The Dental Group
Blair A. Jones, DMD
Ryan C. Barnhart, DDS
Charles J. Labin, DMD, MBA
Thomas J. Kuon, DMD
Joshua A. Bryan, DMD
Zachary T. Roach, DMD

Patient Testimonials

"I was petrified before I came in. ..probably more afraid than most. Dr.Jones and his staff completed a thorough exam of my teeth and gums, followed by a well-explained, DETAILED outcome and plan of action. Completed my second visit today - a very deep cavity needed filling. I was seen right on time and was completely satisfied with the entire process and outcome. I especially appreciated Kelly's ability to assuage my fear and apprehension. Great job all around! - Mildred L.

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Are Your Gums Bleeding When You Brush? Time to Schedule a Checkup!

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Have you been noticing pink in the sink from bleeding when you brush your teeth? Do your gums appear red or irritated? Do you struggle with bad breath that just doesn't go away? Believe it or not, it's time to schedule a checkup with your Lewes dentist because these are all early signs of periodontal (gum) disease.

What is Gum Disease?

Essentially an infection of the support system for your teeth, which is your jawbone and gums, periodontal disease can result in more than just bad breath if it is left untreated. As it progresses, it will eventually destroy your bone and cause your gums to recede, which then results ...

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Worried Your Teeth Are Holding You Back? You Might Be Right

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If you are a job seeker or trying to advance your career, you know how competitive it can be. This is particularly true among millennials aged 18 to 34 years.

In fact, a recent survey conducted by the research arm of the American Dental Association showed that over a third of the adults in this age range avoid smiling because of tooth decay or gum problems. Of those surveyed, 28 percent said they felt their poor oral health was holding their career back.

A lot of research supports the fact that your oral health is closely tied to your quality of life, and that includes your ability to reach your goals. ...

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3 Signs That You Might Need a Root Canal

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The bad reputation that root canals have is a holdover from a time decades ago when dentists were limited in their ability to streamline the procedure. Unfortunately, the myth persists, in spite of the fact that improved techniques and state-of-the-art technology make the process more efficient and comfortable than ever before.

A root canal is necessary to remove deep decay or infection from deep inside your tooth. If we don’t treat an infected root canal, at some point it will be necessary to remove the tooth.

Common Signs of Root Canal Infection

Understanding the signs of an infected root canal is crucial so you can seek treatment as soon as possible:

  • Persistent severe ...

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Oral Health Care: Ancient vs. Modern

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You wake up every morning and brush your teeth dutifully because you know it’s necessary for good oral health. It’s become a habit that you do without question.

But consider the fact that history tells us ancient people didn’t brush and didn’t get cavities. How is that possible?

The Answer Is in Your Diet!

Until the early 1900s, we didn’t have access to processed foods. Instead, our ancestors consumed natural diets rich in nutrients that made their teeth stronger and more resistant to cavities. Ancient diets also consisted of a lot of fibrous foods that were not only good for digestion but also carried off bacteria and plaque to keep teeth clean.

Today, our ...

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Don't Shy Away from Modern Dentures

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Say the word “dentures,” and most people envision a set of chunky, unnaturally perfect artificial teeth. Unfortunately, this was often the case in the past; dentists were limited by the materials available at the time, and the focus of dentures was more on function than aesthetics.

However, advances in dental materials and technology have completely changed the way we approach the denture process. Today, we have access to high-quality materials that we can use to customize full and partial dentures to look as much like your natural teeth as possible.

Dentures Customized Just for You

Whether you are getting a full set of dentures or a partial, our planning process includes talking ...

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Cavities: Is It Sugar or Bacteria and Yeast?

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For years, we have known that sugar is one of the primary culprits in developing tooth decay because the bacteria that sit on your teeth love to feed on sugar! Now, a new study indicates that yeast bacteria called Candida albicans may also be partially responsible.

The important thing to note here is that Candida albicans cannot bind to the bacteria on your teeth unless it is in a sugar-laden environment. More research needs to be done to determine how we can use this information for practical purposes; however, we do know that all three – sugar, bacteria, and yeast – work together to increase the risk for decay.

Protecting Your ...

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3 Cosmetic Issues We Can Solve with Veneers

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Veneers may seem like a modern dental treatment, but the first veneers were actually produced in 1928 by a Hollywood dentist to alter the appearance of an actor’s teeth. Of course materials and techniques used for veneers have gone through several transitions since then!

Transform Your Smile with Veneers

Today, veneers at our Lewes, DE dental office are ultra-thin, can be customized just for you, so they blend seamlessly with your smile. We mainly use veneers on upper teeth that show when you smile. They cover the surface of your teeth and can be used to conceal a broad range of cosmetic dental flaws.

  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Uneven gaps and spaces between ...

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