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My Veneer Fell Off: What Should I Do?

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — santaviccadental @ 7:03 pm
Woman covering her mouth, wearing surprised expression

Dental veneers are very durable. In fact, with proper care, they often last for a decade or longer. In some cases, they even endure for well over 20 years! Still, there is always the slight possibility that one of your veneers could fall off. What should you do if that ever happens to you? This blog post provides practical instructions that will help you get your smile back on track.


Is Dental Insurance Worth Paying For?

September 26, 2023

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Tooth model in foreground, laptop in background

Are you looking to cut back on unnecessary expenses? Perhaps you have been cancelling some unused subscriptions, eating out less often, and taking other measures to protect your family’s budget. You might even be thinking about getting rid of your dental insurance policy. But that is not really wise. In fact, dental insurance is worth paying for. This blog post explains how your plan can help you save a significant amount of money.


Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plans — Which Should You Choose?

Filed under: Uncategorized — santaviccadental @ 3:45 pm
Female dental patient talking with dentist

You are a budget-conscious person, so the last thing you want to do is pay full price for anything — including dental care. Either insurance or a dental discount plan could help you save a significant amount of money on oral health services. But which option is better? This blog post explains the pros and cons of each provision to help you make a well-informed decision about the one that is best for your family.


Is It Possible for Dental Implants to Rust?

August 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — santaviccadental @ 4:35 pm
Illustration of dental implant between natural teeth

If you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist has probably spoken to you about dental implants. These prosthetic tooth roots can serve as a strong base of support for a crown, bridge, or denture. In fact, they are regarded as the next best thing to natural teeth! However, you might hesitate when you learn that dental implants are made of metal. Is it possible for them to rust? This blog post explains some important points that you should consider before you commit to treatment.


How Can You Tell if You Have a Cavity Between Your Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — santaviccadental @ 3:46 pm
Woman flossing her teeth in front of mirror

Cavities can develop anywhere on your teeth, including the chewing surfaces, the front and back, and even in the tight spaces between the teeth. Cavities between the teeth, called interproximal cavities, are not always obvious because they are hidden in a place that is not easily visible. How can you tell if you have this dental issue? This blog post explains what you should know. It also provides tips for preventing decay so you can maintain a healthy mouth.


August 11 Is National Align Your Teeth Day!

July 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — santaviccadental @ 3:10 pm
Happy male patient attending consultation for clear aligners

Millions — perhaps even billions — of people around the world have some form of dental misalignment. If you are among them, you might have thought about getting braces or clear aligners to straighten your smile. Right now is the perfect time to book your appointment! Not only can you get on the road to improved oral health, but you can also show your support for National Align Your Teeth Day. What exactly is this holiday? Continue reading this blog post to find out.


Invisalign Is Better Than Mail-Order Clear Aligners — Learn Why

July 21, 2023

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Hand taking Invisalign aligner from storage case

Are you thinking about straightening your teeth? You might be interested in clear aligners because they feature a subtle appearance and other attractive features. But since there are quite a few different clear aligner systems on the market today, you might be struggling to decide which one is right for you. This blog post is designed to help. It explains a few reasons why Invisalign is better than mail-order clear aligners.


How Can You Protect Your Lips from the Sun?

June 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — santaviccadental @ 3:34 pm
Woman standing outdoors, applying lip balm

Many places are experiencing record-breaking heat this summer. As temperatures rise, you might hear frequent reminders about how you can avoid getting sunburnt. Sadly, though, the lips are often overlooked when it comes to sun protection. How exactly can you protect your lips from the sun, and why is doing so of vital importance? Read this blog post to find out.


Enjoy All of Your Favorite Summer Foods with Dental Implants!

June 15, 2023

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Tasty summer foods cooking on grill

If you used traditional dentures in the past, you might remember feeling left out as your family ate a variety of mouthwatering dishes at summer social events. You, on the other hand, had to stick to a modified diet due to your prosthetic teeth. Now that you have dental implants, though, things are different. In fact, you should be able to enjoy all of your favorite summer foods. What makes dental implants so reliable, and how can you protect them while you are consuming a rich variety of meals and snacks? Read this blog post to find practical information.


Veneers Are the Key to a Beach-Ready Smile

May 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — santaviccadental @ 5:14 pm
Woman on beach, smiling and enjoying the sun

When most people think of getting ready for the beach, things like swimwear and sunblock are the first things that come to mind. But your smile should also be ready for the occasion, especially since you will probably take some photos while you are enjoying your coastal getaway. How can you achieve a beach-ready smile? Consider talking to your dentist about veneers.

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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