News Room

Welcome to the Art of Dentistry News Room. Below is a list of the latest press releases written about Dr. Robin Rutherford and our general and cosmetic dentistry practice. Click on any of the links below to read the most recent news regarding our latest treatments, techniques, technologies, and other pertinent dentistry information.

Odessa Cosmetic Dentist Stresses Importance of Replacing Lost Teeth

Dr. Rutherford explains why replacing one or more missing teeth is essential for maintaining good oral health.

Robin Rutherford, DDS discusses why replacing one or more missing teeth is essential for maintaining good dental health and proper oral function. Odessa, TX – Teeth are susceptible to damage as people get older, due to factors like decay, injury, and gradual wear. While this can be an unpleasant part of the aging process, Dr. Robin Rutherford, a cosmetic dentist in Odessa, tells his patients at The Art of Dentistry that a variety of realistic tooth replacement options are available for maintaining good dental health. In order to prevent additional problems from occurring, however, Dr. Rutherford emphasizes that every tooth that goes missing needs to be replaced as soon as possible. When a tooth goes missing and is not replaced within a relatively quick amount of time, Dr. Rutherford explains the following problems may start to develop: The adjacent teeth start shifting towards the gap. Other teeth nearby undergo excessive wear and tear. Jawbone structure and gum tissue start to recede. The cheek may start to appear hollow or sunken. Dr. Rutherford recognizes that some people are not as concerned about losing teeth, especially if they are located in the back of the mouth and do not seem to be…

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Odessa Cosmetic Dentist Reveals The Symptoms And Risks Of Sleep Apnea

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Robin Rutherford, DDS helps his patients at The Art of Dentistry sleep better at night and lead healthier lives with customized sleep apnea treatments. Odessa, TX – “Though many people consider snoring a normal part of life,” says Dr. Robin Rutherford, “the truth is it can severely impact your health.” The cosmetic dentist reveals that snoring may be much more than simply an annoyance or an inconvenience – and may even be a sign of sleep apnea. Snoring occurs when the soft tissues lining the patient’s airways vibrate during sleep, and this sound is a signal that the person’s breathing is impaired. When a patient snores repetitively and consistently, Dr. Rutherford highlights that a number of other health conditions may develop, such as morning headaches, high blood pressure, or gastric reflux. In Dr. Rutherford’s experience, many of his patients at The Art of Dentistry do not think of snoring as a serious concern, and they may not know how to recognize sleep apnea. “Unfortunately, many people who have sleep apnea are unaware they are suffering from the condition,” says the Odessa dentist. In addition to snoring, patients with sleep apnea experience pauses in their breathing during sleep and may wake…

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Odessa Cosmetic Dentist Co-Authors Amazon Best Seller on Cosmetic Dentistry

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Robin Rutherford, DDS discusses his latest project – co-authoring a recently published dentistry book – which has earned him the title of “Best Selling Author.” Odessa, TX – The Art of Dentistry is proud to announce that the practice’s cosmetic dentist,  Dr. Robin Rutherford, acted as co-author of a recently published book about cosmetic dentistry that was named an Amazon Best Seller. He was listed as lead author of the book – “A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top Cosmetic Dentists in the United States: Valuable insights you should know before you have cosmetic dental work done.” Dr. Rutherford says the book offers useful and relevant information to the public about cosmetic dentistry, and he is very proud to have been asked to share his insights on the topic. As the author of the first chapter, Dr. Rutherford detailed the experience and advanced training that people should look for when selecting a cosmetic dentist. He says his goal for readers is to learn from his experience in the field and understand the benefits that a beautiful smile can bring to them. “It will truly change their confidence and self esteem,” says Dr. Rutherford. The dentist explains that a…

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Odessa Cosmetic Dentist Recognized as One of Texas Super Dentists in 2014

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Robin Rutherford, DDS has been listed as one of the 2014 Texas Super Dentists based on peer nomination and professional achievement. Odessa, TX – For his fourth consecutive year, Dr. Robin Rutherford, a cosmetic dentist in Odessa, has been recognized as one of the 2014 Texas Super Dentists. This annual list is comprised of dentists who have exhibited excellence in their specialty through professional achievements and peer nominations. With a dedication to offering the highest level of dental care to his patients, Dr. Rutherford feels proud to have been named one of 2014’s Super Dentists. The selection process for Super Dentists involves a survey sent to dentists, asking them the question, “If you needed care in one of the following specialties, which dentist would you choose?” From these nominees, a variety of qualifications are evaluated, including years of experience, professional involvement, board certifications, lectures, and honors. The number of professionals chosen as Super Dentists is limited to only 10% of the dentists within each state or region, creating a premier list for the public to use as a resource. Since being named part of the year’s Super Dentists, Dr. Rutherford expresses his gratitude to those who nominated him and feels…

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Odessa Cosmetic Dentist Explains the Dental Facelift Procedure

