Healthy Gums, Healthy Teeth, Healthy Bite
Optimum oral health is achieved only if the gums, teeth, and bite are healthy.
Healthy Gums: So what defines "healthy" gums? Healthy gums are pink in color, firm when palpated, stippled or having an orange peel texture in appearance, and cover the roots of the teeth. Healthy gums are not painful and do not bleed or exude pus when brushing or flossing. Healthy gums are really the first building block of optimum oral health.
Healthy Teeth: Healthy teeth are free from decay and are aligned in a way that allows proper cleaning by brushing and flossing. Healthy teeth may have dental restorations (i.e. fillings or crowns), but these restorations have margins (or edges) that are sealed to the tooth, and again, are completely cleansable by brushing and flossing. Healthy teeth show no signs of wear from biting, and have form that allows for smiling and eating.
Healthy Bite: Optimum oral health can only be maintained over a lifetime if the teeth function in a system that allows for even contacts of both the teeth and jaw joints upon chewing. When teeth are not hitting evenly, teeth can crack, break, or become loose. When the teeth and jaw joints do not work in harmony, joints can become painful, lock open or closed, or suffer arthritic deterioration.The goal for each patient in this practice is to achieve optimum oral health!
Dr. Nicholas Miller is a unique type of dentist. Compassionate, gentle and kind, he takes time to provide patients with the best care possible. Attention to details and thoroughness are attributes that he is proud to possess. Rather than being rushed, Dr. Miller prefers to care for one patient at a time.
Dr. Miller attended Marietta College before receiving his doctorate in 2003 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.
He is committed to advanced training and provides comprehensive care for his patients. Furthermore, Dr. Miller believes that the most important element of being a dentist is helping his patients solve their problems and achieve optimal oral health. "Would I do this in my own mouth?" is always a driving question in how Dr. Miller develops treatment strategies.Dr. Miller and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania with their two children, Lucas and Lilly. His hobbies include running, playing the guitar, and cooking.
?During his twelve years of practice, Dr. Miller has studied a wide array of advanced dental topics, including training in esthetics, occlusion, and TMJ disorders at The Dawson Academy, implants at the Midwest Implant Institute, and advanced denture techniques through Dr. Walter "Jack" Turbyfill.
Pittsburgh Top Dentist 2015
Dr. Nicholas Miller is truly honored to be selected by his peers for the Pittsburgh Top Dentist 2015 Award, featured in Pittsburgh Magazine.