Flouride Balance

How much fluoride is too much?

Balance. Life requires balance. Too much of anything can be more detrimental than beneficial in many cases. This includes fluoride. What is fluoride? Fluoride is a natural element that is found on earth. It is also located in the bones and teeth of the mouth. Because fluoride makes up a big part of one’s smile, […]

Sleep Apnea

Airway issues caused by obstructive sleep apnea

Upon wakening each morning, are you still extremely tired? Do you feel like you didn’t sleep at all? Are you concerned about the headache and dry mouth you experience every day? When patients are dealing with daytime fatigue that never seems to improve with sleep, they may be struggling with a condition known as obstructive […]

Dental Bridges Simi Valley, CA

When Is a Dental Bridge Necessary for Tooth Replacement?

At the practice of Dr. Robert Bankhardt, patients have a number of different options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. The main methods of replacement for patients in the Simi Valley, CA area include: Dentures Dental bridges Dental implants While dentures and dental implants may be viable options for many of our patients, there […]

Periodontal Services Simi Valley, CA

When scaling and root planing may be required to save the smile

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, impacts millions of Americans. The earlier stages often go unnoticed, but do have specific signs including persistent bad breath, red or swollen gums, and bleeding of the gums while brushing and flossing. If left untreated, the condition can worsen to the later stages of periodontal disease. At this point, the […]

Tooth Filling Simi Valley, CA

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Restorative dentistry is often necessary to repair areas where disease or decay have impacted the smile. However, that doesn’t mean that a patient has to LOOK like they had dental work done. When tooth decay becomes an issue and fillings need to be placed, Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt of Simi Valley, CA may suggest the […]

Periodontal Services Simi Valley, CA

Do I Need a Fancy Toothbrush?

Brushing your teeth every day is important for good oral health key to the prevention of oral disease, like gum disease. Are you wondering if there’s anything more you can do? Many of us see electric toothbrushes and wonder if we could benefit from using them. But, do you really need one? No. That’s because, […]

Teeth Whitening Simi Valley, CA

Beautiful Teeth for Summer

Spring is a great for so many things. We’re clearing out the clutter in the garage, and getting rid of clothes that have just been sitting in the closet for years. It’s also when we really commit to looking our best for swimsuit season, so we’re hitting the gym and trying to eat better. But, […]

Periodontal Services Simi Valley, CA

Do I Have Gum Disease?

If you’ve experienced changes in the appearance or feel of your mouth, there is a chance it’s the beginning of gum disease. Periodontitis is a serious infection of the gums that damages soft tissue and depletes the underlying bone that your teeth hold onto. Periodontitis can even cause your teeth to loosen or fall out […]



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