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What Should I Do if My Invisalign® Attachment Falls Off?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 08/07/2023

If an Invisalign attachment falls off, contact your dentist, continue wearing your aligners, maintain gentle oral hygiene, and stick to a soft diet.


How Long Can Inflammation Last After Root Canal Treatment?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 07/30/2023

Post-root canal inflammation lasts a few days to a week, and prolonged symptoms require attention. Expert care ensures a smooth recovery process.


How Can Oral Health Be Improved At Home?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 06/30/2023

Explore ways to improve your oral health at home to help fight cavities and reduce your risk for gum disease, enhancing your overall well-being.


Can Patients Stain Their Porcelain Veneers?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 05/30/2023

Understand if patients can stain their porcelain veneers and how to maintain their natural-looking appearance for years to come.


Can Invisalign® Treatment Correct My Bite?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 04/30/2023

Discover how Invisalign treatment can transform your bite and enhance your overall oral health and well-being.


What Signs Reveal the Need for Root Canal Treatment?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 03/31/2023

Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms that may mean your tooth requires root canal therapy.


How Often Should Patients Schedule a Dental Exam?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 02/28/2023

Most patients are encouraged to visit their dentist for an exam and cleaning twice each year. Learn why biannual dental checkups are important here.


Will Porcelain Veneers Mimic My Natural Teeth?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 01/28/2023

Find out how we craft porcelain veneers to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth to give you a seamless smile.


How Can I Keep My Invisalign® Aligners from Smelling?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 12/31/2022

Learn how to care for your Invisalign aligners to prevent bad breath and other odors from developing.


I've Had a Root Canal. Could My Tooth Still Decay After Treatment?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 11/05/2022

Learn about root canal treatment and how to prevent decay from forming in the treated tooth following endodontic therapy.


Three Ways Patients Can Celebrate Dental Hygiene Month at Home

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 10/30/2022

Get involved in National Dental Hygiene Month this October with these three ideas.


Could I Still Get Cavities With Porcelain Veneers?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 09/30/2022

Enhance your smile and oral health with customized porcelain veneers.


How Often Should You Brush Invisalign® Aligners?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 08/31/2022

Good oral hygiene is a critical part of caring for Invisalign aligners. Find out how you can keep your teeth healthy while perfecting your smile.


Can Flossing Regularly Prevent Bad Breath?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 07/31/2022

Learn how daily dental flossing can combat oral bacteria and reduce bad breath.


How Long Will Pain Last After Root Canal Treatment?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 06/27/2022

Get rid of tooth pain and infection while retaining your oral health with a root canal treatment.


Can I Get Porcelain Veneers With Yellow Teeth?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 05/28/2022

Porcelain veneers are helpful for covering many dental imperfections, including yellow-stained teeth.


Which Teeth Are Hardest to Move During Invisalign® Treatment?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 04/30/2022

Invisalign treatment provides individuals with customized, fast results without the hassle and appearance of traditional braces.


What Affect Could Vaping Have On My Oral Health?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 03/25/2022

Vaping can harm your oral health by weakening your dental structure and harming your jawbone.


Will I Need A Dental Crown After Root Canal Treatment?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 02/27/2022

A dental crown is fitted after a root canal to prevent further decay and damage while providing a perfectly natural appearance.


Do My Teeth Have To Be Shaved Down For Porcelain Veneers?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 01/28/2022

Porcelain veneers are a popular solution for transforming smiles, but some shaving of the teeth is required beforehand.


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