Teething and crankiness go hand in hand for your baby. Why shouldn’t your little bundle of joy be in a bad mood? Those erupting teeth can be painful and cause sore gums! To stop this landmark in your child’s development from becoming a nightmare for both of you, use the following tips from your children’s dentist in Selden to help your teething baby.
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September 19, 2017
August 7, 2017
With the school year right around the corner, you are probably focused on school supplies, new shoes, and back to school clothes. Dentistry is likely the last thing in your mind, but it’s actually a good idea to schedule your child’s next cleaning and checkup appointment before school starts. Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino, your dentist in Selden, explains how scheduling your child’s routine dental visit now will benefit them.
June 21, 2017
Daily brushing has become a bit disturbing as lately you’re noticing blood in the sink, which hasn’t happened before. Because your teeth don’t hurt, you’re not sure if this is cause for alarm or not. Should you contact your dentist in Selden? This is actually the ideal time to contact your dentist since you’re experiencing some of the early signs of periodontal (gum) disease.
May 8, 2017
You have a bad tooth – and you’ve known it for years. The back one on the upper left side of your mouth just isn’t as strong as the rest of your teeth, and you’ve been dealing with sensitivity, frequent cavities, and have even thought that a root canal might be the best way to go to address this ongoing problem. But when you see your dentist in Selden, they recommend a tooth extraction. Although you’re the first person to admit that this tooth is compromised, you think removing it is a pretty drastic solution. Since you’d like to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible, what can you do? You can get a second opinion from Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino. In this post, learn why you should have a second oral healthcare professional take a look at your smile before committing to a procedure that is permanent.
April 14, 2017
Did you know that the majority of people over the age of 65 retain their natural teeth? That’s right – getting older doesn’t have to mean losing your teeth and resigning yourself to old-fashioned dentures. With regular dental care from your dentist in Selden, a good at-home oral hygiene regimen, and a few extra precautions to consider as you age, you can keep your radiant grin your whole life long. Learn how Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino can keep your smile golden in your golden years in this post.
March 5, 2017
When you open your mouth, you see teeth, right? Your teeth are critical components of your body that make it easier to eat, digest food, and speak—not to mention look gorgeous when they sparkle every time you smile. But have you ever thought of what really makes up a tooth, the true inner and outer workings of a tooth? Or even what’s really happening when a tooth becomes infected with decay. Why is it so important to correct and how does your dentist in Selden save your tooth from decay? The dental practice of Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino wants you to understand what’s really going on in your mouth from root to crown.
February 15, 2017
Missing teeth adversely impact your appearance, speech, self-confidence and oral function. Your dentist in Selden, Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino, offers innovative dental implants and also delivers dentures and crown and bridge for complete and well-functioning smiles.
January 15, 2017
If you are suffering from complete tooth loss in one or both arches, there is a good chance that you have tried dentures in the past. Although dentures are effective, they do come with certain disadvantages, like slipping. You have an alternative option to replace your teeth with All-on-4 dental implants in Selden. This type of tooth replacement offers the same amazing benefits of traditional implants, even for those who may not have been a candidate due to decreased bone density. As an implant specialist, Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino will permanently restore your smile in as little as one appointment.
December 1, 2016
You’re attempting to eat your dinner, but your dentures are fumbling around in your mouth, making it nearly impossible. You just want to take them out, but you can’t, because you’re eating with family. These dentures have been a nuisance for months, and they weren’t that comfortable when you got them in the first place. There has to be a better way. It can’t only be a choice between having awkward dentures or going around toothless. What can you do? Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino, your dentist in Selden, might just have the perfect solution for your problem. How would you like to have a set of dentures that fit comfortably, securely, and let you eat whatever you want? (more…)
November 28, 2016
What would you do for a new smile? It can be far easier to achieve one than you may think. Many people in the Selden area consult Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino to remake their chipped, stained, and gapped teeth into smiles that are simply dazzling. That new look starts with a cosmetic dentistry consultation.