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About Willits Modern Dentistry

Dr. Henry W. Rued was born and grew up in Santa Rosa, California where he attended Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State College completing his pre-med studies and receiving a B.A. in English. His post graduate education was at Georgetown University where he was awarded his D.D.S. degree. He then elected to further his formal dental education by completing a general practice residency with the Veteran’s Administration at the Wadsworth Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Rued opened his practice in Willits in 1980. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, the Redwood Empire Dental Society, CERECDoctors.com and the Society for Computerized Dentistry.

Know Your Teeth, Inside and Out!

Learn Your Tooth Anatomy, Shape, and Function Teeth differ in shape depending on their function & position in the mouth. On the inside, however, they all share the same basic anatomy. Parts of a Tooth Crown: the visible, chewing portion of the tooth. Root: the portion of the tooth hidden by the gums, it anchors [...]

By |2019-04-16T01:14:12-07:00April 16th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Know Your Teeth, Inside and Out!

Continuing Care for Periodontal Disease

Ongoing Treatment For Gum Disease Why extra appointments are so important. If you're diagnosed with gum disease, know that you're not alone. It's estimated that half of all adults in the US are affected by some form of the condition (which can also go by names like gingivitis, periodontal disease, and periodontitis). As your care [...]

By |2019-03-25T21:54:37-07:00April 9th, 2019|Periodontal Dentistry|Comments Off on Continuing Care for Periodontal Disease

Getting Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers to Enhance Your Teeth Repair minor imperfections or completely transform your smile! Porcelain veneers are one of the ways cosmetic dentistry can make your teeth look great! We can use a single veneer to fix minor imperfections, or completely transform your smile with veneers on all your prominent visible teeth. Nobody (but your [...]

By |2019-03-25T21:51:09-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Getting Porcelain Veneers

Do You Have Dental Insurance?

Get to Know Your Insurance Plan! And call us if you have any questions. Dental insurance comes in many varieties, so every patient should examine their contract, read all the terms carefully, and see how it shapes up! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our office at (707) 459-6103. What to [...]

By |2019-03-25T21:44:56-07:00March 26th, 2019|Patient Education|0 Comments

Why Do Teeth Change Color?

Tooth Color Changes with Age & Use Find out what simple cosmetic dentistry can do to help! Our teeth start out white, but they naturally change color due to aging and with everyday use. While teeth typically grow darker and begin to yellow at around age 30, this can happen much sooner without proper brushing, [...]

By |2019-03-19T01:22:24-07:00March 19th, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Why Do Teeth Change Color?

What is a Deep Cleaning?

Deep Cleaning Dental Appointments in Willits, CA If it's been awhile since your last check-up, we may recommend a deep cleaning. Even if you brush and floss regularly—tartar, plaque, and/or calculus accumulates on teeth in those hard-to-reach places. If this harmful material isn't removed, then it can cause cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease Professional [...]

By |2019-03-04T23:44:54-07:00March 12th, 2019|Periodontal Dentistry|Comments Off on What is a Deep Cleaning?

Amalgam & Silver Filling Removal

Metal-Free, Tooth-Colored Fillings in Willits, CA Fix cavities or replace old mercury amalgams with tooth-colored fillings. Chewing puts incredible stresses on teeth. That's why, in the past, filling cavities and restoring damaged teeth usually involved metals such as gold, silver, or an amalgam. (A mixture of metals, including mercury.) Today, you have a choice of [...]

By |2019-03-04T23:39:12-07:00March 5th, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Amalgam & Silver Filling Removal

Night Guards

Protective Dental Night Guards in Willits, CA Custom-fitted night guards to protect teeth from nighttime grinding (bruxism). Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth. It's a fairly common habit with about 1 in 3 exhibiting the behavior, yet most don't even realize they're affected. Many times it occurs while sleeping at night, usually due [...]

By |2019-02-25T20:14:39-07:00February 26th, 2019|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Night Guards

Adult Fluoride Treatments

Topical Fluoride Treatments in Willits, CA No matter your age, fluoride helps prevent cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. Fluoride is important for the health of teeth, and it's not just for kids—adults need fluoride too! Every day, our tooth enamel is threatened by erosion from acidic foods and drinks, as well as from bacteria [...]

By |2019-02-19T01:56:17-07:00February 19th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Adult Fluoride Treatments

Chronic Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Dry Mouth Can Be Harmful Oral health includes a healthy flow of saliva. Dry mouth (also called xerostomia) is usually just a short term symptom of dehydration. However, if reduced saliva flow becomes a chronic issue, it can lead to more serious dental problems. That's because saliva coats teeth to provide a protective layer against bacteria, [...]

By |2019-01-22T21:55:40-07:00February 12th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Chronic Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
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