Christopher Mucci, DMD - Latrobe Dentist

Our centrally located Latrobe dental office makes us an ideal practice for residents in Latrobe, Derry, Greensburg, Ligonier and Mt Pleasant.

With our high tech Biolase and Cerec equipment, we are equipped to provide the most advanced dental care in the region. In fact, we are one of the only practices in the region to provide laser dentistry treatments. This laser technology used for cavity preparation, decay removal, nerve regeneration, tooth sensitivity, and teeth whitening, minimalizes bacterial infections, tissue damage, and the ne

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09/10/2021

What to do if your dental crown breaks!
Dental crowns are strong and durable, but they aren’t invincible. A popcorn kernel, trauma, and even teeth grinding can cause your crown to crack or fall out. If your dental crown breaks, call our dental team, then follow these guidelines while waiting for your appointment:
(1) use dental wax to cover any sharp edges
(2) avoid hot and cold foods and beverages
(3) rinse with lukewarm saltwater
(4) use gauze if the tooth is bleeding

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What to do if your dental crown breaks!
Dental crowns are strong and durable, but they aren’t invincible. A popcorn kernel, trauma, and even teeth grinding can cause your crown to crack or fall out. If your dental crown breaks, call our dental team, then follow these guidelines while waiting for your appointment:
(1) use dental wax to cover any sharp edges
(2) avoid hot and cold foods and beverages
(3) rinse with lukewarm saltwater
(4) use gauze if the tooth is bleeding

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#latrobepadentist
#christophermuccidmd
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09/03/2021

How do teeth become stained? Our most recent blog post provides great insight on the different types of teeth stains.
http://www.latrobedentist.com/blog/2021/8/30/how-do-teeth-become-stained/
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How do teeth become stained? Our most recent blog post provides great insight on the different types of teeth stains.
http://www.latrobedentist.com/blog/2021/8/30/how-do-teeth-become-stained/
#latrobedentaloffice

08/28/2021

Preparing children for their first dental appointment!

Our goal is to make your child’s dental experience as comfortable as possible by creating a welcoming, kid-friendly environment. Here are a few ways you can prepare your little one for a first dental appointment: share a positive dental experience, watch tv shows about characters visiting the dentist, and be sure to choose a trusted and experienced children’s dentist. Contact us for more tips.

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Preparing children for their first dental appointment!

Our goal is to make your child’s dental experience as comfortable as possible by creating a welcoming, kid-friendly environment. Here are a few ways you can prepare your little one for a first dental appointment: share a positive dental experience, watch tv shows about characters visiting the dentist, and be sure to choose a trusted and experienced children’s dentist. Contact us for more tips.

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#christophermuccidmdlatrobe

08/19/2021

When do you call an emergency dentist?
Some dental emergencies are obvious; others aren’t so obvious. Here are a few reasons why you should call an emergency dentist:

1️⃣a knocked-out tooth
2️⃣a loose permanent tooth
3️⃣ severe and persistent dental pain
4️⃣ bleeding and swelling inside the mouth
5️⃣a cracked or chipped tooth. If you aren’t sure if a situation warrants an emergency visit, contact our dental team for advice.

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When do you call an emergency dentist?
Some dental emergencies are obvious; others aren’t so obvious. Here are a few reasons why you should call an emergency dentist:

1️⃣a knocked-out tooth
2️⃣a loose permanent tooth
3️⃣ severe and persistent dental pain
4️⃣ bleeding and swelling inside the mouth
5️⃣a cracked or chipped tooth. If you aren’t sure if a situation warrants an emergency visit, contact our dental team for advice.

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08/13/2021

Manual vs Electric Toothbrush

Toothbrushing is the cornerstone of good oral health, but are all toothbrushes equal? Manual and electric toothbrushes both effectively remove plaque. However, electric toothbrushes offer several more benefits, such as: removing significantly more plaque, reducing the risk of gingivitis, having built-in timers, and being fun for kids. While manual toothbrushes are more affordable, the investment in an electric one seems to be worth it.

Manual vs Electric Toothbrush

Toothbrushing is the cornerstone of good oral health, but are all toothbrushes equal? Manual and electric toothbrushes both effectively remove plaque. However, electric toothbrushes offer several more benefits, such as: removing significantly more plaque, reducing the risk of gingivitis, having built-in timers, and being fun for kids. While manual toothbrushes are more affordable, the investment in an electric one seems to be worth it.

08/06/2021

Check out our recent blog post to discover some of the best and worst summer drinks for your teeth! http://www.latrobedentist.com/blog/2021/7/29/the-best-worst-summer-drinks-for-your-teeth/

Check out our recent blog post to discover some of the best and worst summer drinks for your teeth! http://www.latrobedentist.com/blog/2021/7/29/the-best-worst-summer-drinks-for-your-teeth/

07/30/2021

Summer fun presents dental dangers! Our dental team encourages you to be careful with:

1. Chemicals in swimming pools
2. Chewing ice
3. Dehydration
4. Scuba Diving
5. DIY dental suggestions on social media
6. Playing sprots without a mouthguard
7. Summer treats
6. Playing sports without a mouthguard

Summer fun presents dental dangers! Our dental team encourages you to be careful with:

1. Chemicals in swimming pools
2. Chewing ice
3. Dehydration
4. Scuba Diving
5. DIY dental suggestions on social media
6. Playing sprots without a mouthguard
7. Summer treats
6. Playing sports without a mouthguard

07/23/2021

How veneers can transform your smile!

