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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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The Next Best Thing To New Teeth

Did you know that one shark can lose and replace up to 35,000 teeth in its lifetime? Did you know that alligators can regrow up to 3,000 teeth? This is one area where animals have a big advantage over humans. We lose all our baby teeth around the time we turn 12 years old. They are replaced by our "adult" or permanent teeth. If we lose those, that's it. At least, that's how Mother ...

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Don’t Let Cavities Take Away Your Smile

Cavities. Dental caries. Tooth decay. No matter what you call them, they are a sign that your teeth are in trouble. You need to fix the problem as soon as possible. In the past, the process could be a little painful, and the end result made it pretty obvious that you had work done on your teeth. Denise DiBona, DDS, doesn't want you or any of her patients to feel embarrassed about ...

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Early Intervention Is Good Oral Care

Most of us associate orthopedic treatment with teenagers. It has become more common for adults to undergo orthodontic treatment, but it's still seen as a rite of passage for many teens. But did you know that some children can benefit from early intervention orthopedic treatment? It's called dentofacial orthopedics, and it's a special focus at the office of Denise DiBona, DDS. As a dentist, ...

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What Are The Odds That You Have Gum Disease?

Your chance of becoming a billionaire is 1 in 785,000. You have a 1 in 1,500,000 chance of becoming a movie star. Unfortunately, you have a 4 in 5 chance of getting gum disease in your lifetime, according to the American Dental Hygienists Association. Knowing this, the team at the office of Denise DiBona, DDS, wants to keep your gums and your mouth as healthy as possible. In this post, we ...

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What To Do In a Dental Emergency

After lunch, you noticed that your tooth has started throbbing with pain. The pain seemed to come out of nowhere, but it's getting worse and it's almost unbearable ... You daughter is playing soccer. An opposing player has the ball and is racing toward the goal. Your daughter is trying to stop the shot when she slips. Instead of blocking the ball with her legs, she gets hit in the face. And ...

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