About Dr. Baldassano
Our practice was started in 1960 by Vincent F. Baldassano, DDS and grew when William Baldassano, DMD joined the team in 1987 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. “Dr. Bill” has the skills to do the finest quality dentistry in the area. We will always only do what we think is best for our patients. As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.
We are brimming with the latest and greatest practical technology. Each year, we travel to New York to attend the largest Dental Convention in the United States in order to stay up to date on the advancements in dental technology and upgrade our own practice as needed.
Office hours include early morning and evening hours. We accept most insurances and can help you with other financial arrangements. For those with no insurance or poor coverage, we now have an Oral Health Savings Plan that our patients have found to be very beneficial. Check out our “Savings Plan” section or call and ask for Joy for additional information. We ensure a clean, efficient, and properly sterilized office environment at all times and we take pride in the modern, comfortable, and family oriented nature of our office.
We aim to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. Prevention and education is key! That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. Most dental problems such as dental disease (cavities and gum disease) are painless until the damage is already done. The standard recommendation is to visit twice a year for checkups and cleanings. We will determine the frequency that is best for you as an individual.
Your oral health is more important than you may realize. The health of your mouth, teeth, and gums, can affect your general health and overall wellbeing. Like many areas of the body, your mouth has A LOT of bacteria – most of them harmless. Normally the body’s natural defenses and good oral healthcare, such as daily brushing and flossing, can keep these bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, certain medications – such as decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers, and diuretics – can reduce salivary flow. Saliva washes away food and neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth, helping to protect you from microbial invasion or overgrowth. Studies also suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontitis – a severe form of gum disease – might play a role in some disease. So be proactive! It’s your health and your mouth, and it’s time to take control, and we’re here to provide exemplary dental services to guide you!