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2014 5th Ave Oroville, CA 95965
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Update: Due to the COVID-19 emergency, and in an effort to assist our emergency services team, we are treating emergency patients only at the hours listed above. As always feel free to call if you have any questions or concerns; we're here to help! Also, don't forget to check out the e-dentistry being offered by Dr. Parrott!

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2014 5th Avenue
Oroville, California
95965


We are located in the mission square shopping center which is adjacent to the DMV Office. Our office is the very last one on the right.

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Brent Parrott, DDS

Dentist and Owner

Dr. Brent E Parrott is the founder and CEO of Paradise and Oroville Gentle Dentistry, where his focus is to positively impact lives by improving the world one smile at time. Dr. Parrott received his dental degree from Creighton University, and continues to pursue training in all aspects of dentistry. Two of his valued mentors are Gordon Christianson and Raymond Bertolotti.

With over 13,000 patients hailing from 5 countries, and 20 US states he has been recognized as the best of the Ridge for 4 years running.

Dr. Parrott has been a guest speaker for Midwestern’s Business Club lunch and learn program, and is an avid dental educator at local elementary schools. He is a member of DOCS (sedation dentistry) and a member of the ADA, and CDA programs. He has donated over $150,000 in free dentistry to Veteran’s, participated in free Dentistry, “Dentistry from the Heart”, donated supplies, talent and training to doctors and patients in the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. He is an avid supporter of many high school and community sports and music programs.

In his youth, Dr. Parrott enjoyed playing basketball, baseball, racquetball, swimming, and the sousaphone. He served a 2 year mission to Spain and uses his fluency in Spanish to serve the Spanish speaking community.

Dr. Parrott is the founder of Assist to Succeed, Butte County, and has donated food and supplies to local homeless shelters. He is an Eagle Scout and continues to serve in his church and community. He and his wife Alexis are the parents of 8 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 grand-puppies.

Gary Sumner, DDS

Associate Dentist

Dr. Gary Sumner has been providing outstanding, gentle dental care since 1998. He is a board-certified oral sedation dentist and a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS).

He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia and continued his education by participating in several courses, including cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy and all aspects of general dentistry.

Dr. Sumner is a member of many prestigious organizations including the CDA, ADA, Butte-Sierra Dental Society, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

In his spare time, he enjoys coaching wrestling, weightlifting, and relishes the beautiful mountains unique to Butte County.

Kieth Stutzenegger, DDS

Associate Dentist

Already an experienced dentist, Dr. Kieth Stutzenegger decided to merge his dental practice with Oroville Gentle Dentistry back in 2013 because of the quality of care we provide to our patients. He has a DDS degree from Brigham Young University and has practiced dentistry in Oroville since 1978.

Dr. Stutzenegger loves the technical and engineering side of dental work, but his real joy is in the interactions it allows him to have while still providing an essential health care service.

In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family; including his and his wife Susan's 20 grandchildren. They enjoy various outdoor activities such as swimming, baseball, golf, or travelling.

Stacy

Financial Coordinator & Insurance Specialist

Stacy is our Financial Coordinator and Insurance Specialist and has been with our team in Paradise and Oroville since 2006. She has completed numerous hours of continuing education in dental office administration and is 5-Star Certified.

Stacy believes Oroville Gentle Dentistry is simply the best dental office in the area because our team is passionate about caring for the people of our community.

In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her family, riding horses, camping, and trying new things.

RyAnn

Office Administrator

RyAnn is our Administrative Team Lead and has been with OGD since 2016. She completed high school in Oroville and has numerous hours of continuing education in dental office administration.

RyAnn believes Oroville Gentle Dentistry is simply the best dental office in the area because our doctors and team always strive for the best patient care.

In her downtime, she enjoys discussing books with her cats and spending time with family and husband. Oh, and she loves to fish.

Alicia

Front Desk

Alicia works at our front desk and has been with OGD since 2019..

Alicia says she loves seeing patients leave feeling much better than they did when they came in. She makes a point of providing the best experience she can for our patients.

In her downtime, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

Chelsie

Administrative Assistant

Chelsie is our new Administrative Assistant and has been with OGD since Fall of 2019. She was born and raised in Oroville and is happy to be a part of this town.

