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The Facts about Mini Dental Implants Medford

November 9, 2015

Man with a beautiful smile thanks to mini dental implants medford trustsDental implants are fast becoming the most popular tooth replacement option. Unlike other dental restorations, dental implants restore the entire tooth from the roots up offering a more stable, longer lasting result. Additionally, dental implants aid in bone and gum tissue retention. Dental implants are a great technique for offering superior tooth replacement. Unfortunately, patients with bone density loss and immune compromising health conditions like diabetes, have been unable to benefit from dental implants due to the size of the implant post and the amount of healing time required. Mini dental implants are an innovative new type of implant that offers patients who may have been unable to receive traditional implants an opportunity to complete their smiles in just one appointment.
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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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When Should I replace my Toothbrush?

July 13, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-76765623We all know that tooth brushing is essential to properly care for our teeth and maintain good oral hygiene, but we may not be paying as much attention to how we care for our toothbrush. Studies have shown that improper care of toothbrushes can increase the likeliness of many oral health issues, but the same studies make toothbrush sanitation seem like an uphill battle. The main thing to remember is never keep your toothbrush for more than 4 months to avoid the most harmful bacterial contamination. If you want to know more about tooth brushing or toothbrush care and maintenance, call Giamberadino Dental Care of Medford, MA to schedule your dental hygiene appointment and general checkup today.

Other Not So Pleasant Toothbrush Truths

You use your toothbrush to clean your teeth twice a day and maybe you’d rather not think about it, but when’s the last time you cleaned your toothbrush? How about the last time you replaced your toothbrush? You may be feeling annoyed. What do dentists want from you? You brush, you floss, you visit them twice a year, and now you have to clean your toothbrush everyday too. In short, yes you really should clean your toothbrush after every use.

Your toothbrush removes bacteria and food particles from your teeth. Some of these particles become trapped in the bristles and can replicate. Overtime, it becomes increasingly likely that your toothbrush will further contaminate your teeth rather than cleaning them. Then, there’s the other things that can contaminate your toothbrush. Most people store their toothbrush in a bathroom where it’s regularly exposed to debris from perfumes, hairsprays, cleaning products, and the dreaded fecal matter from toilet bowl spray. Even more disturbing, toothbrushes are not required to be stored and sold in sterile packaging meaning your toothbrush may be contaminated the moment you buy it.

At the end of the day, the cleanliness of our toothbrushes should be treated with a reasonable amount of concern. Thoroughly rinsing your toothbrush before and after each use and storing the brush in an open, upright container is generally more than enough care to keep your toothbrush from causing illness. However, it never hurts to rinse the toothbrush with an antimicrobial mouthwash from time to time, or even run it through the dishwasher to ensure sanitation. It’s essential to remember that our bodies are swarming with bacteria and only a tiny percentage of those is harmful. Oral hygiene and cleaning will never remove all the bacteria from our mouths, but it may help us remove the harmful ones.

Toothbrush Tips from Skilled Dentist, Sommerville

Okay, so now you’re afraid to brush your teeth, but you still need to. Here are some helpful hints from Giamberadino Dental for toothbrush maintenance:

  • Replace your toothbrush regularly. We recommend 4 times a year, every 3 months.
  • Replace your toothbrush if you’re sick. When you’re sick more of the harmful bacteria may be populating your mouth. Using the same toothbrush after you feel better can lead to recontamination.
  • Don’t share your toothbrush with anyone. Your body is a delicate ecosystem and introducing another person’s bacteria to the ones your body is used to makes it more likely you may develop an illness and increases your chances of tooth decay.
  • Don’t store your toothbrush covered, lying down, or upside down. Storing the toothbrush upright allows the water to run from the bristles and dry out relatively quickly making it more difficult for bacteria to grow. Whereas storing a toothbrush in a container or lying on its side or upside down helps create a moist environment where bacteria flourish. Additionally, storing toothbrushes in a container can lead to mold growth as well as bacteria propagation.
  • Clean your toothbrush before and after use. Allowing the toothbrush to dry out between uses exposes bacteria to oxygen which kills them. Rinsing the toothbrush with warm water before and after use removes foreign matter that may have collected on the bristles between usage. If you’re concerned about contamination rinsing your tooth brush with antimicrobial mouthwash while you gargle can help kill bacteria on your brush as well.

There’s no way to clean all the bacteria and debris off of your toothbrush or out of your mouth, but maintaining good hygiene routines can help remove the majority of harmful bacteria. Remember that this care applies to mechanical toothbrushes as well as manual toothbrushes. If you want to invest in an electric toothbrush, find one that has removable heads that are easily replaced.

Call Your Dentist, 01890 to Find Out More

Dr. Giamberardino is a skilled general, restorative and cosmetic dentist in the Sommerville area. He can help you achieve and maintain the best possible dental health. Call to schedule your six month checkup today. Our Medford, MA practice invites patients from local communities like Somerville, Arlington, Cambridge, Winchester, and Melrose .

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.

Preventive Dentistry 101: The Importance of Dental Checkups

January 10, 2015

159289454Do you take your dental health seriously? Many patients choose to skip their regular dental checkups because they don’t have any pain or discomfort in their teeth. This causes them to only see a dentist for dental emergencies. However, this is a risky and costly approach to dental care. Making a commitment to good dental health means that you take your preventive dentistry appointments seriously by keeping them. A typical dental checkup and dental cleaning appointment is quick and easy.  Dr. Giamberardino will carefully and gently inspect the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums, looking for any signs of gum disease, loose or broken teeth, or damaged tooth fillings or decay. He will also examine your head and neck, your bite, and the movement of your jaw. Your teeth will then be thoroughly cleaned, polished, and flossed, leaving them fresh and sparkling. Skipping these preventive dentistry appointments will only put you at greater risk for more invasive and costly procedures in the future. To avoid this all too common pitfall, make an appointment with Giamberardino Dental Care for your preventive dentistry checkup today.  Dr. Giamberardino is a trusted family dentist, now proudly serving patients throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and the surrounding communities.

