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Gabriel A. Nossa, DMD Blog

Can You Get Cavities During Invisalign Treatment?

September 13, 2023

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Man has tooth pain

Invisalign is an excellent way to realign your smile without the eating restrictions or conspicuous metal appliances that come with traditional braces. Even though Invisalign clear aligners represent some of the most advanced orthodontic technology available today, they do not make your teeth immune to cavities. Here’s what you need to know about developing cavities during Invisalign treatment and what you can do to prevent them.


Are Dental Implants Immune to Cavities?

July 13, 2023

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Woman has questioning expression.

Dental implants are considered the golden standard of tooth replacement. They look and feel like natural teeth and can restore a smile to its youthful beauty. The implant post is usually made of titanium and the crown it supports is typically made of porcelain or zirconia. The resulting piece blends in with your smile by mimicking the color, luster, and shape of yourteeth. Many people wonder, can an artificial restoration made of such strong materials get cavities? Read on to find out.


Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Your Summer Vacation

May 14, 2023

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Smiling woman at oceanSummer is here, which means it’s a great time to take a vacation to get a break from your daily responsibilities. As you book your hotel and prepare your baggage, don’t forget to visit your dentist. The last thing you want is a dental emergency interrupting your vacation. Although you may never expect it to happen to you, 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency every year. While there’s never a good time to have one, if it occurs when you’re away from home, it can make a stressful situation much worse and ruin your trip. Thankfully, you can safeguard your smile by visiting your dentist before you leave.


How Soon Can I Travel After Getting Dental Implants?

March 3, 2023

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If you’re an avid traveler, whether it’s for business or pleasure, you’re probably already thinking about your next trip. But if you’ve also recently gotten dental implants, or you’re thinking about undergoing the procedure in the near future, you could be wondering if your upcoming travels might need to be put on hold. Here’s more from your dentist about dental implants and the typical recovery process, and why you normally don’t need to worry about it impacting your approaching journey.


What Does It Mean If My Toothache Suddenly Disappears?

January 3, 2023

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a patient suffering from tooth pain

There are few things as aggravating as a pesky, persistent toothache; even the most simple and mundane tasks can seem impossible when your mouth is constantly throbbing! Sometimes the cause is obvious, like a damaged or decayed tooth—and other times, it takes a little detective work to get to the root of the issue. But what if your toothache suddenly vanishes without a trace; is this a good sign, or an indication of a more serious problem? Here’s what your emergency dentist wants you to know about tooth pain and what you should do if your toothache goes away on its own.


4 Things You Should Consider If Your Veneer Fell Off

August 6, 2022

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woman covering veneer that fell off in Gainesville

Veneers are one of the most comprehensive and sought-after cosmetic dental treatments out there. Not only can they conceal most imperfections in your smile, but they also offer a virtually permanent whitening solution that can last 20+ years! As durable as they are, it’s still possible for them to come out accidentally. Keep reading to learn four things you’ll need to consider if a veneer fell off until you can see your dentist!


6 Tips to Make Your Next Dental Checkup Easier

June 2, 2022

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To keep your smile in excellent shape, you should attend regular cleanings and checkups twice a year. However, if you haven’t been for a while, you moved to a new location, or you’re switching dentists for another reason, you may not know the best steps to take to prepare for your visit. We’re here to help! Here are some tips for you to use so you can be prepared for your upcoming dental cleaning and checkup.


Importance of the Early Detection of Oral Health Problems

April 13, 2022

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person discussing early detection of oral health problems with dentist

Every six months, patients should schedule an appointment with their dentist for a checkup and cleaning. For many people, visiting the dentist is something they avoid until an oral health issue arises. Though you may think that this is saving you time and money, it may end up costing you in the long run. Read on to learn four reasons why the early detection of oral health problems is such an important part of maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile.


5 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Your Smile

December 2, 2021

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Happy New Year 2022

There is no better time than the beginning of the new year to start fresh with some more wholesome lifestyle habits. Whether you are looking to get a full eight hours of sleep every night, make healthier choices, or meditate before bed, you are taking a step to change your life for the better. As for your oral health, there are always ways that you can improve. Here are some New Year’s resolutions that you can add to your list to keep your smile in excellent shape!


How Taking Care of Your Dentures Reduces Cancer Risk

October 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnossa @ 7:30 pm
set of dentures

More than 50,000 people in America will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year and nearly 10,000 will die from it. Even with medical advancements, these figures have not improved much in many years. Believe it or not, one of the major risk factors is actually poorly fitting dentures!

They won’t cause oral cancer but slipping dentures in conjunction with poor oral care can lead to damage that causes the cells in your mouth to become cancerous. On a positive note, there are many signs that let you know it is time to either reline your dentures, replace them, or pivot to implant dentures.

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