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Fixing “Bad” Teeth: There Are More Options Than You Think

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on January 31, 2019

Maybe you’ve heard the snide remarks. Or, more likely, you’ve seen the reactions of people otherwise too polite to comment – your teeth are a little less than perfect. Living in a culture that’s obsessed with appearances, having “good” or “bad” teeth can have a real impact on one’s self-image and confidence. (Oh, and we… Read More

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What Is Bruxism & How Is It Treated?

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on December 20, 2018

Bruxism is a condition characterized by a patient grinding or clenching their teeth. As an unconscious behavior, it can manifest while the patient is either awake or asleep (also known as sleep bruxism). Bruxism ranges in severity; for many mild cases, treatment may not be required at all. In the most severe cases, bruxism can… Read More

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Why Does Cold Air Hurt My Teeth?

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on November 29, 2018

As the winter sets in, there are a number of ways our senses notice the changing of the seasons – our joints may complain a little more, lips may feel more chapped, and we start pulling out the flannel. But for some of us, even our teeth notice the plunging temperatures. Many people experience tooth… Read More

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Don’t Let Dentophobia Keep You From the Dentist

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on October 22, 2018

There’s nothing wrong or unusual about being afraid of the dentist chair. And if you do suffer from dentophobia or the fear of dentists resulting in marked and persistent anxiety, you’re not alone – about one in seven people are highly anxious about undergoing dental treatment. But fear is only an issue if you let… Read More

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How to Know When You Need a Dental Crown

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on September 24, 2018

People get dental crowns for a variety of reasons. Many of those reasons may be cosmetic, but some are due to a patient feeling pain in his or her teeth. In fact, many times patients aren’t aware that a significant issue is developing with their teeth until they start to feel pain, or the issue… Read More

Categories: Dental Health, Root Canal

Do Home Teeth Whitening Products Work?

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on August 22, 2018

These days, there are plenty of options out there when it comes to teeth whitening, whether it be at home or in the dentist chair. Each system comes with its own level of convenience, effectiveness, and price, however, and with so many products on the market, misconceptions about the effectiveness of in-home treatments abound. You… Read More

Categories: Whitening

How to Choose a Good Toothpaste

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on July 24, 2018

With as many options available on the market these days, choosing the right toothpaste for your oral hygiene regimen can seem overwhelming. Running just a basic search online for toothpaste will turn up nearly 10,000 different entries – how’s a person supposed to choose?  With a little foreknowledge about what makes for a good toothpaste,… Read More

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How to Prevent Gum Disease

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on June 28, 2018

Gum disease is one of the most common obstacles to good oral health out there. In fact, at least half of adults over the age of 30 suffer from some form of gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But thankfully gum disease is highly preventable, with methods that are straightforward… Read More

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How to Keep Your Dentures Looking (and Feeling) Great

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on May 25, 2018

For many of us who don’t have dentures (or even if we do), TV and movies have tricked us into thinking that their care is quick and easy – we just plunk them into a cup of water while we sleep, right? And while caring for dentures doesn’t have to be overly complicated, we do have to remain… Read More

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile

Posted By: Dr. Lordo, on April 19, 2018

Your dentist’s primary concern is helping you maintain the overall health and wellness of your smile. But with modern dentistry, that’s just the beginning – your dentist has many tools at his disposal to greatly improve the appearance of your smile, as well. Nowadays many people are familiar with the term cosmetic dentistry, but you may… Read More

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry