How to Treat and Prevent a Canker Sore

Everyone who has had a canker sore knows how uncomfortable they can be. At Michael P. Giovannini DDS Family Dental, we want to help you understand what canker sores are and how can you treat them. What Are Canker Sores? Canker sores are small, shallow lesions in your mouth, lips, or at the base of… Read more »

Toothpaste Alternatives When You’re in a Bind

Brushing your teeth is essential when it comes to keeping your teeth clean and healthy. You should brush at least twice a day, and more if you eat a lot of sugar. Keeping in mind that you should never skip brushing your teeth, what are you supposed to do if, for some reason, you don’t… Read more »

Ways to Help Your Kids Stay on Schedule with Dental Routines

Teaching your children good dental hygiene is an essential part of parenting. But even for the most seasoned parent, practicing healthy dental habits can seem can seem like a losing battle. For whatever reason, children of all ages can be extremely stubborn about dental hygiene. So if you have this struggle with your children, check… Read more »

Oral Piercings & Your Health

While many consider them a form of self-expression, oral piercings can have very real negative effects on your oral health. Not only can a piercing interfere with talking, chewing, and swallowing, but it may also lead to the following: Infection & Swelling As weird as it may sound, the mouth is a moist environment that… Read more »

Do I Need Fluoride Treatment for Healthy Teeth?

Oftentimes people wonder if obtaining fluoride from fluoridated drinking water, toothpaste or mouthwash is enough protection. There are many ways that your body obtains fluoride. Fluoride can be found in your drinking water and toothpaste and will strengthen tooth enamel and help prevent tooth decay. In children under 6 years of age, this fluoride will… Read more »