General Dentistry

Dental Issues from Thumb Sucking

Young children frequently suck their thumbs, fingers or pacifiers in an effort to calm themselves. While this can provide comfort and security, it can also interfere with tooth alignment, bite, jaw shape and sensitivity. Furthermore, these comfort habits introduce dirt, bacteria and viruses into your child’s system. Thumb sucking does not always result in damage to your child’s teeth or…

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Understanding TMJ Disorder and Treatment

If your jaw pops, clicks or locks, you may be suffering from a TMJ disorder. TMJ, which stands for “temporomandibular joint,” refers to the hinged joints on either side of your jaw. While this condition can be uncomfortable, the vast majority of cases are resolved through non-surgical interventions. Scheduling a visit with your Fioritto dentist is the best way to…

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Why Are My Teeth Developing White Spots?

Have you noticed white spots on your teeth? You may assume they’re simply a cosmetic issue, but on the contrary, white spots on your teeth can indicate a problem with your tooth enamel. While our dentists will identify white spots during your twice-yearly checkups, consider scheduling an appointment sooner if you notice developing white spots. The sooner your teeth are…

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What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Many patients have at least a passing familiarity with common dental procedures and terms. Cavities, crowns, dental implants and braces are all relatively mainstream, but some procedures or terms are lesser known. Full mouth reconstruction falls into this latter category – what is it, what does it do, and who may benefit from it? Full mouth reconstruction is typically reserved…

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Are Fluoride Treatments Right for You?

Topical fluoride treatments are a hot topic these days. Most of us get some fluoride exposure throughout the course of a day – most mouthwashes contain the mineral, and you’ll find most dentists recommend using a fluoridated toothpaste. Additionally, fluoride is added to drinking water in many areas of the country, and major metropolitan areas in Ohio have been using…

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The Missing Teeth Conundrum

If you are living with missing teeth, we surely don’t have to tell you about the frustrations that arise as a result. You likely have trouble eating your favorite foods, or perhaps you can only chew on one side. If you have teeth missing that are near the front of your mouth, it may hinder your smile, impact your self-esteem—and…

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