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The Dentist Medford Trusts Reveals the Effect of Tobacco on Oral Health

November 19, 2015

young woman with a beautiful smile breaking a cigarette thanks to the dentist medford trusts for the facts on tobacco and oral healthIt’s no secret that tobacco use isn’t healthy. It says so right on the package. On cigarettes and other smoked tobacco warnings from the Surgeon General proclaim, “smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and may complicate pregnancy.” On smokeless tobacco packages, such warnings as this product can cause mouth cancer, gum disease, and tooth loss, are found. The truth is that all of these warning should be attached to every package of tobacco whether it is smoked or smokeless. The oral health effects of tobacco range from the most mild bad breath and dental stains, to oral cancer which accounts for one death every hour in the US. Regular preventive dentistry checkups can help diagnose and treat these oral health concerns at the earliest stages, but the only way to truly prevent these effects of tobacco usage is to kick the habit.
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Get Great Tips for Taking Care of Dentures Medford Residents

October 19, 2015

Tips on caring for dentures Medford residents can trustWhen advised to consider full or partial denture tooth replacement, patients have many concerns including impact on their ability to chew and speak clearly and smile appearance. Advances in denture creation and materials makes them more comfortable and attractive than ever, and for patients with numerous missing teeth, they are an affordable, comfortable tooth replacement option. Once you’ve chosen to have a denture proper care is essential to retaining comfortable fit and extending the life of your denture. With thorough at home care and regular maintenance visits at Giamberardino Dental Care, denture wearers are able to enjoy comfort and stability like the day they received their dentures for years.
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Dental bridges vs. Dental Implants, Medford, What’s Right for You?

August 5, 2015

Woman smiling with dental implants from giamberardino dental careDental bridges are tried and tested. The first dental bridge was used 1000s of years ago as jewelry! In 700 BCE, the Etruscans adorned their teeth and filled in gaps with precious metals to display their wealth. Many people think that dental implants are a relatively new smile restoration option by comparison, but actually the Mayans who lived only 100 years later used sea shells, jade, and other human or animal teeth for restoration. Despite the rudimentary methods, these implant procedures were actually quite successful. Skulls discovered in recent years show that these materials fused with the bone, and the bond has lasted long after the patient’s death. So, how’s a modern patient to choose? Dr. Anthony Giamberardino and his Medford, MA team are here to help you choose the restoration method that’s right for you, but first, we recommend finding out more about each treatment. Call to schedule a tooth replacement evaluation and consultation today.
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Teeth Whitening for a Summer Bright Smile in Medford, MA

June 30, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-187957730So, does Massachusetts deserve an awesome summer, or what? After the winter we survived, everyone in Medford, MA, and the surrounding communities should have a very enjoyable summer. And with all there is to do in the area—cheer for the Red Sox, have a clambake on the Cape, explore the New England Aquarium, stroll through old Boston, sail down the Charles River—there will be plenty of smiles to go around. If you want to make sure your smile will look its best, then now is the time to visit Dr. Anthony Giamberardino for teeth whitening Medford can rely on for a brighter smile.

If your teeth are yellowed, stained or otherwise discolored, then you’re in good company. Millions of Americans have less than perfectly white smiles and the reasons are all generally the same:

  • Commonly consumed foods and drinks, such as berries and tomatoes or coffee and red wine
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco are prime culprits for stained teeth
  • Certain medications, such as the antibiotics tetracycline and doxycycline
  • Teeth grinding and clenching, which can darken the biting surfaces of your teeth
  • Improper oral hygiene
  • The aging process
  • Tooth injuries
  • Genetic predisposition to teeth that are more yellow, brown or gray in color

Teeth Whitening Summerville Smiles For this Summer!

Sure, there are plenty of over-the-counter options for teeth whitening. The problems with those are that you have no idea how long they’ve been sitting on the store shelf. And the longer they sit, the less potent the whitening formula becomes. At Dr. Giamberardino’s office, we offer take home teeth whitening kits that you can be certain are full strength. Our take home kit includes custom-fitted whitening trays and professional grade bleaching gel. Simply fill the trays with gel and wear them for the amount of time Dr. Giamberardino instructs.

For people who have staining or discoloration that will not respond to teeth whitening, we also offer porcelain veneers, which are adhesively bonded to the front side of the teeth in your smile zone in order to create a clean and white smile.

