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A Brief Guide to Flossing with Dental Implants

April 11, 2022

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Person in bathroom, flossing dental implants in Lebanon

If you have dental implants, you likely know that oral hygiene is absolutely essential for preventing infections around your new teeth. You may find it easy to brush your prosthetics, but flossing may be more of a challenge. This blog post discusses the pros and cons of flossing dental implants in Lebanon, and it provides tips on how you can clean around them while posing minimal risk to your oral health.


Can Invisalign Fix TMJ Disorder?

March 12, 2022

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Smiling woman, trying to fix TMJ with Invisalign in Lebanon

TMJ disorder (TMD) is a common condition that affects the temporomandibular joint (the hinge that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the skull). It can be quite painful and have an adverse impact on an individual’s overall quality of life. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers several TMJ therapy options that can provide relief. A number of patients even find that their symptoms disappear after they complete Invisalign treatment. This blog post discusses how, in some cases, fixing TMJ with Invisalign in Lebanon is possible.


6 Practical Tips for Cleaning Invisalign® Aligners

February 15, 2022

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Cleaning Invisalign in Lebanon, rinsing aligner under with water

One of the best things about Invisalign treatment is that the aligners are clear, lending them a subtle appearance. However, the aligners will not stay clear if you do not keep them clean. Bacteria and food particles might accumulate on them, leading to discoloration, unpleasant odors, and an increased risk of oral health problems. Fortunately, cleaning Invisalign in Lebanon is not complicated. Here are some tips to help you establish a good routine:


I Have Sensitive Teeth — Should I Visit My Emergency Dentist?

September 19, 2021

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Man with tooth sensitivity wondering if he should visit dentist

Do you feel a sharp pain in your teeth when you sip on a hot coffee or dig into a bowl of ice cream? Does cold air make your teeth sting? These are classic symptoms of tooth sensitivity. In some cases, it indicates the need to visit an emergency dentist, while in instances, care can be delayed until a convenient time. Below, we discuss how you may be able to tell the difference between those scenarios.


I Just Had a Tooth Extracted — When Can I Get a Dental Implant?

August 30, 2021

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Woman’s smile with dental implant after tooth extraction

If you just had a tooth extracted — or you will soon undergo one or more extractions — it is understandable if you are eager to fill in the gap in your smile as soon as possible. Your dentist will probably recommend dental implants as the best solution to replace lost teeth due to the many benefits they offer. When can you get them? The timeline for dental implants after a tooth extraction varies from patient to patient. This blog post discusses how long you might have to wait.


Can I Get Dental Implants if I Have Bruxism?

August 15, 2021

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Woman with bruxism and dental implants using nightguard

Bruxism (unconscious teeth grinding and clenching) is a fairly common problem. According to some estimates, it afflicts up to 8% of middle-aged adults. If you belong to that group and you have missing teeth that you would like to replace, you may wonder how your condition will affect your treatment options for rebuilding your smile. There is good news — although bruxism poses some risks to dental implants, it does not automatically disqualify you from getting them. This blog post further explores the relationship between bruxism and dental implants.


Teeth Whitening After Braces: 3 Things You Should Know

May 21, 2021

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Showing results of Zoom teeth whitening after braces

You looked forward to getting your braces removed for many months — perhaps even a few years. It is understandable if you are a bit disappointed when they come off and you notice that your teeth are somewhat discolored. This is a common problem that can happen due to a few reasons, including plaque accumulation, tartar, and normal staining. If you notice that your smile looks a little lackluster when you finish your orthodontic treatment, you might be thinking about getting Zoom teeth whitening after braces. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you strive for brighter teeth:


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.


How Many Dental Implants Do I Need?

December 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — santaviccadental @ 6:54 pm
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.


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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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