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A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Tooth Extractions

February 28, 2023

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Smiling boy holding his extracted tooth

Losing teeth is a universal childhood experience. In fact, many parents and little ones alike are excited when a tooth comes out. However, the experience can be drastically different if your family dentist recommends that one of your child’s teeth be extracted before it even begins to feel loose. What are some reasons for childhood tooth extractions? What steps can you take to make the procedure easier for your young one? This blog post provides some practical information.


Is It Safe to Fly after a Tooth Extraction?

January 23, 2023

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Woman with suitcase walking through airport

Dental problems can pop up at any time, leading to the need for one or more emergency tooth extractions. Such situations are always inconvenient, but they may be especially bothersome if you are getting ready to leave on a trip. Is it safe to fly after a tooth extraction, or should you attempt to rearrange your travel schedule? This blog post discusses what you should know before boarding a plane.


5 Reasons Why You Will Not Regret Getting Root Canal Treatment 

December 18, 2022

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Dental patient reclining in treatment chair, smiling

If your dentist urges you to undergo root canal treatment, you might be reluctant to consent to the procedure at first. After all, it has an unsavory reputation. But did you know that in the vast majority of cases, it is a successful service that supports long-term oral health? Most patients who undergo a root canal are happy that they did so. In fact, one study found that an overwhelming 87% of people had no regrets about committing to the procedure!

Why can you commit to a root canal with confidence? Read this blog post to find out.


Is Root Canal Therapy Expensive?

November 30, 2022

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Using calculator to figure root canal cost in Lebanon

Root canal therapy is an excellent restorative treatment. However, many people hesitate to commit to it. For many of them, they are concerned about their family’s budget. What does a root canal cost in Lebanon? Is this procedure a smart use of funds? Read on below to discover the answers.


Looking for Ways to Save? Visit Your Dentist!

October 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — santaviccadental @ 8:28 pm
Happy patient at appointment to use her dental insurance in Lebanon

There is no doubt that we live in economically turbulent times. Many people are getting creative when it comes to saving money. In addition to doing things like cancelling unnecessary subscriptions and visiting restaurants less often, some people resort to cutting back on essential items, such as dental care and dental insurance in Lebanon. Before you think about taking such drastic measures, you should pause to consider how professional dental visits can actually help you save money. This blog post discusses why that is the case.


Why Do I Have a Bump on My Gums?

September 8, 2022

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Frowning woman, wondering about a bump on her gums in Lebanon

If you have recently discovered a bump on your gums in Lebanon, it is understandable if you are a little concerned. Your dentist is ready to help you diagnose the problem and take the necessary steps to resolve it. In the meantime, please read the information below. It discusses some common causes of bumps on the gums.


What to Expect after Getting a Dental Crown

August 29, 2022

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Illustration of dental crown in Lebanon being placed on tooth

Will you soon attend an appointment to get a dental crown in Lebanon? Your new restoration will protect your tooth, provide benefits for your oral health, and perhaps even enhance your smile’s appearance. Still, you might feel a little nervous about your upcoming procedure. Will you have to go through a painful or lengthy recovery period? Fortunately, most patients enjoy a smooth and relatively easy post-treatment experience. This blog post discusses what you can expect after your crown is placed.


The Role of Vitamin D in Dental Implant Success

August 15, 2022

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Arrangement of various foods that contain vitamin D in Lebanon

Vitamin D in Lebanon is often extolled for its many health benefits. However, it is not often mentioned in conversations about dental implants, even though it should be. What role does this nutrient play in dental implant success, and how can you make sure that you get enough of it? This blog post addresses those important questions.


The White Diet: What to Eat after Teeth Whitening Treatment

July 9, 2022

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Potatoes, an acceptable food choice for after teeth whitening treatment

A professional teeth whitening treatment can cost several hundred dollars, so you probably want to do all you can to get as much value as possible out of your purchase. Therefore, you should be careful about what you eat and drink once you achieve your freshly brightened smile. This blog post explains how to prevent new dental stains. It also discusses some foods that whiten teeth in Lebanon.


Should You Whiten Your Teeth After Braces?

June 9, 2022

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Woman with bright smile following teeth whitening after braces

For several months, or perhaps even a few years, you probably eagerly looked forward to the day when your braces would get removed. You could not wait to see your new smile! However, you might have felt a bit of disappointment when your braces were taken off and you noticed that your teeth looked a little lackluster. Perhaps they had a bit of yellow on them or had spots of uneven coloration. Should you undergo teeth whitening after braces in Lebanon to brighten up your smile? This blog post discusses a few key things you should know before you schedule your cosmetic appointment.

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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