About Dr. Thomas R. Miller

Dr. Miller is a professional cosmetic dentist. He has completed a comprehensive series of post-doctoral courses at the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (renamed Spear Education) under the world renowned Dr. Frank Spear. Dr. Miller has recently been invited to join Spear Education as Visiting Faculty to mentor dentists from around the world. Dr. Miller is passionate about keeping up with the latest advances in dentistry. To stay on top in his field, Dr. Miller completes hundreds of hours of postgraduate education every year, studying with the best dentists in the world. He loves dentistry and is particularly excited about the advances in the field of Cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Miller is a native upstate New Yorker and a graduate of John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH, and Georgetown University School of Dentistry both with Honors. He graduated with multiple awards from Georgetown. He is married with 3 children and is a certified instrument flight instructor. He enjoys bicycling, hiking and relaxing with his family.

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Baby with Tongue-Tie

Tongue-Tie And What It Means

What Is Tongue-Tie? And what problems does it cause? The tongue is one of those body parts that doesn’t get much attention. Aside from the occasional brushing, it doesn’t need much upkeep and doesn’t usually have any problems (aside from the occasional bite). However, one relatively minor defect sometimes causes problems. We call it a […]

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Toothbrush Abrasion

Toothbrush Abrasion

What Is Toothbrush Abrasion? Teeth can be damaged by brushing? Everyone knows that teeth are hard. In fact, tooth enamel, the outermost layer of teeth, is the hardest substance in the human body. So it would seem like it would be hard for you to damage your teeth (aside from cavities or a traumatic injury/accident). […]

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Fresh Juice

Is Juice Healthy?

Should I Be Drinking Juice? People might think that fruit is healthy. And indeed, it can be rich in vitamins and minerals. And many fruit juices even have extra calcium, an essential mineral that helps form strong bones and teeth. So, all in all, juice may seem like a very healthy option. However, from a […]

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Little Boy Needs Braces

Does My Child Need Braces?

Does Crooked Teeth Mean Braces? When children begin to get their adult teeth, it’s natural for parents to wonder about braces. Especially since their growing mouths are still so small, it can seem like they can’t have room for all those big, grown-up teeth! But do they actually NEED braces? The answer is… maybe! Get […]

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Dental Dam

What Is A Dental Dam?

Dental Dam? What Does It Do? A dental dam is one of the standard supplies we use in dentistry, but one with which patients might not be familiar. It’s a device that seems so basic and yet is an essential part of doing our job. A dental dam is simply a thin latex sheet used […]

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Man Holding Dentures

New Dentures and Who Needs Them

Do Your Dentures Still Fit Well? It might be time to get a tune-up! Dentures are a great replacement option for people who have lost all or most of their natural teeth. But they are far from perfect. As you age, the conditions of your mouth continue to change. Dentures that once fit snugly may […]

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Woman With Dental Emergency

How We Manage Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies Happen… Here’s how to handle it. The dictionary defines an accident as an “unplanned event.” When that “unplanned event” occurs in your mouth, it can be an unsettling experience. The team at this office understands. We’re committed to being there for you in case of dental emergencies. It’s important to remember that there […]

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Man Happy With His Smile

Fine-Tune Your Smile!

Get a Smile Makeover And find out what cosmetic dentistry can do for you! It’s a pleasure to see: good looks are all around us. Cosmetic dentistry has contributed in a big way to the success of models and movie stars and, better yet, to the self-esteem of everyday people. From the grocery clerk to […]

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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

What Happens During Root Canal Therapy? When a patient arrives with an infected tooth, root canal therapy can save a precious tooth from extraction. Sometimes an infection can be present even if there is no discomfort. Root canal treatment (endodontic therapy) is necessary when the nerve of a tooth becomes damaged from decay, trauma, or […]

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Dental Bridge Illustration

Dental Bridge: A Closer Look

When you have a missing tooth, the whole balance of your mouth becomes disrupted. A missing front tooth can make taking bites and speaking more difficult. (And, of course, it’s more visible and embarrassing.) If it’s a back tooth that’s missing, well, at least it’s much less visible. However, a missing molar can make chewing […]

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