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About the Author

I am a native Floridian, grew up in Jupiter, Florida I graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry where I received my DMD degree in 2010.

Nov 05

Tooth Enamel Structure and Composition Revealed in 3-D Nanoscale Maps

By John Sarno DMD | Dental News , Dental Treatments

Using nanoscale technology, researchers have, for the first time, produced detailed 3-D maps of the composition and arrangement of mature human tooth enamel. The maps demonstrate the position of atoms critical to the process of tooth decay.
The new analyze makes detailed information about important trace ions in the tough arrangement of tooth enamel.The team of material and arrangement engineers and dentists- from the University of Sydney in Australia- produced the 3-D maps applying a relatively new microscopy technique called atom probe tomography.

The researchers describe their work in a newspaper published in the journal Science Advances and suggest it should help improve oral hygiene and to prevent caries or tooth decay.

According to the World Health Organization( WHO ), 60-90 percent of schoolchildren and virtually 100 percentage of adults worldwide have dental cavities, which result via the progressive dissolving of dental enamel.

Human dental enamel is the hardest tissue in the body. It protects teeth from the wear and tear of daily grinding and munching as well as from chemical attack.

Scientists have already established that the mechanical strength and resistance to fatigue of dental enamel comes from its complex hierarchical arrangement of sporadically organized bundles of hydroxyapatite( HAP) nanowires.
Potential for new treatments to protect tooth enamel

The new analyze makes detailed information about important trace ions in the tough arrangement of tooth enamel.

Fast realities about tooth decay

Rates of tooth decay have fallen significantly in the United States over the last 40 times, except in young children, where they have recently started rising again 42 percentage of U.S. children aged 2-11 have decay in their primary teeth 92 percent of U.S. adults aged 20-64 have had tooth decay in their permanent teeth; 26 percentage have untreated decay.

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Nov 05

Receding Gums: Treatment Alternatives and Causes

By John Sarno DMD | Dental News , Dental Treatments

Treatment for receding gums

Most cases of mild gum recession do not need therapy. Dentists may simply give advice about prevention and offer to monitor the gums. Teaching people how to brush gently but effectively is a good early intervention.

For people who do need therapy, a number of options are available :
[teeth with braces] Orthodontics are one method of therapy for receding gums. Desensitizing agents, varnishes, and dentine bonding agents: These aim to reduce any sensitivity that may develop in the exposed tooth root. This treats the nerve symptoms and helps to keep normal oral hygiene by allowing brushing of sensitive teeth to continue Composite restoration: Tooth-colored composite resins are used to cover the root surface. They can also close black gaps between teeth, as shown in these before-and-after depicts from the British Dental Journal. Pink porcelain or composite: This is the same pink color of the gums. Removable gingival veneers made from acrylic or silicone. Orthodontics: Treatments designed to move the position of teeth can correct the gum margin. Surgery: Tissue is grafted from elsewhere in the mouth and heals over the gum recession.

The gums safeguard the fragile tooth roots from bacteria, plaque, and other means of decomposition.

The gums are also known as the gingivae. The gingiva is the moist pink tissue in the mouth that gratifies the base of the teeth. There are two such gums- one for the upper, and one for the lower set of teeth.

The gingiva is a dense tissue with a good furnish of blood vessels beneath a moist surface. The surface is called mucous membrane. It is joined to the rest of the mouth lining but is pink instead of shiny red.

The gums tightly surround the teeth up to the neck of each one and are firmly attached to the jaw bone. The gums usually cover the roots of the teeth, protecting them as they are more fragile than the rest of the teeth.

Gingival recession exposes the fragile tooth roots to bacteria, plaque, and other means of decay.
Why do gums recede?

Poor oral hygiene and periodontal disease connected to gingival recession. But receding gums can happen in people with good standards of oral hygiene, too.

Broadly, there are two causes of receding gums. Physical wear of the gums Inflammation of the gum tissues- this is a reaction of the immune system Inflamed gums known as gingivitis. This condition can lead to periodontitis Periodontitis ensues in spaces between the gums and teeth and loss of connective fibers and bone around the tooth roots. This leads to retreat gums Appearance Fear of tooth loss Sensitivity due to exposed tooth roots

Nov 05

Professor Unveils First Data on Dental Fillings that Will Repair Tooth Decay

By John Sarno DMD | Dental News , Dental Treatments

The first data on dental fillings that  are able  to actively fix tooth decay is putting forward Professor Robert Hill. Professor Hill is Chair of Physical Sciences at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London and co-founder and administrator of research at BioMin Technologies.