Chelsie loves our professional yet friendly approach to dentistry, making sure our patients leave with a smile!

When she isn't at work she spends her time going quading, decorating, or even just stepping out for a walk with her pets.

Trista

Hygene Team Lead

Trista is our Hygiene Team Lead and has been with Oroville Gentle Dentistry since 2013. She has an Associates in Science from San Joaquin Valley College in Visalia, and an Associates degree in Dental Hygiene.

Trista believes what sets Oroville Gentle Dentistry apart from the rest is our friendly team and excellent patient care! She loves helping people feel better about their smile.

When she is not practicing, she is likely outdoors. She enjoys time with family, and going together every Friday night to their favorite Casa Lupe!

Sarah

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sarah is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with our Paradise and Oroville team since 2015. She has Dental Hygiene degree from Shasta College and a Bachelor of Science in Organization Management from Ashford University’s Forbes School of Business.

Sarah believes what sets Oroville Gentle Dentistry apart from the rest is our amazing team because we provide quality care and genuinely care about our patients. On a day to day basis, there is a sense that we are working towards a vision and we make strides to make our vision a reality.

When she is not practicing, she enjoys spending time with her cat, family, exercising, and sleeping.

Rhonda

Hygienist

Rhonda has been with Oroville Gentle Dentistry since 2014. She received an Associate in Arts degree from San Joaquin Delta College in Natural Sciences, and an Associate in Arts degree in Dental Hygiene from San Joaquin Valley College.

Her passion is making a difference in people’s lives by helping to improve their oral health, which she has been doing since 2000! Rhonda loves working at Oroville Gentle Dentistry because we use the latest technologies and put patients first!

Originally born in Los Angeles, she and her family now make their home locally in Butte County. She is a huge Star Wars nerd and in her spare time, she enjoys cooking, camping, fishing, spending time with family, friends, her dog, husband, and son.

Roxana

Hygienist

Roxana has been with Oroville Gentle Dentistry since 2017. She graduated with Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene, and Associate of Arts in University Studies-Business Administration.

She feels fortunate to be a dental hygienist because it allows her to fulfill inner happiness by making others confident about their oral health and smile. She believes that Oroville Gentle Dentistry offers the best patient care because our team is so passionate about dentistry. We respect the patient's autonomy while still providing them with the best care. We love to make patients feel comfortable and welcomed.

Roxana loves to explore nature, including hiking and traveling to different state parks. It gives her the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Rubi

Registered Dental Assistant

Rubi was born in Oroville, CA and raised in Gridley, CA. She is a graduate from Carrington College with a dental assistant certificate and is excited to be a part of our team of assistants. She is really motivated in learning and growing as a person.

In her free time, she enjoys family, walking, exploring new places, and really enjoys nature and its beauty.

Lexi

Registered Dental Assistant

Lexi is a new addition to our team, starting in Spring, 2020. She grew up in the area and loves how beautiful Butte County is.

She enjoys how easy it is to get to our office, not to mention how friendly and accomodating our staff and dentists are.

In her downtime, she enjoys going on a hike or just spending time with her friends and family.

Brittany

Registered Dental Assistant

Brittany is a registered dental assistant and has been with Oroville Gentle Dentistry since 2014. She was born and raised here in Oroville.

Cosmetic dentistry has always been a passion of hers and we are glad to have her as a member of our team. The best part of the job to her is being able to help you craft your perfect smile.

Outside the office Brittany loves to spend time with her family; whether that means camping, spending time at home, or taking her three kids out to practice.

Emily

Dental Assistant

Emily is one of our newest team members and has already started to make an impact.

Emily says she loves how, from the start of the appointment to the end; our focus is always on the patient. We work together as a team to bring our patients quality dental care, in a professional, but friendly, environment.

Outside the office Emily loves to go for a nice long hike.

Sarah H.

Registered Dental Assistant

Sarah is a registered dental assistant and has been with Oroville Gentle Dentistry since 2012.

Sarah says she loves coming into work; it's like walking into a bubble of positivity every day. She loves the genuine and kind nature of our dentists and says she wouldn't go anywhere else.

