Buffalo Dentist Serving Depew, Lancaster, Orchard Park, & Nearby Areas in New York
Buffalo-area cosmetic and general dentist Dr. Larry Evola at Forestream Dental in Depew, New York, knows that a great smile starts young.
So here are three childhood dental development milestones that parents should be aware.
Growing Kids, Growing Teeth
A fresh school year also means that students and school faculty members will sit for fresh pictures.
69.4 percent of adults in New York State report having seen a dentist for oral hygiene maintenance in the past year. According to Gallup, a national average of 64.7 adults maintained at least one routine appointment last year, placing New York nearly five percentage points above average.
Everyone prefers white teeth over teeth that are yellowing or stained. Most of these people are aware of tooth whitening products they can buy over the counter as part of toothpaste or whitening strips. And people will spend a lot of money on these products to get their teeth white. However, many people may wonder if they’re candidates for tooth whitening.
Many New York residents are unaware of both how easy it is to suffer some common dental problems and how easy it is to prevent them. A dentist has an impressive array of modern technology, but, ultimately, that’s no match for a dedicated patient with a good toothbrush and a roll of dental floss. If you have stained or damaged teeth, you might find you need porcelain dental veneers. But saving yourself from requiring dental veneers is as easy as a few simple steps and periodic visits to your dentists.
Residents of Lancaster are much like people in the rest of the country. Many of them feel like they are too busy to take certain simple steps that prevent the onset of dental problems. Chief among these steps is periodic visits to a dentist. Whether you’re young, old, or somewhere in-between, frequent check-ups with your dentist are keys to keeping a healthy mouth. A dentist can help prevent most of the common dental problems that plague our Lancaster patients. Here’s a (very) brief overview of some of those problems.
Dental phobias prevent many people from receiving the treatment they need and desire in order to maintain bright, healthy smiles.
Some people may fear pain while others may experience apprehension over the sensations of dental instruments. But thanks to advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology, most dental procedures are as comfortable as they are effective when performed by a knowledgeable and experienced dentist, such as New York cosmetic dentist Dr. Larry Evola.
Dr. Oz’s recent suggestion to apply a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice to your to teeth in an effort to whiten them is pretty darn scary. Lemon juice is a strong acid, with a pH of approximately 2. Almost the same as Coke and Pepsi. Would you brush your teeth with Coca-cola?
Baking soda is an abrasive material. Think sandpaper. So, the acid softens the tooth enamel and then according to Dr. Oz you’re suppose to take sandpaper and rub the enamel away. Repeated use of this this technique will do one thing, guaranteed 100%, as that it will remove the enamel from your teeth!