Over 80 percent of specific populations in the UK has at least one filling, with seven being the average while eight million holes are fitted with amalgam each year.

This data, indicating smart fixing of tooth decay, prolonging living conditions of composite fillings and reducing the need for mercury-based amalgams indicates a significant step forward in tooth restorative materials.

Professor Hill outlines how new bioactive glass composites are unique in their ability to freeing fluoride as well as the significant quantities of calcium and phosphate that would be required to sort tooth mineral.

Professor Hill explains that while current dental fillings include inert materials, the data on the new bioactive glass composite shows that it interacts positively with the body rendering minerals that replace those lost to tooth decay.

” Our scientists and dentists at Queen Mary University of London supplanted the inert tooth filling materials with our new bioactive glass, explained Professor Hill.” Not merely did this bioactive glass composite remineralize the partly rotted teeth, but it also makes an alkaline context that deters the bacteria that made the initial decay.

Source: Queen Mary, University of London

Nov 05

Clinical Dentistry Gaffes- Picking the Proper Irrigants for Root Canals

By John Sarno DMD | Dental Hygiene

Imagine sitting in a lecture titled, The 10 biggest blunders I’ve induced clinically since graduating from dental school. You would probably be intrigued because, in the back of your mind, you are starting to mull over all the blunders you’ve had since getting the title of doctor. Breakthrough Clinical as Editorial Director Stacey L. Simmons, DDS, writes about some of her clinical dentistry blunders, mishaps, and hand-to-forehead moments of things that she had to learn the hard way.I call these my” on-the-job expensive educational minutes ,” it makes me feel better-Just don’t laugh too hard.

What is in your arsenal of irrigants when you do root canals? Is one irrigant better than another ? Endodontist Barry Musikant violates it down and goes over what works best and why. There is even a new product on the market that you may want to consider using.

The pathology case for this month is something that commonly fails to comply with many differentials.

The end of the year is around the corner–hard to believe. Next month we’ll give you Breakthrough Clinical ‘ s top articles for the year.

Stacey L. Simmons, DDS, is in private practice in Hamilton, Montana. She is a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry. Dr. Simmons is a guest lecturer at the University of Montana in the Anatomy and Physiology Department. She is the editorial director of PennWell’s clinical dental specialties newsletter, DE’s Breakthrough Clinical with Stacey Simmons, DDS, and a contributing author for DentistryIQ, Perio-Implant Advisory, and Dental Economics. Dr. Simmons can be reached at

Nov 05

Heroic Pediatric Dentistry: Strip Dental Crowns for “Leigh”

By John Sarno DMD | Dental News , Dental Treatments


The Heroic Dentistry Series, sponsored by Pulpdent Corporation, celebrates oral health-care providers who have made  it their mission to save teeth and help patients live happily and smile with confidence. Dr. Eyal Simchi presents a pediatric dentistry lawsuit involving a strip dental crown technique , no anesthesia , no tears, and a happy child.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends children establish a dental home by age one so that they become accustomed to seeing a dentist, and their parents can be educated about hygiene and prevention. These early appointments can help overcome fear and avoid serious problems down the road as seen in this case.


Leigh was three-years-old when he first came to my office with failed restorations and rampant caries (figure 1). He had come from overseas where both he and his mother had bad experiences with dentists and developed severe dental phobia. His mother was delighted to see that her children did not scream during treatment in our office.

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Figure 1:
Child presents with failed composite restorations and rampant caries.

Especially when working on children, it is important to remember that each tooth is attached to a person. Leigh was apprehensive and needed significant dental work completed quickly and without causing trauma. My goal in creating a treatment plan is to relieve discomfort, reduce dental disease and secondary decay, and restore function and esthetics, all in one visit.

Behavior management considerations in the pediatric dental patient

We have seen the disadvantages of conventional composite strip crowns: degradation of the bond, recurrent decay that may lead to pulpal involvement, and fracture and chipping. Zirconia crowns have been a great addition to our restorative toolbox, but they are labor intensive, require aggressive tooth reduction, and take more time. The aggressive prep requires anesthesia, which can contribute to the child’s anxiety, especially when applied to the sensitive maxillary anterior region.

