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Express Your Personality With A Smile Makeover

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What makes up a perfect smile? White teeth? Straight teeth? Teeth with pleasing proportions relative to one another? A stunning smile is more than the sum of its parts. At Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS, we believe that your perfect smile also contains another element – your unique personality.

What is a smile makeover? Is is a combination of procedures that remedy any problems with your existing smile. First off, we look at the health of your teeth. If you have cavities, we take care of those first. Oral health is paramount.

Then, Dr. Lou and Nick Vitangeli becomes a cosmetic dental artist using all the revolutionary treatments available. Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a multitude of tooth restoration treatments. On the least invasive end we have dental bonding and inlays/onlays. These can often be completed in just one visit. Porcelain veneers can remedy small imperfections such as chips. A veneer can also correct the shape of a tooth that is misaligned.

If you have teeth that are not structurally sound, you may need a dental crown. The crowns we provide blend perfectly with your existing teeth. No “chiclet” effect where the crown sticks out like a sore thumb.

What if you have a tooth that is completely missing? Ask us about dental implants. This permanent tooth restoration is actually anchored into the jawbone, offering strength, natural function, and protection from bone recession. With a tooth implant, there is no need to damage the two adjacent teeth as is necessary for a dental bridge. There are a variety of dental braces available for our patients who need orthodontic treatment. Ask us about invisible braces, lingual braces and fast braces.

Perhaps your greatest need is to repair prior dental work performed elsewhere. We can remove old silver fillings and replace with natural tooth colored fillings and replace broken dental crowns.

The crowning touch? Tooth whitening.

Creating Smiles, Creating Health

Contact Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS:

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320 Union Blvd
Englewood, Ohio
45322

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Have You Thanked Your Dental Assistant Lately?

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Your dental practice would be a very different place if it weren’t for the proficient dental assistants who work there. Most  would agree that anyone who helps to shorten their time in the dental chair is a person who deserves thanks!

Today in our Englewood, Ohio dental blog, we would like to highlight the importance of these hard workers who are often taken for granted. Dental assistants make your dental appointment much more effective, efficient, and safe.

You, the patient, are prepared for treatment by dental assistants and, during procedures (such as filling cavities, placing crowns, root canals, or teeth whitening) the assistants speed things along by passing instruments, holding devices, and recording essential information.

Keeping the dental office clean and sterilizing instruments are other critical responsibilities taken on by dental assistants. What would we do without them?

We’re Drs. Lou and Nick Vitangeli, and we have been serving the Dayton area since 1984. The adept dental assistants at our practice, Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS in Englewood, are world-class, along with the rest of our friendly and gentle staff.

If you are looking for quality dental care in Englewood, Clayton, Union, or Vandalia, please give us a call at 937-771-7431. We can talk about your dental care needs as well as any cosmetic dentistry procedures you might be interested in, such as veneers, dental implants, gum contouring, or an extreme smile makeover.

 

Contact Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS: 937-771-7431

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

320 Union Blvd
Englewood, Ohio
45322

 

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What Is A Canted Midline?

Dayton Cosmetic DentistsOur dentists, Drs. Lou and Nick Vitangeli,  consider many factors when designing a smile for a smile makeover patient. One of the smile design elements involved is the facial midline. The facial midline can be determined by drawing an imaginary line from the center of the eyebrows to the center of the two peaks in the top lip (Cupid’s bow).

The skilled cosmetic dentist considers the length and angle of the facial midline to properly position porcelain crowns, veneers, and dental implants. When front teeth restorations do not line up with the facial midline, it is called a canted midline.

Most dentistry patients do not realize the level of 3-D engineering required in cosmetic dentistry. In addition to the orientation in relation to the facial midline, there is also the angle and size of the teeth in relation to each other and in relation to the size and shape of the lips and gums.

When you have a smile design consultation with us, feel free to ask probing questions about our experience and technical design procedures. Take a look at the pictures of some of our smile makeover patients.

We are confident that you will feel comfortable choosing Drs. Vitangeli for your smile makeover.

Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS is located at 320 Union Blvd in Englewood. We offer a full range of general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about veneers, clear braces, tooth whitening and pediatric dentistry. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 937-771-7431.

 

Contact Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS: 937-771-7431

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

320 Union Blvd
Englewood, Ohio
45322

 

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8 Things You Should Know About Your Baby’s Teeth

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Life is hectic for new moms and dads and some function on very little sleep for several months. At Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS, we don’t want the first year to fly by in a blur without busy parents giving a thought to their baby’s teeth. Unfortunately “out of sight, out of mind” is often the case. It’s never too early for new Englewood parents to design a plan for their child’s lifelong oral health.

1. Before the first teeth appear, wash gums with a soft damp cloth or piece of gauze after feeding.

2. Prevent baby bottle tooth decay. Most new  parents are cautioned from the beginning not to put babies to bed with a bottle of milk or juice. However, since baby-bottle tooth decay is still fairly common, this warning bears repetition. Baby bottle tooth decay is entirely preventable. If your baby will not sleep without a bottle, use only water. Moms who breastfeed should understand that breast milk is just as effective at creating an environment for decay. If your child uses a pacifier, don’t dip it in sugar or honey.

