Occlusal Adjustment – Union Street

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Kay Randall
Kay Randall
March 11, 2023

Highly recommend! Friendly, professional, and reasonably priced

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Michael Peden
Michael Peden
January 30, 2023

The staff was very friendly and professional. They are very efficient and go over all your issues and the cost. I recommend them.

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Claire Devoid
Claire Devoid
January 10, 2023

Great dentist office. I have a fear of dentists but they alway make me feel comfortable here.

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Wallace Carr
Wallace Carr
January 9, 2023

Great job done to fix my tooth by a great staff.

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Phyllis Morgan
Phyllis Morgan
January 3, 2023

Everyone in this office is amazing. I have bad anxiety and needed a tooth surgically removed. They helped keep me calm and painless as possible. Just awesomely treated. Thank you

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David Costanten
David Costanten
December 16, 2022

The staff is courteous, professional and welcoming and the office is very clean. I highly recommend this center for your dental needs.

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Bernadette Dewing
Bernadette Dewing
December 7, 2022

Thank you all very much. I appreciate all that you do

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Jessica Lauren Cyr
Jessica Lauren Cyr
December 7, 2022

Thanks so much for fixing my tooth extremely fast with no pain - Thanks Dr. Sima!

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Jared Olsen
Jared Olsen
November 17, 2022

Had a very thorough cleaning by Alexis Olsen. She did a great job and was very professional.

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Sean Lucander
Sean Lucander
November 10, 2022

They got me in for a cleaning when no one else could. The receptionists were helpful in getting my records from my previous dentist & providing prompt call backs. Jodi was a terrific hygienist and the dentist was polite, helpful, and professional. Thank you for getting me in for a cleaning. I greatly appreciate it.

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Amanda Boutin
Amanda Boutin
November 2, 2022

Everyone at highland dental is so nice and accommodating! They are great with children, my son always looks forward to his visits. Our family loves highland dental.

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linda davis
linda davis
October 18, 2022

You guy I great they feel nice love you guys and God bless you all

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Alexander Molica
Alexander Molica
October 7, 2022

Not a patient of this facility but was referred to them by my (not the greatest) dentist from Burlington. I have to say these people take their patients'concerns and really listen. I had an issue with billing/insurance and did what they were able to do to make it right. I was blown away by the care and attention I received and I wasn't even their regular patient. highly recommend. If I was in town, they'd be my dentist.

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Julia Winkler
Julia Winkler
October 3, 2022

Friendly, efficient staff, excellent service. So happy we found you!

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Janelle Green
Janelle Green
September 28, 2022

Love my hygienist. They were on time and the new doc is lovely

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Christian Kerner
Christian Kerner
September 22, 2022

Best dentist i have been to in awhile, very efficient and appointment was handled in a timely fashion.

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Anna Chaffee
Anna Chaffee
September 20, 2022

Got in and out. Very friendly

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Linda Belval
Linda Belval
September 12, 2022

This was my first visit here. Everyone was very professional and helpful. I will definitely recommend you to friends and family!!

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Raeleen McManus
Raeleen McManus
August 30, 2022

Great staff, and I'm very confident in doctor. Thank you

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ryan carr
ryan carr
August 17, 2022

Recently switched my dentist to highland dental. I can't express how glad I am to be a patient there ! I seen both dentists and they were both very thorough. They both answered all my questions and were very friendly as well. I feel so comfortable to get all my dental needs addressed by them. The hygienist who did my cleaning was extremely thorough and friendly as well. The receptionists were a pleasure to deal with as well. Truly an amazing practice !

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Kim Mathison
Kim Mathison
August 16, 2022

My experience was excellent made me feel welcome And comfortable 😊

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Kyōshin Liu
Kyōshin Liu
August 8, 2022

Staff members are very friendly, prompt in providing service! Whenever I have questions they're patient in providing clear answers.

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Seth James
Seth James
August 4, 2022

Best dentist experience I’ve had yet.

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Erica Bartelson
Erica Bartelson
July 27, 2022

You did a amazing job

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Farshad Niazi
Farshad Niazi
July 18, 2022

A dentist office you would happily visit again and again. Superb staff and perfect service

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Anthony Tanner
Anthony Tanner
June 14, 2022

Highland dental is great, everyone is very helpful and down to earth I will absolutely give them my business.