A strip crown technique (in this case, Activa BioActive-Restorative) requires fewer steps, takes less time, offers a better seal against secondary caries, and provides a more durable and fracture-resistant restoration. First, I trim and prefit Nowak strip crowns so they are even with the sulcus (figure 2). Because the prep in these cases is usually quite minimal, I typically do not need local anesthetic.
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Figure 2: Strip crowns are trimmed and pre fitted (taken from a different case).
I prep the teeth with a No. 4 or No. 6 round bur, slowly removing decay with short, light touches. The incisal reduction is usually unnecessary, and I avoid it whenever possible. If needed, I use a very fine diamond to refine, shape, and open contacts. I only work two to three seconds at a time and keep a 2×2 gauze under the teeth for children who are uncomfortable with the water spray and suction. Figure 3 shows the final prep.

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Figure 3: Shows prepared maxillary anteriors (taken from a different case).

I apply a self-etching bonding agent, light cure, and fill the strip crowns with Activa BioActive-Restorative. I usually seat the central incisor crowns first, light cure, and then seat the laterals. I remove the strip crowns with an explorer, and very little finishing is required. I use Sof-Lex disks (3M) for the incisal and a fluted carbide at the gingival margin if necessary.

This case took less than 20 minutes and looks great (figure 4). Leigh is pleased with his smile and asked if we could fix more teeth. No anesthesia, no tears, and a happy child looking forward to his next visit to the dentist!

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Figure 4: Finished case—no anesthesia and no tears.


atributed to;  Dr. Eyal Simchi is a board-certified pediatric dentist in private practice in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. As one of 10 children and with five of his own, he is well suited for his chosen specialty.

Pulpdent Corporation is a family-owned dental research and manufacturing company that is leading the way in bioactive dental materials. Pulpdent celebrates its 70th anniversary this year with renewed commitment to the company’s founding principles of education, prevention, and proactive dental care so that people can live healthier and more productive lives. To stay updated on bioactivity, visit the Pulpdent blog. For more information

Nov 05

Study Shows that Laser Treatments Can Help with Dental Problems

By John Sarno DMD | Dental Treatments

Researchers have developed computer simulations showing how lasers attack oral bacterial colonies, is recommended that benefits of using lasers in oral debridement include killing bacteria and promoting better dental health.

In a study published in the journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine , health researchers depict the results of simulations depicting various laser wavelengths aimed at virtual bacterial colonies buried in gum tissue. In humans, actual bacterial colonies can cause gingivitis or gum inflammation. Gingivitis can develop into periodontal disease, which involves a more serious infection that breaks down the bones and tissues that support teeth.

” The newspaper confirms or confirms the use of lasers to kill bacteria and contribute to better health following periodontal treatments ,” said co-author Lou Reinisch, Ph.D ., associate provost for academic affairs at New York Institute of Technology.

Drawing on his background in physics, optics, and calculus, Reinisch, an expert in laser surgery and an associate editor of the journal, created mathematical modelings based on optical the special characteristics of gum tissues and bacteria. He then produced simulations of three different types of lasers commonly used in dentistry and their impacts on two types of bacterial colonies of various types of sizings and depths within the gum models.

” One of the questions we asked is how deep could the bacteria be and still be affected by the laser illuminate ,” said Reinisch. The simulations indicate that 810 nm diode lasers when setting to short pulsations and moderate energy degrees, can kill bacteria hid 3 mm deep in the soft tissue of the gums. The 1064 nm Nd: YAG laser is also effective with similar penetration depth. Both lasers spare the healthy tissue with the simulations presenting minimal heating of the surrounding tissue. Minimizing the thermal damage have contributed to faster healing, says Reinisch.

” The findings are important because it opens up the possibility of tweaking the wavelength, power, and pulse duration to be the most effective for killing bacteria ,” Reinisch says.” The doctors will look at this and tell,’ I ascertain there is a possible benefit for my patients in using the laser .'”

” The analyse reveals what’s going on in the tissue, so I hope that we’re training the medical professionals by demonstrating that you can do a good job of killing bacteria with certain lasers ,” says co-author David Harris, Ph.D ., administrator of Bio-Medical Consultants, Inc ., which specializes in medical laser product development.” When you do this therapy, you remove an infection and allow tissue to regenerate. Getting rid of the infection means the tissue can mend without interference .”

The cost of dental lasers can range from $5,000 to over $100,000, according to Reinisch, and health care professionals require extra training to use them. These expenses are passed on to the patient so Reinisch notes there must be a definite benefit for the patient to justify these costs.

Harris noted that the Academy of Laser Dentistry is forecast that at least 25% of US dental offices have dental laser capability for periodontal therapy as outlined in the paper, along with a host of other soft tissue surgical procedures and hard tissue procedures like removal of dental decay.

