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A Couple Things About That Toothbrush of Yours

Toothbrushes are so non-descript. They do their job and then are hidden away in a drawer or hung on a rack until called upon once again to fight the endless battle with plaque. They can be overlooked. But your toothbrush is your first line of defense in the fight against decay. And because Dr. Miller […]


If Your Body Should be Contoured, What About Your Gums?

After your eyes, your smile is generally the second thing most people notice when meeting a person for the first time. While healthy, white teeth are a necessity, how they are framed by the gums is equally important. If your gums are positioned too low or too high on your teeth, you have an option […]


Veneers — They’re Not Just for Ikea

Most people are familiar with veneers in furniture production. The production can use lesser quality wood underneath, placing a thin veneer of high quality wood over the top. The same can be done with your teeth by Dr. Miller. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded onto the front of the teeth […]


What Do You Really Know About Fluoride?

You think you know fluoride, eh? Beyond its inclusion on virtually every toothpaste and mouthwash, what else do you know about this compound of the element fluorine? If you’re a boomer, you probably first started hearing about fluoride when you were a little kid in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. This was the time fluoride […]


Bone Preservation After Extraction

Many people need to have a tooth extracted, whether it has so much decay that it can’t be saved , whether it’s from a sports injury, or a variety of other reasons. The extraction is usually pretty straightforward and easy for the patient. The problems come when the extracted tooth is not replaced, preferably with […]


Like Aretha, Show Your Teeth a Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Most people take the health of their teeth for granted: they rarely floss, brush haphazardly, open bottles with them, chew ice, and don’t even schedule regular cleanings and checkups. Most people pay far more attention to their car oil change appointments. Where’s the love? Where’s the respect? But if you take care of your teeth, […]


Say No to Snoring and Sleep Apnea

If that person snoring night after night next to you is making you contemplate divorce or homicide at 3:12 a.m. every night, it may be time to have your snorer visit Dr. Miller. In addition to our wide assortment of dental procedures, Dr. Miller also helps people overcome their snoring and sleep apnea issues. Sawing […]


Gingivitis Beyond the Listerine Commercials

Gingivitis is an ad copywriter’s dream. It sounds ominous, formidable. And no one really knows what it is. So, if you say your product cures it, voila, you have sales. Can you say Listerine? Beyond the commercials, let’s get down to what gingivitis really is and what you need to do about it. What is […]


The Tooth You Save May Just Be Your Own — Root Canals

Everyone hates to hear certain phrases: “Your mother-in-law is going to move in with us.” “Our flight will be a little bit delayed.” “The boss wants to see you, in private.” Or “You need to have a root canal.” Instantly people conjure up images of the scene from Marathon Man where the evil Nazi doctor […]


You’re Feeling Very Sleeeeeeeeeepy — Sedation Dentistry

Despite living in the Pacific Northwest where we are all supposedly laid back, some people have serious anxiety attacks when it comes to visiting the dentist. And this doesn’t only apply to hour-long procedures, but to anything as simple as a routine cleaning. Maybe they watched Marathon Man one too many times in their youth […]