Author Archives: Dr. Pastiu

FAQ about All-on-4/Teeth-in-a-Day/Teeth-in-1-Day Procedure

Is All-on-4 procedure the same procedure as Teeth-in-a-Day/Teeth-in-1-Day ? Not always. It is usually marketed like this. Most of the time it is the same procedure when the procedure gives the patient a full set of teeth. When all the … Continue reading

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What is a Partial Crown?

A crown is a porcelain, metal or porcelain-metal manmade restoration that is made by a dental lab or a Cerec machine. It has the shape and color of a tooth and tits over a tooth that is prepared(trimmed) to receive … Continue reading

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Advantages of Invisalign Over Metal Braces

Invisalign braces  are a set of plastic aligners (plastic removable coating on the teeth) that have some force or torque incorporated in them when they are manufactured. That force is going to be transmitted to the teeth when the aligners … Continue reading

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What are Dental Implants?

In our days almost everyone heard about a dental implant, but when I ask my patients what do they know about dental implants, I get various answers that make me go ahead and clear up the subject. There are many … Continue reading

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What is a Permanent Denture?

A denture is a man made set of teeth for the upper and/or lower jaws. After the teeth are lost, all that is left is the gums covering the jaw bone. It is not the best situation to function. Practically … Continue reading

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Psychologic and Other Side Effects of Missing Teeth

Nearly 50% of the adults in United States have missing teeth. As dentists we wonder how come in the richest country in the world, with all the financial and technology resources, we still have a lot of patients losing teeth. … Continue reading

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What Toothpaste Should I Use ?

This question comes up often when doing the 6 months recall exam or exams for new patients. It could be quite confusing for a patient what toothpaste to use when there are so many products out there, each of them … Continue reading

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Why Are The Refined Sugars So Bad For You?

Why are the refined sugars so bad for your teeth? In the natural form the sugars are found as glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, sacharose, starch, etc…in fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, etc…in low concentrations and blended with proteins and  fats. Because … Continue reading

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How Often to Brush and Floss?

By surveying my new patients on the subject of brushing and flossing, I realized that the general public does not really know how many times they should brush daily and especially how many times they should floss. The very few … Continue reading

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Why Treat Gum Disease?

In United States, about 80% of the population has some sort of gum disease. If you think about, that means 4 out of 5 people have some sort of gum inflamation or infection, bad breath, mobile teeth, pus coming out … Continue reading

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