In her free time she enjoys fishing and trail riding with her family.

Jenny , DA

Dental Assistant

Jenny is a Dental Assistant and has been with Oroville Gentle Dentistry since 2017. She has lived in Oroville her whole life and wants to stay here forever. She received an Associate of Arts from Butte College.

She loves the team atmosphere at Oroville Gentle Dentistry – all for one and one for all. We work together for the greater good of the patient. Every team member is very engaged!

When she is not in the office she at home with her children or shopping for clothes for them.

Our goal is to provide the finest modern dentistry has to offer; from the treatment from our staff to the technology we use, every step is tailored to make sure you leave smiling!

Everything from general to restorative or cosmetic dental services are all done in-house in order to meet the needs of our patients. We love having you or your family stop by; come say hello!

We never double schedule patients and make every effort to make sure you don't have to spend time waiting around in an office before your procedure.

With the use of tools such as CEREC© we are able to perform many procedures in a single visit, meaning you leave with a beautiful smile the first time.

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If you've been to another dental office and have been told you need a treatment you're not sure of, or wonder if there are other options, give us a call!
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See What Our Customers Have To Say
Autumn D.

Best experience ever. I was so nervous going in because I have had such bad experiences everywhere else. They were so gentle and so kind I will definitely be going back there.
February, 2020
Jeanne M.

I am always treated promptly with courtesy and professionalism. Sarah is an incredible hygienist!
February, 2020
Mark B.

I always have confidence that I will receive top quality care at Oroville Gentle Dentistry. I've been a patient here for many years and wouldn't go anywhere else.
February, 2020
Roger C.

Everyone is very courteous and very helpful
February, 2020
Jacqualyn C.

As you might have heard before, going to the dentist is stressful at best. I was presented with a professional treatment plan and scheduled the procedure before leaving. Overall it was a pleasant experience.
January, 2020
Lois D.

My last visit was for a cleaning. Trista does such a wonderful and painless job. It is almost a pleasure to visit with her.
January, 2020
Vicki P.

The staff at Oroville Gentle Dentistry are always smiling and pleasant, the waiting area is always clean and attractive, and the care I receive ther is excellent.
December, 2019
Douglas B.

Very pleased with Gentle Dentistry's professional services and staff. My latest appointment for teeth cleaning with Ms. Martinez, she is an excellent RDH.
December, 2019
Jason B.

Great place, good people; it was a great first visit.
December, 2019
Klara O.

My hygienist is amazing! So friendly, kind, and really takes her time with my appointment!
November, 2019
Lois J.

Impressed with the state of the art equipment and willingness to help me deal with my broken tooth.
November, 2019
William M.

This dentist has absolutely the best office environment. I have been going there for over 15 years & will continue.
November, 2019
Services We Provide
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Dental Exams

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed at the initial visit. Our exams consist of: Diagnostic X-Rays Essential for detecting decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss as well
as helping us determine tooth and root positioning. Oral Cancer Screening We will check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for signs of oral cancer. Gum Disease Evaluation Then we proceed to check the gums and bones around the teeth
for any signs of periodontal disease. Examination of Tooth Decay All tooth surfaces will be checked for signs of decay. Examination of Existing Restorations We will also check all current fillings, crowns, and other restorations.
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Oral Surgery

We offer a number of different oral surgery procedures in order
to make your visit exactly what you need it to be; a few examples are listed here: Surgical Removals Impacted teeth or other issues can lead
to the tooth needing to be extracted
We provide surgical removals in a comfortable,
pain-free environment. Implants Implants can be great replacements for lost teeth
without having to resort to dentures or bridges.
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Dental Restorations

We use a number of revolutionary tools to help you achieve
the smile you have always wanted. The addition of tools
like CEREC© lets us get many of these restorations done in a single visit. Fillings A tried & true method for repairing damaged teeth. Crowns Crowns are caps placed over a tooth for a number of different reasons.
As with all of our procedures, crowns are done in-house. CEREC© CEREC© is a dental restoration tool that
allows us to produce porcelian crowns, inlays, and dental veneers
in-house in a matter of minutes. This means less visits and more time you can spend
doing what you need to.
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Continuing Care

