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What to Expect at Your First Visit to Dr. Lordo’s Office

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on February 8, 2018

We love meeting new patients, and if you’re getting ready for your first visit to Dr. Lordo’s office, we’d like to say welcome! Switching dental health providers or finding a dentist in a new town can be difficult, but we want to make sure the process is simple, fun, and fits your busy schedule. No… Read More

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Oral Health and Childhood Obesity: Is There a Connection?

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on January 16, 2018

Dental professionals will frequently tell you that there is a relationship between our oral health and our overall health, in both adults and children. But, a new study by a Swedish academy suggests that dental health and childhood obesity may have several connecting factors. Focusing on Dental Health May Fight Childhood Obesity According to a… Read More

Categories: Dental Health, General Oral Health

Which Type of Teeth Whitening Will Work Best for Me?

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on December 6, 2017

Many of us feel some anxiety about the brightness of our smiles. Aging, trauma, and even too much coffee can reduce the shine of our teeth over time. Thankfully, there are several easy and gentle methods to return your teeth to their original luster. If you’ve never explored the options available for whitening your teeth,… Read More

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Here’s How to Help Your Dental Pain & Embarrassment

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on November 10, 2017

It’s been widely accepted that routine dental exams and cleanings have a significant impact on our long-term dental (and overall) health. But for many of us, dental pain or embarrassment is preventing that critical care from taking place. A recent study published by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation illuminates some concerning trends… Read More

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Here’s How to Keep Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy on Halloween

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on October 17, 2017

It’s easy to notice that Halloween is just around the corner. Tiny ghosts and superheroes will soon be trotting down the sidewalks, looking for all the best trick-or-treat houses. It’s an exciting time of the year for them, and our kids will need some help keeping their teeth healthy along the way. All of those… Read More

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Is My Routine Dental Exam Going to Be Painful?

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on September 29, 2017

Just because we’re adults doesn’t mean we’re exempt from anxiety over going to the dentist. And to varying degrees, most of us feel at least some apprehension about sitting down in the dentist chair from time to time. The instinct to avoid pain is perfectly understandable. But, if that instinct is keeping you from your regular dental… Read More

Categories: General Oral Health

Should I Get Metal or Composite Dental Fillings?

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on August 29, 2017

Even with excellent dental hygiene and regular dentist visits, cavities can still develop in our teeth. In fact, a report released by the Centers for Disease Control in 2015 states that about 91 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 64 had dental caries (cavities) in permanent teeth in 2011-2012, with 96 percent… Read More

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Do You Know How to Handle a Dental Emergency?

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on July 20, 2017

Many of us are familiar with what to do during a medical emergency. But the subject of dental emergencies isn’t discussed nearly as often, even though injuries to the mouth and other incidents are fairly common. If you’ve never had to quickly handle a dental emergency, you might not even know where to begin. But… Read More

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Should I Avoid Giving Fruit Juice To My Baby?

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on June 13, 2017

For those of us with children or grandchildren, we just want what’s best for them. Juice can be a good source of nutrients for growing kids, but it also carries the risk of negatively affecting their oral health. Making the right decision for your child’s needs isn’t easy, especially with the array of choices at… Read More

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These Common Causes of Bad Breath May Surprise You

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on May 22, 2017

No one wants to worry about what their breath smells like, especially when at work, meeting a friend, or even on a date! And for some of us, our breath can still feel stale after a solid brushing. Even if you are taking the proper steps to clean your teeth, there are some dental issues… Read More

Categories: General Oral Health