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Bad Breath? Learn About the Causes (and Solutions) From a Dentist!

October 7, 2018

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A woman covering her mouth with both handsFew personal problems are more embarrassing than bad breath – but everyone experiences it at some time or another. In fact, Americans spend around 10 billion dollars each year on breath-freshening products, which is no surprise when you consider how bad breath can affect your overall confidence. Often referred to by a dentist as halitosis, this common problem can rear its head at the worst times, including first dates, job interviews and meetings at work. But what causes it – and what can you do about it? Keep reading to find out!


Tips from a Dentist in Petaluma for Avoiding Gum Disease

September 20, 2018

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Person with healthy smileBrushing, flossing and seeing your dentist in Petaluma is important for preventing tooth and gum disease. But, for those who are already suffering from these conditions, laser therapy is an effective way to treat the symptoms and promote lasting recovery.


Are Porcelain Veneers the Best Option for Me? Your Dentist Weighs in

August 14, 2018

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woman brown hair beautiful smileA recent study shows that of the people surveyed, three-fourths said they valued the way a person’s teeth look more than the type of job he or she has, or the brand of car driven. That means that the aesthetics of your smile could either be opening doors for you or causing them to close. One of the cosmetic treatments for smile imperfections is the porcelain veneers procedure. Before committing to it, though, it’s important to have the right advice. Learn why as you read on.


What You Need to Know About Modern Root Canal Therapy

July 22, 2018

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Woman receiving oral surgery

Dental treatment with expander. Modern technology

Living in Petaluma allows residents to enjoy picturesque natural beauty while savoring simple luxuries like a good glass of wine. But the sweet taste of your favorite vintage may leave you with a sour expression if you’re suffering from tooth pain. Fortunately, modern dental medicine offers a number of ways to restore your wellbeing, including root canal therapy. Let’s take a closer view of this effective, often misunderstood approach.


Need a Confidence Boost? Your Cosmetic Dentist in Petaluma Can Help

June 4, 2018

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A woman smiling.Do you sigh every time you look in the mirror and brush your teeth? Do cosmetic chips and cracks prevent you from smiling during family photos? Is your confidence taking a hit because you’re afraid to smile when making a first impression? Even if our teeth are healthy, sometimes they just need a small boost to make them look the way we feel inside.

With help from your cosmetic dentist in Petaluma, you can make that happen.


Your Dentist Is Petaluma’s Choice Six Years in a Row!

May 11, 2018

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Man giving thumbs up at dentist officeWe’ve got some excellent news for patients of Petaluma Smiles. 2018 is the sixth year running that your trusted dentist has won the Petaluma People’s Choice award! Like always, we are very proud of this accomplishment and supremely thankful to have your continued support. We know Dr. Koenitzer couldn’t do it without our loyal patients — and we also believe that he continues to be the favorite thanks to his focus on excellent preventive care. Keep reading to find out why your Petaluma dentist emphasizes stopping problems before they start!


Get the Facts About Porcelain Veneers in Petaluma

January 19, 2018

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smiling young manPorcelain veneers can give you the gorgeous, magnetic smile that you’ve always wanted. This cosmetic treatment has helped countless people, celebrities and normal folks alike, to enjoy the confidence that can only come with a set of perfect pearly whites. You might wonder, though, if there is any fine print that goes along with veneers. Exactly what problems can they fix, and are they durable enough to stand up to everyday life?


Your Dentist in Petaluma Breaks Down the Wonders of CEREC Technology

December 18, 2017

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A block of ceramic inside a CEREC milling machine.If you’ve never heard of CEREC technology before, you’ve probably been really surprised at how quickly your dentist was able to create your replacement tooth all in one visit. That’s just one of the many benefits your dentist in Petaluma will mention the next time you need a new tooth.

Furthermore, your dentist will explain how the tooth is made, the materials that go into it, and how long these restorations can last. Your dentist understands the importance of keeping patients like you informed, so keep reading to do so!


CEREC & the Dental Lab – What Patients Need to Know

November 24, 2017

Dentist's assisstant operating CEREC Milling machineDo you know the importance of a dentist having a good relationship with their lab? Most patients don’t, but these relationships will dramatically impact the quality of your dental care – and the amount of time it takes to repair your smile. Many dentists have started to use CEREC in-office dental restoration systems that allow them to design, craft, and repair smiles with restorations during a single visit without the need for a lab. Many patients are concerned that this could damage the relationship their dentist has with the lab and make treatment plans fall to the end of the lab’s long to do list. This may not be the case. Keep reading to find out more about CEREC and how these systems affect your dentist’s relationship with the dental lab.

A Dentist in Petaluma Says To Ask About Orthodontics First

October 20, 2017

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braces flossing womanThere are countless patients that wish to straighten their smile but need a professional’s help choosing the best option for them. Thankfully, your dentist in Petaluma is here to help you!

For the most part, every patient wants to straighten their teeth quickly and discreetly. If that’s you, Invisalign could be the best orthodontic treatment for your smile. But if you have a more complex case of crooked teeth, traditional braces could be better for you to receive the long lasting results that you truly desire.

If you’re unsure about which orthodontic treatment fits your dental issues, this post is for you!


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