5 Tips for Healthy Gums

Your pearly whites get a lot of attention, but when was the last time you thought about the health of your gums?  Your gums play a vital role in your beautiful smile and your overall health. When you brush and floss your teeth you’re not just preventing cavities,  you’re also protecting your gums from developing gum disease.  Also known as periodontal disease,…

Tooth Culture Around the World

Pack your toothbrush!  Let’s travel around the world and learn about tooth culture in other countries!  While the goal of oral health is the same across the globe, other cultures have different values and practices surrounding teeth.  At FDA, we love an opportunity to learn…come join us in this dental exploration! Tooth Fairy or Magic Mouse? What do your kids do when…

Behind the PPE – An Interview with Dr. Brunacini

Safety and infection control has always been a top priority for us in providing you with the highest quality oral health care.  Perhaps you’ve seen our staff wear PPE for certain appointments in the past, but today per the guidance of the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

History of the Dentist: 1720, 1820, 1920, 2020

Are you the type of person who gets excited or nervous before your dentist appointment with Dr. Brunacini, Dr. Karagiorgos, or Dr. Smith? Although it’s completely normal to have a few butterflies before you sit in the exam chair, you should be excited that you’re not sitting in a dental office in 1720–you might not have had any teeth when you left!…

Tooth Playlist – Our Top 10 Hits!

All I Want for Christmas…in July is my two front teeth!  It’s time to face the music: Sometimes we just don’t feel like brushing and flossing our teeth! Everyone has days when two minutes of brushing time seems like an eternity. We have a secret weapon for weary brushers: Music! Music pumps us up for sporting events, workouts, long car rides, and…

Feeling Flossy: Alternatives to Traditional Flossing

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: Floss your teeth!  It’s just as important as brushing and crucial to preventing gum disease.  And yet, only about 30% of Americans floss daily.  We understand that it can be a hard habit to fit into your daily oral health routine–the floss gets stuck in your teeth, sometimes your gums bleed,…

Welcome Dr. Georgia Smith!

“The entire team at Falmouth Dental Arts really cares about our patients and environment. I’m excited to be working and learning alongside Dr. Brunacini and Dr. Karagiorgos.”  Dr. Georgia Smith grew up just down the road from Falmouth Dental Arts, in Yarmouth, Maine. As the daughter of two veterinarians, Dr. Smith saw the life of medical professionals from a young age, and…

Braces for All Ages!

Although we usually think of braces as a hallmark of teenage years, there are many reasons that adults could benefit from a straighter smile. The perks of aligning your pearly whites go far beyond vanity. Braces align your bite, enhancing your ability to chew food and even alleviating some speech impediments. Straight teeth are much easier to clean; better brushing and flossing…

Your Childhood Dentist: An Interview with Dr. Brunacini and Dr. Karagiorgos

You go to see Dr. Brunacini or Dr. Karagiorgos for your dental care. But where do Dr. Brunacini and Dr. Karagiorgos go to get their teeth checked? Where did they go when they were kids? What inspired them to get on the other side of the dental chair? Let’s listen!    1.Who was your childhood dentist?  Dr. Brunacini: My dad! My father,…

Don’t Be Scared! Dealing with Dental Phobia

Here at Falmouth Dental Arts, we always love seeing our patients! However, we know that not everyone loves going to the dentist. This anxiety can range  from mild apprehension to full blown Dental Phobia–a fear so intense that it causes people to avoid dental care altogether.  Infrequent dental visits have a negative impact on your overall health, which is why we are…