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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Bonding Your Way to a Beautiful Smile!

What is bonding? The application of a tooth-like substance to change tooth shape or color, increase size, or repair a defect. Bonding is a multi-layered process in which durable, enamel-like composite plastic is applied to the tooth, then exposed to a special light to harden or “cure” the bond. Is bonding painful? It’s usually a painless […]

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Fluoride & Your Health

What is fluoride, and why is it good for my teeth? Fluoride is a compound of the element fluorine, which is found universally throughout nature in water, soil, air, and in most foods. Fluoride is absorbed easily into tooth enamel, especially in the growing teeth of children. Once teeth are developed, fluoride makes the entire […]

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Open Your Mouth and Say Ahhh

There’s a lot we can learn from looking into your mouth. Not only is the oral cavity a mirror of your overall health—it’s a sort of early warning system that helps diagnose everything from malnutrition to diabetes to cancer. If you’re not getting enough Vitamin C or B complex in your diet, there’s a clue: […]

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Diabetes and Your Mouth

We could be first to know. Don’t let us be the last. Diabetes affects the blood chemistry and metabolism of its victims, threatening them with multiple serious disorders. But early detection can ward off the dangers, and we dentists are often the first to notice clues. Diabetics are more likely than others to develop tooth […]

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Soft Drinks Pack a Hard Punch

Soft drinks are bad for your teeth in more ways than one. There’s sugar, and then there’s acidity. The sugar provides necessary food for the bad bacteria in your mouth. If you’re drinking the national average of two cans of soft drinks a day, you’re giving aid and sustenance to the enemy. Bacteria eat what […]

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Heart Patients and Dental Care

Do I need to take an antibiotic before my dental appointment? Patients who have had rheumatic fever, heart murmur, heart valve replacement or orthopedic joint replacement are at risk for a condition called infectious endocarditis. The American Dental Association recommends these patients take a “pre-med” prior to dental work. Here’s why: Bacteria which normally inhabit […]

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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

The answer could be “yes!” Many patients, today, from teenagers to active retired people, enjoy the benefits and advantages of dental implants. Whether you’re missing just one tooth or several teeth, you may be a patient who could benefit from the esthetic and functional enjoyment of dental implants. Using the latest treatment techniques and materials […]

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Is Snoring an Issue at Your House?

Do the walls of your house vibrate at night? Does your dog or cat sleep with his paws over his ears? If so, you may find some benefit in this article. In some men or women, snoring can be reduced or eliminated simply by wearing an oral appliance at night. The appliance enlarges the airway […]

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Dental Bridge FAQs

What is a bridge? A bridge is a dental appliance that replaces one or more natural missing teeth, thereby “bridging” the space between two teeth. Fixed bridges are cemented into place next to the “abutment” teeth–the surrounding teeth on either side of the space, or “span.” Unlike removable partial dentures, bridges are not removable. A […]

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Quitting Chewing Tobacco

Chewing tobacco affects your dental health as well as the rest of your body. If you use smokeless tobacco and have thought about quitting, we can help. How do you kick the habit? We can help you kick your chewing tobacco habit. In addition to cleaning teeth and treating bad breath and puffy, swollen gums […]

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