Porcelain veneers are an incredible option for patients who desire to completely transform their smiles. These thin, porcelain shells fit perfectly over the front of the patient’s teeth to correct several dental impairments, such as intrinsic stains, gaps between teeth, cracks, chips, overcrowding, and odd-shaped teeth. Veneers can be color-matched to the patient’s natural teeth, they are life-like and natural-looking, and they are highly stain-resistant and durable. Talk to our cosmetic dentist today to learn if you are a candidate for veneers.

How veneers can transform your smile!

Porcelain veneers are an incredible option for patients who desire to completely transform their smiles. These thin, porcelain shells fit perfectly over the front of the patient’s teeth to correct several dental impairments, such as intrinsic stains, gaps between teeth, cracks, chips, overcrowding, and odd-shaped teeth. Veneers can be color-matched to the patient’s natural teeth, they are life-like and natural-looking, and they are highly stain-resistant and durable. Talk to our cosmetic dentist today to learn if you are a candidate for veneers.

07/16/2021

When dental extractions are necessary!

Dental extractions are necessary when a tooth is too damaged or diseased to be repaired or restored. The extraction may be simple or may require oral surgery. Once the tooth is removed, patients have the option to replace it with a dental bridge, partial denture, or dental implant and crown. If you think your tooth needs to be extracted, schedule an appointment with our friendly dental team today.

When dental extractions are necessary!

Dental extractions are necessary when a tooth is too damaged or diseased to be repaired or restored. The extraction may be simple or may require oral surgery. Once the tooth is removed, patients have the option to replace it with a dental bridge, partial denture, or dental implant and crown. If you think your tooth needs to be extracted, schedule an appointment with our friendly dental team today.

07/09/2021

The Different Types of Floss
Your flossing options are probably more varied than you think. Waxed floss, unwaxed floss, dental tape, and super floss are just a few of the most popular options. While each type has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, the most important thing is that you use floss every day to remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria from between your teeth.

The Different Types of Floss
Your flossing options are probably more varied than you think. Waxed floss, unwaxed floss, dental tape, and super floss are just a few of the most popular options. While each type has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, the most important thing is that you use floss every day to remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria from between your teeth.

07/01/2021

Enjoy our recent blog post for June and learn everything you need to know about toothbrushes!
http://www.latrobedentist.com/blog/2021/6/28/toothbrush-101/

Enjoy our recent blog post for June and learn everything you need to know about toothbrushes!
http://www.latrobedentist.com/blog/2021/6/28/toothbrush-101/

06/25/2021

What is the purpose of saliva?

Drool, saliva, spit, or whatever you call it is much more important than you probably realize. That clear liquid is made up of 98% water and is partly responsible for keeping the oral microbiome balanced. Saliva keeps the mouth moist, helps break down food, fights germs, protects the dental enamel, and prevents gum disease. Too little saliva can lead to serious oral health issues. Be sure to stay hydrated and talk to our dental team if you experience dry mouth.

What is the purpose of saliva?

Drool, saliva, spit, or whatever you call it is much more important than you probably realize. That clear liquid is made up of 98% water and is partly responsible for keeping the oral microbiome balanced. Saliva keeps the mouth moist, helps break down food, fights germs, protects the dental enamel, and prevents gum disease. Too little saliva can lead to serious oral health issues. Be sure to stay hydrated and talk to our dental team if you experience dry mouth.

06/20/2021

Happy Fathers Day! – from our entire dental team to all dads everywhere.

"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way."

Happy Fathers Day! – from our entire dental team to all dads everywhere.

"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way."

06/11/2021

The Stages of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease (gum disease) affects millions of American adults at varying degrees. The first and most common stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. People most often recognize gingivitis when they see blood in the sink after brushing or flossing. If gingivitis isn’t treated, it develops into early, moderate, and then advanced periodontitis. During these stages, patients may experience swollen gums, persistent bad breath, receding gums, and loose teeth.

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The Stages of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease (gum disease) affects millions of American adults at varying degrees. The first and most common stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. People most often recognize gingivitis when they see blood in the sink after brushing or flossing. If gingivitis isn’t treated, it develops into early, moderate, and then advanced periodontitis. During these stages, patients may experience swollen gums, persistent bad breath, receding gums, and loose teeth.

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Save Your Tooth or Pull It? 06/04/2021

Save Your Tooth or Pull It?

Sometimes the decision to save a tooth or pull it is a challenging one! Our latest blog post will provide some valuable insight to make this decision easier for you.
http://www.latrobedentist.com/blog/2021/5/28/save-your-tooth-or-pull-it/

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Save Your Tooth or Pull It? If you’ve been experiencing tooth pain, your inclination might be to just pull the problematic tooth and be done with it! Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple. So, befor...

