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Broken tooth

Why Do Teeth Break?

Here are three things you should know about cracked teeth: 1. A tooth can crack before it breaks. 2. Some cracked teeth hurt, some don’t. 3. Unlike bone, cracked and broken teeth don’t heal. That’s right! Cracks in teeth can’t and won’t ever heal! From a dentistry point of view, this is perhaps one of…

silver fillings

Are Silver Mercury Fillings Bad?

You’ve seen them! Perhaps still have them! Those ugly, black, silver-amalgam mercury tooth fillings on back teeth. If you still have them, consider the following: Unlike safer composite fillings, silver-mercury (“amalgam”) fillings do not strengthen a tooth. In order for them to stay in the tooth, undercuts are made deep into the tooth structure so…

Cosmetic Dentistry

Your Smile, Your Confidence, Your Career

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover – but we all do! One of the first judgments we make with people is how they smile and how confident they are. In fact it’s difficult to not form an immediate opinion about someone based on their smile. Smiles say a lot about who…

candy for cash

Taking Candy Away from Children? “Operation Cash for Candy” in full swing!

Local Tri-City dentists and heath care professionals are taking candy away from kids again! But it is all for a good cause. For the third year running Dr. Ostler and several other area health professionals plus Numerica Credit Union are joining together to send a message of health to the community, and collecting leftover candy…

Dental Health

Dr. Ostler Organizes Medical-Dental Meeting

What many in our region and even our own patients don’t know is that Dr. Ostler is playing an increasing important role in healthcare both in our local community and across the nation. He is a former Board Member and Past- President of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, which is a professional health…

The Center for Dental Health
1518 Jadwin Avenue
Richland, WA 99354

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