Call Our Office Today

If you would like to learn more about the teeth whitening, Winchester will be choosing for the most dazzling smiles this summer, then call our office.   Dr. Giamberardino is a trusted cosmetic dentist, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and the neighboring areas.

Magnificent Porcelain Veneers in Medford, MA

April 20, 2015

Have you ever considered of getting a smile makeover? Do you wonder what it would be like to have a pristine, beautiful smile that can turn heads? We all want to have a dreamlike smile that will have others staring. Who doesn’t want a set of white teeth that will improve the personal and professional aspects of your life? Achieving your fantasy smile is not a dream anymore, and you can gain a lovely set of teeth in just two dental appointments. Giamberardino Dental Care can give you a celebrity-like smile with the aid of porcelain veneers.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

If your teeth are chipped or discolored, Dr. Giamberardino, an expert practitioner with years of dental experience, and his team of caring professionals can utilize porcelain veneers.  Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look and strength of teeth. The porcelain strips are shaped and placed on the teeth, correcting the shape, size, and color of your teeth. We are passionate about providing beautiful smiles to every patient, and after receiving this treatment, we can guarantee you will love your new, luminous smile.

How Do I Get Them?

porcelain veneersIf you are considering this treatment, we first need to set up an initial consultation. Our experts need to examine your mouth, take impressions, and make sure veneers are right for you. After taking impressions, we may need to remove some enamel to make room for the porcelain veneers, though it is not a significant amount removed. We will create your veneers in our special laboratory and prepare them for the bonding process. When the veneers are ready, we will have you come back into the office for another appointment. We will cement the veneers to your teeth and make any adjustments, if necessary. After the veneers are properly bonded, we will send you on your merry way with a phenomenal new smile.

Get the Smile of Your Dreams

Are you ready to get the smile you always wanted? Call our office today and schedule your consultation with our team. We absolutely love providing warm, gorgeous smiles for every patient who comes into our office, and we welcome everyone who lives in Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and the neighboring communities.

Brighten Your Smile and Your Day with a Professional Teeth Whitening Appointment in Medford, MA

March 24, 2015

101799276Have you ever wished for a brighter, whiter smile? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Many patients try to achieve a whiter smile using teeth whitening toothpastes and other over-the-counter “solutions.” However, these patients quickly discover just how ineffective these options can be. The only truly reliable method for whitening your teeth is to schedule a professional teeth whitening appointment with Giamberardino Dental Care today.  Dr. Giamberardino is a highly skilled cosmetic dentist, now delivering quality care daily throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and the surrounding communities.

Why Do We Need Teeth Whitening?

Our teeth stain and discolor over time for many reasons, including:

  • Foods/drinks: Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables can stain your teeth.
  • Tobacco use: Smoking or chewing tobacco can also stain teeth.
  • Poor dental hygiene habits: Inadequate brushing and flossing to remove plaque and stain-producing substances can discolor your teeth.
  • Disease: Several diseases that affect enamel and dentin can lead to tooth discoloration.
  • Taking certain medications: The antibiotics tetracycline and doxycycline are known to discolor teeth when given to children, mouth rinses and washes containing chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth, and antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and drugs for high blood pressure can also cause tooth discoloration.
  • Metal fillings and caps: Some of the materials used in dentistry, such as metal restorations, can cast a gray-black color to teeth.
  • Age: As we age, the outer layer of enamel on our teeth wears away, revealing the naturally yellow dentin underneath.
  • Genetics: Some people have naturally brighter or thicker enamel.
  • Environment: Excessive fluoride either from environmental sources or from excessive use can also cause tooth discoloration.
  • Dental trauma: Damage from a fall can disturb enamel formation in young children whose teeth are still developing.

Dr. Giamberardino Offers Convenient and Reliable Teeth Whitening

We offer take home teeth whitening kits formulated with professional grade ingredients for a superior whitening experience. Our take home kit includes custom whitening trays and professional strength bleaching gel so that you can brighten your smile at your leisure in the comfort of your own home. If you have the type of intrinsic discoloration that won’t respond to traditional bleaching methods, we can also offer porcelain veneers which can permanently cover severely or irreversibly discolored teeth.

