Does Your Smile Make You Happy?

A happy, healthy smile is the universal language we all share around the globe.  Having a smile you are happy with allows you to give off an air of self confidence and self esteem. This makes you feel more attractive to others and appear more successful. According to recent surveys, about 1/3rd of all Americans…

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Maintaining Dental Hygiene While Traveling

Summer is just around the corner which means school is out and traveling for many families. It is easy to overlook dental hygiene when on the road and forget to pack the essentials to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Below you will find some essentials to pack to ensure you keep up your dental hygiene while having…

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Healthy Smiles For Autistic Patients

Autism –  a developmental disability that significantly affects communication (both verbal and non verbal) and social interaction, generally evident before age three, that adversely affects educational performance. Other characteristics often associated with autistic people are, engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to environmental change or change in daily routines, and unusual responses to sensory experiences. -1 percent…

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The Routine 6 Month Visit

Every dental office gets calls asking for an appointment. The caller says it is “just” for a cleaning. While a professional cleaning is vital there is more that goes on at that visit than just the cleaning. Do you know the steps involved for a routine visit and why your dentist or hygienist performs them?…

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Periodontal Disease Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore

 Periodontal disease is a progressive disorder that if left untreated will worsen over time. Many people simply ignore the warning signs or just do not know them. Educating yourself on the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease is a good first step to taking control of the disease and it’s progression. What Is Periodontal Disease?…

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Can Your Dentist Tell Your Ethnic Background?

Marielaina Perrone DDS Dental Stress

For many of us, our ethnicity is not easily seen from outward appearances. As generations go by, the different ethnic backgrounds have been mixed to produce a large variety of people in the world. Recent research has shown that the diverse oral bacteria in our mouths is actually as powerful as a fingerprint. It turns…

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Emdogain: Treatment of Periodontal Disease

The #1 goal of periodontal disease treatment is to allow for re formation of and re attachment of the periodontal tissues. The best way (and least invasive) is via regeneration or regrowth. There have been various products come to market over the years that have been considered the next immediate fix in regenerative periodontal therapy. Very few have ever…

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Gingival Graft…What Is It?

A gingival graft is the name given for any of a number of surgical periodontal procedures whose goal is to cover an area of exposed tooth root surface with grafted oral tissue from another source. Other names for this procedure are gum graft or periodontal cosmetic surgery. Gum recession is a process in which the margin of gingival tissue…

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