Tobacco use, foods and drinks, medications, and even aging can eventually lead to yellowing of teeth. Unless a systemic disease or underlying factors are involved, teeth whitening can help to lighten those yellow teeth up to eight shades. It is done either in the dental office or at home as per the patient's choice. Before choosing your preferred method, Dr. David Fantuzzo, Dr. Jonathan Carey, and Dr. Jennifer Kopacz from Bayview Smiles recommend you talk to your dentist in Webster, NY, regarding the teeth whitening method that suits you the best.
Teeth Whitening in Webster, NY
During teeth bleaching, a whitening gel is applied to the teeth and left for the desired period. The gel can irritate gums and oral tissues. The dentist covers gums and tooth roots to prevent any burns from the whitening agent before applying the gel. Teeth whitening in Webster, NY, requires a careful evaluation of the patient's teeth before bleaching to find out which method will be effective. At-home teeth whitening requires you to load the customized trays made at the dental lab and place them over the teeth for about an hour. This procedure needs to be done multiple times. The whitening takes time whereas in the dental office it is visible in a single visit. The strength of the whitening gel is less compared to the one used in the dental office. The results of in-office bleach last longer as there is deeper action of the gel on the teeth.
If you are unsure, it is always better to let trained hands do the procedure for you in the dental office. To know more about teeth whitening services in Webster, NY, schedule an appointment with any of our dentists, Dr. David Fantuzzo, Dr. Jonathan Carey, or Dr. Jennifer Kopacz from Bayview Smiles by calling us at (585) 671-7277 today.
How your family dentists in Webster, NY, can help protect your child’s teeth
Did you know that your child is at risk of tooth decay the minute you see the first baby tooth erupt? It’s true. It’s also true that you shouldn’t neglect baby teeth because they perform important functions. If your child gets a cavity in a baby tooth, you need to bring your child to the dentist as soon as you can.
Dr. David Fantuzzo, Dr. Jonathan Carey, and Dr. Jennifer Kopacz at Bayview Smiles in Webster, NY, offer a wide range of family dentistry services, for all the members of your family. They can help protect your child’s teeth too.
Baby teeth are also known as deciduous teeth, and they perform some important functions, including:
- Helping your child chew, when solid food is introduced
- Helping the permanent teeth develop underneath the baby teeth
- Saving space for the permanent teeth, to allow the permanent teeth to erupt normally
If your child has a cavity in a baby tooth, no doubt your child is probably feeling some pain. Unfortunately, depending on the age of your child, your child may not be able to tell you. That’s why bringing your child in for a first visit is so important.
The first visit should happen within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth, and at least within the first year. During the first visit, your dentist will do a visual examination of your child’s teeth, to look for any signs of decay. As your child gets older, x-rays will be added to the visit, so your dentist can get a better look at your child’s teeth.
There are some important steps you can take to prevent tooth decay. Remember to:
- Avoid putting your child to bed with a bottle; juice and other liquids wash your child’s teeth in sugar.
- Wipe your baby’s teeth with a piece of gauze, or brush the teeth with a child’s toothbrush to remove plaque and lower bacteria levels which can cause tooth decay.
- Help your child learn the importance of brushing and flossing by demonstrating good brushing and flossing habits yourself.
Healthy baby teeth can mean a healthy smile later on. To learn more about the importance of baby teeth, talk with the experts by calling Dr. David Fantuzzo, Dr. Jonathan Carey, and Dr. Jennifer Kopacz at Bayview Smiles in Webster, NY, You can reach them at (585) 671-7277, so call today!
Professional teeth cleanings help remove those stubborn deposits and stains on the teeth which you can't otherwise brush away. Your Webster, NY, dentists Dr. David Fantuzzo, Dr. Jonathan Carey, and Dr. Jennifer Kopacz at Bayview Smiles have a keen focus on Family dentistry, offering a wide range of services, including Professional teeth cleanings for you and your family.
What is dental plaque?
Few hours after brushing, a sticky film covers the surface of the teeth. These combine with food remnants and build up over time on the teeth to form the dental plaque. Dentists suggest regular check-ups and teeth cleanings to remove the plaque, which houses bacteria.
It causes bad breath and may irritate your gums. If not removed for a long time, dental plaque may cause gum diseases or decay in teeth. In patients with poor oral hygiene, gum diseases can worsen and lead to loose teeth or tooth loss.
Both adults and children may face challenges in maintaining good oral hygiene due to various reasons. Our dentists at Bayview Smiles in Webster provide teeth cleanings and other dental services for children also. If you and your family are interested in our Family dentistry services, visit Bayview Smiles in Webster, NY, for a consultation.
