Tips for a Tooth-Friendly BBQ

Summer is in full swing which means long days, trips to the beach, and, of course, busting out the BBQ!  It is always a treat to be outside celebrating the season with family and friends, and if you’re like us, you like to look for ways to make your outdoor meals both delicious and healthy.  However, perhaps you haven’t always thought about…

An Interview with Dr. Brunacini on Oral Cancer Screening

Did you know that your routine dental check-up could save your life?  Dentists are on the front lines of a growing health concern: oral cancer.  Oral cancer is the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade the oral cavity (mouth) and the oropharynx (part of the throat at the back of the mouth).  According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 53,000 people will…

Say Cheese! Cosmetic Dental Procedures that Can Help You Have the Perfect Smile

Here’s something to smile about: you can have the smile of your dreams in as little as two visits to our office!   We all want to feel confident when we look in the mirror, and having a smile that you are proud to show off is a big part of that. If you find yourself self-conscious about your teeth or hiding your…

5 Oral Health Tips for Seniors

Oral health is important no matter your age.  It’s not just a part of maintaining a beautiful smile, but also a crucial element in overall wellness and quality of life.  The health of your body and the health of your mouth are connected, and both require ongoing care. This is especially true for our older patients.  Aging certainly doesn’t mean you have…

Let’s Get to the Root…of Root Canals: 3 Root Canal Myths

For many patients, even the mere mention of a root canal causes fear and anxiety.  It doesn’t need to be this way! Decades ago, these treatments were painful, but with advancements in dentistry and local anesthetics people have little, if any, pain during a root canal procedure.  In fact, it’s probably more painful to live with an infected tooth than it is…

5 Signs You Need to Make a Dental Appointment

The sign in our office is true: “Those teeth aren’t going to brush themselves.”  Your teeth need you to brush and floss daily, and they need you to get regular check-ups with Dr. Brunacini or Dr. Karagiorgos.  However, 100 million Americans fail to see a dentist each year. Whether it’s a busy schedule, dental anxiety, or lack of insurance, professional oral health…

April Fool’s Day: Silly Dental Jokes!

Our team loves a good laugh and April kicks the month off right with April Fool’s Day.  Don’t worry–we decided to skip the pranks and go straight to the foolery! After all, they say laughter is the best medicine.  Here are some of our favorite dental jokes to keep you laughing all month long.   Dental Jokes Q: What kind of award…

Have You Thanked Your Dental Assistant Today?

One of our favorite things about March is that there is a Dental Assistant Recognition Week.  It’s true! And we are lucky to have an amazing team of Dental Assistants committed to excellent patient care at FDA.  The theme of this year’s Recognition Week was “Today’s Dental Assistants–Polished, Poised, and Professional,” and we couldn’t think of a better way to describe Mary,…

National Dentist Day: An Interview with Dr. Brunacini and Dr. Karagiorgos

National Dentist Day was March 6 and was established as a way to show appreciation and thanks for dentists.  We have two of the best dentists to thank: Dr. Brunacini and Dr. Karagiorgos! As a way to honor these two, we thought we’d ask them some questions about their path to dentistry and what they love about the work they do. Let’s…

Five Dental Myths…BUSTED!

Can you handle the truth?  Good, because we are here to set the record straight on oral health care!  There are some widely held, but false, ideas about dental health out there.  Some are silly, but some could lead to potential problems down the road. We decided to debunk five common dental myths and discuss the right way to keep your teeth…