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Discover the Benefits of Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry

March 24, 2021

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Preparing soft tissue dental laser in Lebanon for procedure

If you have an upcoming dental procedure, it is understandable if you are a little nervous about it. Fortunately, dentists do everything they can to promote patient comfort. Some practices even use a soft tissue dental laser in Lebanon. What exactly is a soft tissue laser, and how can it enhance your treatment experience? This blog post discusses the answers to those important questions.

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How Many Dental Implants Do I Need?

December 5, 2020

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Illustration of six dental implant in Lebanon supporting lower arch

Dental implants in Lebanon serve as prosthetic tooth roots. Because of that, some people assume that just like natural teeth each have their own root, each implant-supported tooth also needs its own implant to support it. However, that is not true. In this blog post, we will discuss how many implants you may need to once again enjoy all the benefits of a complete, gap-free smile.

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Do I Need a Bone Graft Before I Get a Dental Implant?

November 12, 2020

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Dentist explaining need for bone graft in Lebanon

If you have lost one or more teeth, you may be thinking about getting dental implants to rebuild your lost dentition. That is a wise decision because dental implants are widely regarded as the gold standard of tooth replacement. However, you may have a long treatment journey ahead of you. You might even need to receive a bone graft in Lebanon. In this blog post, we will discuss what a bone graft is, the role a graft can play in the dental implant procedure, and some specific reasons why you might need one.

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Use These 5 Tips to Maximize Your 2020 Dental Benefits

October 5, 2020

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Happy man at appointment to maximize dental insurance benefits

How do you see your dental insurance policy? Many people view their plan as a backup provision to help them out financially if they ever face a serious oral health problem. However, it is wiser to see your dental plan as a monthly investment that can furnish you with desirable returns year after year. How can you maximize your dental insurance benefits? A dentist in Lebanon is here to share five simple and useful tips.

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Centuries of Smiles: A Brief History of Teeth Whitening

August 14, 2020

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Woman with bright smile thanks to modern teeth whitening Lebanon

Teeth whitening in Lebanon is an extremely popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. People flock to it because it is relatively affordable, it offers remarkable results, and it is noninvasive. While we might tend to think of teeth whitening as a modern trend, it actually has a rich history that stretches back thousands of years! A brief exploration of this treatment’s background may enhance your appreciation for the safe and effective whitening options that are available today.

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How Your Dental Team Prepares for Your Visit During COVID-19

July 5, 2020

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disinfecting door handle as part of dental safety protocol

Before COVID-19 became a major threat, your dental team had a fairly simple procedure for preparing for your appointments. They would thoroughly wash their hands, put on fresh gloves and a mask, and ensure that they were using sterile instruments. They still do all of that, but now they have added additional measures with the goal of creating the safest, cleanest environment possible. In this blog post, we will discuss just a portion of the dental safety protocol in Lebanon that is helping to protect you during this pandemic season.

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Dental Implant vs a Dental Bridge: Which Is Better?

May 3, 2020

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dentist and patient discussing dental implants as tooth replacement solution

If you are missing one or more teeth, it is important that you fill in the gaps in your mouth. Both your oral health and your facial aesthetics will benefit. But which type of treatment should you choose to replace your lost teeth? Both dental implants and dental bridges are very effective. Is one better than the other? In this blog post, we make a brief comparison of these two restorative options.

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Keep Up with Dental Hygiene Through the Quarantine

March 26, 2020

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Dental hygiene tools: floss, mouthwash, and two toothbrushes

Just a few months ago, we had never heard of Covid-19. A few weeks ago, it might have been just a news story affecting distant parts of the world. Now, though, this dangerous virus has hit close to home, and everyone must take proper precautions to hinder its spread. That is why many dental practices are wisely complying with the American Dental Association’s recommendation to only provide emergency care at this time. But what if you have a pending treatment that has been delayed due to Covid-19? Until you can receive professional attention, it is vital that you keep up with your dental hygiene through the quarantine.

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American Heart Month: Oral Care Is Heart Care

February 4, 2020

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woman with healthy smile making heart shape with hands

Heart disease is the top cause of death in the United States. In fact, it claims more than 600,000 lives each year! Since February is American Heart Month, you may be using this time to think about how you can adjust your eating and exercise habits to protect your heart. But did you know that the way you take care of your oral health can also have a bearing on heart health? In this post, we discuss how protecting your gums can be an important part of protecting your heart.

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Does a Root Canal Hurt?

December 7, 2019

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dental patient touching cheek

Root canal therapy, which is sometimes referred to simply as a “root canal,” is infamous. Many individuals believe that it is an extremely painful dental procedure. However, we are here to set the record straight. In truth, root canal therapy is designed to relieve pain and save damaged teeth from extraction. In this blog post, we discuss what you can expect from this treatment and how you can make the process as comfortable as possible.

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Santavicca Dental Professionals is a 42 North Dental Care, PLLC practice and is owned and operated by dentists Dr. Angela J. Santavicca DMD., Dr. Aditi Gupta, DMD., Dr. Donald Gass DMD., Adrienne Williams DMD, Santavicca Dental Professionals is supported by 42 North Dental, LLC, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical administrative and business support services to the practice. 42 North Dental, LLC does not own or operate the dental practice or employ dentists to provide dental services. Find more information about 42NorthDental, LLC and the dental practices it supports at 42northdental.com.