Medford Teeth Whitening Appointments

In any case, you can schedule the professional teeth whitening appointment you need with Giamberardino Dental Care today.  Dr. Giamberardino is a trusted cosmetic dentist, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and the neighboring areas.

Restore Your Complete Smile with High Quality Crown and Bridge Restorations in Medford, MA

March 10, 2015

78769905Our primary goal is always to protect and preserve your natural teeth. However, if your natural teeth are lost, they should be replaced immediately in order to maintain normal oral functioning and regain good oral health. Not all patients are able to receive dental implant tooth replacement, and in these cases, a fixed crown and bridge restoration is a great alternative. You can schedule the crown and bridge restoration appointment you need with Giamberardino Dental Care today.  Dr. Giamberardino is a highly qualified restorative dentist, now proudly renewing smiles daily throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and the surrounding communities.

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a restoration that can cover the entire part of a tooth above the gum line, similar to a cap on a head. Modern dental crowns are made to mimic natural tooth structure and the majority of crowns are made of tooth colored ceramics. Crowns are custom shaped and fabricated to look and function just like your normal healthy teeth.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge involves the crowning of teeth on either side of the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. These crowns serve as support or “abutment” teeth. The abutment teeth are attached to additional crowns (artificial teeth) in between, which serve to replace your missing teeth. Therefore dental bridges are made of the artificial teeth which actually “bridge the gap” and the dental crowns which hold them in place.

Do You Need a Crown and Bridge Restoration?

You may need to have teeth replaced as a result of decay, dental abscess, dental trauma, or advanced gum disease. Replacing these missing teeth is vitally important to help restore your chewing ability, preserve your youthful facial contours, and renew your confident smile. Another reason for immediate tooth replacement is to prevent the neighboring teeth from drifting out of place and causing bite misalignments or TMJ disorder.

Medford Crown and Bridge Restoration Appointments

Schedule the crown and bridge restoration appointment you need with Giamberardino Dental Care today.  Dr. Giamberardino is a leading restorative dentist, now delivering quality care daily throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and the neighboring areas.

Quickly Craft a New Smile with CEREC One Visit Crowns in Medford, MA

January 24, 2015

Have you heard about new CEREC One Visit Crowns? New CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) tooth restoration technology can deliver an expertly crafted natural looking dental crown in less than two hours. CEREC one visit crowns are more durable and longer lasting than traditional dental crowns restorations. The entire procedure can be completed from start to finish in just one visit, so there’s no need for temporary crowns or return appointments. If you have damaged teeth from dental injury, large cavities, or root canal therapy, make an appointment with Giamberardino Dental Care for the CEREC one visit crown you need today.  Dr. Giamberardino can fully replace the natural form and function of your damaged teeth. Giamberardino Dental Care restores smiles daily throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and the surrounding communities.

What Are CEREC One Visit Crowns?

CEREC one visit crowns are the latest innovation in restorative dentistry. CEREC utilizes computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacture (CAD/CAM) systems. CEREC starts with digitally taken impressions, which then guide the design of your crown, milled by a computer to fit your tooth precisely. The CAD/CAM CEREC crowns are milled out of pure ceramic as you wait, thus eliminating the need for a second appointment or temporary crown.

How Are CEREC One Visit Crowns Placed?

In the past a dental crown took two visits to complete. At the first visit, your tooth would be shaved down and a putty impression would be taken. The impression would then be sent to a laboratory where your crown would be made. This process could take up to two weeks and you would have to wear a temporary crown in the meantime. At the second appointment, the temporary crown would be removed and the permanent crown finally positioned. CEREC one visit tooth restorations complete this entire process in one short visit. With the CEREC technology camera, computer, and milling machine, there’s no need for uncomfortable molds or temporaries. The CAD/CAM technology can automatically create your restoration, allowing Dr. Giamberardino to permanently bond your custom- fabricated crown faster than ever before.

What Are the Benefits of CEREC One Visit Crowns?

  • CEREC crowns are made in one visit, saving you considerable time
  • With CEREC, there is no need for a temporary crown, which eliminates a significant discomfort
  • CEREC crowns are metal free and natural looking
  • CEREC material and technology can also be used for fillings and veneers
  • CEREC saves money over the long run because there is no extra appointment required

 

Medford CEREC One Visit Crowns Appointments

Make your CEREC one visit crown appointment with Giamberardino Dental Care today.  Dr. Giamberardino is a highly qualified restorative dentist, proudly serving families throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and nearby cities.

