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Q&A with Dr. James E. Butler

Q&A with Dr. James E. ButlerQ: Why do my teeth feel different the older I get?
A: The modern diet is mostly acidic and contains lots of carbohydrate. We are living longer with natural teeth thanks to modern preventive care. Teeth naturally wear and we are the first generation to have daily access to very hot food and drink AND in the same day very cold food and drink. Years of this cycle causes micro-cracks throughout our enamel layer, and tooth clenching and grinding in stressful, modern lifestyles adds to roughness in our teeth. They feel aged. High fluoride toothpaste and rinses can restore hardness and a more youthful feel, as can veneers or cosmetic bonding. We are offering free consultation to address these issues.

Q: How does prevention save me money in the future?
A: Our unique longevity assessment uses 30+ years of observation and documentation of how aging mouths end up with serious, expensive problems to accurately predict what you can do now to avoid expensive breakdowns later. High resolution photography with digital x-rays can predict future tooth failures. A failing filling can be crowned with the E.Max process for 30 years of protection when failure of an old filling and cracks in the strained enamel predict future toothaches, which would lead to expensive
(and uncomfortable) root canals, or worse, even more expensive extraction and implants if left until you feel pain at home. Prevention is about monitoring early failure much like tread wear monitoring of tires prevents blowouts and potential wrecking of your car.

Preventive dentistry is not cleaning your teeth until something breaks then offering and expensive recovery, but rather is about predicting those failures and offering relatively inexpensive and comfortable interceptive strengthening of your teeth before the toothache.

We offer free longevity consultation guaranteed to reduce your lifetime cost and discomfort from outdated, failing dental work.