Posts for: October, 2021
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!