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 »

Don’t Let Plaque Destroy Your Teeth

Your healthy smile relies on the daily care and attention you give your teeth and gums to keep away plaque. Plaque is the clear sticky film that coats your pearly whites and wreaks havoc on tooth enamel. And this is no easy feat as tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body, even… Read more »

A Lost Tooth can be Replaced by a Bridge

If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, or extracted due to a deep fracture or advanced tooth decay, it can compromise the full function of your mouth. Even if you figuratively learn to live with it, the void in your teeth can still prove troublesome later on down the line. If the structure of the… Read more »

What Happens when You Lose a Filling

While fillings are designed to repair a tooth for a long time to come, they can still fail in time. The larger and older a filling it, the more likely it is to have an issue with the cement or surrounding enamel, causing it to fall out and be lost. Sometimes you might notice a… Read more »

Dental Flossing 101

We have made solid strides in the realm of oral healthcare, including the use of dental floss to clean your pearly whites. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing at least once each day. Because while a toothbrush can clean the tops and sides of teeth, it cannot reach in between the tight spaces between… Read more »