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How Laser Dentistry Treats Cavities Jun 20th, 2024

If you’re like most people, your most memorable experience as a child at the dentist’s office was the first time you got a cavity filled and not the sticker or prize you got when you left. There’s just something about the sights, sounds, and smells that transpire when your dentist...

How Veneers Can Give You a Celebrity Smile May 28th, 2024

If you’re like most people, every time you look into a mirror, your focus goes straight to those imperfections affecting your smile. In fact, according to a recent survey, three in five Americans hate how their smile looks in photos.   If only a quick fix could turn your less-than-perfect inconspicuous...

Why Does My Jaw Pop When I Chew? Apr 2nd, 2024

When you think of joints or joint pain, chances are you think of joints in your hip, knee, or fingers. But did you know that the human body has about 350 joints and that the most complex joint is located in your mouth? The temporomandibular joint, or jaw joint, sets...

How Does Laser Dentistry Work Without Anesthesia? Mar 18th, 2024

Laser technology plays a role in almost every aspect of modern life, from reading bar codes at the grocery store to the printer at the office and even at your local dentist’s office. While you may be more familiar with the use of lasers in medicine, particularly as a surgical...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Feb 20th, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Do Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Kits Work the Same as Professional Whitening? Feb 8th, 2024

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services, and for good reason. A bright, beautiful smile can instill confidence, turn a stranger into a potential friend, and make a great first impression. Keeping our teeth white and dazzling can be challenging. After all, sometimes the evidence of...

Can Veneers Remedy Crooked Teeth? Jan 16th, 2024

Crooked teeth can wreak havoc on what otherwise would be a beautiful smile. You’ve always wanted to do something about it, but it’s not really causing any bite issues. Besides, are there really ways to fix crooked teeth that aren’t going to take tons of time and a boatload of...

3 Treatments for Muscular TMJ Pain Dec 12th, 2023

If you are among the estimated 10 million Americans who suffer from chronic jaw pain and swelling from TMJ, you are all aware that getting a TMJ diagnosis can be frustrating and challenging at best. The common symptoms like jaw pain, earaches, headaches, or neck pain can be chalked up...

Am I Too Old for Clear Aligners? Nov 1st, 2023

Orthodontics used to be all about embarrassing metal braces and children. Thankfully those days are gone. Today’s orthodontics offers a wide variety of treatment options, including traditional metal braces and ceramic or clear braces. But what truly revolutionized the orthodontics industry was the introduction of clear aligners. Clear aligners suddenly...

How All-on-4 Implants Can Transform Your Smile Oct 1st, 2023

Missing teeth have a way of ruining what would be a perfectly attractive smile, and it certainly puts a dent in your self-confidence. But what’s equally challenging is deciding what to do to replace your missing teeth. Sure there are more choices than ever before, but if you don’t want...

5 Benefits of Laser Dentistry for Your Oral Health Sep 1st, 2023

Lasers are so commonplace that I suspect many of us don’t even know that laser actually stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. While you may be more familiar with the medical applications for lasers for surgery, did you know lasers are just as beneficial when it comes...

What to Expect from Your First Oral Cancer Exam Aug 2nd, 2023

When you think of cancer and cancer screenings you probably think about breast, prostate, colorectal or skin cancer. Oral cancer may not even be on your radar, but it should be, says Dr. Marcano here at Orlando Center for Cosmetic Dentistry.In this blog, we’ll explain what oral cancer is, what...

How Is All-on-4 Different from Traditional Dental Implants? Jul 1st, 2023

The dilemma about replacing missing teeth is all too real. Do you go with bridges and crowns, dentures or perhaps dental implants? An estimated 3 million Americans have given the nod to dental implants, and each year about 500,000 Americans join their ranks. You know that when it comes to replacing missing...

Can I Still Get Veneers in Time for Summer? Jun 1st, 2023

If you’re like most people, instead of focusing on your overall appearance you tend to be laser focused on that one flaw you notice when you look in the mirror. This is especially true for issues with your smile. You know the flaw is there and it bothers you, even...

Professional vs. Store Bought Teeth Whitening: Understanding the Difference May 11th, 2023

We all love having choices, especially regarding products and services that enhance our appearance. However, when it comes to teeth whitening, there are so many options out there it’s natural to get confused over how to pick what’s right for you. In this blog, Dr. Marcano here at Orlando Center...

How Laser Treatment Reduces Gum Disease Symptoms Apr 6th, 2023

Remember the last time you or a loved one had a surgical procedure? Chances are one of your options was to have the surgery performed using lasers. Everything from refractive eye surgery to removing kidney stones, treating tumors, and even cosmetic procedures to remove wrinkles and tattoos and treat acne...

