly invisible, more comfortable, and take much less time. If you have ever dreamed about having a nicer smile, now is the time to visit Discovery Dental and find out about the wonderful ways we can help build your confidence with a beautiful smile. [...]

Broken, Loose Teeth: What to Do

Have you or any of your family members injured a tooth these past few months? Maybe you got a little overzealous with some corn on the cob, maybe your daughter tripped during a game of tag and chipped her tooth, or maybe your mother chipped her tooth on a walnut, we can help fix these broken and loose teeth! Discovery Dental wants to restore your chipped, cracked, broken, or loose tooth to as much of its previous health and appearance as we can, so we’ve given you some tips for how to take care of the situation until you can [...]

2014-01-13T09:05:36+00:00Dental Services|

Bruxism: Why am I Grinding my Teeth?

There is a good chance you have heard Dr. Miller or someone else at Discovery Dental mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our Shelby, OH patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and bruxism go hand in hand, and we are going to tell you exactly what that means and how it affects your health. […]

Stress & Teeth Grinding

Sarah G… / Foter / CC BYWhen people get stressed, they often say that they are “clenching” their jaw. But did you ever think about what it means to actually do this? What effects it might have on your overall health? During your visit with Dr. Miller, you might hear him mention bruxism and the wear it causes on your teeth. So what exactly is bruxism? Bruxism is a condition that usually involves people grinding their teeth and clenching their jaws. While most Shelby, OH residents do this at some point in their daily lives, when it becomes a regular [...]

Get Your Smile Back with Dental Implants

Don’t let dentures or gaps in your teeth take away your confidence! Talk to Dr. Miller about dental implants and get started on a path to reclaiming your smile! Discovery Dental offers the best dental implant technology available and we love to help our Shelby, OH patients regain their confidence with a beautiful, healthy mouth. […]

Forget About Traditional Braces

It’s no secret that regular old braces carry a certain stigma. The brackets, wires, and small, colored bands are clunky and painful, and most people shudder at the thought of having to get them. However, the dentistry of today is very different and Dr. Miller has options for you that are less-invasive, nearly invisible, more comfortable, and take much less time. If you have ever dreamed about having a nicer smile, now is the time to visit Discovery Dental and find out about the wonderful ways we can help build your confidence with a beautiful smile. […]

Can Amalgam Fillings Harm My Health?

Joanna Bourne / Foter.com / CC BYBy: Alison Aldridge Amalgam fillings have been a popular choice for repairing decayed teeth for decades, but over the past few years they have come in for a lot of criticism due to the fact that the amalgam contains a low amount of liquid mercury. The concern is that a small amount of mercury vapor may be released during chewing, and also when the amalgam filling is placed or removed. There have been a lot of studies into the levels involved, and the general consensus seems to be that they are insignificant. FDA Says [...]