Dentistry With Your Comfort in Mind

At Merrell & Nichols DDS, we believe the first step in keeping your smile beautiful is to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. We offer comprehensive new patient exams, as well as routine exams at cleaning appointments.

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Our General Dentistry Services

At Merrell & Nichols DDS, we believe the first step in keeping your smile beautiful is to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. We offer comprehensive new patient exams, as well as routine exams at cleaning appointments. We recommend having your teeth cleaned at least every 6 months. Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.


Restore A Smile That Lasts

Merrell & Nichols Dentistry enjoys helping their patients keep their smiles healthy and beautiful. Their specialized expertise in smile design and restoring teeth, creates beautiful and long-lasting solutions for their patients.


Our Implant Dentistry Services

A dental implant is an option that can be used to replace a missing tooth. In this procedure, a small titanium shaft is surgically implanted into the bone. The bone grows around it, forming a tight connection which slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when the root of a natural tooth is missing. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, the dentist works to attach a replacement tooth onto the top of the titanium shaft. Dental implants are a permanent solution that do not place stress on surrounding teeth for support, the way that a bridge does. In the event that the replacement tooth wears out, another can simply be placed on the shaft. Dental implants can also be used as support anchors for an “implant bridge”. An implant bridge is an alternative to partial dentures, and it has several advantages. First, there is no adjustment period for the patient after the bridge is placed on the titanium shaft(s). Second, it slows the bone loss that accompanies missing teeth. Third, there is no discomfort or difficulty in eating. Fourth, and best of all, they don’t have to be taken out like dentures.


Preventative Dentistry

At Merrell & Nichols Dentistry, we strongly believe in preventive dentistry as the best possible means of maintaining optimum oral health. Preventive dental care can help maintain a beautiful, healthy smile by safeguarding against oral diseases like dental decay, gum disease, or periodontal disease. Our approach to preventive dental care includes routine, gentle dental cleanings and checkups as well as education and advice that can help you practice good oral hygiene at home.


Infection Control

Merrell & Nichols Dentistry pays very strict attention to infection control in their office. We follow strict infection control guidelines set by OSHA. We sterilize all instruments. The routine protocol for the operators consist of spraying and wiping with an antibacterial solution of all surfaces that come in contact with the staff and each patient. Use of disposable barriers on all handles and points of frequent contact, which are changed between patients. Hand washing stations are equipped with hand sanitizers. Personal protection items worn by the staff is either disposable or changed every day.  

Innovative Technology

To give you the best smile, we use the latest technology that is proven to give great results. Our staff is trained in all of our instruments so that you leave with the best service available. We stay up-to-date by working with companies like Spear, that work to inform us innovative dental technology.