Dental Solutions for Damaged Teeth

There are a multitude of ways that teeth can become damaged. Beyond the trauma of a violent accident to your mouth, there are the more mundane but all too common reasons of bad oral hygiene, and poor nutrition and diet. Less common but still a factor are family genetics or... Read more »

Oral Health Care Fundamentals: Jaw and Facial Pain

Although there are numerous causes of jaw and facial pain, it is important to keep track of every time it arises, as it can often be linked to an ailment or issue with your oral health. Always be aware of the symptoms of jaw pain, as well as potential treatment... Read more »

Restoring Your Oral Health Care for Halloween

If you want to make sure your smile is safe for the holidays, it is important to establish a game plan beforehand to ensure you have the maximum oral health care you need to prevent dental damage from arising. As Halloween begins to creep slowly toward us, remember these basic... Read more »

Medication and Dental Health

Some medications can have a horrible impact on your oral health. That’s why it’s imperative to tell Dr. Tom Pinnavaia about both the over the counter and prescription medicine you take frequently. It’s also valuable to have a fundamental understanding of the probable side effects that may occur in your... Read more »

Dental Sealants Are Often Useful for Cavity Prevention

If you regularly struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene regimen, the plaque acids in your mouth can start to build up. As this continues to happen your teeth will be at increased risk of suffering from cavities. This is particularly concerning for contoured areas on the faces of... Read more »

Take Your Time Removing a Tough Piece of Food Stuck Between Your Teeth

Tough cuts of meat, beef jerky, fruit peels, and hard nuts sometimes require significant force when biting and chewing. Every so often a fragment can break off and become stubbornly lodged between two of your teeth. Even if you are experiencing pressure and discomfort from the item stuck between your... Read more »

Thoroughly Clean Your Teeth by Using Our Secret Tooth Brushing Tips

It’s important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. As you scrub, it’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. To help you have a proper and effective brushing routine that can help you avoid dental issues, our dentist, Dr. Tom Pinnavaia, is... Read more »

Advice about Toothaches

A toothache refers to pain that arises when nerves within your pulp, located in the roots of your teeth, are damaged. This can be the result of an infection, an oral accident or injury, bad oral hygiene, and tooth extractions. In some situations, the pain may be felt in the... Read more »

Dental Sealants: The Way to a Protected Smile

Do you wish there was a way to keep your smile free from tooth decay? If so, you're not alone. Many people despise tooth decay because it's so painful and inconvenient. Fortunately, there are ways you can prevent cavities and keep your smile in tip-top shape! One of those ways... Read more »

A Dental Crown Can Be Your Smile’s Crowning Glory

What is a dental crown? If one of your teeth is damaged or decayed, Dr. Tom Pinnavaia may recommend a dental crown in Charlotte, North Carolina. A dental crown, which is tooth shaped, is cemented over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. When cemented in place,... Read more »