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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Fighting Gum Disease with the Perio Protect Method

July 30, 2019

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healthy teeth and gums

Periodontal (gum) disease is extremely common amongst adults in the United States. Estimates vary on exactly how common this condition is, but according to some sources, up to 80 percent of people have at least a mild form of it. Dentists offer a number of treatments to help their patients fight gum disease, among which is the Perio Protect method. This innovative treatment provides a noninvasive, comfortable way to combat the bacterial that causes periodontal disease and help patients achieve improved oral health.


3 Big Advantages of CEREC Same Day Crowns

June 25, 2019

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happy dental patient with mirror

In most dental offices, the process for placing dental crown happens over the course of multiple appointments. At the first appointment, the tooth is prepared and impressions are taken. Then, you wear a temporary crown while a dental laboratory creates your permanent restoration. The crown gets adjusted and installed when you return to your dentist’s office for a second appointment. But that process is no longer the only path to a dental crown. More and more dentists are choosing to invest in CEREC technology. This remarkable tool enables dentists to design and place permanent dental restorations in a single appointment. This post discusses some of the biggest advantages of CEREC crowns.


What to Do if One of Your Dental Crowns Becomes Loose

June 9, 2019

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worried woman covering mouth

Dental crowns are among the primary treatments that dentists use to restore decayed, damaged, or misshapen teeth. If you have one or more crowns, you are likely grateful to them for protecting your damaged dentition and enabling you to enjoy full dental function. But what if one of your crowns becomes loose? This article discusses why that might happen and what you can do to remedy the problem.


A Family Dentist Discusses the Importance of Caring for Baby Teeth

May 4, 2019

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smiling little girl

There are a number of reasons why some parents make the mistake of not taking their child to the dentist regularly. Perhaps their child is afraid of the dentist, and the parents do not want to struggle to get them to their appointments. Furthermore, parents might think that since primary (baby) teeth will fall out anyway, there is no need to spend extra time and money on caring for them. However, such reasoning is fallacious. As we will discuss in this article, ensuring that your child receives proper, professional dental care for their primary teeth is vital.

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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