We recommend you have regular check-ups and professional cleanings by our hygienist. Even if you are meticulous about cleaning your teeth each day, there are hard-to-reach places that a toothbrush sometimes misses. If plaque hardens into tartar you risk both decay and gum infection. Medical research has shown that periodontal (gum) disease can contribute to more serious problems such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. So let us help you keep your teeth their cleanest for good health.
Teeth take a lot of wear and tear, and as we age they start to show signs
of the years of use. Certain foods, beverages, and/or tobacco use will
stain the teeth, so they no longer create an attractive smile. We can
return teeth to a dazzling white that you may have thought impossible.
Fillings loosen, and sometimes teeth may fracture. We can replace old
fillings with more aesthetically pleasing ones and provide restorations
for damaged teeth. This also helps to prevent a future problem of infected
roots or remove decay under a filling before it causes a bigger problem.
There are medications that seniors may take that have the side effect of reduced saliva in the mouth. We have basic products that remedy the problem of dry mouth. We always check for gum disease and root decay, which are major problems in seniors. Reversing these problems in the earliest stages is very important.
We emphasize good nutrition and daily cleaning and care of teeth. If ever gums start to bleed when flossing or brushing or become loose, please contact us immediately.
If you have been suffering from sleep apnea, you may find yourself falling
asleep during the day due to the insufficient sleep you receive during the
night. Those who have this problem and sought relief through traditional
means have been given the CPAP device. This machine pumps air into a mask
that the patient wears over the mouth and nose while sleeping. Although it
takes care of the problem of intermittent breathing while asleep, it may
create another one. The bulkiness of the mask makes it uncomfortable to
wear, and many patients choose to stop using the device.
If you have become frustrated with the CPAP, we have a great alternative for you. Modern dentistry has produced an oral appliance that will gently realign your tongue and jaw to keep the air passage to and from your lungs open. This small acrylic device simply fits over your upper and lower teeth to relieve the problem. It is easily inserted and removed and conveniently packs into a small space when traveling. The results have been overwhelmingly positive, with 90% of patients who use these devices reporting better sleep and waking up refreshed. Don't wait any longer to have sound sleep each night. Give us a call so you and your partner can feel refreshed each and every morning.
Don't suffer any longer with popping and aching jaws, severe headaches, or shoulder and neck pain. If a dental malocclusion is the source of this suffering, we can restore your bite to its proper position. You may think it's just natural for you to suffer these symptoms, but correcting your bite will give a new quality to your life. Once your jaw is repositioned to its proper alignment, the tension caused by misalignment will be released and you will be relieved of pain and other problems.
Not only does it cause awkwardness in your social life, bad breath often means a health problem that needs correcting. It is often a sign of gum infection, which can affect your overall health. We utilize the most recent advancements in diagnoses and treatment, so you will have improved health and a better social life.
Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and keeping your gums in a healthy state are linked. Research has proven that gum disease can worsen diabetes and vice versa. It is a vicious cycle that only a dentist who is specially trained in treating this condition can help. Our office has received the specialized training that can stop the re-occurring problem. We offer a complimentary consultation for diabetics or borderline diabetics. We are completely nonjudgmental and are compassionate in our approach to your care.
The jaw has an impact on your endurance, strength, and power while participating in sports. When your jaw is properly aligned, you can train and perform to your full capacity. With PurePower Mouthguard™, we provide 40 years of neuromuscular research that will empower your athletic capabilities. No matter what sport you participate in, your performance can improve with PurePower on your team!
If it's time for your next cleaning, or if you're ready to schedule a no cost/no obligation consultation, call us now at (732) 901-1970.