Harris said the video simulations demonstrate what happens when lasers made buried bacterial colonies.

” This is a great way to present to the doctor esoteric scientific findings in a clinically meaningful format ,” he said.” The model is a great tool for stimulating predictions of what can happen in the tissue. Our analyze corroborates its apply as a behavior to determine the best available laser parameters to use clinically .”

In a first for the journal, the published makes include video depictions of the computer simulations. The journal readers can actually ascertain the soft tissue of the virtual gums and bacteria hot up and cool down as the simulated laser is scanned over the tissue.

The study’s methodology of simulating how laser illuminate interacts with tissue have implications beyond dentistry; medical doctors and surgeons use lasers in various treatments, including vocal cord procedures and dermatological treatments, including those for toenail fungus.

Guided by the results presented in this study, both Reinisch and Harris expressed his belief that clinical trials will be designed to validate the findings.

Apr 15

How Often Should You Visit the Dentist?

By John Sarno DMD | John Sarno DMD , Jupiter Dentist

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No less than fifty years back, assessments of those going into the U.S Army showed that Americans’ teeth were in pretty unhealthy shape. Very few people took care of their smile. There was not a single guideline for how frequently you needed to consult a dentist. A lot of dentists focused on remedying ailments as opposed to stopping them. Dentistry together with health organizations determined there was a need to set requirements for defensive dentistry. Without a clear reference point  they simply made some logical guesses that lead to the twice a year rule.

The Twice a Year Rule Started with a Pepsodent Advert

Interestingly the very first and foremost utilization of the twice-a-year guidelines actually originated in Pepsodent toothpaste advertisements. Regardless of the origins, this has confirmed to be a powerful rule of thumb for many.

Planning dental visits ought to depend on every person’s oral hygiene, habits and medical conditions. Even though you take outstanding care of your teeth and gums at home, you will still  be wise to see a dentist regularly.  Dr.Sarno will be able to search for conditions that you may not recognize . Many dental complications will not start out as detectable or lead to irritations until they are in advanced stages. Good examples include things like cavities, gum affliction not to mention oral cancer. Frequent visits make it possible for the dental practitioner to discover early onset evidence of disease. Complications can be treated at a manageable phase.

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Normally it is best to take a trip to Dr.Sarno’s Jupiter,Fl dental office twice per year. Occasionally people with very good dental health can visit the dentist once annually and still stay healthy. Other people might require substantially more repeated appointments. Those that have very little danger of cavities as well as periodontal illness are able to do very well visiting their dental professional just once each year. Those that have a high peril of dental ailments would need to stop by every 3-4 months, or even more. This higher than average risk group of people incorporates:

Cigarette users
Expecting mothers
People with recent gum ailments
Those that have a vulnerable immune response to bacterial problems

People who tend to get cavities or simply build up plaque

The routine for just about any person may possibly alter throughout a lifetime. In times of emotional stress or maybe sickness, you may have to visit the dental office more often than usual. The dentist will assist you to to fight a temporary infection or take care of any other problems with your  dental health.

Once you take good care of your teeth and gums and if Dr.Sarno doesn’t find any cavities or gum ailments for quit some time, he may decide to lengthen the period of time between your visits. Ask Dr.Sarno for the best schedule for your planned dental visits.


Apr 11

How to Stop Bad Breath

By John Sarno DMD | Dental Treatments , John Sarno DMD

Bad breath, better known as halitosis, is

often caused by food items when robust aromas are assimilated by the body. These foods are ultimately brought back up into the lungs where their displeasing odors are then exhaled . Offensive breath odor developed this way is only wiped out at the time the foods has passed through the digestive system; mouthwash and brushing is able to only reduce the odor for the time being.

Proper Dental Care Helps

Inadequate dental care habits like scarce brushing and flossing allow bacteria to grow in the mouth area: between teeth, adjoining gums, as well as on the tongue. This is often counteracted by gargling anti-bacterial mouthwash. A few other health issues might also manifest as foul breath. Periodontal disease, a kind of gum condition attributable to plaque buildup on the gums delivers off a bad smell in one’s breath. Xerostomia, or just dry breath, is a problem in which not enough saliva is created. Accordingly, the mouth is not cleansed of residing food materials, and dead cells, resulting in breath odor.

