Proper Brushing Technique from the Dentist Selden, NY Trusts

September 14, 2015

Proper brushing technique from your dentist selden, NYContrary to popular belief, there is a right and wrong way to brush your teeth. Too often, patients think that going through the motions while brushing their teeth is acceptable. Guess what – it isn’t. Your teeth, along with your oral health, needs to be taken care of and proper brushing is a big part of that. The days of spending less than a minute brushing or lackadaisically moving from one tooth to another are over. We’re here to help you with your brushing routine so you can enjoy the benefits of fantastic oral health. Though brushing isn’t the only thing you can to do to keep your oral health in great shape, it’s one a main component of great oral hygiene habits.

Our Selden, NY office wants you to know that you have a friend in us. If you’re unsure of proper brushing techniques and could use some help, we’re here for you. Dr. Scotto-Lavino is the dentist Selden, NY residents can trust to get their smiles looking and feeling beautiful. Step one of achieving great oral health is by having an excellent brushing technique. We’ll provide you with a tried and true brushing technique that will leave your teeth feeling clean.

Keep Your Teeth White By Eating These Five Foods

July 29, 2015

Eating food that whitens teethIf we told you that there are certain foods out there than naturally whiten your teeth, would you believe us? You should, because we’re not pulling your leg. There are some food choices that have many beneficial attributes for your teeth. Who knew? For obvious reasons, your teeth can’t attain the level of “whiteness” that bleach treatment can offer. However, given the fact that it’s nature’s way of keeping your teeth white, we think that’s pretty darn cool. Plus, most of these food choices are quite delicious and have natural sugars that won’t harm your enamel. Our office in Selden, NY likes being at the forefront of breaking dental news, and this, though not necessarily “breaking news”, is one way we like keeping you ahead of the game. Dr. Scotto-Lavino wants your teeth to stay as white as they possibly can, and by eating these five foods, you’re brightening your teeth without paying for any cosmetic dentistry services. How neat is that?

Great Alternative to Traditional Dentures: All-On-4 Dental Bridges

April 7, 2015

Severe tooth loss is never a great experience. Whether tooth loss is due to oral decay, periodontal disease, injury, or facial trauma, tooth loss is detrimental to oral health and can have a significant effect on self-esteem and self-image. Dentures are the go-to solution for severe tooth loss, but they are not permanent. The office of Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino has an alternative to traditional dentures that are permanent and fixed. All-on-4 are durable, long-lasting bridges which will replace your missing teeth and provide a wonderful smile you will be proud to show off.

What is All-on-4?

Unlike dentures that require adhesives to stay in place, All-on-4 bridges are permanently fixed in the mouth. Very similar to dental implants, which replace a tooth or several teeth, these dentures are placed in the mouth via biocompatible titanium posts. The posts are surgically attached to the jawbone, so they can naturally merge with the bone itself. The permanent dentures are then bonded to the posts, securing them in the mouth. Unlike dental implants, however, which require a healing period after the posts are inserted, with All-on-4, you can leave the placement procedure with teeth set and ready to go.

What are the Benefits?

all on 4All-on-4 are fantastic, durable replacement teeth that offers improved oral health, mouth functionality, and the aesthetics that you want. These dentures also have the following benefits:

  • Reliability: These permanent replacements have been extensively researched and tested for strength. Take solace knowing that All-on-4 are reliable, dependable dentures.
  • Time: The procedure and healing times are significantly reduced, compared to other treatments. And, after the posts are inserted in the mouth, the doctor can give you a set of temporary bridges. You can still eat and talk comfortably, while you wait for your permanent set.
  • Affordability: All-on-4 are cost-effective, since the treatment does not require bone grafting.

Restore Your Smile Today

Let our team of friendly, talented experts restore your smile and give you a set of working, amazing replacement teeth. Please contact us today to schedule your consultation. Our passionate staff welcomes everyone who lives in Selden, NY, Centereach, Port Jefferson Station, Mt. Sinai, Terryville, Farmingville, Coram, and the surrounding communities.

Custom Night Guards in Selden, NY

March 27, 2015

Do you wake up in the morning and feel soreness in your mouth and jaw area? Throughout the day, can you feel a dull, lingering headache that you just cannot seem to escape? You may have a bad habit of grinding your teeth in your sleep, a condition otherwise known as bruxism. Though it may seem like a mild or miniscule issue, bruxism can actually grow into a very serious problem over time. Fortunately, the office of Dr. Scotto-Lavino, located in Selden, NY, has a simple, effective solution to treat the condition.

How Can Teeth Grinding Become a Serious Problem?

Initially, the effects of nightly grinding are very mild, as the person will usually just feel a bit of soreness or a lingering headache. Over time, however, chronic teeth grinding can result in fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth. It can also have an effect on your jaws, causing TMD/TMJ, or even change the appearance of your face.

So, how do you know if you have a bruxism? There are some telltale signs of the condition, including soreness in face or jaw muscles, feeling of tightness in jaw muscles, increased sensitivity, enamel wear, persistent headaches, flatten teeth, tooth marks, or indentations on the tongue or inner cheek lining.

How is Bruxism Treated?

81747161The treatment of bruxism involves making a custom night guard for your mouth. When you schedule an appointment, our doctor and trained staff will examine your mouth and diagnose the condition. If bruxism is the cause of your problems, we will take an impression of your teeth and create a customized mouth guard. After you receive the guard, you will place it in your mouth at night and sleep with it in place. The guard will prevent you from grinding your teeth together, relaxing the jaw and preventing soreness, stresses, and other problems.

Get Treated Today!

It’s time to treat your nightly grinding. To avoid future oral issued due to bruxism, contact our office via email or phone and set up an appointment today. Our Selden location opens its doors to all of the communities in Long Island, including Terryville, Port Jefferson Station, Coram, Mt. Sinai, Farmingville, Centereach, and more.

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