What to Expect During Ultratooth Treatment Mar 9th, 2023

Wouldn't it be great if your smile was perfect and stayed that way your entire life? Yes, please. In the real world, cavities, gum disease, and trauma sometimes lead to tooth loss. You know this all too well if you count yourself among the 178 million Americans with at least one missing...

5 Reasons to Choose Clear Aligners Over Braces Feb 10th, 2023

In the not-too-distant past, straightening teeth meant just one thing – awkward, uncomfortable metal braces and embarrassing headgear. Thankfully those days are in the rearview mirror and have been replaced by new treatment options like clear aligners that don’t show the world that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners have...

7 Reasons You Should Schedule Your Next Dental Exam ASAP Jan 2nd, 2023

Prioritizing our health is a very popular topic for most Americans, particularly at the beginning of the year. We suddenly seem completely ready and able to make up for past lapses. But come about February or March, our bad habits, and all too familiar excuses for why we don’t take...

Tooth Sensitivity: Why Does It Happen, and What Can I Do About It? Dec 12th, 2022

We’ve all been there. We’re enjoying a night out with friends, and you’ve just had a fantastic meal. You decide to splurge a little and get dessert. Your apple pie topped with vanilla bean ice cream arrives. You dive in, and just as the ice cream hits your mouth, you...

All-on-6 Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Which is Right for Me? Nov 1st, 2022

If you are among the estimated 36 million Americans that don’t have teeth you know there’s only one thing worse than missing teeth – playing the waiting game to replace your teeth. But it’s not just a time issue. It all comes down to what you’re willing to compromise to...

Laser Treatment for TMJ Dysfunction: What Are the Benefits? Oct 7th, 2022

For many people, the mere thought of a toothache you had a few years back may make you think that a toothache is probably the worst oral pain you will ever experience. And for some people, that may be true. But for more than 10 million Americans who suffer from...

Are These Things Putting You At Risk for Oral Cancer? Sep 6th, 2022

Think back to your last dental checkup. Did your dentist examine the underside of your tongue or shine a special light in your mouth? These actions are two components of an oral cancer screening. Like other health screenings, an oral cancer screening is designed to detect the early signs of...

Help! My Teeth are Yellow Aug 31st, 2022

Have you ever been getting ready for a night out of the town and were stopped dead in your tracks when you got down to the last task – brushing your teeth? You have the perfect trendy outfit, and just got your hair done at that new salon in town....

6 Problems that Oral Aligners Corrects Jul 1st, 2022

Perfectly aligned, runway smiles are few and far between. Fortunately, the journey to an attractive smile no longer includes awkward, uncomfortable metal braces and headgear. Now orthodontists can offer their patients a treatment option that’s not only nearly invisible but also often expedites the treatment timeline. In this blog, Dr. Marcano shares...

The Dangers of Sleep Apnea Jun 1st, 2022

Starting the day after a good night’s sleep is invigorating. Not only do you wake up feeling energized and ready to tackle your day, but there also seems to be a mental boost in energy, making you feel like anything is possible. Unfortunately, far too many of us wake up...

How are Ultratooth Implants Different? May 1st, 2022

Missing teeth used to be the subject of one of those awkward, sometimes comical stories about an elderly relative with ill-fitting dentures or who had a sunken face due to multiple missing teeth, but not anymore. Missing teeth are a remarkably common occurrence. In fact, according to the American College...

Can Veneers Help my Crooked Teeth? Apr 1st, 2022

Perfect teeth are two words that are more like wishful thinking for most of us. If only. The vast majority of us mere mortals have some imperfection like crooked, chipped, or stained teeth. But have you ever met someone with a stellar off-the-runway smile, and all you do is stare...

Ultratooth by Jose Marcano DMD Mar 16th, 2022

One of the biggest challenges in dentistry today is the constant demand for instant results that society and patients desire. This is the most pressing in cases involving loss of teeth in the aesthetic zone either due to trauma or endodontic failure. How many times have we seen an upper...

5 Benefits of Straighter Teeth Mar 1st, 2022

Have you ever noticed how a smile has an uncanny way of brightening your day and making the simplest acts more enjoyable? For some reason, it’s just hard not to feel good and make others feel special when you flash those pearly whites. Unfortunately, if your smile isn’t so perfect,...

How to Prevent Severe Gum Disease Feb 1st, 2022

We’ve all been there. We’re brushing our teeth as part of our normal bedtime routine we do night after night. But this time, when you spit in the sink, you see blood. You immediately look in the mirror and quickly check your mouth, and sure enough, your gums are bleeding....

Am I A Candidate for All-on-6 Dental Implants? Jan 1st, 2022

Chances are, sometime during your lifetime, you will lose a permanent tooth. Maybe you knock out a tooth during an accident, or perhaps severe tooth decay or infection causes irreparable damage that a root canal can’t fix. So now what? If you’re only replacing one tooth, traditional dental bridges are...

