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Snoring Isn’t Normal

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Despite how commonly it occurs, you may be surprised to know that snoring isn’t actually considered normal. What I mean by this is that snoring isn’t simply something people do or don’t do, and regardless of whether or not you snore, all is well. In fact, snoring is often caused by one or more outside factors, some of which can potentially be harmful and may lead to more serious health concerns like sleep apnea. So, contrary to popular belief, snoring is not a condition that’s considered "normal." The good news is, there are viable snoring treatment options designed to reduce snoring and help yourself or a loved one get a healthier night’s sleep each night. As an experienced general and cosmetic dentist, I can construct a customized oral appliance to fit comfortably and securely in your mouth while you sleep. When worn properly, these appliances have proven to successfully diminish the occurrence of snoring so that you and your loved ones can sleep peacefully throughout the night. Contact The Art of Dentistry For more information about our snoring treatment, or to schedule an appointment, please contact The Art of Dentistry today.

Texas Monthly Magazine 2011-12

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Top Notch Care With A Gentle Touch For over two decades, Dr. Robin Rutherford has places patients at the forefront of his cosmetic, implant and sedation practice. They are usually at the point of their lives when it’s time to address dental problems they’ve tolerated for years. “we’ll look at the mirror together, then produce a computer image of the smile you envision,” he says. “We customize your treatment, telling the lab exactly what we want and creating what you think is beautiful. Our patients tell us we listen.” Read the PDF

Making A Beautiful Difference

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I can personally attest to how a bad smile can shape your whole being. As I was growing up, my two front teeth developed stains due to loss of enamel from antibiotics I had taken when I was younger. I remember being in elementary school and children asking me what was wrong with my teeth, or did I ever brush them. I learned quickly to smile in a way that hid my upper teeth. Read the PDF

Something To Smile About

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Could a sparkling smile hold the key to your business success? Robin Rutherford, D.D.S., thinks so. But he’s not talking just about brushing and flossing (although that’s a good place to start). Instead, this owner of a thriving practice is himself a case study for busy salespeople, Executives and business owners working to stand out in a crowded competitive landscape. Through 25 years in dentistry, he’s learned to craft both winning smiles and a winning strategy for growth by determining what steps to take to rise above the competition and by consistently executing those steps. Read the PDF

Changing Lives….One Smile At A Time!

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For Dr. Robin Rutherford, the art of dentistry is not just about cavities, root canals or crowns. Thanks to technology, continuous education and skill, Dr. Rutherford’s dental practice has expanded well beyond the basics of dentistry as we know it. For the man with a 27-year career in dentistry, it’s about changing lives…one smile at a time! Read the PDF

The Art of Dentistry

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Robin Rutherford, D.D.S., knows many of his first-time patients would rather do almost anything that visit the dentist. However, when these wary patients – many of whom have delayed much-needed care – experience Dr. Rutherford’s pain-free approach, a whole new world of possibilities emerges. Soon, these once-reluctant patients have healthy, beautiful teeth worth smiling about. “Often, at the end of a new pateint appointment, they’ll say, ‘Everyone here is so nice, I’ve never had such a through exam, with such modern equipment, in any place I’ve been… Read the PDF

Odessa Cosmetic Dentist Sponsors 15th Annual Toy Drive

Dr. Rutherford collects toys and cash donations for Townsquare Cares Toy Drive Odessa, TX – Dr. Robin Rutherford, cosmetic dentist in Midland and Odessa, will be conducting a toy drive out of his practice for the holidays this year. The Art of Dentistry, Dr. Rutherford’s practice, will be collecting toys as well as cash donations for the Townsquare Cares Toy Drive. The office will be accepting donations from November 26th to December 14th. Dr. Rutherford and his staff are excited to continue sharing in the spirit of giving back to the community. He says: “Since we’ve been collecting toys for so many years, people have developed a habit of bringing their donations to us around this time of year. We really enjoy contributing to these projects that service the local community.” The donated toys will be picked up for distribution to less fortunate children in the Odessa area, and Dr. Rutherford reminds contributors that all toys should be dropped off unwrapped. Cash donations will be used to purchase additional toys before the drive’s completion. Dr. Rutherford says that participation in donation programs is a privilege and an honor for his practice, and he adds his entire staff is enthusiastic for…

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Odessa Dentist on Using Porcelain Veneers for Tetracycline-Stained Teeth

Odessa, TX–Many people might not be aware that certain medications can have a significant impact on oral health. Antibiotics such as tetracycline and doxycycline, as well as antihistamines like Benadryl have been known to cause teeth discoloration, particularly for children whose teeth are still developing. There are a number of techniques available for eliminating stains caused by medications. Dr. Robin Rutherford, an Odessa and Midland dentist, offers customized treatment plans at his practice to correct stained teeth using porcelain dental veneers. He says he can easily mask imperfections and create uniformity within the teeth structure, helping patients achieve optimal results. Dr. Rutherford says that many of his patients have discolored teeth and want to achieve a whiter smile. He adds that tetracycline has a propensity for staining teeth with a dark brown color, and these effects can become more apparent if a patient took the medication anywhere from birth to age 12. In an effort to correct discolored teeth from medications like tetracycline, Dr. Rutherford often uses porcelain veneers, which can cover the affected areas of the tooth and block out the stains. “If a patient has permanently stained teeth, they can come in for a thorough evaluation and get…

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Odessa Cosmetic Dentist on Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Odessa, TX — According to recent statistics gathered by the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), more than 30 percent of Americans avoid necessary dental work due to fear or anxiety of the dentist. Dental phobia is often a result of bad experiences with dentists in the past or a fear of loss of control, and has contributed to millions of people having unmet dental needs such as tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease. However, thanks to recent advancements in modern dentistry, Dr. Robin Rutherford, a dentist in Odessa, says practices now have access to a host of sedation techniques to help patients feel more comfortable during their treatment while minimizing anxiety. At his Odessa dentistry practice, Dr. Rutherford focuses on a wide variety of cosmetic and general procedures ranging from teeth whitening and dental implants to regular hygiene check ups and periodontal care. He says patients often complain of an overwhelming sense of fear or anxiety when going to the dentist and cannot relax in a dental office, no matter what treatment they are scheduled to undergo. Because this problem is a common occurrence, Dr. Rutherford says his practice offers a technique known as conscious sedation dentistry that utilizes…

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Odessa Cosmetic Dentist on Six Month Smiles® Approach to Straight Teeth

Odessa, TX — Dr. Robin Rutherford, a dentist in Odessa, says he has witnessed a growing number of adult patients at his practice requesting a discreet and effective treatment for their unsatisfactory smiles. Because of this rise in demand, Dr. Rutherford says the Six Month Smiles® System has become a popular option for his patients, as more people are becoming aware of the benefits offered by the innovative approach for helping them achieve a smile makeover. He says procedures like Six Month Smiles®, a cosmetic braces system, have provided dentists with an advanced method for straightening teeth and improving smiles in a shorter time than traditional braces. While recent statistics from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) show that 99.7 percent of Americans believe a smile to be an important social asset, the study also reveals that over half of Americans are still unhappy with their smile. A similar report finds that as many as 72 percent of American adults have some type of malocclusion, or crooked teeth, that could benefit from an orthodontic procedure. At his Odessa dentistry practice, Dr. Rutherford says a common reason why many of his patients have not taken measures to fix their smile…

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