by Gisele Rinaldi Siebold
Dr. Jerry Shapiro believes that patients deserve more than they get when it comes to their dental work. “Too many people go to the dentist and have their dentistry ‘done’, but their mouths are not healthy, even though they have paid a great deal of their own money,” notes Shapiro. An advocate of a holistic approach and patient education, Shapiro prides himself on producing patients that not only have beautiful-looking teeth, but also possess sustained oral comfort and health.
Shapiro’s practice has been an educational facility for hundreds of patients over his 45 years in dentistry, offering a careful, thoughtful and informative approach. His belief is that the body will heal on its own when obstacles are removed. Shapiro’s services range from general cosmetic dentistry to single tooth implants and full mouth rehabilitations, plus temporomandibular joint (TMJ) diagnosis and treatment, an area of expertise and personal experience.
by Hyo Lim
Dry mouth is a common problem that people face from time to time. For some people, however, dry mouth—also known as xerostomia—is a more persistent and serious condition. Patients often complain of “cotton mouth” and/or thick, sticky saliva. But what leads to this condition?
by Hyo Lim
Gum disease—one of the most common oral diseases in the world—is caused by the infection of the gum tissues by bacteria and other pathogens. Even in this country, with the ready access to dental care and oral hygiene products, gum disease affects a majority of the population. The reason for this situation is that in the beginning stages there may be no noticeable symptoms. However, periodontal disease—the medical term for gum disease—left unchecked and untreated, can lead to pain, impaired oral function and possible problems in other parts of the body. A brief discussion of this common disease and the current treatment options may help reduce the fairly high risk.