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Preventing and Detecting Oral Cancer

Hello everyone, hopefully you are all starting to get into the Christmas spirit since we are only two weeks away now.  I wanted to make my second posting before the holidays started to get everyone’s lives a little crazy, but I think I would have had to post a couple of months ago. I just… Continue Reading

National Diabetes Awareness Month: Diabetes and Oral Health

I would like to start my first blog post discussing a relevant topic for the month of November.  This month has been designated as National Diabetes Awareness Month, so I hope to provide a little insight into a disease, that according to the Centers of Disease Control now affect 26 million Americans. While there are… Continue Reading

Welcome to Dr. Alex’s Blog!

Hello! I’m Dr. Alex Pentino, most of my patient’s call me Dr. Alex.   I’m a family and cosmetic dentist practicing in St. Clairsville, Ohio, and we created this blog as a way for us to provide an additional educational resource for our patients.  I live in Wheeling, WV with my wife, Shaye, and our… Continue Reading

Kids Teeth: Video – How to Care for Children’s Teeth, How to Brush | Colgate Video

This short video teaches you the correct way to brush children’s teeth giving them a healthy start toward a lifetime of good oral health. Visit ColgateOralCare.com for more information on this and other oral care topics. Continue Reading

Brushing Your Teeth: Video – How To Brush Your Teeth Properly | Colgate

Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that’s right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch. To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around… Continue Reading

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“We love treating kids at Pentino Dental. We strive to create an environment where kids love going to the dentist.” Continue Reading

Post #6

“Many people are fearful about dental treatment, but if you haven’t been to the dentist regularly, you may be pleasantly surprised. Our goal is to give you a beautiful smile with a gentle touch. “ Continue Reading

Post #5

“Dr. Pentino and staff believe in making dental health a family affair, and that’s why we offer comprehensive care for the whole family. Whether you’re 2 or 92, we’ll be you partner in dental health. “ Continue Reading

Teeth Whitening

Dental bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, is a common procedure in general dentistry but most especially in the field of cosmetic dentistry. A child’s deciduous teeth are generally whiter than the adult teeth that follow. As a person ages the adult teeth often become darker due to changes in the mineral structure of the… Continue Reading

Porcelain Veneers

In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up… Continue Reading


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