Dr. Paul Perella, DMD
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BROKEN TOOTH? TIPS ON HANDLING BROKEN TEETH

If you've ever broken a tooth, it can be alarming, especially if it's one of your front teeth.

Teeth are remarkably strong, but they can chip, crack or break. This can happen in several ways:

  • Biting down on something hard
  • Being hit in the face or mouth
  • Falling
  • Having cavities that weak the tooth
  • Having large, old amalgam fillings that don't support the remaining enamel of the tooth

When a tooth chips or breaks, it may not hurt.  However, your tongue usually feels the sharp area very quickly. Minor tooth fractures usually don't cause pain, but if a large piece of the tooth breaks off, it can hurt. The nerve inside the tooth may be damaged. Extreme ...

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Coming Soon: Invisalign!!!

L to R: Brooke, Chris, Kelly, Dr. Perella, and Holly.

Our staff recently participated in our first training session for Invisalign. We are very excited to be able to provide this treatment to our patients in the near future.

Because perfection takes time, we will keep you posted on when we will launch this new treatment!

In the meantime, you can learn more about Invisalign here.www.invisalign.com

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DENTAL IMPLANTS: SURGERY, ADVANTAGES, RISKS AND INSURANCE QUESTIONS

Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss -- mostly due to tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease), or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, dental implants are available.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
 

  • Improved Appearance: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
  • Improved Speech: With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the ...

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SENSITIVE TEETH: DO HOT AND COLD BOTHER YOU?

If a taste of ice cream or a sip of coffee makes you cringe in pain, you may have sensitive teeth. This condition is common--at least 45 million adults in the U.S. suffer from sensitive teeth at some point in their lives, and the good thing is that it is treatable.

 

What You Can Do

The pain of sensitive teeth can be managed with a few simple steps:

  • Change your brand of toothpaste. Some toothpastes increase tooth sensitivity, including whitening toothpastes that lighten or remove stains from enamel, and tartar-control toothpastes containing sodium pyrophosphate. There are toothpastes made specially for people with sensitive teeth. Be aware that these products typically must be used on ...

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CREST TO UNVEIL CHOCOLATE-FLAVORED TOOTHPASTE

Crest announced today it will roll out three new flavored toothpastes such as mint chocolate trek, lime spearmint zest and vanilla mint sparkle.

The new flavors, called Crest Be, should hit stores next month.

Proctor & Gamble, the company that makes Crest toothpaste, stresses that Crest Be offers the "foundational benefits needed for oral health including cavity protection, cleaning, fresh breath and whitening."

The new flavor lines were developed after research showed some consumers wanted more products that allow for self-expression and seek out unexpected flavors.

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Six Tips for Mouth & Body Health

Research shows that a healthy mouth and healthy body go hand in hand. We benefit because this double-barrel effort can improve overall health--reducing the risk of serious disease and perhaps even preserving memory in later years. The phrase "healthy mouth, healthy you" really is true--and backed by growing scientific evidence.

The Magic Six:

1) It's never too early to start teaching your children to take care of teeth and gums. Healthy habits learned in childhood can pay off in adulthood. And, if you're tempted to shrug off brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist regularly, remember, you are a role model for your kids.

2) Decayed teeth and gum disease are often ...

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DRY MOUTH--KNOW WHEN TO SEE YOUR DENTIST

Most times, you don't notice how moist your mouth is...until it isn't. Your might notice your mouth is dry first thing in the morning due to reduced saliva flow during sleep, or when you're dehydrated and need fluids. However, there are some instances where people suffer from chronic dry mouth also known as xerostomia.

Chronic dry mouth can be more than uncomfortable. It can have a greater effect on your oral health if gone untreated. Saliva plays an important part in keeping your body healthy: its enzymes help break down food for digestion, its antimicrobial properties help reduce harmful bacteria and its buffering ability helps neutralize acid, both of which reduce the risk ...

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