What’s a Pulpotomy? Pain Relief for Tiny Teeth

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The pulp is found in the center of each tooth and consists of tissue, nerves, and blood vessels, which work together to provide oxygen and nutrients that keep them healthy and strong. If one or more teeth suffer a traumatic injury or decay, the pulp can become inflamed or infected. When this happens in a […]

How Dental Nightguards Can Help You

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It’s common to see people wearing mouthguards for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouthguards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms simply by […]

Dental Implants: A Brief History of Tooth Replacement Innovation

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Today’s dental implants boast a long-term success rate of near 97%. Because implants support surrounding teeth, encourage new tissue growth and continued bone formation, and give patients back full chewing ability and a complete smile, they have become the industry standard for tooth replacement. Today, Victoria dentists Dr. Tim Rainey and Dr. Donnese Fritsche would […]

Integrative Orthodontics for Kids

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Dr. Tim Rainey and Dr. Donnese Fritsche of Comprehensive Family Dental find integrative orthodontics for children a fascinating subject that many people may not know about, and today we’d like to give you a brief overview of some of the benefits. We used to have plenty of room for all our teeth, and anthropological evidence […]

Do You Have TMJ? You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Do You Have TMJ? You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Your jawbone (the mandible) meets your skull bone (the temporal bone) at the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. On a good day, this joint allows your mouth to open and close, to speak and eat or rest. On a bad day, you can develop pain and dysfunction in the TMJ that affects many areas of your […]

5 Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

5 Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

For many people, one thing stands in the way of a healthy, beautiful smile – fear of the dentist!  Even routine cleanings can be scary for folks with dental phobia. However,  has made it our business to offer you the most comfortable dental experience possible, which is why Comprehensive Family Dental offers sedation dentistry services. […]

Dental Implants & New Teeth the Same Day? Inconceivable!

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Many people face tooth loss and are unsure of their options. Tooth loss is difficult socially as well as physically. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the bone that supported the tooth—it simply stops growing since it’s no longer needed. After that bone disappears, your jawbone will continue to shrink away as well, […]

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums

Why You Can’t Afford To Ignore Bleeding Gums

One of the most common and destructive myths about oral health is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Victoria dentists Dr. Tim Rainey and Dr. Donnese Fritsche would like everyone to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums—should any part of your body start to bleed whenever […]

Have You Been Avoiding the Dentist?

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We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist. Has it been so long since your last dental appointment that you’re not even sure […]

If You Can’t Stand Dental Floss, You Might Need This

If You Can’t Stand Dental Floss, You Might Need This

We know a lot of our friends and neighbors aren’t fans of being asked how often they brush and floss, but at Comprehensive Family Dental, we hope you know it’s because we care and want to help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful for life! Getting to know your habits also helps us personalize […]