Keeping Your Teeth White

If you decide to whiten your teeth, talk to our dentists, Dr. Cynthia Becker or Dr. Cynthia Pistoia with a treatment at our office, you can safely and effectively whiten your teeth. But whitening your teeth is only half the battle. You still have to keep them that way! If you smoke or use tobacco,… Read more »

Caring for Your Dental Bridge

If you are missing one or more teeth, it’s in your best interest to have them replaced. Without a full set of teeth, you can’t eat or speak as effectively as you otherwise could. The empty spaces in your mouth can allow your other teeth to drift out of alignment and can accumulate food debris… Read more »

How to Fix Bad Breath

We all wake up with morning breath, even if you brushed – and flossed! – the night before. It’s a common problem, but some of us seem to have bad breath that doesn’t really go away. Or if it does, it returns a lot quicker than we’d like. Bad breath can be a damper on… Read more »

Learning More About Tooth Replacements

It goes without saying that an incomplete smile is an unhealthy smile. Even if you’re only missing a single tooth, you can suffer from a severe downturn in the visual appearance of your smile. Beyond that, missing teeth can cause several health risks as well, including the buildup of bacteria, tooth slippage and gum destabilization…. Read more »

What Happens During a Routine Dental Appointment?

We are so pleased that you have chosen us as your dental professionals! Dr. Becker, Dr. Pistoia and our team recommend that you come in for a routine dental appointment at least every six months. These preventive dental appointments can help us to help you keep your smile healthy and bright. Dental Cleaning At the… Read more »

Oral Cancer Symptoms to Watch For

A cancer of the lips, inside of the mouth, back of the throat, tonsils or salivary glands, oral cancer occurs more frequently in men than women. Early detection of this cancer is imperative, as it is much easier to treat at this stage. There are many warning signs of oral cancer. You may not be… Read more »

Blaze a New Path to Oral Health Success with Water Flossers

If you wish to ever forgo the use of dental floss and use a product that can clean between your teeth without the use of thread, consider a highly effective interdental such as water flosser. Water flossers are designed to use beams of water to rinse out plaque and debris that may be present between… Read more »

A Dental Filling Can Address Minor Tooth Decay

Every year our dentists, Dr. provides dental checkups for patients. This involves a professional dental cleaning as well as monitoring your mouth for any signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease and other oral health problems. If the finds an active area of tooth decay may suggest fixing the problem with a dental filling. The specific… Read more »

Natural Ways to Relax at the Dentist

If given a choice between going on vacation to a tropical island or keeping an appointment for a dental cleaning, which would you choose? Let’s face it, that’s not a hard choice at all–especially if you have any anxiety about seeing your dentist. As it turns out, that kind of thinking can help you beat… Read more »

Tooth Anatomy

What do you actually understand about your teeth beyond the fact that they help you grind up food to digest? Of course, tearing and chewing is their main function and for this they need to be incredibly strong. The pressure exerted is between 30-50 pounds of force for the front incisors to cut and tear,… Read more »