What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is proactive dental care. Dr. Giamberardino can stop dental problems before they start.  Your teeth will be checked for early signs of decay, faulty fillings, cracks, and wear. The gums will be checked for signs of gum disease, and your bones, cheeks, tongue, palate and other parts of the mouth and face will also be examined for any unusual swellings or surface changes.

Why Is Preventive Dentistry So Important?

The benefits of maintaining your smile are plenty. Healthy teeth will boost your confidence and improve your overall health and well-being. A regular preventive dentistry check-up allows Dr. Giamberardino to keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated only makes them more difficult to treat in the future, so it’s best to deal with them early, or prevent them altogether. Bacteria from untreated gum disease can actually spread infection to other parts of your body. Some non-dental conditions have symptoms that appear in the mouth early on. A regular preventive dentistry examination can reveal signs of vitamin insufficiencies, osteoporosis, and more serious conditions such as diabetes and oral cancer. Regular dental checkups are also good for your pocketbook too. Identifying and treating minor problems like dental cavities early on, can spare you the time and expense of more complicated restorative dentistry procedures such as a tooth extractions and root canal therapy in the future.

Medford Preventive Dentistry Appointments for the Whole Family

Be proactive with your dental health. Make an appointment with Giamberardino Dental Care for your preventive dentistry needs today.  Giamberardino Dental Care can help you fight off costly dental problems. Dr. Giamberardino is a trusted family dentist, conveniently located in the heart of Medford, MA, proudly serving patients throughout Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and nearby areas.

Holiday Dental Care Advice from Giamberardino Dental Care

November 24, 2014

148323489Four course meals, delicious desserts and fine wines make this an especially indulgent time of year for most Americans. We all deserve a chance to enjoy our favorite foods with our family and friends during the holidays. However, this shouldn’t be an excuse to neglect our oral health. Don’t abandon your teeth this holiday season. No one wants to start off the New Year with a toothache. Incorporate our easy mouth healthy suggestions this season and then make an appointment with Dr. Giamberardino for your holiday dental care check –up. Dr. Giamberardino is an experienced and trusted family dentist specializing in preventative dental care. Giamberardino Dental Care proudly serves families throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and surrounding communities.

Five Easy Holiday Dental Care Tips

  • Be Prepared– If you go to a holiday gathering or take a trip, remember to pack a spare toothbrush, toothpaste and some floss so that you don’t have to skimp on your oral hygiene routine.
  • Make Healthy Choices– Make a choice to avoid over indulging in sugary foods and drinks. Plan to fill up on healthy foods first.
  • Chew Gum- Keep a pack of sugar-less gum handy. The Xylitol found in sugar-less gum has been shown to help prevent cavities and tooth decay.
  • Got Dairy?-Low fat dairy products like milk and cheese contain tooth fortifying calcium. Milk also helps to wash away sugary residue and bacteria.
  • Get Dental Care You Need Now– It’s easy to put off or neglect one’s dental care because of the holidays. The extra sugar we consume over this time of year can exacerbate existing dental issues and wreak havoc for your teeth and gums in the New Year. Don’t put off needed holiday dental care.

Holiday Dental Care Appointments in Medford, MA

Taking good care of your teeth is a year round responsibility. Make sure you pay extra attention to protecting your teeth during the holidays, when they can be most vulnerable. Be proactive and make an appointment with Giamberardino Dental Care for your holiday dental care needs.  Dr. Giamberardino will help you and your family stay healthy throughout the holiday season. Dr. Giamberardino is a trusted dental care provider conveniently located in Medford, MA, serving patients from Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and nearby cities.

Is It Time to Get Dental Implants?

November 10, 2014

160537986Dental implants can make a big difference in your life if you have missing teeth to replace. Dentures can be challenging after a long period of wear. If you have dentures made from plastic and cast metal, you may have experienced irritation to your gum tissue. Denture wearers may experience slippage and movement while talking or eating. Dentures need to be replaced every five to seven years and can also contribute to the damage of your bone and facial structure if worn too long. If you are ready to find a dentures alternative, you can make an appointment with Dr. Giamberardino today.  Dr. Giamberardino is an experienced dental implant dentist. Dr. Giamberardino and his team at proudly serve patients throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and surrounding communities.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

  • NaturalDental implants are actually tiny titanium posts. Titanium is naturally compatible with the human body.
  • ComfortDental implants are surgically implanted into your jaw bone. As the implant heals it will fuse with your jaw bone which creates stability and prevents slippage.  The stability makes it easier to chew, bite food and speak confidently.
  • VersatilityDental implants can be used in a variety of ways to replace one tooth, an implant supported bridge, or an entire set of implant supported dentures.
  • Long Term ResultsDental implants can last a lifetime with consistent oral hygiene.
  • Bone Stabilization– Each of your teeth is surrounded by bone which exists entirely to support your teeth and facial structure. When a tooth is lost, the bone surrounding it will cease to have a function and become reabsorbed by the body. Dental implants can prevent this bone from reabsorbing and preserve your facial bone structure.

Dental Implants in Medford, MA

Dental implants can enrich your life in many ways. No matter how long you’ve depended on dentures to replace missing teeth, it’s never too late to consider dental implants. Make an appointment with Dr. Giamberardino for your dental implant consultation. The sooner you start the implant process, the sooner you can enjoy the benefits of dental implants. Dr. Giamberardino restores smiles daily throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and nearby areas.

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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