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Alberto J. Lamberti, DMD Blog

4 Facts You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

September 12, 2023

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Woman in orange shirt in dentist's chair while they go look together at an x-ray of her teeth

When you think of oral health, you likely think of standard practices like brushing and flossing your teeth every day. These habits are intended to be preventative care to help avoid pitfalls like cavities or gum disease that can cause major issues if left untreated. Did you know, though, that oral cancer is also a major cause for concern? Keep reading to learn 4 facts that everyone should know!


Warning Signs of Dental Crown Problems: When to Seek Help

August 25, 2023

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image of a broken crown

Dental crowns play a crucial role in restoring the health and appearance of damaged teeth. Whether it’s due to decay, trauma, or other issues, crowns provide a protective cover, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. However, like any dental work, crowns are not immune to wear and tear, and over time, they may start to show signs of trouble. Recognizing these signs is essential because early intervention can prevent more extensive dental issues down the road. In this blog, we’ll explore some common signs that your dental crowns may be failing.


What to Do if Your Toothache Suddenly Disappears

August 3, 2023

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Someone holding their cheek in pain

For some people, the only thing that causes more dread than a toothache is the prospect of going to the dentist to treat it. While visiting a professional is rarely as scary as you’d suppose it to be, you still might be the type of person who wants to avoid the dentist at all costs.

If that’s the case, you might feel a fair bit of relief if you notice that your toothache suddenly goes away on its own. However, as you’ll soon find out, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re in the clear. Here’s why.


What to Expect During Your Dental Checkup

July 27, 2023

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Dentist appointment and toothbrush on calendarThe American Dental Association recommends visiting a dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. However, more than 100 million Americans skip their semi-annual exams. Many factors contribute to delaying dental care, like finances, time, embarrassment, and anxiety. No matter the reason, it’s never too late to recommit to your oral health. If you haven’t been to a dentist in a while, here’s what you can expect during your appointment.


3 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

June 29, 2023

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a woman visiting the dentist

With the temperatures heating up, you’re probably getting ready to head out for a memorable trip with family or friends. The sun, sand, and waves are all you can think about as you pack, but have you considered making an appointment to see your dentist before you go? If not, here are three reasons why you should schedule a dental visit before summer vacation.


Will I Face Judgment When Visiting the Dentist?

June 13, 2023

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a dentist

If you’re embarrassed by your smile, you’re not alone. Many patients are hesitant to visit the dentist’s office even though they know it is the best place to receive care. Unfortunately, many individuals have had unpleasant experiences where dental teams made them feel worse about their oral health. Fortunately, your dentist is here to deliver help, not judgment. Learn what your dentist is really thinking and why they won’t judge you for the state of your smile.


The Link Between Your Mental & Oral Health

May 28, 2023

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a woman smiling with healthy teeth and mental health

In the past decade, there has been a shift in current culture to accept mental health as an important part of one’s overall well-being. To be thriving and healthy is not just limited to taking care of your physical health; you must tend to issues like anxiety and depression in order to thrive. These mental issues have now been proven to impact the overall quality of your life. They can even affect the state of your smile! Here’s what to know about the link between mental and oral health.


Gray Teeth? Here Are the Possible Causes & How to Brighten Them

May 8, 2023

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a woman smiling and revealing her gray tooth

One thing can be generally agreed upon when it comes to teeth: bright ones look best! When your “pearly whites” live up to that name, it makes you look healthier, more vibrant, and more confident. However, not everyone has naturally white teeth. Some people struggle with having one or more teeth that are gray. They may have always had a dim smile or perhaps they notice changes over time. Read on to learn the causes of this dental imperfection and how certain cosmetic dental treatments can help.


Recovering From All-On-4 Surgery

April 8, 2023

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All-on-4 upper dentureIf you’re ready to replace your missing teeth for good, All-On-4 is a great option. You’ll invest in the benefits of dental implants to enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth. Unlike traditional implant dentures, you won’t have to go without any teeth while your mouth heals. However, you won’t be able to chomp down on a juicy hamburger right away. It can take your jawbone several weeks to integrate with your implants. Don’t worry, here’s what you can expect when recovering from All-On-4 surgery.


5 Dentist-Approved Gifts for Mother’s Day

April 6, 2023

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Smiling woman holding a babyMother’s Day is right around the corner, which means you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift to show the special woman in your life a token of appreciation. While you could go with the traditional candy or flowers, why not give her a gift that will keep on giving? Research has found a close connection between oral and general health. You can ensure she always looks and feels her best with 4 dentist-approved gifts.


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