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Things to Look For When Choosing a Dental Office

Ideally, on your first appointment to a new dental office, you should be scheduled with an appointment to see the dentist ... not a cleaning appointment during which the dentist stops in for a quick check..


How long do veneers and crowns usually last?

The success rate for porcelain veneers is 97% for a 15 year period. That means that during a one-hundred year period, after 15 years 3 of the veneers will be damaged and have been replaced while the other 97 will still be functioning acceptably.


What can I eat when I have veneers on my teeth?

Veneers are made of a very strong porcelain and allow people to eat a normal diet. You do not have to be careful about biting into food such as apples, or steak. You should not do anything with your veneers that you would not do with your natural teeth, i.e. using your teeth to open plastic bags or other items. None of that should be done with your teeth or your veneers.


Did you know we check for oral cancer?

We check for oral cancer with just a quick stroke of a cotton swab which can detect abnormal cells years before becoming a problem.


Did you know we can whiten your teeth up to 10 shades in just one hour?

Don’t want to bleach at the office? We can make your bleaching trays that you can wear at home for 7-10 days.


Did you know you don’t have to risk breaking your teeth during a sports game?

Come in and have a custom sports-guard made. You can even pick the colors and pattern.


Did you know we have digital x-rays?

Digital x-rays will help diagnosis with 80% less radiation than standard techniques.


Did you know about our continuing education?

The doctors and staff are continually striving to bring you the best care and treatment out there by actively taking continuing education courses.


Did you know we can help take years off your face?

By filling in missing teeth with crowns, bridges, or implants, we can take years off your face with a great smile and improved lip support.


Did you know that sleep apnea can lead to serious illnesses affecting your heart?

 Ask us about screening and what we can do to help if this affects you.


Did you know that there are simple appliances we can make to help with your snoring?

If you snore, remember “Snore and you sleep ALONE.”


Did you know grinding your teeth can chip away at your teeth?

Grinding your teeth can chip away at your teeth over years and cause sensitivity, unattractive smiles, mobility, and can be costly to fix. Night guards can effectively and comfortably control the problem.


Did you know we do Six Month Smiles to correct crowded teeth in 6-8 months?

It's fast, cost effective and great for almost everyone with crowded teeth or spaces.


Did you know you are not forced to live with crowded teeth?

If you have major alignment problems or you just never wore your retainer as a teenager, there are many options available to straighten your teeth.


Did you know we do Mini Dental Implants?

Mini Dental Implants can replace missing teeth or stabilize a denture or partial denture. Mini Dental Implants are completed often with no surgery, little or no healing time, and half the cost of conventional dentist implants. Leave that day with more teeth or a tighter denture.


Did you know we do clear tray orthodontics?

Get your smile back without standard braces. And no one even has to know.


Did you know you can get a cavity underneath a crown?

That is why we stress fluoride treatments. Fluoride, diet, flossing and brushing can help protect a tooth against decay.


Did you know gum disease is a silent disease?

You often do not have pain. In some cases you do not know anything is wrong until you lose a lot of bone and teeth loosen. We check regularly for this by measuring your periodontal pockets and act quickly if there are any signs of infection.


Did you know that all teeth form in cysts?

At any time a cyst is around un-erupted wisdom teeth can grow or change in character. That is one more reason panorex x-rays are important. They check for any changes we cannot visibly see.


Did you know that Dr. David Morrison is the third generation of dentists in the Morrison family?

Our newest associate, Dr. David Morrison, is the third generation of dentists in the Morrison family. That translates to over 100 years of serving the dental needs of the Capital District.


Did you know Dr. Lewis Morrison is still treating his very first patient?

The very first patient Dr. Lewis Morrison treated over 35 years ago is still an active patient in our practice.


Did you know that gum disease can go undetected?

Unless a dentist or hygienist is measuring the periodontal pocket around your teeth this bone infection can go undetected. We have an outstanding periodontal program in our hygiene department which utilizes laser and antibiotic therapy to treat periodontal disease.


