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General dentistry encompasses a broad range of services offered by many dentists. Methods and materials used vary from provider to provider. Patients will enjoy dental visits and be more inclined to maintain regular appointments by choosing a provider with whom they are comfortable. Knowing the priorities of a dental provider in delivering care will allow a patient to choose a provider that lines up closely with their own ideals. Dr. Silvano Senn and the Whole Health Dentistry staff is committed to holistic dentistry, provided with care to contribute to the oral and overall health of the individual. They are also concerned with the impact of their practice methods on the environment, and consciously consider this when formulating treatments.
Dr. Senn has been practicing dentistry since 1981, and treating area patients in his Sebastopol, CA, office since 2005. We are respected in the community for our voluntary contributions, and by the physicians and alternative medicine health professionals that we work with to assure our patients a complete health experience. Dental health affects the entire body, and all facets of general dentistry should enhance the patient’s overall wellbeing.
General Dentistry Related VideoVideo Transcript
Fact or myth? If you have a cavity, you will know it. Myth, Mild tooth decay has no symptoms. Sensitivity begins to occur when the tooth decay is already causing damage to the nerve. Today’s dentistry prevents tooth decay with sealants and other conservative methods. Fact or myth? Sugar is the prime cause of cavities. A fact and also a myth. Acid is the main trigger in producing the bacteria that causes cavities. The bacteria is then fueled by the consumption of carbohydrates. Sugar is a trigger in cavities, but carbs as a whole are the main cause. Fact or myth? Cavities are the prime reason for root canals. Myth. Root canals are a result of nerve damage. And untreated cavity could lead to nerve damage, but root canals are on set by number of different factors. Facts on myth? Brushing and flossing are the best way to prevent cavities. Fact. Fact or myth? Expensive toothpastes are always better than cheaper ones. Myth. Different toothpastes are better for different teeth in situations. Sometimes moderately priced toothpaste can be more effective. Ask the dentist about what might be best for your teeth. And always look for the ADA seal of approval. Fact or myth? If a tooth is white, it must be healthy. Myth. Under the surface there may be cavities, problems with the root or other abnormalities. Fact or Myth? Teeth whitening is harmful because it damages enamel. Myth. There are many modern teeth whitening processes that have minimal harmful effects. Teeth whitening isn’t for every mouth or person though. Consult the dentist before you proceed with whitening treatments. Fact or myth? Dentists should be feared. Myth. With today’s advancements in technology and safety practices there is nothing to worry about. Procedures are as quick and painless as ever. Fact or myth? You should visit your dentists at least twice a year. FACT.
- Fillings (non-metallic, mercury-free)
- Night guards
- Mouth guards
- Crowns (non-metallic)
- Partial dentures
- Full dentures
- Cosmetic bonding
- Oral Surgery
- Root canals
- Gum Treatments
- Cancer Screening
- VELscope advanced cancer screening
- Snoring/Sleep Apnea