Transform Your Smile in 2015 with Porcelain Veneers from Giamberardino Dental Care

December 24, 2014

453321315Is a more confident smile on your list of New Year’s resolutions? If you’re finally ready to fix the problems with your smile, this is the perfect time to consider cosmetic treatment with porcelain veneers from Dr. Giamberardino. You can say goodbye to your smile flaws when you opt for porcelain veneers from Giamberardino Dental Care. Porcelain veneers are a quick, easy, and permanent solution for severe discoloration, large gaps, chips, cracks, and misshapen teeth. Porcelain delivers are a high quality and long lasting cosmetic solution. You can make your porcelain veneers consultation appointment with Dr. Giamberardino today. Dr. Giamberardino is a highly qualified cosmetic dentist. Giamberardino Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and nearby areas.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front of your teeth. A minimal amount of dental enamel is removed for the veneers to look natural. Porcelain veneers can closely imitate the translucent appearance of your natural tooth enamel, and can usually be completed in just two visits.

Are Porcelain Veneers Right For You?

Porcelain veneers can easily fix many cosmetic problems including:

  • Staining and discoloration that doesn’t respond to teeth whitening solutions
  • Chips and cracks
  • Gaps
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Uneven teeth

Porcelain Veneers Appointments in Medford, MA

With proper care, porcelain veneers can last well over ten years. If you’re fed up with your smile flaws, you can start the New Year off with a dazzling new smile from Giamberardino Dental Care. Dr. Giamberardino’s porcelain veneers can quickly fix many small cosmetic imperfections at the same time. Just make an appointment with Dr. Giamberardino today to transform your smile. Dr. Giamberardino is a compassionate and experienced family, restorative, and cosmetic dentist. Giamberardino Dental Care proudly transforms smiles throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and the surrounding communities.

Digital Dentistry: How Tech Savvy is Your Dentist?

October 24, 2014

462403639Technology is changing the way we receive dental care. If you still see a dentist that uses a black-and-white film x-ray to diagnose your dental treatment, then you probably don’t have a tech savvy dentist. Intraoral Digital Radiography and Digital Imaging have replaced the black and white x-rays of yesterday. Not only does digital dentistry make your dental visit faster and more efficient, it dramatically reduces radiation exposure. With the crystal clear images produced by this new technology you are empowered to make more informed treatment decisions. Your dentist is able to see things easier and clearer allowing them to make better decisions for your care as well. Giamberardino Dental Care is a tech savvy dental practice. Make an appointment with Dr. Giamberardino today for better care, a better experience and a better treatment outcome. Dr. Giamberardino and his team at proudly serve patients in Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and surrounding communities.

Digital Dentistry: Schick 33
The new Schick 33 digital radiography system has revolutionized the dental industry. The Schick 33 intraoral digital sensor provides unprecedented clarity and detail which helps your dentist in the diagnoses and treatment of cavities, gum disease and other oral health problems. This new digital dentistry tool features amazing diagnostic quality images that can be customized to fit your individual diagnostic needs like general, endodontic, restorative or periodontics. The dentist can use the image enhancer to manipulate image sharpness for a comprehensive oral examination.

Digital Dentistry: CEREC Crowns

Digital dentistry isn’t just for diagnosing your care; it can also make restorative treatment faster and more efficient. If you have ever had a tooth crowned in the past, you know that the process took two visits. Back then your dentist had to take a mold impression of your teeth, send it to a lab to be fabricated, and then it was placed at a second visit. Today, with the CEREC Crown system, your dentist can craft your custom crown right in the office during your visit. A digital impression of your tooth is taken, which the dentist uses to design, mold and place your new crown, in a fraction of the time it used to take.

Digital Dentistry in Medford, MA

To get the best care possible you need to make sure that your dentist has the latest tools and technology and follows the best digital dentistry practices available. Digital Radiography helps your dentist clearly communicate treatment decisions. If you are looking for a progressive dentistry that is invested in patient health, look no further than Giamberardino Dental Care. Contact Dr. Giamberardino today for your next appointment. Dr. Giamberardino is now proudly serving the communities of Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett and nearby areas.

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