Saliva’s Role in Oral Health

Saliva or “Spit” as some call it, plays a significant role in maintaining oral health. It is derived from blood and acts as the bloodstream of the mouth. Like blood, saliva helps build and maintain the health of soft and hard tissue in the mouth. It washes away food from teeth and neutralizes acid produced…

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A Temporary Flipper

Do you have a tooth that needs to be extracted and you are concerned about the temporary aesthetic of a missing tooth? A temporary flipper can take carer of that concern. In this picture you can see that an  extraction of a compromised front tooth was done. Bone graft was also placed to preserve the…

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Gum Disease

Gingivitis (inflammation of the gum) as shown in this picture, is the first sign of gum disease. If left untreated, it could lead to periodontitis which is a more severe form of gum disease. This condition develops from long term exposure to bacteria and its toxins inside the gum. Over time, it destroys connective tissue…

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A Special Smile

Yesterday, January 27th 2019 was the 74th Anniversary of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Today, I had the honor of restoring our beloved patient’s smile who is also a holocaust survivor. During office visits, she told us stories about her personal experiences in the concentration camp and her liberation at the end of the war. It was…

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Tooth Pain

Many times I hear patients say ” but doc I have no pain , the tooth is okay” Unfortunately, pain could be the last symptom to a tooth problem, not the first. This tooth was on its way to creating a potentially serious infection. The patient had no pain at the time but it was…

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Advantages to Porcelian Veneers

Porcelain Veneers can be one of the most successful treatment dentistry has ever offered for restoring a smile to optimal beauty and function. Its use depends on the preexisting conditions and positions of the teeth. If done correctly, Veneers can last for years and create the most beautiful smiles.  Veneers are made with the same material as …

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Habits that may be damaging your teeth

Are you destroying your pearly whites without realizing it? You might be doing permanent damage if you’re a nail biter or using your teeth to rip off the price tag from that new dress.  Brushing  your teeth twice daily, flossing and having a good balanced diet can protect your teeth and enamel but  in this article you can…

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Children’s Teeth Development

The following chart shows when your child’s primary teeth (also called baby teeth or deciduous teeth) should erupt and shed. Some children may not have any erupted teeth until well after their first birthday and that is ok. Eruption times vary from child to child but a general rule of thumb is that for every 6…

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Prevention of bone loss with Dental Implants

If you are among the millions of Americans who are missing one or more teeth, then you can benefit greatly from dental implants. Missing teeth can lead to an unattractive smile, embarrassment, difficulty speaking and eating, and even low self-esteem. While traditional dentistry can replace missing teeth with the use of bridges or removable dentures,…

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Holiday Wishes

During the Holiday Season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. In this spirit we sincerely say Thank You and Best Wishes for the holiday season and a Happy New Year! Durante la temporada de vacaciones más que nunca, nuestros pensamientos gire con gratitud a aquellos que…

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