When to Straighten Your Teeth
There are a lot of reasons to straighten your teeth, and there are a lot of ways to do it. But you may not know that there are many unique times in your life when it might be best to straighten your teeth. In general, dentists begin considering the potential need to straighten a patient’s teeth around 8-10 years of age. People of any age can have their teeth straightened (there is never a bad time) but there are certain times when it makes more sense.
Rochester dentists, Dr. Nozik and Dr. Tumminelli are local providers of professional orthodontics and teeth straightening treatments. Read below to learn tips for deciding if it’s time to straighten your teeth. Read more ›
Your mouth is an intelligent system made to work with every piece doing its part. When you’re missing a tooth, the empty spaces are more than unsightly; they can be dangerous. Your other teeth, your gums, and even the bones in your face rely on you having a full smile.
Enter: dental implants. Thanks to improved technology, you can replace a single tooth or a whole row of teeth quickly and effectively. Dental implants can improve your overall oral health and are now considered the gold standard in tooth replacement technology.
Dr. Nozik and Dr. Tumminelli at White Spruce Dental in Rochester offer professional placement and restoration of dental implants, so let us tell you more about them and how they can help protect your greatest asset and secure your smile! Read more ›
There’s a lot of hair and makeup that goes into making your favorite stars sparkle on the screen. And while we can’t all hire a professional artist to make us look perfect every day, there is a lasting solution to giving you that perfect Hollywood smile – veneers! Dr. Nozik and Dr. Tumminelli in Rochester are experienced and trusted providers of veneer treatments. Read more ›
Your Mouth: A Picture of Health
Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true: your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Dr. Nozik and Dr. Tumminelli at White Spruce Dental should know. We’ve seen mouths from all over Rochester in our office! Read more ›
When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right — just ONE.
Everyone has heard something about this great man and his dental history, but if you heard that Washington had wooden teeth, then you heard wrong. This myth is totally false, and Dr. Nozik and Dr. Tumminelli at White Spruce Dental is here to tell you the truth. Read more ›
Sure, dentistry is serious medicine, and daily dental hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too! And fascinating. For starters, have you ever seen the full sets of baby teeth and adult teeth present in a child’s head x-ray? Go ahead, look it up.
At White Spruce Dental in Rochester, we treat our patients professionally and joyfully because teeth are cool! Take Dr. Nozik and Dr. Tumminelli’s word for it, there’s much to learn and admire about even the most average set of teeth. Read more ›
Some foods will help you grow healthy teeth and keep them forever. Some foods will prevent you from growing healthy teeth, or will harm the ones you already have. You can grow and maintain strong, healthy teeth by eating a diet your mouth (and your body) will truly love. Read more ›
Most Rochester folks have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Dr. Nozik and Dr. Tumminelli has just shown you an X-ray with the dreaded third molars creeping into view. It’s common to hear patients ask how they are removed, but we rarely hear people talking about the reasons for getting rid of wisdom teeth. Read more ›
The root word “ortho” means “straight or upright.” Orthodontics— you guessed it – help make your teeth straight. But oh, how it can do so much more!
A lovely smile with straight teeth and an even bite is equal parts functional and beautiful – and thanks to scientific progress, all that can be yours. Orthodontics is an area of dentistry that focuses on how the bones and teeth of your mouth are placed and fit together. Read more ›
Have you ever heard someone say, “It was worse than a root canal?” Most of us in Rochester are used to hearing root canals compared to some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Dr. Nozik and Dr. Tumminelli would like to set the record straight and talk about how root canals can do some serious dental good. Read more ›