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How chewing and smoking tobacco negatively impacts your oral health

Did you know that smoking or chewing tobacco can have a negative impact on your oral health? Tobacco use is the leading cause of oral cancer in the United States, and it can also lead to gum disease and other oral health problems. Dr. Patterson of Simi Valley, CA can discuss with patients the dangers […]


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Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?

Concealing imperfections of the smile is important for many patients who have gapped, broken, stained, or unusually-shaped teeth. The teeth near the front of the smile, known as the anterior teeth, are the most noticeable. When problems arise, patients often approach their dentist to learn about cosmetic dental solutions to improve the appearance of these […]


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Tips to save a knocked out tooth

Accidents happen, and the same is true with dental accidents. For some patients, a situation where a tooth has been knocked out of the mouth could happen. Some patients might think they will need tooth replacement, but if handled quickly and effectively, patients can increase the chances that they can save the tooth and have […]


Restore your smile after tooth decay with white fillings

Are you experiencing a dull toothache that has lasted for days, even weeks? Do you notice that your teeth are incredibly sensitive to sweet foods or hot and cold beverages? If these changes have recently occurred, you may be dealing with a cavity, also known as tooth decay. Tooth decay is a common problem when […]


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How to treat a cracked tooth

Do you notice sharp pain when you bite into your favorite foods? Do you find that any type of pressure on your tooth causes discomfort? Do you find yourself chewing food on the opposite side of the mouth due to pain on the other side? If you are experiencing problems such as this, you might […]


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The facts of tooth decay

Keeping the smile healthy is easy when you know how to avoid the development of conditions such as tooth decay. Tooth decay, sometimes referred to as dental caries or “cavities,” can negatively impact the smile in a number of different ways. Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt and his team in Simi Valley, California work routinely with […]


How aging impacts your teeth

Growing old is a privilege that not everyone gets to enjoy. But even with aging, there are the occasional complaints regarding the changes that occur to the body. Women might become concerned about the development of fine lines and wrinkles on their face, while men might fret over thinning hair. However, did you know that […]


Smile enhancement with fast and easy porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are a popular restorative and cosmetic solution for many patients in the area of Simi Valley, California. Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt and his team may recommend them to patients who have imperfections or aesthetic concerns that impact the teeth near the front of the smile. These thin pieces of strong, durable porcelain are […]


Reasons patients might need crowns and bridges

General and restorative dentists have a wide selection of restoration options available to them that can be used to address imperfections and damage to the natural smile. Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt and his team are dedicated to providing the best solutions for a patient’s potential oral health problem. This includes the fabrication and placement of […]



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Robert D. Bankhardt, DDS, Inc.
2720 Cochran St, #2b
Simi Valley CA 93065
805.584.1194
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2720 Cochran St #2b Simi Valley CA 93065 (805) 584-1194