Most people know that one of the keys to a healthy smile is regular brushing and flossing at home. But did you know that routine dental check-ups are just as important? At the dental practice of Dr. Stephen Matarazzo, patients in the Quincy, MA area receive individualized preventive dental care to keep their smiles shining and disease-free. Why are dental check-ups important? For most patients, routine dental check-ups and cleanings are recommended every six months. But if your teeth are not in pain and your gums feel fine, it can be easy to skip these recommended visits, particularly when your … Continue reading
Finding a dentist you like and trust can feel like a daunting task. That’s why it’s important that the dental practice you choose offers a full suite of quality dental care services that cover all your current and future needs. Dr. Stephen Matarazzo, DMD, FICOI has been providing personal and expert dental care to his patients in the Quincy, MA, area for many years. Dr. Matarazzo offers a wide breadth of services, including: Preventative dental services: Having a trusted dentist is an important part of preventing future dental problems. In many cases, dental issues can be prevented or mitigated if … Continue reading
For years, amalgam was the most common material used for dental fillings. You can tell if you have an amalgam filling by its silver color. Teeth that are particularly weak, possibly due to trauma or advanced decay may need a crown, which can strengthen and stabilize the tooth. Both of these restorations are common and while the majority of people don’t experience problems with them, there are situations that can cause either a filling or crown to loosen or fall out. The good news is that with prompt treatment from an emergency dentist near you, the situation can be handled. … Continue reading
At the heart of a gorgeous smile is oral health. Cavities are tiny dental problems that can lead to intense pain and extensive damage, even the loss of teeth if not treated. Dr. Matarazzo and our caring dental team use the latest technology to quickly identify cavities and provide suitable restorations that will last for many years. As our ancestors taught us, however, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Part of our job as your family dental team is to help you and your family enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles with preventative care. This includes finding ways … Continue reading
Over the years, it seems like everyone has become “busier.” Families are constantly going back and forth between work, social, and family commitments. Unfortunately, as a result, regular and consistent dental care often suffers. In order to make it more convenient for you and your family to receive the dental care you need and deserve, we offer our preventative, restorative and cosmetic care for patients of all ages in our Quincy office. Infants and Toddlers Oral care is important for everyone, even brand new babies. Caring for the gums even before the teeth begin to show is one way parents … Continue reading
A beautiful smile can give a patient a wonderful advantage in his or her business and personal relationships. Possessing a gorgeous smile is important in maintaining a patient’s self-esteem and self-confidence, and plays an important part in one’s life. When a patient is unhappy with his or her smile, a smile becomes less prominent and laughter is stifled. Dr. Matarazzo offers dentistry at its finest and is committed to ensuring patients attain the smile of their dreams with quality, comprehensive care. Dr. Matarazzo of Quincy, MA provides patients with a treatment called a “Smile Makeover,” also referred to as full … Continue reading
Our smiles are indicative of our level of health. When the smile is bright and beautiful, we look younger and more vibrant, regardless of our true age. What goes on in the mouth has implications to the rest of the body. For decades, dentists have worked to help patients avoid dental problems such as cavities and gum disease, but we are still learning just how important oral health is to systemic health. Where gum disease is concerned, there has long been a primary way to handle diseased tissue: with root planing and scaling. This procedure is common, and a precursor … Continue reading
If your smile has been impacted by embarrassing gaps, or you are tired of the instability of poorly fitting restorations, dental implants may be the ideal solution. Dr. Stephen Matarazzo has provided dental implants to patients in Quincy and beyond for several years, even restoring smiles in a single visit. Throughout history, dating back to ancient times, various types of dental implants have been regularly used. The models and methods used today have been in development for over three decades. In just the past twenty years, dental implants have become widely known. Now, more patients are requesting implants rather than … Continue reading
Do you live in zip code 02169 and want your healthiest smile? See your Dentist for mercury-free fillings
Healthy smiles are beautiful smiles. To enjoy your healthiest smile, it is important to find a dentist with whom you feel comfortable. Dr. Matarazzo, serving zip code 02169 and surrounding communities, is a dentist who provides personalized care to each patient, based on specific needs at the time of treatment. Part of our high standard of care is the use of quality materials. There are several goals of dentistry. Primarily, we seek to prevent dental problems that can occur when oral bacteria weaken teeth and gums. Dr. Matarazzo also maintains the goal of promoting the oral and general health of … Continue reading
Stephen J. Matarazzo, DMD, FICOI
A graduate of Boston College and Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Matarazzo has served Quincy-area patients since 1978. A Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the father of three has attended the distinguished Misch International Implant Institute. Dr. Matarazzo also learned from the “best”; advanced training at The LD Pankey Institute refined his exceptional skills in creating long-lasting, natural-looking, and healthy-functioning smiles. With a passion for complex and challenging cases, Dr. Matarazzo maintains membership with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS).
A published author, Dr. Matarazzo dedicates his time and talent to resolve dental disease and decay among patients at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, as untreated oral infections are associated with stem cell and bone marrow transplant failures.