• " Dr. Pope is conscientious, dedicated to his patients, and tries to give the best treatment and service possible. He responds readily to problems, questions, and concerns, and always works diligently to resolve any issues. Dr. Pope treats his clients with respect and care at all times!"

    - Cecil G.

  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Pope's for many years, and have the utmost trust in him and his staff. I always know my teeth are going to look and feel their healthiest under his care!"

    - Felicia G.

  • "Dr. Pope is a superb dentist for several reasons: He is highly skilled, sets high standards for patient care, and he is very personable, always taking the time to listen to his patients in order to best meet their needs. Dr. Pope genuinely cares about his patients and works hard to provide the best outcome for each individual patient."

    - Jeanne D.

  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Pope's for over 20 years and couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Dr. Pope and his staff make you feel so welcome and at ease. He is very knowledgeable and stays on top of the latest technology. Dr. Pope truly cares about you and your smile...he is the best!"

    - Angela E.

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The Bigger Picture of Dental Hygiene

Comprehensive oral hygiene is more complex than a simple dental cleaning every six months. It includes all aspects of keeping your smile bright and healthy. Dr. Michael Pope, your experienced Somerset dentist, will help you develop an oral care routine to keep your smile healthy.What You Do at HomeGood hygiene requires more than just running a toothbrush across your teeth twice a day and slipping floss quickly between teeth to finish the task in record time. The goal here, of course, is to clean teeth. Using proper brushing and flossing results in better overall oral health, but requires your diligence.Brush for at least two minutes with your toothbrush angled toward ...

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Why Was the Definition of

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Until recently, oral health referred to the vitality of teeth, gums, and the chewing system, including jaw joints and bone. As someone who has a smile, you probably know that the true meaning of oral health is far more nuanced than just being able to eat comfortably.Your smile is a big part of your identity and means the world to those who love you. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, or if you have discomfort, you might have some concerns that others may not be aware of. Your smile can dramatically impact your feelings about yourself and how you present yourself to the world.Recently, the American ...

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How Does a Dental Bridge Work?

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When seeking to replace a missing tooth, dental bridges are a popular option. In our Somerset dental office, we offer natural-looking tooth-colored options to blend in with your smile.What Is a Dental Bridge?A dental bridge requires two anchor crowns to hold an artificial tooth in place. Placing crowns on healthy adjacent teeth allows us to bridge the gap in our smile with an artificial tooth.Once in place, you can chew on your dental bridge normally, though it is a good idea to avoid super sticky foods or chewing on hard foods like ice.When cleaning your dental bridge, you can use a floss threader or a small brush designed to remove ...

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The 5 Most Common Dental Injuries

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Dental injuries can feel pretty traumatic because they are always unexpected and your smile is such an important part of your appearance. When a dental emergency happens to you and you’re near the 42501 area and looking for help, we are here to restore your comfort and smile as quickly as possible.We treat 5 common dental injuries most often in our Somerset, KY dental office.A Broken ToothYou’re enjoying your lunch and suddenly, crunch! This can be painful and scary, especially when you feel those sharp tooth edges with your tongue and realize that you broke your tooth. A broken tooth can be painful, or you may not have any pain, depending ...

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How to Know You've Found the Right Cosmetic Dentist for You

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Making the decision to correct cosmetic dental flaws can be exciting, but it can also be a little intimidating. How do you know which services are right for you? What will it cost? How long will it be until you can reveal your smile makeover to friends and family?There is a lot to consider when choosing a cosmetic dentist in Somerset, KY who can address all your concerns. You are making an investment in your smile and yourself, so you want to be sure that you’re choosing a professional who can work their magic and transform your smile.Here are a few tips to ensure that you find the right cosmetic ...

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How Our Prehistoric Ancestors Avoided Cavities

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Our prehistoric ancestors had a secret weapon against tooth decay and periodontal disease – a healthy diet.Before humans reached the age of agriculture, the food they ate was whatever they could forage, pick, pluck, or kill. That meant that finding food was a constant struggle and they were quite active people. They also had a fairly nutritious diet based on what was available in their geographical boundaries. Their daily food choices were seasonal and varied.Things like bakery items, refined sugar, and soda were not yet in existence, so they had better luck with their oral health than we have today. It was the introduction of processed foods that really ...

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What to Expect with Your CEREC Crown

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New technology can cause some questions in patients’ minds.Will it work?Is it a good value?What can I expect for results?We offer CEREC crowns and bridges in our Somerset dental office, giving patients both convenience and reliability with their dental restorations. CEREC restorations differ from lab-created restorations in that we create them in one dental office appointment while you wait.CEREC crowns and bridges are created right here in our office under the direction of Dr. Michael Pope, with assistance from computer-aided design and manufacture. We take a digital impression of the dental crown or bridge area and upload the information into our CEREC dental software, which creates a milled ceramic restoration. ...

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