05/27/2021

Importance of Preventive Care

Want to avoid cavities, gum disease, persistent bad breath, and other oral health problems? Preventive care, which includes a proper at-home oral hygiene routine, is essential to keeping these issues from developing. Our team offers several preventive treatments, including regular dental cleanings, exams, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and more! Be sure to visit our dental office every six months to receive the appropriate preventive care.

Importance of Preventive Care

Want to avoid cavities, gum disease, persistent bad breath, and other oral health problems? Preventive care, which includes a proper at-home oral hygiene routine, is essential to keeping these issues from developing. Our team offers several preventive treatments, including regular dental cleanings, exams, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and more! Be sure to visit our dental office every six months to receive the appropriate preventive care.

05/21/2021

Do you wake up with jaw pain or dull headaches? Are you experiencing dental sensitivity? These symptoms usually indicate teeth grinding—a dangerous habit that can lead to so many oral and overall health problems. A custom night guard can protect your teeth and gums from the damage of grinding your teeth together at night. As a result, you’ll experience less oral and facial pain, feel more rested, and get back to enjoying life again!
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Do you wake up with jaw pain or dull headaches? Are you experiencing dental sensitivity? These symptoms usually indicate teeth grinding—a dangerous habit that can lead to so many oral and overall health problems. A custom night guard can protect your teeth and gums from the damage of grinding your teeth together at night. As a result, you’ll experience less oral and facial pain, feel more rested, and get back to enjoying life again!
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05/14/2021

Professional teeth whitening vs. Store-bought kits
Store-bought whitening kits are convenient, but they certainly aren’t as effective as professional teeth whitening. When you visit our dentist to achieve a brighter smile, you’ll walk out of the office with pearly whites that are up to nine shades lighter than when you walked in! Most store-bought kits provide minimal results in a few weeks’ time. When you need (or want) instant results, safe and effective professional whitening is the way to go.

Professional teeth whitening vs. Store-bought kits
Store-bought whitening kits are convenient, but they certainly aren’t as effective as professional teeth whitening. When you visit our dentist to achieve a brighter smile, you’ll walk out of the office with pearly whites that are up to nine shades lighter than when you walked in! Most store-bought kits provide minimal results in a few weeks’ time. When you need (or want) instant results, safe and effective professional whitening is the way to go.

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month! Check out our April blog post to learn more about the importance of regular oral cancer screenings.
http://www.latrobedentist.com/blog/2021/4/29/spring-means-blooms-sunshine-oral-cancer-screenings/

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04/30/2021

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth!

The consequences of having just one missing tooth include gum disease, cavities, jawbone atrophy, further tooth loss, low self-esteem, and several overall health issues. The importance of replacing missing teeth cannot be overstated. Thankfully, dentists offer numerous restorative options to replace missing teeth, including traditional dental bridges, dentures, dental implants, implant-supported bridges and dentures, and more! Contact us today to learn which restoration is right for your smile.

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth!

The consequences of having just one missing tooth include gum disease, cavities, jawbone atrophy, further tooth loss, low self-esteem, and several overall health issues. The importance of replacing missing teeth cannot be overstated. Thankfully, dentists offer numerous restorative options to replace missing teeth, including traditional dental bridges, dentures, dental implants, implant-supported bridges and dentures, and more! Contact us today to learn which restoration is right for your smile.

04/23/2021

What kind of mouthwash should you use?

Mouthwashes are a great addition to any oral hygiene routine. However, it’s important to be picky about the mouthwash you choose. For example, many mouthwashes contain high levels of alcohol that can destroy the microbiome instead of helping it. The type of mouthwash you should use depends on your specific oral health needs, so it’s best to get a recommendation from our dental team! Until then, choose a therapeutic mouthwash that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

What kind of mouthwash should you use?

Mouthwashes are a great addition to any oral hygiene routine. However, it’s important to be picky about the mouthwash you choose. For example, many mouthwashes contain high levels of alcohol that can destroy the microbiome instead of helping it. The type of mouthwash you should use depends on your specific oral health needs, so it’s best to get a recommendation from our dental team! Until then, choose a therapeutic mouthwash that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

Our Story

For nearly 2 decades (since 2001), Dr. Christopher Mucci has been providing quality dental care to the residents of Latrobe and surrounding communities. Dr. Meghan Campfield has joined Dr. Mucci to create one of the premier dental practices in the region. We are located right in the main downtown area of Latrobe with many close parking areas. Our centrally located Latrobe dental office makes us an ideal practice for residents in Latrobe, Derry, Greensburg, Ligonier and Mt Pleasant.

With our high tech Biolase and Cerec equipment, we are equipped to provide the most advanced dental care in the region. As a family & cosmetic dental practice, our most popular services include:

Cosmetic Dentistry (in general)
Bridges
Crowns
Dentures
Root Canals
Dental Implants
Laser Dentistry
Teeth Whitening

Unlike other dental practices, we regulate the number of dental patients we see on a daily basis to make sure each patient is receiving the attention and customized dental care that they deserve! Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.

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322 Unity St Suite B
Latrobe, PA
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