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A Complete Range of Dental Care for Your Entire Family

Physiologic
Dentistry

It takes more than regular cleanings and the occasional filling to achieve strong oral health. And your oral health plays a key role in maintaining the overall health of your entire body. Dr. de Bruin has been trained comprehensively in physiologic dentistry and the treatment of airway disorders using orthodontics, appliances, and restorative techniques to suit everyone’s needs. Click the button below to access our comprehensive documentation about how and why this is his focused approach.

Physiologic-Dentistry

The Effect of Treatment Using Physiologic Dentistry Principles

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Hyperactive muscles affecting airway and causing headaches.

Muscles calm after treatment.
No more headaches!

K7 for TMJ Treatment

Temporal headaches, neck pain or stiffness, and clicking or popping joints are the most common symptoms of TMD. These symptoms can be subjective and differ from person to person. A great tool to be able to evaluate these symptoms is the K7 system. Surface EMG scans and jaw trajectory scans are recorded to evaluate the activity of muscle groups that impact the way our jaws posture and function.

When the muscles are hyperactive and must work hard just to get the teeth to come together, the muscles become overactive and fatigue quickly. These hyperactive muscles can’t rest and recover so they get sore and painful and turn into TMD symptoms like headaches, neck soreness, and jaw pain. This type of TMD scenario can be very consistent with retruded jaws, crowded teeth, and bad bites because the jaws want to come forward but are held back by the teeth and how we bite. Correcting jaw relationships and how we bite can treat TMD symptoms.

The charts above are an example of a patient that had many TMD symptoms including headaches with a compromised airway and retruded jaws. The scan on the left shows the patient lightly bringing the teeth together in the habitual or normal bite. Note the hyperactive muscle activity and how hard these muscles are working just to get the teeth to lightly come together. The scan on the right shows very calm muscles after the jaw relationship was corrected to decompress the jaw joints and let the muscles relax in a new comfortable bite. The TMD symptoms all went away and patient reported no more joint noise and pain and no more headaches and neck pain.

This becomes a very valuable tool to be able to objectively measure where the bite should be in a healthy physiologic position. When Dr. de Bruin treats a patient with TMD, he will use this system to get them out of pain before moving on to any definitive treatment because we need to know where the ideal comfortable jaw position should be before treatment and not guessing where it may be after treatment.

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The Importance of Infection Control in a Dental Office

We take the safety of all our patients very seriously. Without proper sterilization of water lines, it’s possible to spread contaminants, which can be dangerous. Here at de Bruin Dental Center, we have always taken this very seriously. We use A-dec ICX™ and DentaPure™ purification systems to keep our water lines free from possible contaminants.

As we navigate the changing conditions of the ongoing pandemic, we want to assure you we remain committed to the health and safety of our patients and team. Protocols for instrument and surface sterilization as well as social distancing measures and minimized contact remain in place and are adjusted as necessary. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

A Comprehensive Approach to Straighter Teeth

With multiple options, a straighter, healthier smile is possible to achieve in as little as 9 – 15 months! With clear aligners such as Invisalign™, ClearCorrect™, or Bioliner™ Plus, there are no braces, wires, or headgear. And the best part is that no one will know you’re straightening your teeth – because it’s invisible! Clear aligners are easily removable and allow you to eat and drink what you want while in treatment, and brushing and flossing are no problem. Dr. de Bruin also offers Six Month Smiles™, which uses discreet, traditional braces to move the teeth visible in your smile, or Fastbraces™, with special brackets and wires that move the crown and root of the tooth at the same time. These methods provide an aesthetically pleasing smile in just a matter of months. Additionally, the time-tested methods of traditional braces are available to achieve your specific goals.

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Do You Find
Yourself Falling Asleep on the Job?

If you or a loved one find yourself falling asleep during the day, or snoring loudly or having interrupted breathing during sleep, it may be sleep apnea. For those who have been diagnosed with this condition, modern dentistry has new treatment options with oral appliances such as SomnoDent™ or MicrO2™. These have been successful for over 90% of the patients who use them and are an alternative to CPAP machines. Ask us about this treatment and start getting the rest you deserve.

Cosmetic
Dentistry

Crooked teeth, worn teeth, fillings, gaps, chips, cracks, and discolorations – you name it, we can fix it! It’s no secret that our smiles have a huge effect on how others see us and how we feel about ourselves. Many patients tell us that they would love to fix their teeth, but they assume it will take something extreme to make it possible. They are thrilled to find out there are many conservative options for improvement. Ask us about veneers, bonding, crowns, and more. We also offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening, and ask us how you can get Whitening for Life™!

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Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

Oral health can have a far bigger impact on a person’s life than regular cleanings and the occasional filling can address. Many patients who’ve dealt with injury, illness, bite problems, and simple wear and tear can have chronic problems such as tooth grinding, TMJ, periodontitis, crooked or misshapen teeth, and missing teeth. The result can be headaches and migraines, toothaches, chronic bad breath, and an unattractive appearance. But you don’t have to live like that. Dr. de Bruin will present options for a treatment plan to address your issues and achieve a healthy, pain-free, beautiful smile.