We offer a number of services to keep your healthy smile.
Our team of dentists & hygenists are here to help you with
any questions you may have during your cleaning. Calculus (tartar) Removal During every cleaning our team removes the buildup of
hardened plaque adhered to the surface of the tooth.
Because this forms both above and below the
gum line it can only be removed with dental instruments. Plaque Removal Additionally hygenists will remove plaque;
a sticky bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease. Teeth Polishing As a finishing touch, the hygenist will remove stains
and plaque that normal brushing doesn't penetrate;
leaving you with a healthy, bright smile.
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Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays are performed to help diagnose, prevent,
and otherwise track conditions as well as detect
hidden abnormalities not otherwise visible.
These help us form an accurate treatment plan for our patients. Dental X-Rays can Reveal
  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Bone loss
  • Both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
  • Decay between teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Poor tooth and root positions
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
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Extractions

We offer a number of different amenities to help make extractions
and other procedures as painless and gentle as possible. Drug-Free Headache Prevention Anxiety-Free Conscious Sedation Nitrous Oxide Treatment General Amenities Pillows, Headphones, etc.
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Teeth Whitening

Also known as bleaching, teeth whitening is a simple,
non-invasive way of enhancing the natural beauty of your smile.
The general process consists of two visits where we do the following: First Visit We take impressions of your teeth. These molds are then used to
produce clear plastic trays for the treatment Second Visit and Beyond At the second visit these trays are given to you to try on.
These trays are then worn either twice a day or overnight over the course
of a few weeks until the desired level of whitening is achieved.
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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a treatment used in order to save a natural tooth
from an infection or decay which has spread to the nerve inside the tooth.
During a root canal a dentist will remove the pulp, nerves,
bacteria, and any decay before proceeding to
replace them with a substitute material
which allows the tooth to fully function. Common Signs a Root Canal Could Be Needed
  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Severe toothache pain
  • Swelling and/or tenderness
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Emergency Appointments

We offer 24 hour emergency care for our patients and their referrals.
If emergency care is needed please contact the office directly. (530) 533-8204
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Children's Dentistry

Children love our wonderful team and are excited to come to visit us again!
Our mission is to provide friendly preventative care and educate children on proper oral hygiene.
Call us today to schedule your children's appointment!
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Invisalign® Orthodontics

Invisalign is a clear alternative to metal braces
intended to give you the treatment
you need without the hastle of traditional braces.
We use digital scans to produce the molds needed for your treatment.

Implants

Implants are used to anchor an artificial tooth to the jawbone,
acting as a replacement to the root seen in natural teeth.
These are a modern approach to missing teeth and can be used
in place of dentures or bridges in people with an adequate
bone density in the region in question.
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Veneers & Cosmetic Recontouring

Veneers Veneers are custom molded porcelain covers bonded to the front of the tooth to create an attractive smile. They are used cosmetically to cover any number of situations including misshapen teeth or even severe discoloration. Recontouring Recontouring is a method by which we remove slight irregularities in your teeth to produce a beautiful, uniform smile.
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Dentures & Partials

A complete or partial denture is a sculpted replacement for missing teeth
and their surrounding tissue. Usually these
replacements last many years,
though touchups or alterations might be required due to normal wear.
Getting dentures with us involves the creation of molds
used to create the actual custom denture piece which fits you.
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Bridges & Bonding

Bridges Bridges are false teeth set in-between two supporting teeth,
creating a "bridge" between the two.
The replacement can be either supported by
your natural teeth or implants. Bonding Bonding is a technique in which a composite
resin is applied directly to the tooth.
This can help to remove imperfections
or to as a solution for stained teeth.
A slew of different amenities and, as always

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Looking for more?

Part of our commitment is to help you gain the knowledge you need to maintain your healthy smile.
Check out the section below for information, links, and anything else we can think of that will help keep you
smiling with confidence!