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last? Dec 1st, 2021

There’s something about a beautiful, bright, fresh off-the-runway smile. A white, healthy-looking smile makes you feel more confident and ready to take on the world. It’s no wonder that tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services available. For some people, tooth whitening is significant for special...

The Benefits of Ultratooth Dental Implants Nov 1st, 2021

If you or someone you know is among the more than 178 million Americans who are missing at least one tooth or the estimated 40 million Americans who don’t have any natural teeth at all, you know all too well about the embarrassment and daily challenges that missing teeth present....

Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer? Oct 4th, 2021

Each year more than 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer. At first blush, you may think that if there’s no history of cancer in your family, oral cancer doesn’t have to be on your radar. Not so, says Dr. Marcano at Orlando Center for Cosmetic Dentistry. In this blog,...

The Importance of Dental Exams Sep 1st, 2021

Juggling hectic schedules has practically become a national pastime. We seem to have become adept at perfecting the skills of procrastination and switching out activities we’d rather not do with those that we perceive are more important or a better use of our time. Doctor’s appointments, mainly dentist’s appointments, are...

Why Clear Aligners Might Be Your Answer to Straight Teeth Aug 5th, 2021

In the not too distant past, a vast majority of the patients who got braces were children, and metal braces were the go-to for straightening teeth. You remember traditional metal braces, right? The uncomfortable wires, the rubber bands, the headgear, and the embarrassment? Like it wasn’t hard enough being a...

The Many Benefits of All-on-4® Jul 9th, 2021

If you are among the 120 million Americans who are missing at least one tooth or the 36 million Americans who don’t have any teeth, you are all too familiar with the esthetic and practical issues surrounding missing teeth, not to mention how embarrassing it can be. The mere act...

Afraid of the Dentist? How Laser Dentistry Can Help Jun 25th, 2021

You step into a dentist’s office, and immediately that office aroma hits you. The unique combination of the smells of dental and cleaning products and “tooth dust” swirls in the air, and memories of your last dental appointment come flooding back. In the distance, you hear the shrill of the...

Tips for Maintaining the Results of Teeth Whitening May 19th, 2021

Whether you brightened your smile with an at-home kit or went for a professional session, your gleaming white teeth took time, effort, and money. And it was worth it. The newfound confidence alone justifies whatever you spent — the head turns and compliments are just icing on the cake.  If...

Gain Without the Pain: The Many Benefits of Laser Dentistry Apr 15th, 2021

For some Americans, a visit to the dentist means dealing with discomfort in one way or the other. For some, the mere sound of the dental drill stirs anxiety. For others, it’s the pain and physical discomfort that concerns them. You seem to be trapped in this never-ending cycle of...

5 Smile Flaws Easily Remedied by Veneers Mar 17th, 2021

Capturing special moments in life has always been important, and what better way to do that than snapping a quick photo or selfie? But if your smile is less than perfect, you know that photo is a lot less memorable and enjoyable. If you’re that person who always offers to...

Is Ultratooth Right For You? Feb 1st, 2021

In a perfect world, everyone would be born with beautiful, healthy teeth that would stay that way for a lifetime. Unfortunately, that’s not the way life works. Despite our best efforts with brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist’s office for regular dental exams and professional cleanings, tooth decay, gum disease,...

Do Your Dentures Need to Be Replaced ? Dec 8th, 2020

Nothing lasts forever. Not even your dentures. Even with the remarkable advances in materials and techniques for creating natural-looking and effective dentures to replace missing teeth, those dentures still have a limited lifespan. As a general rule, you’ll need to replace your dentures every five to eight years or so....

Oral Cancer Screenings: Why They are of Vital Importance to Your Routine Dental Visits Nov 4th, 2020

As the name suggests, oral cancer screening is a screening performed by a dentist to look for signs or symptoms of cancer in your mouth. The main goal of an oral cancer screening is to determine any signs of cancer in your mouth at an early stage so that there...

Oral Cancer Screening at a Dentist’s Office Saves Lives Oct 29th, 2020

The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year, and almost 10,000 Americans will die as a result. If oral cancer is not detected before it spreads beyond a patient’s mouth, the five-year survival rate is 65%. In a stark reminder...

How the Zoom Whitening System Whitens Your Teeth Sep 12th, 2020

There was a time when “zoom” was merely a fun example of onomatopoeia — words that sound like the sound they describe. Then it became the buzzword for a Mazda marketing campaign. In the pandemic-dominated world of 2020, we all know Zoom better and better as a remote meeting software...

Why is My Dental Crown Hurting? Aug 15th, 2020

Dental crowns are a solution for a wide variety of cosmetic and functional issues. They can protect a damaged or weakened tooth, and put the finishing touch on a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy. Crowns can also transform the colour, shape, and texture of a tooth that detracts...