3. Take your infant to the dentist early. That’s right – infant. Your child’s first dental exam should occur when the first teeth erupt, usually between six months and one year of age.

4. When your baby’s first tooth peeks through, begin brushing gently with a small, soft toothbrush and a grain of rice sized dot of fluoride toothpaste. This aids in keeping that tooth decay-free while allowing your baby to get comfortable with regular oral hygiene.

5. From the ages of 3 to 6, the amount of toothpaste can increase to a pea-sized dab. Most children swallow instead of spitting. You don’t want your child to swallow more than a tiny smear of toothpaste. While fluoride is important, too much can be dangerous.

6. Consider dental sealants. Sealants protect the teeth and prevent cavities by filling in the cracks and fissures where food particles can hide, breeding detrimental bacteria that doesn’t take long to create cavities. Sealants are especially vital in the back teeth which, due to the abundance of crevasses, are hardest to clean properly. During your child’s first check-up at our Englewood office, you can speak with Lou and Nick Vitangeli about sealants. Sealants aren’t usually applied until all of the teeth have come in, but it’s a good idea to seek a dentist’s advice at your first visit.

7. Talk to your dentist about pacifier use, thumb-sucking, or any other habits that affect teeth and jaw development.

8. Teach your toddler to drink from a cup as soon as possible. The fewest months your child uses a bottle, the better. Even if your child loves his bottle, you are going to have to take it away sooner or later.

We love our littlest patients. To make an appointment for your infant or toddler, call us today at 937-771-7431.

 

Contact Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS: 937-771-7431

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

320 Union Blvd
Englewood, Ohio
45322

 

Posted in Family Dentistry

Mouthwash Facts In Englewood

Mouthwash Facts In Englewood

Hi, we’re Drs. Lou and Nick Vitangeli.  Thanks for visiting our blog. Today’s post discusses mouthwash. Many people use mouthwash to freshen their breath and help slow down tooth decay. It should never be used exclusively, however. Good oral hygiene starts with thorough tooth brushing and flossing. Mouthwash is an optional tool in your dental hygiene tool box.

It is important to know what kind of mouthwash you are using. Some mouthwashes merely mask bad breath while others help reduce the bacteria that causes plaque and bad breath.

If you suffer from bad breath,  it is important to choose a mouthwash containing ingredients that help prevent tooth decay (such as fluoride). Some of the ingredients in mouthwash can be dangerous, so be careful not to use too much.

Some of the poisonous components are chlorhexidine gluconate, ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, and methyl salicylate. If you experience throat pain, vomiting, headache, or abdominal pain after using mouthwash, seek medical help immediately. The National Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) can answer questions about mouthwash ingredients.

At Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS, we want everyone to have great-smelling breath, but to use caution when treating their bad breath. Make sure to read your mouthwash label and follow all instructions given.

In addition to preventative dental care, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Want a whiter, brighter smile? Talk to us about teeth whitening. also provide cosmetic and restorative dentistry and general dentistry. We have been improving the smiles of residents in Englewood, Dayton and the surrounding areas since 1984. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

 

Contact Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS: 937-771-7431

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

320 Union Blvd
Englewood, Ohio
45322

 

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Preventing Tooth Decay In Ohio

Preventing Tooth Decay in Ohio Tooth decay is one of the most common childhood problems and also affects adults. Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS serves people from 40 to 70 years old to help fight tooth decay.

Bacteria is a common cause of tooth decay. Bacteria live in your mouth and combine with plaque and acids to break down the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can often result in the development of small holes in your teeth which are known as cavities.

Tooth decay is typically a result of diet and oral hygiene choices. When sticky foods are consumed and allowed to sit on the teeth, or foods full of sugars and starches are consumed frequently throughout the day, tooth decay can result. Foods to avoid include soda and sugary chewing gum; these foods tend to stay around for a while and create an environment where bacteria thrive.

To help prevent tooth decay, simply limit sugary and starchy foods between meals. Also, brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and visiting your local Englewood dentist in Ohio for regular check-ups and cleanings will help prevent tooth decay.

Hello, we’re Lou and Nick Vitangeli. Our practice, Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS, is located at 320 Union Blvd., Englewood, Ohio.

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45322

 

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The Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS Guide To Teeth Whitening

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So you want to whiten your teeth? It’s a competitively-priced way to brighten your smile, look younger, and feel more confident when you interact with people in business or social settings.

Here are 5 things Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS recommends when it comes to teeth whitening:

  1. Meet with your dentist for a consultation first. There are several different teeth whitening systems and a consultation will help you identify which protocol is best for you.
  2. It is essential to know that whitening does not affect existing fillings, veneers, or crowns.
  3. During your consultation, decide how many shades lighter you want your teeth to be at the end of the treatment. Depending on the whitening method chosen, your teeth can be lightened three to eight shades. An in-office procedure achieves a degree of lightening that cannot be achieved with an OTC product. During your treatment, your dentist may apply a coating to protect your gums and roots while the bleaching agent is applied.
  4. An alternative treatment plan is to have your dentist customize a take-home kit for you. Make sure you follow the instructions accurately. First, molds are made from your upper and lower arch. Then the lab creates trays to hold the bleach. While this method may take longer, it is more reasonably priced and more convenient for many patients. Teeth whitening results from either method can last from six months to two years.
  5. With any of the teeth whitening systems, tooth sensitivity may take place. In most cases, it won’t last for more than a day or so. Call Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS if it lasts longer.

Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS offers general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, dental implants, and sedation dentistry. At Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS, quality care and a comfortable patient experience are our top priorities.

 

Contact Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS: 937-771-7431

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

320 Union Blvd
Englewood, Ohio
45322

 

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Healthy Baby Teeth For Dayton Toddlers

Healthy Baby Teeth For Dayton Toddlers

Though we don’t often think about it, children as young as 9 or 10 months of age can be infected with cavity producing bacteria, which causes cavities and tooth decay. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that almost 20% of children 2-5 have untreated cavities, and the percentage rises in children over 6. 1

Tooth decay, if left undetected or untreated in  toddlers and children can result in altered eating habits, delayed speech development, and create an unhealthy environment for permanent tooth development. Healthy baby teeth lead to healthier permanent teeth later in life.

Mothers who practice preventive dental and oral care during prenatal and postnatal periods can better protect her child from cavities. Parents and care providers should not prop a bottle for their baby in a crib or car seat, avoiding nighttime bottle or breast feeding, and clean their child’s teeth with a cloth or soft baby toothbrush as soon as they erupt. It is also recommended that parents check regularly for chalky white or brown spots which could indicate the beginning of decay.2

Cosmetic and pediatric dentists advise taking your child to their first dental appointment six months after the first tooth appears, or around his first birthday to begin discussing fluoride prescriptions and other preventive care issues.

To set up your toddler’s first dental check-up at Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS in Englewood call 937-771-7431 today! Our friendly and gentle staff will be happy to answer all of your questions.

1 ‘ Untreated Dental Caries in Children,’ CDC.gov, February 9, 2011,http://www.cdc.gov/Features/dsUntreatedCavitiesKids/, accessed on February 6, 2012
2 ‘Cavities in Kids: The Truth,’ Medicine Net.com, July 7, 2004, http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12465, accessed on February 6, 2012

 

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Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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Englewood, Ohio
45322

 

Posted in Family Dentistry

Beware Of An Acidic Diet

Dayton tooth strengthening You might not think of a tooth as a body part that fluctuates in strength. Our teeth seem to have a steady hardness and dependably grind food whenever we need them. However, teeth are dynamic organisms with chemical processes that occur continually.

The protective enamel covering the softer interior is made of minerals. Enamel demineralizes (loses some of its density) when coming in contact with acids. Saliva can dilute and neutralize acid so the tooth can remineralize (re-harden). This process isn’t instantaneous, however. While the enamel is soft, the tooth is vulnerable to losing a microscopic outer layer of enamel. If the erosion continues, the much softer dentin is exposed. Eventually, the tooth may need to be extracted.

At Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS, we are noticing an increase in cases of serious acid erosion. It is apparent that the typical diet is becoming more acidic.

The list of acidic foods may surprise you. This includes eggs, gravy, asparagus, chicken, cottage cheese, honey, fish, ham, butter, sour cream, aged cheese, and yogurt with active cultures. Generally, food with a high sugar or artificial sweetener content are highly acidic.

Now let’s talk about drinks. You probably already know that soda pop and wine are not good for your teeth. Dayton teens that sip soda all day can have acid erosion while their young teeth should be at their strongest. In addition to soda, energy drinks are very popular and cosmetic dentists are noticing the effects on their dental patients’ tooth enamel.

If you drink soda or energy drinks often, you may want to drink water or chew sugarless gum after downing a can. Stimulating saliva production can speed up the remineralization process.

If your teeth have become more sensitive in general, or in response to hot or cold foods or beverages, you may have acid erosion. To schedule an examination with Lou and Nick Vitangeli at Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS, call 937-771-7431 today.

 

Contact Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS: 937-771-7431

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

320 Union Blvd
Englewood, Ohio
45322

 

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Hi, Englewood, We’re Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS!

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Hi, Englewood, We’re Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS! We’ve been providing quality dental care to patients in the Clayton, Union, and Vandalia areas since 1984. We are passionate about the oral health of our patients and we are currently accepting new patients. Our top services include:

 

cosmetic dentistry
restorative dentistry
dental implants
sedation dentistry
general dentistry

The friendly and gentle staff here would be happy to answer any questions you have about important dental topics such as cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, veneers, gum contouring, and much, much more.

We also strive to help our  patients develop the oral health habits that will keep their mouths as healthy as possible and their smiles clean and bright.

Please give us a call at 937-771-7431 so we can schedule an appointment for you. We are conveniently located at 320 Union Blvd in Englewood, Ohio. We are convinced that you will be happy with the quality care that you will receive here.

Don’t hesitate! Call today!

 

Contact Louis & Dominic Vitangeli DDS: 937-771-7431

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

320 Union Blvd
Englewood, Ohio
45322

 

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