October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are fighting cancer or dental problems,... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account... Read more »

The Links Between Your Oral Health and Dental Damage

If you routinely find yourself suffering from dental damage, it could be linked to habits in your lifestyle. Oftentimes, poor lifestyle habits can put you at further risks of dental damage that can leave your smile with several decades of future repairs and recovery problems. When playing contact sports or partaking in bad habits including… Read more »

Filling Cavities in Kids

When your kids get a cavity, and it’s in a baby tooth, do you ever think twice about getting that cavity filled? If so, you’re not alone. Many parents question the validity of filling a tooth that’s only going to fall out. That feels like literally throwing money away, right? Well, the truth isn’t that… Read more »

Content Smiles: Tooth Brushing Techniques

Caring for your toothbrush includes making sure that you’re always using the appropriate techniques derived from it. If you fail to use your toothbrush correctly, it will not be able to protect your smile as it is intended to. To make sure that your toothbrush care and techniques are ideal, take your time, use gentle,… Read more »

Food and Beverage Rules for When You Have Aligners

Are you achieving the smile of your dreams with Invisalign® aligners? If so, you need to remember to follow the food and beverage rules while you’re aligning your teeth. Following the rules can help you have a more successful and convenient orthodontic journey. Our dentists, Dr. Frank Russomanno, Jr. and Dr. Neil Keane, are happy… Read more »

Understanding Aging and Dental Health

As you age, your teeth age right along with you. Even if you are taking care of them by cleaning them every day, there is still a chance that they can be worn down and become weaker and more brittle with age. Because of this, you should implement more effective cleaning tools and treatments as… Read more »

Untreated Cavities Can Cause Toothaches

Individuals who suffer from a dental phobia or who skip their regularly schedule dental checkups are at a heightened risk of suffering problems with gum disease and cavities. When a problem does develop on one of your teeth, the decay can quickly advance to attack the sensitive core of the tooth. This will often cause… Read more »