A Chipped Tooth Needs Treatment to Prevent Tooth Decay

Sometimes a chipped tooth doesn’t cause immediate sensitivity or pain. If the tooth in question doesn’t appear in your smile, you might be tempted to forgo professional treatment at Dr. Matilde Castellini’s dental office. Unfortunately, this could prove to be unwise. As time goes by the damaged textures in the tooth enamel could start to… Read more »

Getting Rid of Bad Breath

Having bad breath can harm your self-esteem and confidence. If you suffer from bad breath, which is also called halitosis, there are several things you can do at home to reduce or eliminate it. Brush & Floss To help ward off bad breath, be sure that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss… Read more »

Beyond the Brush: More Things You Can Do For Your Smile

There is much more to mouth health than simply brushing your teeth. Luckily, it is easy to integrate these simple habits into a tooth-healthy lifestyle. Floss: A daily companion to brushing, flossing should happen every day for 2-3 minutes. It does not matter if it happens before or after brushing, as long as it gets… Read more »

Dental Crowns: Your Questions Answered

What is a dental crown? A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to protect it and to restore its strength, shape, and size. The dental crown will cover the entire visible part of the tooth once it is placed. Do I need a dental crown? There are several reasons… Read more »

The Finer Details of Dangerous Food Avoidance

You could be putting your teeth at a greater risk of damage based on what you eat. Many foods can raise the rate at which tooth decay can occur, some can cause oral accidents or injuries to occur, and others can be so acidic they eat right through tooth enamel. As you age, your teeth… Read more »

Enamel Erosion Can Be Caused by Several Things

The mineral density of your tooth enamel plays an important role in the strength of your teeth, as well as helping to prevent cavities, and prevent problems with tooth sensitivity. When your tooth enamel suffers from demineralization, you can be at increased risk of suffering a myriad of other dental health conditions. Your tooth enamel… Read more »

What Is Holistic Dentistry?

Otherwise known as biological dentistry, holistic dentistry comprises the whole person, instead of just their dental health care. At , we offer services to our patients, who are looking for an alternative to traditional dentistry. Dr. can consult with you on the type of dentistry you desire when you contact us. There are many benefits… Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Help Preserve the Health of Molars and Premolars

Many people have deep textures on the biting surfaces of the molars and premolars in the back of their mouth. While this is very beneficial for the function of grinding and chewing tough foods, these pits and fissures in the occlusal surface could also trap food material. In time, the bacteria in your mouth could… Read more »

A Toothache from an Untreated Cavity Needs a Dentist’s Attention

When tooth decay goes untreated, the bacterial presence that compromises the tooth will gradually continue to spread. Sometimes this can lead to a severe dental fracture. Other times the bacteria infiltrate the tooth’s pulp and nerve, causing a toothache. If a tooth in this condition isn’t treated immediately, it could potentially result in an infection… Read more »

Untreated Periodontal Disease Can Compromise the Roots of Multiple Teeth

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can affect the health of your teeth and gums in several different ways. If the early inflammation of gingivitis goes untreated, it will inevitably progress into the more serious condition known as periodontitis. This level of infection deep in the gums can cause them to recede from the… Read more »