There are little monsters constantly lurking, seeking to take advantage of your children’s mouths. Hanging around in dark, tight places, they patiently wait to be fed leftover food particles and all types of sugars. They go by the name of bacteria, and these troublesome creatures come together to form a sticky substance called plaque. It is this amalgam of corrosive agents that bore holes into your children’s teeth called cavities, which is why your dentist in Selden wants you to be aware of a way to protect them – with dental sealants. Continue reading to learn more about this option, how it works and why it’s so important for kids.
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March 13, 2018
February 15, 2018
When people think of replacing teeth, modern dental implants from their dentist in Selden may come to mind. But how did we develop this great tooth restoration solution?
Believe it or not, you might want to pay homage to furry little bunny rabbits when you think of replacing your teeth. That may seem confusing, but when you get to know the history of dental implants and how dentistry has evolved over the years, you’ll understand the correlation!
Learn more about the amazing history of dental implants in this week’s blog post!
January 30, 2018
You may have already decided that you want to pursue the possibility of getting dental implants. Many dental professionals firmly believe that they are the best way to replace missing teeth because of their oral health benefits, longevity, and natural appearance. But let’s be real here — dental implants cost a lot of money. You might be tempted to go to the dentist who offers the lowest price on them, but is that a smart move? Your dentist in Selden discusses why you should look for quality over cost.
December 28, 2017
Missing teeth may create a daily struggle for you. It can be difficult to eat well and speak clearly when you have large gaps in your smile. Plus, it simply isn’t very attractive if you are short several chompers. You might be thinking about getting traditional dentures, but don’t commit to anything until you’ve considered all of your teeth restoration options. You might decide to get implant-supported dentures instead. What are some of the key differences between the two? Your dentist in Selden is here to make a brief comparison.
November 18, 2017
With prices for dental and medical care rising in the US at the same time as international travel becomes easier than ever, people are looking further than the neighboring town to find a lower price on care — and many are going abroad instead. If you’re thinking about it, too, you may be wondering if dental tourism is really all that safe. After all, it’s not much of a savings if you end up damaging your oral or overall health in the long run. From your dentist in Selden’s of view, the answer is… it depends. Keep reading to learn more about what you should keep in mind if you’re considering dental tourism.
October 7, 2017
Patients who want to replace missing teeth with dental implants have a lot of questions, but the most common one by far is, “How much do they cost?” Patients are often frustrated when their dentists tell them that it varies, but this is the only honest answer. There are numerous factors that impact the cost of your dental implant restoration, and having a better understanding of these variables will help you determine the cost of your implant tooth replacement plan.
September 19, 2017
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.
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.