The Proper Way to Brush
  • 1. Place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle where the gums and teeth meet.
  • 2. Use small circular motions to gently brush the gumline and teeth.
  • 3. Do not scrub or apply too much pressure to the teeth, as this can damage the gums and tooth enamel.
  • 4. Brush every surface of every tooth, cheek-side, tongue-side, and chewing surfaces. Place emphasis on the surfaces of the back teeth
  • 5. Use back and forth strokes to brush chewing surfaces.
  • 6. Brush the tongue to remove fungi, food, and debris.
The Proper Way to Floss
  • 1. Cut a piece of floss to around 18 inches long.
  • 2. Wrap one end of the floss around the middle finger of the left hand and the other end around the middle finger of the right hand until the hands are 2-3 inches apart.
  • 3. Work the floss gently between the teeth toward the gum line.
  • 4. Curve the floss in a U-shape around each individual tooth and carefully slide it beneath the gum line.
  • 5. Carefully move the floss up and down several times to remove interdental plaque and debris.
  • 6. Do not pop the floss in and out between the teeth as this will inflame and cut the gums.
Questions about Fluoride: Does it Help Prevent Cavities?
Fluoridation of drinking water is a major factor responsible for the decline of tooth decay in the second half of the 20th century. Some counties in California are not fluoridated, (Nevada County, Grass Valley, and Nevada City being examples) and fluoride supplements can be prescribed to cavity prone kids. The amount of fluoride does need to be adjusted depending on the weight of the child however. Infants can usually take liquid with 2.5mg Fluoride while small children are usually prescribed 0.5mg chewable supplements. Double that amount (1mg) is uaully prescribed for preteens. After 12 years of age most permanent teeth are developed so most dentists and pediatricians do not prescribe fluoride to teenagers or adults.
Since I live in Nevada County I have always given my children fluoride and they have never had a cavity. Parents must be careful not to give doses meant for larger children to smaller ones however; this can result in white spots on their teeth.
Dr. Gary Sumner, DDS
What is Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease (also known as periodontitis and gum disease) is a common inflammatory condition which affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth, eventually expanding to the jawbone itself. Generally this disease starts out with gingivitis; a bacterial infection of the gum tissue. The toxins present in bacterial infections irritate and inflame the gum tissues, in its advanced stages leading to the destruction of the connective tissue and bone. This can lead to shifting or loose teeth and tooth loss.
Types of Periodontal Disease
Chronic Periodontitis - Inflammation within the supporting tissues causing deep pockets and gum recession. This is the most common form of periodontal disease.
Aggresive Periodontitis - This type usually shows itself in an otherwise healthy individual. It is characterized by rapid loss of gum attachment, chronic bone destruction and famillial aggregation.
Necrotizing Periodontitis - Usually shows itself in individuals already suffering from immune system compromising conditions such as HIV or malnutrition.
Periodontitis caused by systemic disease - Common factors of this condition include respiratory disease, diabetes, or heart disease.
What is the Best Dental Insurance Plan to Have?

What Happens During a Gum Graft?
 Put Simply, a gum graft is when a section of gum tissue, usually from the roof of your mouth, is removed and placed in another area where tissue is deficient. There are many ways to do this and many techniques for preparing the area where the graft will go. The donor site (the roof of your mouth) will heal and fill back in where the tissue was removed.

