Dr. Chester Chianese: Scaling and Root Planing to Arrest Gum Disease

Scaling and Root Planing to Treat Gum Disease

The best treatment for gum disease is preventing it with great oral hygiene practices. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen, which is why gum disease is one of the top dental issues today. A highly effective way of arresting gum disease before it advances into more severe stages is through root planing and scaling, also called deep cleaning or gum treatment. … Read More

Why You Should Wait to Brush After Meals

Should you wait to brush your teeth after eating?

Brushing twice daily and flossing at least once a day are essential steps for maintaining good oral health. Another common recommendation floating around is to brush after every meal to remove food particles and improve breath, but brushing too soon after eating may actually be harmful to your teeth. Brushing immediately after consuming certain foods can actually damage tooth enamel, … Read More

Advantages of Porcelain Crowns

Advantages of porcelain crowns

For patients in need of cosmetic or restorative dental work, there are numerous innovative options today that range from purely functional to aesthetically beneficial. Porcelain crowns, one of today’s popular dental treatments are functional, cosmetically pleasing and offer a variety of advantages. Porcelain crown function Dental crowns are caps that completely encase a tooth or dental implant. A dentist bonds … Read More

Today’s Innovative Dental Advances

Innovative dental procedures

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you need to schedule an appointment soon to help maintain your oral health. Another good reason to visit the dentist is to discover all of the dental advances available today that can protect, restore and improve your smile in new and innovative ways. High-tech X-rays Many dentists have chosen to … Read More

Different Types of Tooth Discoloration

White smile

For a patient seeking teeth whitening, they may not know that there are two different types of tooth discoloration: extrinsic and intrinsic tooth discoloration. Fortunately, experienced dental professionals understand the difference between the two and know the best treatments for restoring and enhancing patients’ teeth so they can open up to the world again with a bright, confident smile. Extrinsic … Read More