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2016- A Year In Review at Center for Progressive Dentistry

As 2016 comes to close, I wanted to take a moment to reflect back on our year at Center for Progressive Dentistry. First, I would be remiss if I did not thank all of our patients, both new and old, for putting your trust in our office to take care of your dental needs. We do not take this lightly and we couldn't be a great office without great patients. Of course, our entire team needs a big "Thank You" as well. Julie, Kathy, Stevie, Joanne, Bertha, Loretta, and Bridget are all part of what makes our dental office special. Both I and Dr. Santelli truly appreciate the hard work ...

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Dr. Scardella and Stevie head to North Carolina to Learn about Sleep Apnea!

This afternoon, my chairside dental assistant Stevie and I (Dr. Scardella) will fly to Raleigh, North Carolina to learn more about obstructive sleep apnea. During the 2-day long course, we will learn about the causes, symptoms, complications, and treatment of sleep apnea using dental appliances. Sleep apnea is a growing area of concern as many connections have been discovered between sleep apnea and other medical conditions. For instance, sleep apnea has been related to high blood pressure and other heart problems, acid reflux, tooth grinding, diabetes, and more.We look forward to learning how we can use dental sleep apnea appliances to improve the lives of our patients. Have a great ...

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Dr. Scardella Publishes an Article!

It was a great pleasure to see my very first article published in the online dental magazine Dentistry IQ (Click here to read the article). The article talks about the importance of using 3-D x-rays in our practice, Center for Progressive Dentistry. It was a costly investment in technology, but it provides our patients with the very best dentistry has to offer. Our main use for the 3-D x-ray, or Cone Beam CT, is for planning dental implants. It allows us to digitally plan the position and size of the dental implant to perfectly fit the patient's jaw. It enables us to avoid important anatomical structures, like nerves and sinuses, making ...

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Are We Outliving Our Teeth?

There have been so many important advancements in dentistry in recent history, from fluoride toothpaste to minimally invasive bonded fillings, from braces to digital x-rays. As a profession, we have expanded awareness of best oral hygiene practices and the power of prevention when it comes to tooth decay and gum disease.But one persistent problem dentists and patients are facing is that our teeth were not designed to last as long as we are living. The life expectancy of someone born in the United States today is over 79 years old. In 1960, the average life expectancy was a full 10 years younger than it is today. And if you were ...

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Financing Options at the Dentist

If you have ever thought you cannot afford to go to the dentist, maybe you didn’t have all the information available about how you can pay for it. Most Americans realize the importance of oral health and the potential consequences of avoiding dental care. Yet, for many, money is the barrier between them and getting the treatment they need and deserve.I’d like to share a few way our office, Center for Progressive Dentistry, helps break ...

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Dental X-Rays: What's the Danger?

If you’ve ever been to the dentist, you probably have had dental radiographs, known better as x-rays. There’s that little sensor attached to a stick, which gets placed in your mouth as you bite down to hold it in place. Sometimes a little uncomfortable, these x-rays provide important information about your oral health.While the benefits of dental x-rays are many, let’s discuss a few of the big ones. ...

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Be a Zen Master and Stop Brushing Your Teeth! 3 Steps To Better Oral Health

--- Today's blog post comes from a colleague of mine, Dr. Greg DeVries. Dr. DeVries owns and operates Life Smile Dentistry, a family dental practice in Wayne, NJ. Enjoy! ---As a family dentist I get the chance to see many different people throughout my day. A good portion of them report brushing twice a day as directed, but still struggle with persistent bleeding gums, cavities and other indicators of poor oral health. What’s going on here? Is more brushing needed? Not if brushing means a ...

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