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valerie levenseller
valerie levenseller
June 9, 2022

Great staff! Very timely. NO PAIN. pretty teeth. Dr brindle is great

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David Peatman
David Peatman
May 27, 2022

I went into adjust my dentures. They scanned my dentures and my gums so they could calculate digitally the new dentures and create them with a 3-D printer. I was very impressed and highly recommend their services. I was in the waiting room less than five minutes and they were very friendly, helpful and understanding of my walking disability.

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Susan Cole
Susan Cole
May 16, 2022

Lost a crown and they took me right away and cemented it back in! Couldn’t be more pleased. Everyone very professional, good explanation of problem, various possible solutions and what to expect from the procedure.

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Provi
Provi
May 11, 2022

As a first time patient to any new dentist, I’m always a bit nervous but I was quickly put at ease. The staff was very welcoming and my extraction was virtually painless. Would definitely recommend.

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HarmonyJo Daley
HarmonyJo Daley
April 27, 2022

I’m a basket case with needles and the first novocaine shots. Especially when it’s right up against the sinus cavity. The team was awesome, let me have a moment to regroup myself to finish their administration to get the 3 scheduled cavities fixed instead of two and having a another appointment to face later. The cavities were deep and I required a shot to stop the amount of bleeding that was happening. The finished product makes me wish the rest of my teeth needed work. They look so beautiful and white, smooth. I can’t thank you all enough and this is why I’m still with you after 5 years. Highland Dental is where my spouse minor and adult children get our work done. Great job as usual, see you the end of May!

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Julie Raboin
Julie Raboin
April 26, 2022

This practice is greatly improved from years past. I highly recommend them.

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Stony Point
Stony Point
April 6, 2022

Great first visit. Efficient, pleasant and professional

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Dawn Lee
Dawn Lee
February 22, 2022

Was my first visit.to Highland dental,everyone there helped to make it a very pleasant visit as far as dentists go usually it's horrible! Highland is my new dentist office.Thank you!!!

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Claudette Starr
Claudette Starr
February 19, 2022

Jodie did a great job! Did not have to wait that certainly was a treat.

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Ron Krisak
Ron Krisak
February 2, 2022

Excellent service. Very friendly staff!

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Megan Bentien
Megan Bentien
January 25, 2022

I LOVE this dental practice! I’ve had NOT SO GOOD luck with dentists in Vermont. I’m from Long Island originally where dentists are EVERYWHERE and it’s quite easy to find a good one…it’s taken me 15 years to find one in VT. I’m switching my whole family over to Highland Dental. The employees have THE best personalities and are extremely positive and cheerful.

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Katie English
Katie English
January 25, 2022

Alexis is awesome. Very friendly and does a great job every time. I have always had positive experiences here.

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Donna Tiedeman
Donna Tiedeman
January 24, 2022

They did a great job thank you!!

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Nico Samneil Salado
Nico Samneil Salado
January 8, 2022

Receptionist and jodi(dental hygienist) was friendly and accommodating, they got manners too unlike Dr. Nerf on littleton who is horrible(dont get referred to him).They got freebies too for having a cleaning. They accept most credit cards

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Vince Tucceri
Vince Tucceri
December 8, 2021

Nothing but Professionalism !

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Karen Hisman
Karen Hisman
November 24, 2021

Super friendly very efficient great job very happy with my dental work

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Claude Tougas
Claude Tougas
November 15, 2021

Very professional and all done in no time.

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Lori Greenwood
Lori Greenwood
October 6, 2021

Dr jazz is amazing dentist you got too try him out he also knows how to make dentures great 👍

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kim kelley
kim kelley
September 30, 2021

Friendly people, prompt service, I'll be doing business in the future

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Susan McAllister
Susan McAllister
September 16, 2021

The Dental office took me in the day after my call about a chipped front tooth. The staff was friendly and attentive. Dr Brindle was very efficient, and very professional. My tooth looks great! As seasonals, we'll be back in the spring for a cleaning!

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cassandra cota
cassandra cota
August 13, 2021

I have been going to this practice since I was a child. This visit was the best visit I have ever had. The new dentist Dr. Brindle was AMAZING. Fast, gentle and had great bedside manner. This office has had a major turn around for the better. Thank you Highland Dental!

