How Do Crowns Work?

Easily one of the most common dental procedures in America, you likely know someone who’s had a dental crown, or needs one. But the vast majority of people don’t understand how crowns work, or why exactly they’re needed. With that in mind, let’s look at how crowns work and why Dr. may recommend them to… Read more »

Foiling Bad Breath

Many people suffer from dragon breath from time to time. Bad breath can be embarrassing and unpleasant. Did you know that there are certain things that can cause bad breath and that there are ways to keep bad breath at bay? Causes of bad breath include: – Eating foods with a strong smell, like onions… Read more »

Thermoplastic Boil-and-Bite Snore Guards Can Comfortably Improve Air Flow

Breathing interruption and snoring problems that result from poor soft palate position and sleep apnea can cause poor sleep and can have a negative impact on your quality of life. Severe sleep-apnea issues often require a positive air pressure device or CPAP machine to affect symptoms. However, minor to moderate sleep-apnea issues can often be… Read more »

Badly Damaged Teeth May Need Extraction and Restoration by a Bridge

Even though the teeth in your mouth are made from very durable enamel, there are still times when an accident or decay can severely damage one of your teeth. Sometimes the damage can be so extensive that Dr. Nicoletti cannot safely repair the tooth. In a situation like this will sometimes recommend that the tooth… Read more »

Acid Reflux and Your Teeth

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is more commonly known as acid reflux disease, can cause more problems than simply upsetting your stomach. In fact, did you know that acid reflux can actually hurt your oral health? Sadly, GERD (the abbreviation for acid reflux) causes stomach acid to back up into your esophagus and sometimes into your… Read more »

Gum Disease Poses Multiple Threats to Your Oral Health

Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is an infection of the gum tissues. Over time, gum disease can pose multiple threats to your oral health. Gum disease is primarily caused by hardened tartar at or under the gumline. This exposes the gum tissues to a constant bacterial presence. Additional risk factors, like regular… Read more »

Addressing a Tooth with a Crown

Chips, deep stains, old dental work, and other imperfections on one or more of the teeth in your smile can leave you wanting to explore your cosmetic improvement options. Many people in a situation like this are interested in having the faces of the teeth in their smile fitted for custom porcelain veneers. Sometimes one… Read more »

Flossing: Overcome Your Excuses

Flossing your teeth at least twice a day is very important for your oral health. Dr. Nicoletti and Dr. Feit recommend that you floss your teeth at least once a day. Many people find excuse to not floss as they should. Our dentists have simple solutions for all of the common excuses, like: I Have… Read more »

The Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is an infection of the soft gum tissue caused by the prolonged accumulation of plaque. Gum disease is usually painless, and you may not be aware of its presence in your mouth until it reaches an advanced stage. Gum disease occurs in two stages—gingivitis and periodontitis—and the sooner you… Read more »

Changes in Toothpaste Over Time

Brushing and flossing the teeth is imperative to oral health. Did you know that people have been cleaning their teeth and caring for their smiles since as early as 5000 BC? Let’s take a little journey through the history of toothpaste. The Egyptians started using a paste to clean their teeth around 5000 BC. Other… Read more »