Beware of Over Bleaching!

Everyone likes a nice white smile but did you know excessive home tooth whitening can cause damage to your teeth?  Over-the-counter whitening kits can cause serious and permanent damage to tooth enamel because the hydrogen peroxide starts to break down proteins in the teeth after initial discoloration has been removed.  If you want to bleach your teeth at home, we... read more »

National Diabetes Awareness Month

We care about the overall health of our patients! November is National Diabetes Awareness month; therefore, our blog is going to focus on raising awareness of diabetes and the connection to oral health. Our team is committed to excellence in dental care, and for our patients that do have diabetes, we have the experience and education in taking the extra... read more »

Smiling Is a Natural Drug!

Smiling is important for many reasons but have you ever thought about smiling as a natural drug? Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin - Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins which are natural pain and stress fighters plus serotonin. Serotonin can affect mood and social behavior, appetite/digestion as well as sleep and memory. Simply put - Smiling... read more »

Show Off Your Smile!

Go ahead and show off your smile! Below are a few more facts about smiling for you to consider: Smiling Makes You Seem Successful - Studies have shown smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and are more likely to be approached. Put your best smile on during a meeting or appointment and people will react... read more »

You Really Need To Smile!

Smiling Makes Us Attractive We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away -- but a smile draws them into a conversation. Smiling Changes Our Mood The next time you are feeling down, try putting... read more »

Smiling Makes Us Stand Out

Smiling is a great way to make yourself stand out in a crowd, but did you know that smiling can help your body to function better? Smiles can improve your health and stress level, plus you look better with a smile.  Go ahead and smile. If you are not happy with your smile, call our office to schedule an appointment... read more »

We Celebrate Labor Day!

Dr. Petrusha, Dr. Selasky and staff would like to wish you all a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! You might take time this weekend to celebrate with a cookout with friends, find a great sale at the mall, but without our “laborers” this weekend wouldn’t exist.  As a federal holiday, we celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers. ... read more »

Why Should I Wear a Mouth Guard?

Have you ever wondered how you would feel if you lost one or two of your front teeth? Smiling and face-to-face conversations would be uncomfortable.  Eating would also become an issue; until your teeth are missing you might not miss them. Protecting your teeth is imperative to maintain good oral health. Wearing a mouth guard while participating in any sport... read more »

Your Health Is Our Concern

When you visit our office for a regular check-up, your medical conditions are of great importance to us. When we are aware of your physical health concerns, we can be more vigilant in identifying potential dental concerns.  Some medical conditions affect dental health, especially if they are related to hormonal changes.  Puberty, pregnancy, and menopause are all risk factors for... read more »

All Smiles

Did you know? Smiling Relieves Stress - Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent you from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take a deep breath and smile, now you will be able to handle the situation easier. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System - Smiling helps the immune system to work... read more »

You Deserve A Beautiful Smile!

We offer veneers as an additional option for creating the beautiful smile you dreamed of having for years! If your teeth are cracked, chipped, or worn they can be restored to perfection with ultra-thin porcelain or composite veneers. This is usually done through a three-appointment process; we will first schedule a consultation to determine if veneers are a good choice... read more »

Cosmetic Dentistry?

Have you ever considered taking steps to improve the appearance of your smile, beyond your regular oral exams and professional cleaning?  You may be a good candidate for cosmetic procedures if your teeth are strong and healthy. If your teeth are discolored, chipped, broken or missing, you may be pleased to know most of these common complaints are easily fixed... read more »

A Whiter and Brighter Smile for Summer!

One of the ways our smile shows our age is the color of our teeth. Food, beverages, habits, and medications can affect the appearance of our teeth, discoloring them and making us appear older. Fortunately, there is a treatment for discolored teeth.  Whitening or bleaching is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures performed. You may have tried to... read more »

Hello, 2021!

Welcome the New Year with a renewed focus on health and wellness. Make a smart resolution to take better care of your smile in 2021. Parents, perhaps you have faithfully brought your children to our office for their cleanings and check-ups, but have put off making your appointment, now is the time to care for yourself. Start your year with... read more »

Composite Bonding

Have you ever chipped or broken a tooth, and thought because no pain was experienced, going to the dentist was not necessary?  However, addressing this issue as soon as possible will help reduce the chances of additional complications. Also, fixing a broken or chipped tooth may benefit your general oral health, too.  Sometimes a damaged tooth can be improved with... read more »

Dental Exams

We are focusing this month on the importance of Back To School exams for children. However, dental exams for the whole family are important from parents to great grandparents. One of the reasons a person may delay going to the dentist for a routine exam is the perceived expense. Our team is committed to helping our patients maintain healthy smiles,... read more »