General Dentist + Orthodontist = Essential Partnership

Marielaina Perrone DDS Orthodontics

Most people overlook the role of the general dentist in the success or failure of orthodontics. Generally, the dentist is the first line of defense in diagnosing crowding of teeth or a malocclusion. The timing of when to see an orthodontist is critical for many of our younger patients. This timing can ensure a smooth…

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Are You A Nervous Dental Patient?

Dental anxiety affects a large portion of the population. While many have such anxiety, some are so fearful that they can not even get themselves through the dentist’s front door.Statistics show that  15-20% of all Americans avoid the dentist due to fears or anxiety about the dentist. The reasons for anxiety are different for everyone.…

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Internal Bleaching Can Make You Smile Again!

Teeth Whitening is a common procedure in general dentistry but especially so in the field of cosmetic dentistry. There are different types of teeth whitening including in office and at home options like the use of teeth whitening strips. But did you know there was a procedure available to perform a deeper teeth whitening from…

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What Are Bite Appliances Used For?

Modern dentistry has evolved from the days of just a simple nightguard for grinders. A well trained dentist can treat a number of issues that were not even considered even 15 years ago. Bite appliances can be utilized in treatment of, the combination of clenching and bruxing, obstructive sleep apnea, TMJ pain, and sports mouthguards.…

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Are Teeth Whitening Toothpastes Effective?

For many of us, whiter teeth are a sign of youth, beauty, and vitality. If your teeth look dull and lifeless, you may lose some self confidence causing you to miss out on precious moments in life. As we age, our teeth will lose some of their natural whiteness, changing instead to a yellowish, even…

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Handling A Dental Emergency

A dental emergency can arise at any time. We can limit the chance of a toothache type of dental emergency by seeking regular dental care. Most dental issues take months (and in some cases years) to develop. A dental emergency can also occur following even the slightest trauma. Being prepared with a few items in…

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Cosmetic Dentistry Options For Kids

Cosmetic Dentistry Marielaina Perrone DDS

Cosmetic dentistry is often perceived as an adult only option in dentistry. While that may be the case most of the time, cosmetic dentistry options for kids do exist. Most of these cosmetic dentistry options for younger patients tend to be minimally invasive.  Cosmetic dentistry for children is a delicate balance between changing a smile…

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What Is Peri-Implantitis?

Peri-implantitis Marielaina Perrone DDS

Peri-implantitis – is a destructive  process affecting the gums and bone surrounding dental implants. The various periodontal bacteria found surrounding failing dental implants (those affected by peri-implantitis) are very similar to those found in association with various forms of periodontal disease. Peri-implantitis is a unique complication when dealing with dental implants. Dental implants have a very high…

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Is Dental Phobia A Learned Trait?

Dental phobia, and dental anxiety come in many forms. Anxiety may cause you to be slightly apprehensive to extremely frightened at the thought of visiting the dentist. A phobia, may cause a paralyzing fear that overtakes your entire body. Whichever form, dental phobia or dental anxiety, can be very difficult to overcome. Inability to have…

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Do Your Teeth Complement Your Face?

Many of us choose haircuts or clothes based on our facial or body shape so why not our teeth? We are all born with a set of teeth that may or may not be perfect to us. There may be minor flaws or major ones to our eyes. With modern cosmetic dentistry, teeth changes can be…

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