Did you know we can apply a powdered antibiotic to help control periodontal disease?

We can apply a powdered tetracycline based antibiotic called Arestin to your periodontal pockets to help control your gum disease and promote health. This eliminates taking pills that can have unwanted side effects.


Did you know that sealants can help prevent tooth decay?

Sealants are a plastic-like coating that are applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth to help to prevent the most prone area of the tooth from decay.


Did you know that gum disease is linked to many health issues?

It is a proven fact that periodontal disease is linked to many health issues such as heart problems, diabetes, and low weight babies. Treating your gum disease can help to improve your existing heath conditions.


Did you know snoring and sleep apnea can be disturbing and potentially hazardous to your health?

We can assess your sleep condition and make you an oral appliance to wear at night. The appliance will reposition your jaw and eliminate your snoring leaving you and your spouse well rested in the morning.


Did you know Morrison Dental Care offers financing including interest free plans?

Morrison Dental Care offers 3, 6, or 12 months of interest free financing or low interest extended payment plans to fit your budget. Our financing options allow you to have the Healthy and Beautiful Smile you have always wanted TODAY!


Did you know our knowledgeable staff here at Morrison Dental Care averages 10+ years in the office?

We believe our office is the BEST place to work. We are always training with the latest technologies and ways to improve patient care in all areas of dentistry.


Did you know Morrison Dental Care offers Wi-Fi capabilities?

This enables patients to use their laptops or handheld devices while having treatment done. No lost time and have your new smile too!


Did you know Morrison Dental Care offers in-office crowns or onlays?

There is no need for temporaries and your final restoration is cemented the same day. Using a CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design) system, Dr. Morrison is able to design and mill a new restoration for your tooth. You can even watch the ‘Tooth Making’ process in our reception area.


Did you know that Dr. Lewis Morrison is now a proud grandfather of four beautiful girls?

Ask him about Natasha, Eleeza, Alexa, or Maria and be guaranteed to see his smile.


Did you know that Dr. David Morrison has spent time volunteering around the world?

Dr. David has volunteered at dental clinics in Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Jerusalem. He has also helped build homes in Tulsa, OK, and care for orphaned monkeys in South Africa.


Did you know Morrison Dental Care can provide text and e-mail reminders?

Morrison Dental Care can provide courtesy text messages and e-mail appointment reminders instead of phone calls. Be sure to talk to the front desk about the best way for us to stay in touch with you.


Did you know that we practice “Painless Dentistry”?

We pride ourselves on painless novocaine techniques. If for ANY reason you are uncomfortable during a procedure we will STOP. You will NEVER be pressed to rush through anything.


Did you know we have GAS in the office to relax you during dental treatment?

Nitrous Oxide analgesia is fast, pleasant, and effective in releasing nervousness. There are no lasting effects and you can even drive yourself home afterwards.


Did you know we can give you some pills before your appointment so that you will be more relaxed?

We can give you some pills to take at night and the morning of your appointment so that you will be more relaxed. Have someone drive you and you will be able to complete the treatment you have been avoiding.


Did you know one of our “Golden Rules” is for patient participation in dental health decisions?

One of our “Golden Rules” is to have our patients be an active participant in decisions about their dental health. We always want your input and appreciate it when patients do their own research about procedures to review with us.


Did you know at Morrison Dental Care we make temporaries for you to approve? We make temporaries for you to approve before we finalize your case. - See more at: http://morrisondentalcare.com/dentistry/faq/#sthash.6u9b3Hmy.dpuf

We use today’s most advanced technology for diagnostic accuracy and gentle, precise treatments. Learn more about our services by calling us at 518-371-3400.You can also use our online Request an Appointment form to arrange your consultation. Visit us if you are a resident of Waterford, Mechanicville,Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Saratoga Springs, Troy or a close-by location.

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Morrison Dental Care
1524 Route 9
Clifton Park NY, 12065
Phone: 518-371-3400

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