Posts for category: Dental Care

November 28, 2012
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Dental Technology  

We just returned from the Greater New York Dental Meeting, which is the largest dental convention in the United States and it really got me excited about the direction the field of dentistry is headed.  To see all the technology on display there has made me more passionate about the field than ever.  I acquired a few new pieces which we will be incorporating into the practice shortly and I'm very excited to be able to provide this technology to our wonderful patient base.  From implants, to caries (cavity) detection, to something as basic as teeth cleanings, the field is growing at an exponential rate and we can't wait to implement these advances in our treatment!

August 30, 2012
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Dental Heatlh   Dementia  

A new study was released last week by researchers at the University of California that showed a correlation between brushing rates in the elderly and the development of dementia.  The study showed that elderly people who brushed their teeth less than one time a day were 65% more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed their teeth at least once per day.  The reason for this link is still being studied, but there is a belief that the bacteria that causes gum disease can have an affect on the brain.  This just gives another reason to keep our mouths clean, not just from a dental aspect but from a general health aspect.

August 13, 2012
Category: Dental Care

A very interesting article was posted on recently and I wanted to share it with you all.  It discusses 5 ways poor dental care may affect your health.  I'm going to list a brief summary here.  If you'd like to read the full article, you can click on the link below:

1.  People with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease.

2.  Fewer teeth may lead to an increased risk of dementia.

3.  Diabetics are at an increased risk for periodontal disease.

4.  People with gum disease may have a greater risk for respiratory infections.

5. It takes on average two months longer for women that have gum disease to conceive than for women without gum disease.  Gum disease also increases the risk for miscarriage.

The conclusion here is that your dental care is a key contributing factor to leading a healthy lifestyle.  Make sure to come in for your regular checkups and keep those pearly whites clean!


By contactus
July 18, 2012
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Today I'm going to answer a question that I frequently receive in the office: "When should I whiten my teeth? Before I start my treatment or after?"  In 99% of the cases, you should whiten your teeth prior to beginning your restorative treatment.  The reason behind this is that when you restore your teeth with a restoration such as a crown, veneer, or a tooth colored filling, the dentist will match up the color of the restoration with the current color of your teeth.  By whitening before you begin your restorations, the dentist will be able to match the new restorations with the new whitened color of your teeth.  Otherwise, if you whiten after, your restorations will not change color and your natural teeth will become lighter than the teeth that were just restored, making an uneven appearance.    

Keep Smiling! 

By contactus
June 21, 2012
Category: Dental Care

A question I often receive is, "How often should I come in for my checkup and cleaning?"  My answer is that I recommend coming in at least once every 6 months.  However, if a patient has a history of gum disease,  frequent cavities, or is a smoker  I may recommend they come in once every 4 months or even once every 3 months.  This will allow us to catch any problems at an earlier stage and make it more manageable.  It also helps us maintain more of a plaque free environment within the mouth.  The intervals between appointments may change as well based on changes within your oral health.  If we observe an improvement in your oral health between visits, we may even lengthen the duration needed between checkups.   As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call or send an email!

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