Healthy Baby Teeth For Toddlers

Healthy Baby Teeth For Salem Toddlers

Though we don’t often think about it, babies as young as 9 or 10 months can be infected with cavity-producing bacteria, which can cause tooth decay. At Pinnacle Dental Associates in Albany, dental health is a lifelong commitment. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that almost 20% of children 2-5 have untreated…

Call Them What You Will, Just Keep Them Healthy

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Chompers. Pearly Whites. Dents. Gnashers. Grill. While you can switch up what you call them, Pinnacle Dental Associates in Albany reminds you to never switch up a well-established dental health routine. By brushing your teeth twice every day, you remove the plaque that causes cavities. Plaque is that soft and sticky film that builds up on…

Your Dentist Does A Lot More Than Fill Cavities

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Most people know they can come to us at Pinnacle Dental Associates in Albany for toothaches, cleanings, and bleeding gums (not to mention cosmetic dentistry procedures such as a smile makeover). But there are some lesser-known concerns that we can help you with. Dry mouth, technically called xerostomia, is caused by a lack of saliva…

5 Ways To Restore A Tooth

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There is more than one way to fix a tooth. In this post from Pinnacle Dental Associates in Albany, we look at six restoration procedures that are used to repair a damaged tooth: 1. Dental Bonding Bonding, officially called direct composite veneers, is used to fix chips, cracks, stains, and make teeth longer. It is…

Avoid Bone Deterioration Following Extraction

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Hello friends of Pinnacle Dental Associates in Albany! In this  post, we will review jaw bone health. To remain healthy and dense, your jaw bone needs to be constantly stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure the extends into the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs…

Not All Smile Makeovers Are Created Equal

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Welcome to the Pinnacle Dental Associates dental blog. Let’s talk about smile transformations. Some Albany patients wonder if  the term is synonymous with general cosmetic dentistry. Are the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Well, yes and no. If your smile is attractive and healthy except for some chips in your upper front…

Are Dental Veneers Reversible?

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When people seek cosmetic dentistry at Pinnacle Dental Associates in Albany, porcelain veneers are a popular option. Unlike a crown that completely covers the tooth, a veneer is a super thin layer of a very durable porcelain, composite bonding, or ceramic. When bonded to a tooth, the veneer creates a natural, translucent, and new surface.…