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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

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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.


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.


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.


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.

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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