ADA Accessibility Information
Accessibility

A
A

A
Practice Closure Due to COVID-19:
The health and wellbeing of our team, patients, and community is our highest priority. We look forward to continuing the highest level dental care when cleared to do so by health officials. In the meantime, we are closed until April 7, 2020.

Dental Blog


Dr. Maragliano-Muniz has provided this educational blog as a resource to our patients and the community. Our hope at Salem Dental Arts is that our blog will cover subjects that you and your family may be interested in.

If you like an article or the dental blog in general please use the share it button to post to Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

Want us to cover a topic? Please contact us!

Latest Posts:

Is a Filling Better Option Than a Dental Crown?
Posted on 3/30/2020 by Salem Dental Arts
When bacteria in the mouth are not properly cleaned away, it will eat away at the surfaces of the teeth. Bacteria can eat away at all surfaces of the teeth, and depending on how the bacteria eats away at the tooth, a dental crown or dental filling can be used to restore the tooth to its natural state. Both are effective at tooth restoration, however, whether or not they will be used for your tooth will highly depend on a few factors. When a Filling is Best The most common scenario a filling is implemented in is when a tooth has sustained a minor amount of damage due to bacterial decay anywhere on the tooth's surface. Filling material consists of a wide variety of materials, including amalgam, composite, metal, alloy, ceramic, and glass ionomer. Each material can be used in certain circumstances or preferences. Before a cavity is filled, the tooth is cleaned to make sure there are no bacteria sealed next to the tooth. Afterwards, the material will either be hardened by a special ultraviolet light or left to cure on its own. What About Dental Crowns? Crowns are used on teeth which have sustained far greater damage than a filling can fix. Crowns are typically used to restructure the tooth by creating a new biting surface. They are commonly used after a root canal procedure to protect the tooth. The way crowns are installed is relatively simple. First, the tooth is cleaned and then shaven down to create a surface the crown can adhere to. Once the tooth is shaven, we take a mold of the tooth and send the mold to a lab. Once the crown has been made, we install it using dental cement. Depending on your particular situation, a filling may be a better option than a crown. If you think you are a good candidate for receiving a filling, call us at our office. We will be able to make an appointment for you and go over your options....
Read more...




All Posts:

Is a Filling Better Option Than a Dental Crown?
3/30/2020
How to Tell if Veneers Ever Come Loose
3/20/2020
How a Denture Can Give Someone Bad Breath
2/29/2020
Do Removable Dentures Require Different Care?
2/20/2020
How Dentures Can Contribute to Bad Breath
1/30/2020
Why Do We Really Need Saliva?
1/20/2020
When You Should Remove a Partial Denture, How Do You Care for The Rest of Your Teeth?
1/20/2020
What to Do If your Dental Veneer Falls Off
12/30/2019
Why You Salivate So Much with New Dentures
12/20/2019
Understanding the Process of Getting Customized Dentures
11/30/2019
Signs You Need a Root Canal Done
11/20/2019
Is Denture Adhesive a Requirement?
10/30/2019
How to Keep Dentures from Cracking or Breaking
10/20/2019
Chewing on Non-Food Items Can Lead to Broken Dentures
9/30/2019
Can Leaving Dentures in Too Long Harm Your Mouth?
9/20/2019
What Can Wear Down Your Dentures?
8/30/2019
There Are Some Letters That Become More Difficult to Say With Dentures
8/20/2019
Benefits of Considering Getting a Gold Crown
7/25/2019
Are There Any Alternatives to Dental Implants Still Used?
7/15/2019
How Even One Missing Tooth Can Impact Your Oral Health
6/30/2019
Does Soaking Actually Clean Your Dentures?
6/20/2019
Types of Issues You Can Remedy with Dental Bonding
5/30/2019
What Happens to Your Jaw When a Tooth Is Missing?
5/20/2019
How is Your Tooth Prepared for a Crown?
4/20/2019
What Happens if You Leave Your Dentures In for Too Long?
4/10/2019




Copyright © 2019-2020 Salem Dental Arts and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links