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Announcing our NEW location in Kalispell!

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Announcing our NEW location to serve your laser dental needs!

1874 US Hwy 93 N (at the corner of 93 and Meridian Rd.)

Kalispell, MT 59901

Phone- 406-730-1010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Colonna receives Award from the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry!

On August 5th, 2012, Dr. Colonna was awarded the “Inventor of the Year”for the invention of the PIPS™ technology, that uses laser photons, to clean and completely remove biofilm from root canal systems by the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry (WCMID). Dr. Colonna is honored, but would like to share this award with Dr. Enrico DiVito of the Arizona Center for Laser Dentistry, who together, discovered and patented this process with their entire research team! This is Dr. Colonna’s second honor from the WCMID. His first, in 2003, was for “Clinician of the Year”! Congratulations to both Drs.!

The Importance of Regular Dental Care for your Child

Regular dental checkups for children is real important. Dr. Dave and I have had to treat many patients like this, in the hospital, and it’s easily avoided! At our practice we can detect the activity of the bacteria that cause tooth decay, and treat the child/family, via a medical model of treatment. We can prevent these things if caught early. We recommend you bring your children in as early as 18 months old, so we can monitor their growth, and teach them good habits to care for their teeth.

 

 

 

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Does your dog or cat run away when you try to kiss them?
Laser Periodontal Treatment

Have you ever had anyone tell you that you have bad breath? Does your dog or cat run away when you try to kiss them? Do your gums bleed when you brush them, or even while eating food? Has it been a while since you last visited the dentist to have your teeth cleaned and examined? Do you have diabetes, heart disease, or an autoimmune disease? Do you smoke? Have you been treated for cancer, with radiation or chemotherapy? Are you on medications, like high blood pressure medications that cause you to have a “dry mouth”? These are just some of the many questions that one can have asked of them to imply, you might have an oral bacterial infection!

Periodontal disease, or Gum Disease, is a bacterial infection of the gums. Often, the bacteria can destroy the bone surrounding the teeth as well, making the teeth loose. What most patients don’t realize, is that gum disease is the most common cause of adult tooth loss and not dental decay! In addition, its relationship to Cardiovascular Disease has been traced scientifically over the years, and shows that patients with Periodontal Disease often have signs of Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease as well. Most patients do not realize this connection, and that the treatment of gum disease can result in a healthier heart as well. (more…)