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How Safe Are Silver Fillings?

Silver Fillings There have been some concerns recently about the safety of silver fillings. Some people have been so alarmed they actually thought about having all their silver (amalgam) fillings removed and replaced with the newer option of composite resin! We sat down with Dr. Martin and asked him “Are silver fillings safe?” FDA Found Silver Fillings Are Safe Silver fillings have been used for 150 years. The concern about their safety was due to the mercury in silver alloy fillings. However based on studies done in 2009, the Food and Drug Administration announced silver alloy fillings are safe and … Continue reading

Tooth Extraction – It’s Not as Difficult as You Think

Tooth Extraction – It’s Not as Difficult as You Think If you say that trying to make someone do something was like pulling teeth, you mean it was very difficult and they did not want to do it: But that phrase was coined in 1855 when pulling a tooth was done without any kind of sedation and literally with a pair of plyers! However, a tooth extraction these days, especially when done by Drs. Martin and Taylor, is so much easier, less painful and not nearly as dramatic! What is the Most Common Reason For Tooth Extraction? One of the most … Continue reading

So What’s the Deal with Six Month Smiles?

While many teens lament over having to wear braces, many adults really wish they had braces put on as a teen. So many adults with crooked front teeth are tired of covering their mouth when they smile or laugh and have found their overlapping teeth tough to keep clean. But lucky for them, there is a new cosmetic braces solution for adults to straighten their teeth in a very short time span!  Six Month Smiles® is a clear braces system designed to straighten teeth in about 6 months. Six Month Smiles® are effective, safe and affordable. What are Six Month Smiles Braces? Six Month Smiles® is a … Continue reading

What are Dental Sealants and Who Should Get Them?

Good dental hygiene truly can prevent a multitude of problems. One of the most remarkable and simple types of prevention are dental sealants. What Are Dental Sealants? Dental sealants (also termed pit and fissure sealants, or simply fissure sealants) are a thin plastic coating that is painted on to the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Sealants have been around for a long time, but like most things they have improved dramatically. Modern dental sealants are generally resin or glass ionomer based. Hybrid materials, such as polyacid modified resin, are between these two categories.  Once applied, the sealant can protect the teeth from bacteria and … Continue reading

Can Periodontitis Be Deadly?

Can Periodontitis Be Deadly? Last December, after a brief stay in a Chicago hospital, Scott died. He was 41 years old. The doctors identified the cause of his death as a bacterial infection of the heart which they believed stemmed from untreated periodontal disease. The same bacteria found in his heart was found in the inflamed tissue of his gums. Scott had some lifestyle, and possibly some congenital, issues that weakened his heart, but doctors believe his early death was totally avoidable. Although Scott was not his patient, we discussed this sad case with Dr. Taylor. Periodontitis is Alarmingly Prevalent … Continue reading

Changing Lives – One Smile at a Time – Dr. Martin discusses the free smile makeover services he provided to a deserving patient

Dr Martin works on a patient Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. Will Taylor have each provided free complete smile makeover services to two lucky patients recently. We were interested to learn how this came about and what motivates these two exceptional doctors to provide superior dental service to the winners of their Free Smile Makeover. We sat down with Dr. Jeff Martin, founder of Martin Taylor Dentistry, and asked him about it. How did you and Dr. Taylor come up with the idea to do these smile makeovers? We were brainstorming ways we could serve our community. We decided to … Continue reading

Full Smile Makeover is a Life Changing Event for Amber Patterson – Part Two

The above photo of Amber’s mouth shows what it looked like before Dr. Taylor started any work. Amber was missing quite a few posterior teeth and had serious tooth decay and infection which needed to be addressed. It has been amazing to witness someone’s life change right before our eyes. Amber Patterson learned back in November of 2016 that she had been selected from over 80 applicants to receive a full smile makeover, absolutely free of charge, from Martin Taylor Dentistry. Let’s listen in as Amber talks about her experience. Amber, tell us a little about yourself. I’m 35 and … Continue reading

Complete Smile Makeover: A Life Changing Event for Amber Patterson – Part One

Dr Taylor talking about a complete smile makeover Can you remember something that truly changed your life for the better? For Amber Patterson, that event occurred when she found out she had won a free and complete smile makeover from Martin Taylor Dentistry. We talked to both Amber and Dr. Will Taylor, the dentist providing Amber’s makeover. First let’s hear what Dr.Taylor had to say about his visits with Amber. Then watch for the follow up story when we sat down and chatted with Amber. With over 80 applicants for the complete smile makeover, what types of things were considered in … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Dental Questions Part 2

Dental Q & A with Dr. Martin and Dr. Taylor Part 2 Recognized as two of the nation’s top dentists, Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. Will Taylor are frequently asked dental questions. We sat down with the doctors and asked them to share some of the most common or interesting questions they’ve been asked and of course their answers! I’m an adult but my teeth feel loose. What does that mean? There can be multiple causes, but most often it is a sign of severe gum disease. Dr. Martin suggests the patient should see a dentist as soon as possible to get a checkup … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Dental Questions Part 1

Dental Q & A with Dr. Martin and Dr. Taylor Recognized as two of the nation’s top dentists, Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. Will Taylor are frequently asked dental questions. We sat down with the doctors and asked them to share some of the most common or interesting questions they’ve been asked and, of course, their answers! What are the dangers of oral piercings? Dr. Martin says wearing jewelry on the tongue or anywhere in the mouth or lips can cause a person to chip, crack or even break their teeth, especially if the jewelry worn is metal. Often this happens when someone … Continue reading