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Dr. Robin Rutherford discusses how the Dental Facelift procedure can rejuvenate a patient’s face and teeth for a more youthful-looking appearance. Odessa, TX – At the Art of Dentistry, Odessa cosmetic dentist Robin Rutherford, DDS offers an innovative treatment designed to help patients restore a more youthful, vibrant facial aesthetic. Known as a Dental Facelift, Dr. Rutherford says this noninvasive procedure is an alternative to more comprehensive cosmetic treatments and can help restore the appearance of aging skin and worn teeth. In an effort to explain how the procedure works, the cosmetic dentist recently unveiled a two-part blog series. In his first blog post, “Why You Should Consider Getting a Dental Facelift,” Dr. Rutherford explains in detail how the treatment can renew and enhance a patient’s smile and facial appearance. Due to enamel wearing down and teeth becoming shorter over time, he shares how it is not uncommon for people to experience discoloration, chips, cracks, and uneven teeth. These dental problems, he says, can often make wrinkles more prominent and cause patients to appear older than they are. In a subsequent post, “What Does a Dental Facelift Entail?,” Dr. Rutherford reveals the process and various procedures that may be involved…

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Why Snoring Is Not Normal – One Dentist in Odessa Explains

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Dr. Robin Rutherford of The Art of Dentistry authors a blog explaining why snoring is not considered normal and goes on to highlight a possible treatment Odessa, TX — “Despite how commonly it occurs, you may be surprised to know that snoring isn’t actually considered normal,” says Odessa dentist Robin Rutherford, DDS in a blog post aptly titled “Snoring Isn’t Normal.” He goes on to provide some clarification for this statement and then to later reveal a “viable snoring treatment” that he offers for people experiencing the direct and/or indirect effects of snoring. According to Dr. Rutherford’s website, snoring occurs when muscles and tissues in the throat relax to the point that breathing passages become obstructed. When this happens, the velocity of airflow through these shrunken passages increases, often causing tissue vibrations that produce the snoring sound. In addition to simply prohibiting a healthy night’s sleep, the effects of snoring can also lead to several health risks and complications. Some potential concerns listed on the site include: Breathing problems Exhaustion and perpetual fatigue Inability to concentrate or focus during the day Decrease in cognitive abilities Sleep apnea (which can be potentially fatal) For people experiencing the negative effects of snoring,…

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Odessa-Midland Dentist on Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Odessa, TX – Dr. Robin Rutherford, an Odessa and Midland dentist, offers cosmetic, implant, and general dentistry services to Odessa and the surrounding areas. With a commitment to offering the latest technology the field has to offer, The Art of Dentistry, Dr. Rutherford’s practice, is now providing laser-assisted procedures. Having been ranked one of the nation’s leading dental practices, it is important to Dr. Rutherford to ensure that his facilities remain state-of-the-art. Dr. Rutherford notes that laser technology is not new to the medical field, as lasers have been frequently used in areas such as ophthalmology and physical therapy. However, the use of lasers is a relatively new practice in dentistry. Dr. Rutherford points out that lasers in dentistry can be utilized in a variety of ways. For example, in cosmetic dentistry, if a patient seeks porcelain veneers, Dr. Rutherford can use a laser to reshape and re-contour the patient’s gum-line. If the patient’s teeth are not level, then the gum line will not be level even after the porcelain veneers are in place. However, laser use during a smile makeover creates a symmetrical smile for patients who have teeth at varying levels. Laser dentistry can also be used to…

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Odessa Dentist on Dental Implants to Secure Dentures

Odessa, TX– Dr. Robin Rutherford, a dentist in Midland and Odessa, was featured on a CBS news segment to discuss the benefits of using dental implants to secure dentures and reduce bone loss. He says dental implants are an effective option for attaching dentures because they mimic the way a tooth attaches itself. Dr. Rutherford adds that he strives to address any concerns his patients may have and creates customized treatment plans for patients who have concerns about their existing dentures. Dr. Rutherford says one of the primary concerns from his patients with dentures is that they do not stay in place. He adds that among the many benefits of using dental implants to secure dentures is that they can be placed comfortably on the gum so the patient does not experience any discomfort. In addition, he adds that using dental implants can keep the bone from shrinking away, which is an extremely important development in the field of dentistry. He says recommending implants to anyone with dentures has become the standard of care. “The longer patients have dentures without implants, the more the gums and bones shrink away, so there is less and less for the denture to grip…

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Odessa Dentist Attends Conference on Latest Findings in 3D Imaging

The Art of Dentistry employs i-CAT Precise Cone Beam 3D imaging system to advance patient care Odessa, TX – Dr. Robin Rutherford, a Permian Basin cosmetic dentist, has a history of commitment to continuing education that far exceeds the minimum requirements expected from a professional in his field. In the past four years, Dr. Rutherford has completed more than 400 hours of advanced study in dental implants, porcelain veneers, and other cosmetic procedures. Dr. Rutherford recently joined fellow industry professionals who gathered at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Denver, CO for the 6th International Congress on 3D Digital Imaging. At The Art of Dentistry, Dr. Rutherford’s Midland-Odessa cosmetic dentistry practice, he uses i-CAT Precise Cone Beam 3D imaging system. This technology allows Dr. Rutherford to better visualize the entire mouth, allowing more precision and confidence when: Placing and restoring dental implants Performing guided surgery Executing complex extractions Treating endodontic cases The movement from 2D to 3D imaging is a relatively new innovation in the field of dentistry, and conferences such as these keep dentists up to date on the latest technology and techniques. The conference covers topics ranging from: The applications and benefits of using 3-D imaging 3D…

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