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Thanksgiving Trivia

At Dr. Kenneth J Cavallari, DDS we love learning trivia and interesting facts about Thanksgiving! This year, Dr. K Cavallari wanted to share some trivia that might help you feel a bit smarter at the holiday dinner table and help create some great conversation with friends and family. The Turkey There is no historical evidence […]

Periodontal Surgery: Is There a Dress Code?

If you’re scheduled for periodontal surgery at our Virginia Beach, VA office in the near future, you probably have a lot of very important questions: Will it help? Your periodontist has the skill and experience to diagnose and treat problems caused by periodontal disease, perform periodontal plastic surgery, and place dental implants. Periodontists are experts […]

Electric Toothbrushes vs. Regular Toothbrushes

Convertible or sedan? Downtown or suburbs? Electric or manual toothbrush? As life decisions go, it’s certainly not choosing your next car, or deciding where you want to live. But, even when you are selecting a toothbrush, it helps to make a list of the pros and cons of the contenders before you make that final […]

How HPV and Oral Cancer are Related

Did you know that Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and oral cancer are linked? This information may prevent you or a loved one from suffering from oral cancer if a diagnosis is made early. Dr. K Cavallari and our team want you to understand how you can prevent the spread of oral cancer and protect yourself […]

Restore Your Gums to a Healthier State with Osseous Surgery

Osseous surgery, or bone surgery, is a procedure that involves reshaping the bone that holds one or more teeth in place, as well as removing or reshaping deformities and irregularities under the gum. By performing osseous surgery, Dr. K Cavallari can look at the root of the affected tooth and clean the decayed area affected […]

Thirsty? We Have Some Ideas on Tap

No, we don’t mean the latest foamy offering from your favorite microbrewery. When you’re thirsty, one of the best options available is literally at your fingertips—tap water, straight from your faucet. It might not be the most adventurous choice, but drinking a tall glass of fresh tap water is refreshing in so many healthy ways. […]

Does smoking affect oral health?

By now, everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. But the truth is its broad-reaching health effects are not all known by everyone. This is especially true of oral health. Smoking can have serious repercussions in this regard. To give you a better idea of how smoking can affect your oral health, Dr. K […]

The Intriguing History of Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, and Dr. K Cavallari wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no matter how you might celebrate this holiday. The Halloween that is familiar to most people today bears little resemblance to the original Halloween; back in the “old days” it wasn’t even called Halloween! Festival of […]

Crushing the Ice-Chewing Habit

It’s a habit many people have and not only can it be annoying to the people around you, it can be detrimental to your dental health. Chewing ice is so common that it even has its own name, pagophagia. We’re not talking about a slushy or shaved ice (although those artificially sugary treats should be […]

Oral-Systemic Health

Oral-systemic health is the idea that oral health is a critical and interconnected component to a patient’s overall health and well-being. Studies show that people who have poor oral health are more likely to have other health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or a high likelihood of stroke. Some of the data suggests that […]