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 ›
Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at White Spruce Dental, we don’t want any Rochester residents to have to undergo dental procedures that could have been avoided. A toothache can be a sign of a much more serious problem that should be addressed immediately, but there are a few things you can do at home, in the meantime, to get temporary relief from toothache pain. Read more ›
Most of us in Rochester have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by cavities, gum disease, or some other tooth-related problem. However, Dr. Nozik and Dr. Tumminelli would like you to know that not all toothaches are related to your teeth.
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We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your Rochester dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Rochester residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the only solution is for Dr. Nozik and Dr. Tumminelli to perform an extraction, or remove the tooth. Today, Dr. Nozik and Dr. Tumminelli at White Spruce Dental would like to talk about what you can expect from an extraction and why it’s not something to fear! Read more ›
We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all heard that chewing ice is not healthy for your teeth. So what’s the truth? Is it best to put a stop to ice chewing? Absolutely, and for more reasons than most people are aware of. Dr. Nozik & Dr. Tumminelli want all Rochester residents to know why chewing ice is a bad habit, so please read on for the facts! Read more ›