Preventing Bad Breath Jupiter

Good and continued oral hygiene is regarded as the simplest method to put a stop to offensive breath odor.Your teeth should be brushed after every single meal that you eat and that includes snacks as well. Flossing also helps prevent build-up of food materials and also cavity inducing plaque. Gargling mouthwash with peroxide may also help keep your breath pure throughout the day. Ingesting an ample amount of water aids in preventing parched breath and is therefore a powerful preventive measure too.

Call for a Free Consultation in our Jupiter Dental Office

Cavities together with gum disorders which will cause unpleasant breath are generally determined or remedied by your dentist to prevent unpleasant breath odor. If you visit your Jupiter dentist on a regular basis, you will be able to maintain good oral health and wellness. Jupiter dentist Dr. John Sarno is offering free consultations at his office located at John Sarno DMD 4600 Military Trail Ste # 114 Jupiter,Fl 33458. Call John Sarno DMD today and set up for a Free Consultation so Dr. Sarno can review your dental situation and help you move forward to a bright and beautiful smile.

Mar 04

Teeth Whitening in our Jupiter Florida Office

By John Sarno DMD | John Sarno DMD , Jupiter Dentist

First impressions count,

When it comes to first impressions, the primary thing that people notice about you is your smile. It’s really the one thing on the face that eyes are forced to hone in on; and if you want to be able to give a great first impression, an attractive smile definitely helps.A smile creates the impact of self-esteem and friendliness, and if you want to have the ability to close social ranges and forge brand new bonds, a wonderful smile is certainly one factor that will help you make the relationship happen.

And so, what makes a smile appealing?

Pearly-white and perfectly clean teeth are the hallmarks of a good smile; they show that the particular person gives importance to their cleanliness and it indicates that they care about their appearance and it’s effect on others.It’s difficult not to smile in return, most definitely when the individual smiling at you has a gorgeous smile. The problem is that it’s not easy to give a great smile if you’ve have an ugly yellow tint on your teeth; and a lot of people regrettably really have that still see that yellow tint even after brushing properly.

What is the reason why teeth develop that unpleasant looking yellowish tint over time?

Stated briefly, the surface of the teeth is comprised of microscopic dentinal tubules – very much like little, slim tubes. These “tubes” are very porous in nature, and pigments from your food as well as liquid refreshments are absorbed, which then causes the unsightly stains. In the event that these pigments are not taken off immediately, they build up in the exterior surface of the teeth over time, which in turn causes the teeth to become discolored or yellow.

Teeth Whitening in our Jupiter Florida Office

If you want to enjoy a smile which could make folks stop and stare, then we need to getting rid of these discoloring tints and debris to ensure that your naturally white teeth are healthy and bright. Teeth Whitening in our Jupiter Florida office by John Sarno DMD  will make your smile bright and beautiful again. Professional teeth whitening is definitely the most effective way to improve the brightness of your smile. The best professional teeth whitening procedure is done by a Doctor of Medical Dentistry. Home tooth whitening gels can damage the enamel of the teeth. It is always best to have a professional tooth whitening dentist like John Sarno DMD of Jupiter, Florida to administer the teeth whitening treatment. Working at home with bleaching gels in teeth whitening trays can be dangerous. Many people have damaged the enamel of their teeth by using these chemicals improperly.

Dr. Sarno has many reviews online encouraging other patients to seek his services. The reason for this is that John Sarno DMD is a very caring and talented dentist. Carbamide peroxide,hydrogen peroxide and other chemicals used in teeth whitening treatments can be rather dangerous and rarely give you the results that you will receive from Dr. Sarno. Dr.Sarno’s dental office and  dental lab located in the Jupiter, Fl.

Call John Sarno DMD today and set up for a free consultation so Dr. Sarno can review your dental situation and help you move forward to a bright and beautiful smile.

Jan 09

John Sarno DMD Bio

By John Sarno DMD | Jupiter Dentist

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Education & Training

Dental School

University Of Florida / College Of Dentistry
Graduated in 2010

Undergraduate Schools

Palm Beach Atlantic

Procedures Dr. SARNO Performs

Composite Fillings
Crown Lengthening
Dental Extraction
Denture Repair
Dental Crowns
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Porcelain Fixed Bridges
Porcelain Veneers
Teeth Whitening
Tooth Extraction

Conditions John Sarno DMD Treats

Tooth Abscess
Tooth Decay
Tooth Demineralization
Tooth Discoloration
Tooth Loss

* An onsite Jupiter Dental Lab greatly increases Dr.Sarno’s
ability do produce the best quality dentures,caps and crowns in a very timely fashion.