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todd lemay
todd lemay
August 11, 2021

Excellent service. Friendly staff and Dr Brindle was very helpful in explaining my teeth options and help me decide which is the best for me. Thank you

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Eric Hastings
Eric Hastings
July 20, 2021

Prompt, friendly service. Everyone here is great

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Linda Bowen
Linda Bowen
July 8, 2021

I went there for my bottom denture he did a great job

Occusal Adjustment: Striving for Harmony in Your Bite and Beyond

Achieving Optimal Oral Function and Comfort through Precise Occlusal Alignment

A harmonious bite is not just about a beautiful smile; it’s the cornerstone of excellent oral health and overall well-being. When your teeth come together correctly, they function efficiently, and your jaw joints operate smoothly. Unfortunately, many individuals experience issues with their occlusion (bite), leading to discomfort, dental problems, and even systemic health concerns. At Union Street Dental, we believe in the power of occlusal adjustment to bring balance and harmony to your bite, ensuring you can enjoy a lifetime of optimal oral function and comfort.

Understanding Occlusal Adjustment

Occlusal adjustment, also known as bite adjustment, is a dental procedure that involves carefully reshaping the biting surfaces of your teeth to achieve proper alignment and balance. The goal is to optimize how your upper and lower teeth meet when you bite down (occlude). An occlusal adjustment is a precise process that requires the expertise of a skilled dentist.

Indications for Occlusal Adjustment

Occlusal adjustment may be recommended for individuals who experience one or more of the following dental issues:

  • Uneven Bite: When certain teeth come into contact before others when biting down, it can lead to an uneven bite, causing discomfort and wear on specific teeth.
  • Tooth Sensitivity: Misaligned teeth or an improper bite can lead to increased tooth sensitivity due to uneven pressure distribution.
  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism): Bruxism, characterized by teeth grinding and clenching, can lead to excessive wear on tooth surfaces, requiring occlusal adjustments to restore proper alignment.
  • Jaw Pain and Tension: An imbalanced bite can cause strain on the jaw joints (TMJ), leading to jaw pain, headaches, and facial tension.
  • Chipped or Cracked Teeth: Teeth that do not come together correctly can experience excessive forces during chewing, making them prone to chipping or cracking.
  • Dental Restorations: After getting dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or implants, an occlusal adjustment may be necessary to ensure proper fit and bite alignment.

The Occlusal Adjustment Process

A thorough occlusal adjustment involves several steps to achieve precise results:

  • Comprehensive Examination: Your dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination, including X-rays and impressions, to assess the alignment of your bite and identify any areas of concern.
  • Recording Your Bite: Your dentist may use bite registration materials to record how your upper and lower teeth come together.
  • Identifying High Spots: Using articulating paper or a special marking material, your dentist will determine the areas where the teeth are coming into contact too soon or with excessive force.
  • Gentle Reshaping: Using precise dental instruments, your dentist will gently reshape the high spots on the biting surfaces of your teeth, ensuring a more balanced bite.
  • Testing and Refinement: After the initial adjustment, your bite will be reevaluated to ensure the proper occlusal alignment. Additional adjustments may be made if necessary.

The Benefits of Occlusal Adjustment

Undergoing occlusal adjustment offers numerous advantages, including:

  • Pain Relief: By achieving a balanced bite, occlusal adjustment can alleviate jaw pain, headaches, and facial tension associated with TMJ disorders and bruxism.
  • Preventing Tooth Damage: Properly aligned teeth distribute biting forces evenly, reducing the risk of chipped, cracked, or worn-down teeth.
  • Improved Oral Function: With a balanced bite, you can chew more efficiently and enjoy improved oral function.
  • Enhanced Comfort: A properly adjusted bite ensures optimal comfort, reducing sensitivity and discomfort during everyday activities.
  • Long-term Oral Health: A balanced bite can contribute to better oral health overall, preventing potential dental issues in the future.

Occlusal adjustment is a valuable tool in dentistry, enabling dentists to address bite-related issues and improve overall oral health and comfort. At Union Street Dental, we prioritize our patients’ well-being and offer occlusal adjustment as part of our comprehensive dental services. If you experience any discomfort, sensitivity, or suspect issues with your bite, our experienced dental team is here to help. Let us guide you towards a balanced bite and the path to optimal oral health. Schedule an appointment today, and together, we can achieve harmony in your bite and beyond.

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