Category Archives: Healthy Living

Wilkes-Barre Cosmetic Dentist on Cleaning the Tongue

Halitosis is a persistent problem for many people, even those who think they are doing an outstanding job maintaining their oral health.  Despite brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, bad breath problems might still persist.  While there … Continue reading

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Wilkes-Barre Cosmetic Dentist Suggests Natural Ways to Strengthen Bones

Bisphosphonates (such as Fosamax and Actonel) are prescribed to strengthen your bones, so it is ironic that these medications are being linked, by dentists, to a higher risk for osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). ONJ symptoms include jaw pain, loosening … Continue reading

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How to Use Your Smile for Monetary Gain

At work, you have to juggle daily assignments, meetings, client calls, and meeting goals. Is smiling anywhere on your to-do list? It should be. For the lucky people who love their jobs, smiling is an easy task. But for those … Continue reading

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Home Remedies for Oral Problems

During holiday celebrations, you want to keep your mouth and smile beautiful for any unexpected mistletoe moments. What happens if you get a minor dental issue and you can’t reach Dr. DeFinnis? Many of your common household products can bring … Continue reading

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Prevent Chapped Lips This Winter

Dry, cracked lips are painful and unappealing. Here are some tips to help keep your lips hydrated, so you’ll be ready for all those kissable moments under the mistletoe. Why do my lips crack? The cool weather can dry out … Continue reading

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Teeth Are Not Tools

What do our teeth do for us? They bite and chew our food, endure extreme pressures and temperatures consistently, and give us great grins. While these tasks do put wear and tear on our teeth, our teeth were designed to … Continue reading

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What can chewing ice do to your smile?

There are certain things you can do to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Eat right, brush and floss thoroughly and regularly, and don’t chew on things that shouldn’t be in your mouth, such as pen caps, your fingernails, and … Continue reading

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A Father’s Day Gift to Make Him Smile

Are you looking for a Father’s Day gift for the man who has everything? If the man you’re shopping for loves gadgets, you might surprise him with a present that can also help maintain his health: an electric toothbrush. Though … Continue reading

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Dental Health Tips from Your Wilkes-Barre Dentist (Part 2)

As a Trucksville, PA dentist, I provide general services, such as checkups and dental cleanings. I want to be sure that my patients’ teeth are clean and in beautiful condition. An important way that you can maintain your dental health … Continue reading

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Dental Health Tips from Your Wilkes-Barre Dentist (Part 1)

At my Trucksville, PA, dental office, I provide general dentistry services, such as checkups and dental cleanings. I want to be sure that my patients’ teeth are healthy and beautiful. An important way to maintain excellent dental health is with proper preventive … Continue reading

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