Does Having Scratch Marks Weaken Teeth?
 The outside of our teeth are made of the hardests substance in the body, enamel, which is also brittle to a point. Craze lines, which often appear like small scratches or lines, typically do not indicate any problem with the teeth. If they continue to become more prominent and become stained it can mean the teeth have become compromised.
 Typically I recommend trying to clean the stain first by having the teeth cleaned professionally, then try whitening to diminish or eliminate the stain.
How Do You Know if a Filling is Infected?
 Fillings themselves can't get infected (they are made of metal, glass, plastic, or some combination of the three) but if a filling has broken or leaked bacteria could invade the underlying tooth and cause carries (dental decay).
 If your filling was placed a while ago and the tooth is just now starting to hurt you, there is a good chance it, or some other part of the tooth has a problem. If the filling was recently placed and the tooth is hurting you, there is a chance it was very deep (near the nerve of the tooth) and the tooth might be able to adjust to it, or it could have been improperly placed resulting in discomfort on the tooth.
 As a dentist we check the tooth to see if it is sensitive to hot or cold or biting or releasing or tapping. If it is we then want to know how long the sensitivity lasts, the sooner it resolves the better. These tests will give you an idea of the severity of the problem but will not help you fix it. Hopefully this gives you information to help you when you visit your dentist next to have it checked out.
How Long Does It Take to Get Your Dentures Replaced?
 Depending on the condition of your existing dentures and the technique used by the dentist, it caan take anywhere from three days to a period of a few months to fabricate the new dentures. In most cases you will never need to be without your existing dentures for more than a few hours during the process.
Which Straightens Your Teeth Better; Invisalign or Traditional Wire Braces?
 There are a few things that cannot be done with Invisalign that can be done with traditional wire braces. It is more a matter of the expertise of the doctor guiding the treatment. With Invisalign the compliance of the patient also comes into play whereas it is easier to clean your teeth as well.
How Do You Get Rid of an Infection in Your Gums?
 There are multiple types of infections that could be called a "gum infection". If the infection is caused by periodontal disease (gum disease) it is the calcified bacterial secretions building up under the gums that is causing the irritation and infection it needs to be removed; usually by a hygienist. if the infection is caused by an infected (dead or dying) tooth, the infection area needs to be treated; either with an antibiotic or root canal therapy. Seeing a dentist to diagnose the cause and properly treat it would be the best solution.
How Long Does Dental Bonding Last on Front Teeth?
 There are many procedures called “bonding”. The procedure most commonly referred to is a tooth-colored filling placed on a front tooth to change its’ shape. In this era almost all fillings are bonded into place and the bonding can easily last for a lifetime. It is the edges (both the interface with the tooth and the tips) of the filling that tend to be the weak area, these sometimes pick up stain or chip off. Frequently if staining occurs it can be “buffed” or polished out, extending the service of the “bonding”. If it actually chips that can also be repaired much of the time.
 I would expect a “bonding” to serve a patient for many years, especially if they have regular dental visits. The repair on my chipped front tooth was done initially when I was 16, had to be redone when I was 35 (I whitened my teeth and it no longer matched, but was still in good shape) and is still in place over 15 years later.
Why does my mouth smell bad?
 Malodor is most likely caused by caries (decay causing bacteria) or gum infection (gingivitis). If you can narrow the location of the bad smell to one specific area or tooth it should enable the dentist to locate it and offer you multiple solutions.
How Long Does Dental Bonding Last on Front Teeth?
 There are many procedures called “bonding”. The procedure most commonly referred to is a tooth-colored filling placed on a front tooth to change its’ shape. In this era almost all fillings are bonded into place and the bonding can easily last for a lifetime. It is the edges (both the interface with the tooth and the tips) of the filling that tend to be the weak area, these sometimes pick up stain or chip off. Frequently if staining occurs it can be “buffed” or polished out, extending the service of the “bonding”. If it actually chips that can also be repaired much of the time.
Do Fixed Retainers Stop Teeth From Moving?
 All retainers are designed to retain or hold teeth where they are. Fixed retainers do the best job since they can't be removed. That said, there are two basic types of fixed retainers: one that is bonded to all the teeth included, and another that is bonded only to the teeth on either end.
Can a Root Canal Change the Shape of Your Face?
 Root canal therapy is treatment that is limited to inside the canal of the root of the tooth. So, unless your face is swollen from the infection causing the need for root canal therapy, root canal therapy's visible effects are limited to the inside of the tooth root and possibly the very top of the tooth.
Can I Drink Ancohol After a Dental Bone Graft?
 After a week or two, consumption of alcohol will most likely not cause any complication. The concerns are more with the sutures and/or membrane protecting the bone graft than the graft itself. I would suggest asking the surgeon caring for you what their guidelines are.
Can Wearing Dentures Cause Receding Gums?
 Poor fitting or poorly designed dentures can accelerate bone and gum loss, while a well designed, well fitting, and well cared for denture can increase the longevity of the bone and overlying gums. Stimulating the gums protected by the denture is one way to slow the recession. This can be done by leaving dentures out while sleeping, brushing the gums when brushing the teeth, and even chewing on a cloth or something similar, without the denture in place, to stimulate and toughen the gums. No matter what steps are taken, some natural recession or diminishing of bone and gums will occur over time so it is important to have the denture relined periodically (every 3-5 years usually).
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