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Get To Know Our Periodontist, What He Can Do

Fact: Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States.Fact: The Centers for Disease Control recently issue a report that indicated that nearly half (47.2 percent) of American adults 30 and older have some form of gum disease.Fact: The CDC also reported that 70.1 percent of adults 65 and older have periodontal disease.Fact: The office of Denise DiBona, DDS, will do ...

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Are Your Kids’ Smiles Ready For School?

When we were kids, we never wanted summer vacation to end. (We suspect our parents felt differently.)Now that you are a parent, you know how your family's life changes when the school year begins. Parents are always busy, but you are busy in a different way when classes are underway.You have to get your kids to school or to the bus stop every morning. You also have to figure out the ...

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Act Quickly For Fast Emergency Dental Care

Summertime means baseball, and baseball means evenings at the ballpark watching your kids field grounders and chase down flies.Unfortunately, it also means there is a risk of injury. Bumps and bruises are all part of the game, but every now and then, something worse happens.Two players collide tracking a pop-up. A player misjudges a line drive, or an errant throw hits someone who wasn't ...

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Light Up Your Smile Like The 4th Of July

We have a lot to celebrate at this time of year. This Fourth of July will be our nation's 240th anniversary.We may get together with family and friends to grill some burgers and hot dogs. We may celebrate with backyard fireworks or by attending a big community fireworks show that lights up the night sky.The United States may not be perfect, but we have plenty of reasons to smile as ...

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Is Sleep Apnea Putting Your Health At Risk?

Your wife kicked you out of bed again last night.No, she wasn't angry. You weren't in the dog house.She just wanted to sleep, and she couldn't bear another night of fighting to fall asleep as you snored — loudly — just a few feet away from her.Your snoring could be a symptom of sleep apnea, which can have a serious impact on your health. We will discuss some of the most serious ...

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Repair Relapsed Teeth With Invisalign

John Doe had braces when he was a teenager, but in recent years, his teeth had started to drift back to their original, misaligned positions.At this point in his life, he has started working his way up in his firm. His colleagues see him as a peer. He doesn't like the way his smile is changing, but he can't imagine getting braces again.He didn't enjoy it the first time, and besides, he ...

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Headaches Could Be A Sign Of TMJ Problems

The headaches have become more frequent. Some days they are intense, and other days they just seem to linger.And your jaw hurts whenever you eat anything tougher than eggs. That has made for some uncomfortable lunches with your coworkers recently, although you have tried to hide the pain you were experiencing.If either or both of these has become a regular occurrence in your life, you ...

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Don’t Let A Cavity Ruin Your Smile

"You have a cavity."If you've ever heard those words from a dentist, then you know how it makes you feel. While more than 90 percent of people will have tooth decay in their lives, it still makes you feel a little bad.It's also possible that you have a reminder of your previous cavity every day if you received an amalgam filling. Those fillings have a metallic appearance that makes them ...

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Invisalign Makes Straight Teeth Simpler

Imagine this scenario ...You wake up and brush your teeth. You can't help smiling as you look in the mirror because your teeth look great.For the first time since you were a kid, you are comfortable sharing your smile. Your teeth are straight and evenly spaced.You've got the kind of smile you're used to seeing in celebrity magazines.And you got it sooner than you expected with the ...

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Don’t Be Foolish About Oral Cancer

We take pride in providing quality general dentistry in our office.Because of this, we can help you with a lot of problems. We provide restorative services to fix broken, chipped, and lost teeth.We provide orthodontic options to correct teeth alignment problems, and we offer cosmetic services to make your smile look even better.But we also check for bigger problems, like the warning ...

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