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Dental Technology – Dr Priscilla Shih , a general, family & cosmetic dentist, offers dentistry with cleanings, teeth whitening and implants.

Holistic Dentistry – A Whole Body Approach to Oral Health

True or false: the human body is made of many unique parts that work together and affect each other. True. True or false: dentists only treat oral health and do not consider other parts of the body. False.     

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Dental Inlays & Onlays

Bite. Crack. Ouch! A cracked or broken tooth is a real problem. Unlike other bones in your body, a tooth will not heal itself and you need to take care of it immediately. Depending on how bad the damage is

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Dental Crowns 101

Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what a crown is—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life—they do everything from begin your digestion to make a great first impression—and you deserve

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Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth (and your life) by the time you are finally mature and supposedly “wise” wisdom teeth are simply molars in the far back of your mouth. Whether or not these molars

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Cosmetic Dentistry – A Beautiful Smile is a Powerful Thing

There is a law of nature that “function follows form.” It’s a saying that means that how something looks actually determines how it works. For example, you may own many screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes (form) to loosen all

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Oxygen Therapy – A Breath of Fresh Air

Your West Salem dentist, Dr. Priscilla Shih at Waterloo Heights Dental Center knows that no two patients are alike. Everyone deserves a personalized approach to oral health, but what is something no patient (or even human) can live without? Air—or more specifically,

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Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile!

Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone in West Salem should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked,

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Six Month Smiles – Treatment for a Lifetime of Smiles

Nobody wants to wear braces for several years. If you didn’t get them during adolescence, then it’s probably not high on your list of things to do as an adult. And yet, crooked teeth and displeasing smiles don’t go away

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The Importance of Dental X-Rays

The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and many more. Yet, when

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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

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