Dr. Gerry Curatola, DDS

Bio

Dr. Gerry Curatola graduated from Colgate University in 1979 and completed his dental education at New York University College of Dentistry in 1983. After graduating Dr. Curatola received post-doctoral training in integrative nutrition from the Pratt Institute Center for Continuing Education and Professional Studies. He attended Harvard Medical School’s Symposiums in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) given by the Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Consistently included in "America's Best Dentists," Dr. Curatola is a widely sought after speaker, commentator, and expert advisor who has been widely featured in print and broadcast media. For more information, go to www.rejuvdentist.com.

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  • Rejuvenation Dentistry/New York, NY

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children should begin using toothpaste with fluoride as soon as they get their first tooth, according to updated American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines.

    To help prevent cavities, parents should use a smear (an amount about the size of a gra...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having dental insurance doesn't mean people will actually take care of their teeth, a new study indicates.

    The findings suggest patient outreach and education are needed to ensure that people understand the importance of good dental health and t...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans lack access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences exist among racial and ethnic groups.

    For the study, researchers analyzed telephone survey data collected from nearl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans lack access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences exist among racial and ethnic groups.

    For the study, researchers analyzed telephone survey data collected from nearl...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Here's another reason to take good care of your teeth: Gum disease may be linked to Alzheimer's disease, a small new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed brain samples from 10 people with Alzheimer's and 10 people without the...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Dental implants are reliable replacements for teeth that are already missing, but they're not always the best choice for diseased teeth, a new study indicates.

    Instead, attempts to save the tooth with treatment, especially in cases of gum or periodonta...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The statin medications you take for your heart may have an unexpected side benefit: They help reduce inflammation of the gums, according to new research.

    Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers were able to see that when people with gum diseas...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People whose teeth and gums are in poor condition may be more susceptible to an oral virus that can cause certain mouth and throat cancers, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that of more than 3,400 U.S. adults, those who rated their oral health...Full Article

  • Gerry Curatola, DDS

    It's unknown if mercury fillings are really dangerous to your health, but there is research that shows that long-term exposure to mercury could be toxic. Watch dental expert Gerry Curatola, DDS, explain the potential dangers of amalgam fillings.


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  • Gerry Curatola, DDS

    The alternatives that have emerged to silver amalgam dental fillings are stronger and more aesthetic, they can strengthen teeth and they can last longer. Watch dental expert Gerry Curatola, DDS, describe the benefits of these alternative materials.


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  • Gerry Curatola, DDS

    Porcelain or ceramic fillings are used in areas that are under great chewing pressure, or they could be used as an alternative to a crown. Watch dental expert Gerry Curatola, DDS, describe how they are used and how they differ from other fillings.


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  • Gerry Curatola, DDS

    A composite resin dental filling is made from a tooth-colored, plastic material that is generally referred to as bonding material. Watch dental expert Gerry Curatola, DDS, describe this type of dental filling and what you should know about it.


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  • Gerry Curatola, DDS
    Peer-reviewed scientific studies have come to opposite conclusions on whether the mercury exposure from amalgam fillings causes health problems.

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated, “There is limited clinical information about the potential effects of dental amalgam fillings on pregnant women and...Read More
  • Gerry Curatola, DDS
    People with the following conditions may want to speak to their dentist about having their amalgam fillings removed:
    • Patients who have recurrent decay and/or defective margins around their dental amalgam fillings.
    • Patients who have eight or more dental amalgam fillings.
    • Patients who have exhibited an
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  • Gerry Curatola, DDS
    Dental amalgam is actually composed of four metals -- mercury, silver, copper, and tin. Its most toxic element, mercury, is the most significant component, approximately 50% by weight. Read More