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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.


How Long Do I Need to Wear Invisalign® Aligners?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 12/27/2021

Invisalign treatment can take about a year to work, on average, although you’ll start to notice results in less time.


How Sleep Apnea Can Affect Your Oral Health

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 11/25/2021

Not many people realize how sleep apnea can affect oral health, but you can find comfortable and convenient sleep apnea treatment from your dentist.


Got Flex? Consider Using It On Your Oral Health

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 11/03/2021

Take a closer look at which dental treatments and procedures may be eligible for payment with a flexible spending account.


Can I Still Whiten My Teeth During Invisalign® Treatment?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 09/22/2021

Teeth whitening can be performed during Invisalign treatment, but it's best to see a professional first. Learn more from our cosmetic dentist here.


Seven Signs You Have Good Oral Hygiene

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 08/30/2021

The symptoms of poor oral hygiene are fairly obvious, but do you know what signs mean your oral health and hygiene are intact? Learn more here.


What Should I Do to Prepare for a Root Canal?

Dr. Salvator La Mastra | 07/19/2021

A root canal is a procedure designed to remove infected tissue. Knowing what to do before your treatment helps prepare you for the recovery period.


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