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Oct 15

Why do you say that is it a myth that losing teeth is a natural part of the aging process? Losing teeth is not really a part of the aging process. I tell my patients they were born with two sets of teeth, the second set being called permanent for a specific reason. They’re meant […]

Oct 10

What is your prevention program essential for overall health and well being? We now recognize many important connections between oral health and systemic health. If improving and maintaining oral health can ultimately improve overall health, that’s exciting. As a matter of fact, if a healthy mouth could lead to a healthier patient, then medical costs […]

Oct 07

Why Is Your Practice Called “Gentle Dentistry”? I call my practice Gentle Dentistry for a specific reason. You hear people all the time saying they hate going to the dentist, and I think a large part of that is due to the fear of pain. I promise my patients I will not hurt them. When […]

Sep 23

Can you please explain some of the high-tech, digital devices you use in your office? We use a lot of high-tech, digital devices in our office, and the ones I find most valuable are the ones in diagnosis, aiding me in diagnoses. Digital X-rays, for example, are X-rays that we take with sensors instead of […]

Sep 01

How do you use bonding to make esthetic improvements in a tooth? Bonding is a technique where we apply tooth-colored material to a tooth and bond it in place. I consider this a cosmetic option for teeth that have spaces between their teeth, when I want to change the contour of a tooth or chipped […]

Aug 31

Dr. Rasmussen explains the different options for veneers and when they are indicated… Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain we apply to the outer surface of the tooth to give it a natural, but improved look, as well as strengthen the tooth. These are successful options in patients that are looking to improve color, […]

Aug 19

Dr. Rasmussen explains why implants are a great option at any age! I tell my patients that they can be a dental implant candidate at any age. Actually, age is not a deterrent for dental implants. If you can undergo a basic, routine dental procedure, then you are a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants […]

Aug 11

Dr. Rasmussen talks about different financial options at Gentle Dentistry We do everything in our power to make dentistry financially feasible for our patients to get the work done that they need to have done. We have found that it’s not always the total cost of the treatment that’s the barrier, if we can break […]

Aug 05

Dr. Rasmussen answers the question ……If patients are interested in dentures, what are their options? Dentures are appliances that replace missing teeth. Unlike natural teeth or implants, they’re not affixed to bone, so they are removable. A full denture replaces the full arch of teeth, whereas a partial denture replaces a few missing teeth. We […]

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