Teeth cleaning by your Family dentist in Webster, NY
Dentists perform a thorough evaluation of the patient's mouth and clean the teeth using ultrasonic or metal instruments depending on which method suits the patient the best. Dentists consider the age and particular needs of the patient before choosing the teeth cleaning procedure. The ultrasonic tip vibrates at high speed to clean the debris, and metal instruments clean deposits that extend deep below the gumline. Professional teeth cleanings are safe for the teeth, and ADA recommends both adults and children get teeth cleaning done at least twice a year.
Advanced dental treatment for your family in Webster, NY
Professional teeth cleaning can not only improve your oral hygiene but change the appearance of the teeth. Our dentists utilize the latest technology and software to offer dental treatments for patients of all ages, ensuring the best but gentle dental care for you and your family.
For more information, contact Dr. David Fantuzzo, Dr. Jonathan Carey, or Dr. Jennifer Kopacz of Bayview Smiles in Webster, NY, by calling (585) 671-7277 to schedule an appointment today.
Dental implants from your dentists in Webster, NY, can give you back your smile.
If you are living with an incomplete smile because of missing teeth, your self-confidence is probably suffering too. Your smile is important and you deserve to show a great smile to the world. You can get back your beautiful smile with dental implants!
Dr. David Fantuzzo and Dr. Jonathan Carey of Bayview Smiles in Webster, NY, offer a full range of dental services, including dental implants to give you back your smile.
Dental implants are a great choice for just about everyone, but your healing time may be affected if you:
- Are diabetic
- Drink alcohol excessively
- Have a history of radiation to your face or jaws
Great oral hygiene is essential to get the best results from your dental implants, so it’s important to have an excellent oral hygiene regimen of brushing after meals and before bed, and flossing at least once each day. The really good news is, you can brush and floss your dental implants right along with your natural teeth, so it’s easy to maintain a healthy smile.
In addition to the easy maintenance of dental implants, there are many other benefits you will enjoy, including:
- A natural appearance, because materials that closely resemble tooth enamel are used for your dental implant crowns, so your dental implants will be virtually identical to your natural teeth
- Complete stability, because dental implants are firmly embedded in bone, so you can be confident they will never move around
- An amazing success rate, because dental implants are the most successful surgical implant, with a success rate of over 95 percent, according to the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Dental implants are the right choice for you, and they can give you back the smile you’ve been missing. To find out more about why dental implants are right for you, talk with the experts. Call Dr. Fantuzzo and Dr. Carey of Bayview Smiles in Webster, NY, at (585) 671-7277 now!
Crowns and bridges solve a multitude of dental problems. In fact, your Webster, NY, dentists at Bayview Smiles, Drs. David Fantuzzo and Jonathan Carey, often use the restorations to replace, restore or protect teeth.
How crowns and bridges can improve your smile
Dental health issues can happen no matter how carefully you care for your teeth. Your tooth could become a little weaker after a root canal, or you might break a tooth during a fall or lose a tooth after a dental abscess.
Depending on your particular problem, your dentist may recommend a crown or bridge during your visit to the Webster dental office. Crowns, commonly called caps, are hollow restorations that slide over the top of teeth and are cemented in place.
The restorations may be made of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic and resin. All of these materials look like natural tooth enamel and are strong enough to handle years of chewing and biting. Before you receive a crown, your dentist reduces the size of your tooth to ensure a comfortable fit for your restoration.
Bridges usually consist of one or two artificial teeth supported by crowns on either end. They're made of the same durable materials used to create bridges. Crowns and bridges are tinted to match a variety of tooth shades, ensuring that your restoration blends in with your smile. A crown or bridge can be a good option if you need to:
- Repair a Fractured Tooth: Crowns make fractured teeth whole again. The restorations restore the length and width of your tooth, enhance your appearance, and improve your biting and chewing ability.
- Strengthen a Fragile Tooth: Teeth can become fragile if they're cracked, brittle, or if you've had a large filling or root canal treatment. Unfortunately, weak teeth may eventually fracture if they're not strengthened with a crown.
- Replace Missing Teeth: Bridges fill the gaps in your smile if you've lost teeth. The crown portions of the teeth are cemented on to teeth on either side of your gap to ensure a stable, secure fit for your bridge. Crowns can also be used to replace missing teeth when they're attached to dental implants.
- Enhance Your Smile: Crowns can cover imperfections and discolorations in teeth, change the shape of teeth, or lengthen short teeth.
Could crowns and bridges help your smile? Call your Bayview Smiles dentists in Webster, NY, Drs. David Fantuzzo and Jonathan Carey, at (585) 671-7277 to schedule your appointment.
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