Why the Center for Healthy Dentistry?
Our Mission Statement
We are a team of caring dental professionals committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive dental care. Our unique dental team will strive to empower our patient family with the gift of a healthy and gorgeous smile. We pledge to you, our patient, to educate and provide a lifetime of optimum oral health care while giving you only the finest treatment with Five Star Service.
Renowned Cosmetic Dentist
If you have been searching for a Cosmetic Dentist who truly understands both aesthetics as well the function of a gorgeous natural smile, you have come to the right place. We offer unique full service general and cosmetic dentistry while providing patients like you with world class expertise, technology with care.
Sleep Disorders and Airway Restrictions
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a common sleep disorder in which your breathing temporarily stops during sleep due to blockage of the upper airways. These pauses in breathing interrupt your sleep, leading to many awakenings each hour. Sleep apnea is a serious, and potentially life threatening, sleep disorder. It is important to see a doctor right away!
Sleep Apnea Warning: Sleep Apnea and heart disease are highly correlated. The more severe the sleep apnea, the higher the risk for high blood pressure, heart attach, and stroke.
Sleep apnea in children can cause hyperactivity, poor school performance, and hostile behavior. Children who have sleep apnea also may breath through the mouth instead of the nose.
Signs and Common Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea include:
- Loud, chronic snoring
- Frequent pauses in breathing during sleep
- Choking or gasping following the pauses in breathing
- Decreased productivity
- Lack of energy
- Not being able to concentrate, memory and learning problems
- Exhaustion during the day
- Irritability and depression
- Feeling restless and unrefreshed after waking up
- Feeling sleepy during the day
- Waking up with shortness of breath, chest pains, nasal congestion, or a dry throat
- Chronic headaches, upon waking up or throughout the day
- High blood pressure
- Higher risk of diabetes
- Higher risk of heart attack
- Higher risk of brain damage and stoke
Patients travel to Austin, Texas from all over the United Sates for their Healthy Dentistry. We have changed the lives of hundreds of patients by giving them healthy gorgeous smiles. Our patients include TV personalities, high profile business executives, professional athletes as well as beauty pageant queens.
Did you know that mercury is the second most toxic metal known to man? Silver amalgam fillings consist of over 50% mercury. We are one of only a few Biological Dentists in Texas.
We have the technology, knowledge and protocol to safely remove your existing silver amalgam fillings and metal crowns without further exposing you to any risk. We also use only metal-free dental materials in all of our dental procedures.
High Tech and State of the Art Equipment
Dr. Sandford is proud to be able to offer the finest in high tech equipment; she utilizes digital cavity detecting x- rays along with a digital medical grade panoramic x-ray machine. Additional lasers are used for early detection of decay, which does not always show up on your cavity detecting digital x-rays.
The single tooth anesthesia unit is the first computer controlled local anesthetic system which allows her patients to leave the office with only one tooth numb as opposed to their face, lips and cheeks being numb.
We Will Always Listen To Your Concerns
Great importance is placed on getting to know our patients and we carefully listen to your concerns. If you are looking for a relaxed and completely different approach for your dental experience Dr. Merrily Sandford and her Associates are dedicated to giving you the most personal, professional and gentle dentistry that you have ever received in a Healing Environment with a High-Tech Advantage.
We are a team of caring dental professionals committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive, cosmetic and biological dental care. With over 50 years of combined experience, our great dental team is extremely personable, highly educated and committed to your dental health.
You’ll notice the difference as soon as you walk through our door. We provide a warm, soothing and comforting environment where you are more likely to hear laughter than anything else.
We only see one patient at a time. If you’ve ever been to a dental office where the doctor zips in, glances at your teeth and x-rays, and then rushes off to the next patient, you know what a big deal it is that we only see one patient at a time. You will never feel rushed or hurried in our office. We will educate our patients and we want to be your partner in oral health, whether you need your teeth cleaned, a procedure like teeth whitening or even more extensive cosmetic dental work.