Professional Teeth Whitening Safest Choice for Brighter Smile

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An attractive smile helps make a positive first impression, but for someone with stained or discolored teeth, smiling can be embarrassing. Insecurity with one’s smile and a hesitance to smile makes a person seem unapproachable and have a negative impact on their life. Fortunately, teeth whitening can help brighten a smile back to its former glow and restore a person’s … Read More

What Lower Fluoride Levels Mean for Oral Health

Fluoride Toothpaste

Earlier this year the government reduced the recommended level of fluoride present in drinking water. It went down from a range of 0.7 to 1.2 ppm to .07 ppm. There hasn’t been a change in recommended fluoride levels in water in 50 years. The reason for the change is the hope to prevent staining tooth enamel through extended fluoride exposure, … Read More

Professional Teeth Whitening Safest Way to Brighten Smile

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When teeth become stained due to consuming certain food or drinks, tobacco use, illness or aging, it’s common to seek out teeth whitening to brighten a smile. For those not satisfied with the whiteness of their teeth, there are a multitude of whitening treatments available in stores, but the safest and most effective choice is an in-office dental whitening treatment. … Read More

Halloween Candy and Overall Health

Halloween Candy and Oral Health

Halloween candy can be appealing to children and adults alike, and it’s hard to resist sampling the sweets you give out to kids or that your children bring home from trick or treating. Although many might wish that the calories and sugar of candy somehow didn’t count because it’s Halloween, there are some very good reasons to limit your intake … Read More

Replacing Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular ways to improve smiles and mask dental flaws as they’re quite durable and can last over a decade with the proper care. Taking care of porcelain veneers helps them last as long as possible, but eventually most veneers require replacement due to oral changes, injury or natural wear. Caring for porcelain veneers … Read More

Signs and Causes of Gum Recession

brushing teeth too hard can cause gum recession

Seeing darker portions of the tooth along the gum line is not a good sign and not something you should ignore. The visibility of darker portions of the tooth, which is the tooth root, indicates gum recession, and when the root becomes more exposed, the area becomes sensitive to brushing, cold and hot. Gum recession is usually a gradual process, … Read More

Keeping Patients Informed

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When patients have a clear and thorough understanding of what’s involved in helping protect their oral health through cleanings, exams and dental treatments, they take a more active role in preserving their beautiful smile. Not only that, keeping a patient informed about what’s going on in their mouth and why the dental professional has to do a certain treatment helps them … Read More

September is National Gum Care Month

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September marks a changing of seasons from summer to fall and as you change your routine for back to school and your wardrobe for cooler weather, it’s important to keep up with your usual oral routine too. September is National Gum Care Month, dedicated to the proper care of the tissues surrounding your teeth. There are many things you can … Read More

Avoid Oral Injuries During Fall Sports

Mouth Guards for Kids Sports

With kids headed back to school and fall sports beginning for children and adults, it’s important to remember to protect your oral health during certain physical activities. Wearing a mouth guard during sports prevents knocked out or broken teeth, jaw fractures, and cuts to the tongue and lips. Taking this vital step to protect your oral health removes some of … Read More

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