Beautiful Dentures for Confident Smiles

If you’re looking for affordable dentures for missing teeth, Dr. de Bruin can design and fit beautiful-looking dentures that don’t slip! He is skilled at fitting the denture so well that you don’t have to worry about the foods you’re eating or that your dentures might shift when you talk.

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Relax Through
Your Care

While we take great pride in being able to deliver painless injections, some patients are naturally anxious at even the thought of a needle. If this sounds like you, we have an offering that may help. One hour before your visit you take a pill that we dispense to you. You reach a level of sedation that allows you to respond to questions but relax through your entire visit. This is also ideal for those who have a busy schedule and want to get all their treatment done in one visit. Another option is nitrous oxide for a lighter level of sedation. We want you to feel comfortably relaxed throughout treatment.

In-House Tooth Extractions

If a tooth is extensively damaged or infected, or if third molars are impacted, extraction is the solution to the problem. We do most extractions in our office, so you will not be inconvenienced with a referral to another office. Our compassionate manner will make you feel comfortable in our care for this treatment.

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The Latest Dental Technology

Cosmetic Imaging

Wouldn’t you like to have a sneak peek at your future smile? Now you can! Cosmetic imaging lets us demonstrate what can be corrected with your teeth and smile before you even begin treatment.

The Cleanest Your Teeth Can Be

Our ultrasonic scaler uses high-frequency vibrations to enable us to remove deposits on your teeth faster than with regular scaling instruments. Your teeth have never felt so clean!

The Isolite™ Dental Isolation System

This multi-function unit’s most important feature is suction that removes droplets and aerosols from the air during treatment. Additionally, its flexible mouthpiece provides an increased level of dental isolation and includes a light for improved illumination of the inside of your mouth.

Introducing Laser Dentistry

The Gemini™ diode laser is FDA-approved and delivers an exciting means to alleviate discomfort during dental procedures. Less-invasive methods equate to better-quality results and speedier healing.

Oral DNA Testing

We employ oral DNA testing to determine any genetic predisposition our patients may have toward inflammatory gum infections. Testing also allows us to determine the types of bacteria in the mouth so the patient can be treated more effectively.

The Risks and Realities of Oral Cancer

One American dies every hour from oral cancer, but early detection means a 90% cure rate. We are pleased to provide highly effective oral cancer screenings using VELscope™ and Vizilite™ FDA-approved oral cancer screening systems. This could literally save your life!

Dentistry Without Drills or Needles?

One of the most spectacular advances in recent dentistry is called air abrasion. Instead of a conventional drill, this device aims a stream of tiny particles and air at the area of decay and gently mists it away! For many procedures, it’s goodbye needles, goodbye drill!

Laser Scanner Finds Cavities Years Earlier

The laser scanner can find small cavities years earlier, when they can be removed and repaired with a small invisible bonded filling.

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays provide clearer and more accurate pictures of what’s going on inside a patient’s mouth. We can also view your entire mouth in one shot, including the upper and lower jaws, with panoramic digital images.

Intra-Oral Camera

This miniature video camera displays a closeup picture of the inside of your mouth. You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine.

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Digital-X-Rays

The Latest Dental Technology

Cleanest-Teeth

Cosmetic Imaging

Wouldn’t you like to have a sneak peek at your future smile? Now you can! Cosmetic imaging lets us demonstrate what can be corrected with your teeth and smile before you even begin treatment.

The Cleanest Your Teeth Can Be

Our ultrasonic scaler uses high-frequency vibrations to enable us to remove deposits on your teeth faster than with regular scaling instruments. Your teeth have never felt so clean!

Isolite

The Isolite™ Dental Isolation System

This multi-function unit’s most important feature is suction that removes droplets and aerosols from the air during treatment. Additionally, its flexible mouthpiece provides an increased level of dental isolation and includes a light for improved illumination of the inside of your mouth.

Oral-DNA-Testing

Introducing Laser Dentistry

The Gemini™ diode laser is FDA-approved and delivers an exciting means to alleviate discomfort during dental procedures. Less-invasive methods equate to better-quality results and speedier healing.

Oral DNA Testing

We employ oral DNA testing to determine any genetic predisposition our patients may have toward inflammatory gum infections. Testing also allows us to determine the types of bacteria in the mouth so the patient can be treated more effectively.

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The Risks and Realities of Oral Cancer

One American dies every hour from oral cancer, but early detection means a 90% cure rate. We are pleased to provide highly effective oral cancer screenings using VELscope™ and Vizilite™ FDA-approved oral cancer screening systems. This could literally save your life!

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Laser Scanner Finds Cavities Years Earlier

The laser scanner can find small cavities years earlier, when they can be removed and repaired with a small invisible bonded filling.

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays provide clearer and more accurate pictures of what’s going on inside a patient’s mouth. We can also view your entire mouth in one shot, including the upper and lower jaws, with panoramic digital images.

Digital-X-Rays

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays provide clearer and more accurate pictures of what’s going on inside a patient’s mouth. We can also view your entire mouth in one shot, including the upper and lower jaws, with panoramic digital images.

Intra-Oral Camera

This miniature video camera displays a closeup picture of the inside of your mouth. You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine.

We look forward to treating your entire family! Call (775) 826-1838 or click below.

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