About Dr. Mike

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In Office Teeth Whitening (Philips Zoom)

What is bleaching or teeth whitening?

Over time, yellow or brown staining can occur with your teeth. Dr. Mike uses teeth whitening to correct this discoloration by removing the stains.
What causes this staining of the teeth?
Tooth enamel can be discolored or stained by aging, medications, coffee, tea, colas or cigarettes.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening is very effective and it can last for years, though ... more

Dental Implants

What is the success rate?
From 1975 to 2004, Implant success ranged between 90% to 100% according to a clinical study.
How long is the treatment period?
The treatment takes about one month from consultation up to the first surgery and another 2~3 months until the periodontal bones and implant are fixed firmly and the prosthesis is mounted. The period could be extended to 6~9 months depending on ... more

6 Month Smile

Are you one of the millions of adults in need of adult braces who are unhappy, self-conscious or even embarrassed of your smile?

Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk.  They feel stuck because they do not want to wear adult metal braces for years or they are concerned that other corrective teeth straightening procedures could be too ... more

Get Rid of Bad Breath and Improve Your Life

You Don’t Have to Live with Bad Breath
Bad Breath (or halitosis) affects nearly 60 million people in America alone. Causes range from gingivitis and periodontal disease to lesser known instigators such as diet, acid-reflux disease, diabetes, and dry-mouth. There are a wide range of treatments to mask bad breath, but not many that treat the symptoms that cause it. At DDS Dental, Dr. Mike and ... more

End of year

Most dental insurance benefits disappear end of the year. Why not use what you have since many plans offer exam and x rays for 100% coverage (free). Some plans are also incentive plans where you have to use it at least once a year to have coverage go up by 10% every year. Many Boeing plans are this way. ... more


Me, Dr Mike, being one of the most talkative dentist around trying to get to know my patients through various conversations. This helps me to diagnose dental problems also. Mom of three kids came to the office and told me that her middle child gets diagnosed with cavities every dental visit. Although they all brushed and ate same food only one child was having this ... more

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