Dr. Maestro explains his patient their treatment in the Maestro Dental Wellness practice in Albany, NY

What is Fluoride?

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that is used in dentistry to help prevent cavities. More specifically, fluoride is a chemical ion of the element fluorine and is found naturally in water, foods, soil, and several minerals. Both children and adults can benefit from fluoride use. Fluoride is especially helpful for those […]

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Tooth Erosion

What is tooth erosion? How does it happen? Erosion is the progressive chemical wear of the teeth caused by excessive dietary or stomach acids. It is an important and potentially destructive cause of tooth wear, running from the thinning of the inside surfaces of the upper front teeth to total loss of the biting surfaces […]

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What is Periodontal Disease?

What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is a term describing infection of the tissues which surround a tooth. There are two types of periodontal disease:  Gingivitis: an infection and inflammation of the gums around the neck of a tooth Periodontitis: an infection of the ligament and bone surrounding the root of a tooth Gingivitis occurs […]

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New Patients

We believe that our role is to act as your advocate in attaining the level of optimum oral and general health that is most appropriate for you. Your journey to the level of oral health that best serves you begins with our getting to know you and truly understanding your concerns.

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