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Smoking and Dental Implants: What You Should Know

October 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarchese @ 11:15 pm
closeup of person holding a cigarette

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are one of the most popular options. These screws are generally made from titanium since it can fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. If you smoke cigarettes and are thinking about replacing missing pearly whites, you may be wondering if it’s possible to do that with dental implants. Read on to learn about the link between smoking and dental implants as well as if smokers can safely receive this treatment.

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3 Drinks That Can do Damage to Your Teeth

October 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarchese @ 7:31 pm
Stylish young woman drinking coffee at a cafe, looking away.

Whether it’s a blazing summer’s day or a freezing winter’s night, there’s a drink for every occasion. Staying hydrated is great, but some things you drink may be taking a toll on your teeth. Here are three beverages that can negatively affect your oral health.

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Why Is There Fluoride in Drinking Water?

September 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarchese @ 12:10 am

You probably already know that fluoride is often added to community water sources in the United States and many other countries as a way to improve the dental health of the population. There are people out there who view this negatively, but the truth is that it’s keeping you from having costly dental issues. Continue reading to learn more about fluoride in drinking water and how it’s benefitting you.

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Is Ice Cream Bad for Your Dental Health?

August 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarchese @ 9:37 pm
person holding ice cream cone

Ice cream is a classic sweet treat that holds fond memories for many. With the numerous toppings you can put on it and delicious desserts you can make with it, it’s no wonder that the International Dairy Foods Association found that the average American eats approximately 20 pounds of ice cream each year. As delicious as ice cream is, have you ever wondered how eating it might impact your smile? Read on to learn about how ice cream affects your dental health and what you can do to keep your pearly whites healthy.

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School Lunches: Cavity Central

August 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarchese @ 2:13 am
child holding apples and smiling

Whether you pack your child’s lunch or they purchase one at school, this meal providing them with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients is an important part of their day. Not only will this encourage a healthy smile, but it will also help their body function as intended. Unfortunately, many common school lunches don’t give students what they need for good oral and overall health. In fact, some popular foods even encourage tooth decay. Read on to learn about the connection between school lunches and tooth decay, what to pack your child instead, and other ways to help them prevent decay.

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4 Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies from Ruining Summer

July 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarchese @ 2:09 pm
people relaxing on beach

During the summer, people rush to make plans for vacations, buy tickets for concerts and events, or reserve their favorite spot at the local pool. With all of the excitement of the season, some people tend to end up in unsavory oral health situations. To prevent dental emergencies from ruining your plans this summer, read on to learn about four oral health tips

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4 Cosmetic Dental Treatments to Get This Summer

June 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarchese @ 3:36 pm
person with nice smile on beach

Summertime is finally here! That means it’s finally time to pack up your bags and head out of town. Whether you’re planning to spend the warmer months in the mountains, on the beach, or riding roller coasters, you’re sure to take lots of photos and meet tons of interesting people. For this reason, you’ll want to be sure that your smile looks its best before you set out. To help you achieve a more beautiful beam, read on to learn about four cosmetic dental treatments that are perfect for the summertime.

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Can Gum Disease Cause High Blood Pressure?

June 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — drmarchese @ 2:38 am

Physician checking blood pressureDid you know tooth decay isn’t the only threat to your oral health? Gum disease is also a leading cause of tooth loss, but the preventable infection affects more than your smile. Research has found several connections between gum disease and health issues, like Alzheimer’s disease, respiratory infections, and preterm delivery. Unfortunately, the risks of poor gum health don’t end there. Researchers have found a link between gum disease and heart health. Here’s what you need to know to keep your mouth and your heart healthy. 

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Do You Need to Rinse Your Mouth After Brushing Your Teeth?

May 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarchese @ 9:25 pm
Girl rinsing her mouth after brushing.

It’s a debate you’re probably all too familiar with: should you rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth? Maybe you’ve been rinsing after brushing since you were little, or maybe you never bother. But did you know that there are benefits to not rinsing your mouth right away? Here’s what you need to know about your brushing habits and dental hygiene.

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4 Easy-to-Follow Flossing Tips for Children

May 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarchese @ 4:26 pm
child flossing their teeth in the bathroom mirror

As rewarding as it is to be a parent, it can also be challenging. When it comes to teaching your little one how to take good care of their smile, the difficulties often extend beyond just brushing. Even so, helping your child understand the importance of flossing is key to a healthy, happy smile. To assist you, read on to learn four tips that will make it easier to teach your little one how to floss their pearly whites.

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