What do I do if I hate to use floss?

By Dr. Nicole Mariano One very common comment that people make is that they hate to floss. Not because they are unable to floss, but because they hate using the string. They have never liked it. So I am going to talk about a few alternatives to dental floss and flossers. These items are relatively inexpensive and will make a... read more »

Causes of TMD

By Dr. Nicole Mariano Temporomandibular joint disease, also known as TMD, is a group of common conditions that causes pain in the ear, muscles of the head and neck, jaw joints and teeth. Most people have heard of TMD or at least someone who has a symptom of the disease. These include jaw pain, clicking and popping, clenching, ear pain... read more »

Ear Pain Caused by Your Jaw Joint?

By Dr. Nicole Mariano Every day people call their physicians thinking that they have an ear infection. Their ear just plain hurts. They miss work, change their schedule around and/or use sick time to rush to their doctor’s office. After waiting for the appointment and getting checked out, they find out they need to see their dentist because they have... read more »

5G Radiation

By Dr. Nicole Mariano Nikola Telsa is famous for discovering and developing the field of electromagnetics. His discoveries and insight has led to the development of modern electricity, cell phones, induction motors and much more. These inventions have changed the course of history and greatly improved the human experience. With such great advances, there are negative side effects. One is... read more »

Sleep and How it Affects your Teeth

By Dr. Nicole Mariano Over the last few years, sleep apnea has become a new hot topic. Sleep medicine has become a booming specialty. More and more people have CPAPs or use a dental sleep device. Despite its rapid growth and focus, many people are surprise when I ask them about how well they sleep. Most people think, why the... read more »

What is TMJ?

By Dr. Nicole Mariano TMJ is the name for any pain, noise, headache, ear pain, tooth issue or muscle tension associated the jaw joints and the biting system. The medical name for TMJ is temporomandibular joint disease or TMD. What is the cause of TMD? TMD is cause by a variety of different issues. These include trauma from motor vehicle... read more »

What Toothpaste Should I Use?

By Dr. Nicole Mariano One of the most common questions I am asked is what type of toothpaste should you use. In order to answer this question, we should briefly discuss the history of toothpaste. Toothpaste has been around since the Egyptians. The Egyptians’ mixed crushed flowers, pepper, salt and mint together to create a cleaning powder. They rubbed the... read more »

Healthy Dental Tips For the Spooky Season!

Halloween is lurking around the corner, but so is the coronavirus, making traditional Halloween parties trickier. This year, big parties and parades, creepy haunted houses, and gathering in crowds to trick-or-treat are off the table for many, or at the very least, downsized and held outdoors while social distancing. While the traditional ways of celebrating Halloween may look different this... read more »

National Gum Care Month Is a Good Reminder for You To Prevent Gum Disease

September is National Gum Care Month, so let’s talk about everything related to gums. This month is a good time to reflect on your dental health and commit to taking better care of your gums. Sometimes, we forget your gums help keep your teeth in their place and functioning at top capacity. When your gums are damaged, you risk losing... read more »