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Eric J. Marsh, DMD & Michele A. Pisano-Marsh, DMD Dentistry Blog

Root Canal Repeat: Why Is It Necessary?

June 5, 2024

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3D rendering of a cutaway image of an infected tooth next to a whole, healthy one

If you’ve ever had a root canal to treat a severely decayed or damaged tooth, you probably assumed the repair was permanent. Therefore, it may be an unpleasant surprise to learn years afterward that you need to have it redone. It’s natural to question if this is truly necessary when you’ve already had the procedure successfully once before. However, it’s not unheard of for something to happen that requires a repeat treatment.

Keep reading to delve deeper into the world of root canal therapy to understand why your dentist might consider redoing yours!


3 Things You Can Learn From your Dentist at a Dental Implant Consultation

April 9, 2024

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patient talking to a dentist

Dental implants are an incredibly sophisticated dental treatment, one that can produce incredible results when deployed properly. A lot of diligent research has gone into making this treatment better, which means that the average person often has a lot of questions about the treatment that they want answered.

If you have a dental implant consultation coming up, here are a few questions you may want to ask your dentist in order to learn more about the treatment.


Be Prepared, Not Surprised: Tips to Avoid Dental Emergencies

February 9, 2024

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Dentist talking with their patient about dental emergencies

Dental emergencies can be painful, stressful, and costly. However, many emergencies can be avoided with the right preventive measures. By taking proactive steps to care for your oral health, you can significantly reduce the risk of emergency pain. Continue reading to learn some essential tips to help you avoid dental emergencies and maintain a healthy smile.


Fresh Breath Face-Off: Gum Vs. Mints

December 15, 2023

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A woman about to bite into sugar-free gum

For eons, people have been trying to freshen their breath before important events. In the fight for supremacy, only two have made it to the top of the chew chain. Sugar-free gum and breath mints will now go-head-to-head to decide which is better for dental health and which will take home the crown of King of Freshness.

If you want to follow the action as these two titans of taste duke it out, continue reading. Two will enter, but only one can win.


Can You Get Cavities with Veneers?

October 6, 2023

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person wondering if you can get cavities with veneers

Over the years, porcelain veneers have undergone a significant evolution. Initially crafted to enhance the smiles of Hollywood luminaries, these transformative dental enhancements have now become accessible to a broader audience, providing individuals with a pathway to enhance the aesthetics of their teeth. While these veneers excel in resolving a range of cosmetic concerns, a pertinent query emerges: What about cavities? Read on to learn the answer.


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Make You Look Younger

August 16, 2023

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person with nice smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

Uncover the ideal solution for addressing age-related dental issues and rejuvenating the radiance of your smile through cosmetic dentistry. As teeth naturally experience discoloration, wear and tear, and misalignment over the years, modern cosmetic dentistry provides remarkably effective solutions. Through a range of treatments, it enhances dental aesthetics and bolsters self-confidence. Explore the advantages of cosmetic dentistry, the frequently used procedures, and its approach to managing dental concerns associated with aging.


Is Swimming Bad for Your Teeth?

June 24, 2023

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Young woman resting her head on the edge of a poolSwimming is a great way to cool off on a hot day or stay active. Whether you’re an avid swimmer or only take a dip a few times a year, your favorite activity might come back to haunt your smile. Believe it or not, swimming in water with high levels of chlorine can damage your enamel. Once your enamel is gone, it’s gone for good. You don’t have to stay out of the pool to protect your smile. Here’s what you need to know to safeguard your teeth from dental emergencies.


Should I Still Get a Root Canal if I Can’t Feel My Tooth?

May 4, 2023

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model of the inside of a tooth

Root canals as a procedure have gotten a bad rap. Most people seem to assume that they’re exceedingly painful or cumbersome, but nothing could be further from the truth. Dental anesthetics are now incredibly powerful, which makes modern root canals completely painless.

However, if you’re like lots of people, you may still want to avoid the procedure if possible. If you’ve had a toothache recently but noticed it starting to fade, you may wonder if a root canal is still necessary. Here’s why you still need to keep your appointment.


Why Toothpicks Are Dangerous

April 12, 2023

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a woman using a toothpick and wincing

If you’re trying to clean your teeth after a meal, you may be tempted to reach for a toothpick. They have the benefit of being everywhere, which means that as you leave any restaurant you can probably get the clean you’re looking for.

However, there are some good reasons why you may not really want to use a toothpick—it could be dangerous! If you’re interested, here’s how they could do more harm than good for your smile.


How to Protect your Smile this St. Patrick’s Day

March 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — marshdentalpateam @ 8:33 pm
two green beers sitting on a table

St. Patrick’s Day is about two things: celebrating Irish heritage, and beer. And for some people, the beer might be a little more important. Whether it’s dyed green, dark and frothy, or just whatever your cousin brought to the barbecue, the day doesn’t feel complete if you haven’t had a pint or two.

However, alcohol can have some pretty significant effects on your teeth, especially the beer you’d likely drink on St. Patrick’s Day. If you want to know what those threats are, and how you can deal with them, here’s a guide that may be able to help you.

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