Dental Implants Q and A

Marielaina Perrone DDS Dental Implants

Dental implants have become a mainstay in modern dental care. They give the dentist the ability to restore and enhance smiles in a very esthetic and functional way. They have also been proven to be over 98% successful along with a very good longevity with proper care. A well informed patient is the best type…

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Pros And Cons Of Dental Implants

Marielaina Perrone DDS Dental Implants

Dental implants technology has given your dentist an almost perfect tool to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants can help restore a worn down smile in just a few visits. Tooth loss has far reaching affects on our lives. We can encounter trouble speaking, biting, chewing and even feel self…

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Can A Gummy Smile Be Fixed?

Marielaina Perrone DDS Gummy Smile

Gummy smile is a smile that shows an excessive amount of gum tissues under the upper lip. The goal is to create a more toothy smile. There several treatment options for those with a gummy smile. Some surgical and some non surgical. The presence of a gummy smile should not be considered an abnormal condition or even unhealthy.…

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Top 5 Myths About Root Canal Therapy

Root canal and pain go hand in hand in many people’s minds. Generally our fears and anxiety stem from others telling us their experiences and not from our own. A root canal (also referred to as RCT or root canal therapy) is a dental procedure where the damaged nerve (also called the pulp) of a tooth is…

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Your Tongue As A Window To Your Health

The focus of oral health is almost always on the teeth and immediate surrounding tissues. But did you know your tongue can be an area of concern if not checked routinely? The tongue plays a vital role in speaking and eating properly. It can also provide clues to you and your dentist about your overall…

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Do You Need To Floss?

To Floss Or Not To Floss, the age old question. Flossing is necessary to maintain optimal dental health. Flossing at least once a day helps remove the sticky layer (plaque) that develops along our gum line and between teeth. This dental plaque when allowed to build up will eventually irritate your gum tissues and give…

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What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

  Tooth sensitivity is generally the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots due to gingival recession. Other causes of tooth sensitivity include tooth decay, a cracked or chipped tooth, a worn filling, or periodontal disease. Tooth sensitivity is a very common problem affecting more than 1 in 8 Americans. For some they are aware and neglecting the problem and…

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What Is Comprehensive Dental Care?

Comprehensive dental care is when a dentist provides a full range of dental health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation of a patients smile. This will include thinking about not only a person’s smile as a singular item. It will include a person’s functional health as well as facial esthetics. “We believe in a…

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What Is A Dry Socket?

Dry socket (also called medically as alveolar osteitis) is a very painful dental condition that can sometimes happen following removal of a permanent adult tooth. Dry socket occurs when the blood clot at the area of tooth removal fails to develop, or it dislodges or dissolves before the wound has fully healed. Having a tooth removed by your…

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