Why You Should Consider Dental Crowns Jul 31st, 2020

You do not need to — and should not — live with decaying, broken, missing, misshapen, discolored, or vulnerable teeth. It is neither healthy nor necessary given the potential dental implications and the ease by which those issues can be solved. If that’s your situation, here’s why you should consider dental...

Porcelain Veneers: An Explanation Jun 4th, 2020

When your teeth are yellowing or there is damage that affects the way you smile and interact with others, it’s time to find a solution. Porcelain veneers restore your confidence and your smile in your everyday life. Veneers are an excellent solution for stained teeth that don’t improve after a...

10 Popular Teeth Whitening Myths That Are Just Plain Wrong May 14th, 2020

Teeth whitening in Orlando has surged in popularity recently as new and improved whitening techniques become available. Today, we are going to bust some common myths surrounding this dental procedure. When it comes to teeth whitening, every patient has different whitening needs and goals. You might be looking to address discoloration...

Teeth Cleaning Aftercare Tips Apr 4th, 2020

Professional teeth cleanings are one of the best and easiest ways to maintain your oral health. Apart from the benefits of the procedure itself, it allows a dentist near you to conduct a thorough examination of your oral cavity. This can help detect issues such as tooth decay, gum disease and even...

5 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers Mar 17th, 2020

Have you ever felt insecure about the way your smile looks? We all have felt self-conscious at some point in our lives, especially over our physical appearance. Teeth, in specific, can say a lot about a person, whether it’s about their habits, their diet or even the way they take care...

Teeth Cleaning – Treatment, Procedure Feb 14th, 2020

Dental cleanings are one of the most basic but important procedures in dentistry. If you haven’t booked a dental cleaning near you in the past six months, remember dentists recommend to get teeth cleanings twice every year. The reason why these appointments are so vital, is that even if you’re extremely thorough...

Are There Safe Teeth Whitening Options? Jan 21st, 2020

Nobody wants to be known for their discolored or stained teeth. Unfortunately, research shows that there may be a downside to some of the popular teeth whitening gels and strips out there. The good news is that there are safe options available for teeth whitening in Orlando. Before looking at the...

What Are Dentures? Everything You Need to Know Dec 25th, 2019

If someone asked you “How would you recover your smile in the event of sudden a broken tooth?” or…”What would you do if you suddenly lost one or more teeth?” How would you answer those questions? When it comes to tooth loss and dealing with missing teeth, you may not...

How to Choose the Right Type of Dentures for Your Problem Nov 29th, 2019

Even with the abundance of knowledge related to dental health and the technology that follows, there are millions of individuals who end up with dentures as a result of various situations. Some of these are linked to lack of awareness about dental care, and lack of resources to afford dental...

Teeth Whitening–The Fastest Way to Beautify Your Smile! Oct 21st, 2019

Due to the increasing popularity of teeth whitening in Orlando, there has been a surge of teeth whitening options offered on the market these days. You can choose to buy a whitening kit or schedule a professional application at your local dental clinic. Teeth whitening treatments are undoubtedly the easiest and...

Why Dental Cleanings Are Essential Sep 30th, 2019

Scheduling a regular dental cleaning in Orlando is important because it will keep your teeth and gums healthy. You probably know this much, however, the benefits do not just stop there. When we think of our oral health, we sometimes fail to recognize how it actually impacts our overall health. Often, when...

Cavities: How to Tell if You Have One Sep 4th, 2019

Cavities are a dental issue that everybody has known about since childhood. We were always warned about eating too much sticky candy or being too lazy to brush our teeth at night, saying that we would get cavities. And as young kids who dreaded a trip to the dentist, it...

ClearCorrect: The Essentials Jul 26th, 2019

Looking to straighten your teeth without traditional braces? ClearCorrect is similar to transparent aligner brands such as Invisalign. This clear aligner system is available at your dental office in Orlando. It consists of a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that are worn to correct dental alignment and elicit a new,...

Transform Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers Jun 25th, 2019

Do you cringe at the thought of smiling for selfies and group pictures? Ever find yourself covering your smile when you laugh or smiling with your mouth closed? If you’re unhappy about the appearance of your teeth, porcelain veneers can transform your smile and life. Don’t let chipped or crooked...

Confused Between Teeth Cleaning and Teeth Whitening? Apr 22nd, 2019

Confusing teeth cleaning and teeth whitening is common among patients. Although the two procedures share similarities, they are very different and so is their purpose. The main objective of teeth cleaning is to eliminate plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth. This procedure reduces your risk of tooth...

Why Choose Ultratooth Dental Implants? Apr 11th, 2019

If you’ve recently lost one or more teeth you may be considering your tooth replacement options. It is likely that your Orlando dentist has mentioned bridges, dentures, and traditional dental implants to you, but what about Ultratooth dental implants? In this article, you will learn all there is to know...