Sometimes life gets so busy and you forget to go to the dentist. However, regular checkups are important for preventative reasons. Whether it’s been six months or six years since you’ve gone to the dentist, everyday is the right day to come for a checkup. We will help to prevent any serious complications that can arise from poor dental hygiene at our best.
What can I do if my teeth are sensitive to cold? gribal
Your teeth can become sensitive to hot or cold foods when the hard enamel becomes worn down or if gums have receded. Ouch! If you are experiencing this sensitivity for more than three days, call us right away so we can examine your teeth and determine a treatment that’s best for you and your teeth.
How safe are dental X-rays? gribal
For a dental patient, X-ray radiation is extremely small (around 0.150 mSv for a full mouth x-ray), which is similar to the dose you might experience on a cross-country airplane flight. Also, there have been advances in dentistry in the past years that have contributed to low radiation levels by dental X-rays. At LevitDental, we only take dental films that are absolutely necessary.
What is gum disease? gribal
Gum disease (gingivitis) or periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss. Gum disease impacts the gums and the bone. When the bone dissolves, your tooth becomes loose, which ultimately causes tooth loss. If you ever notice your gums bleeding, that’s your first sign that something is wrong with the gums. Puffy gums are also an indicator that there may be an infection. Call us at the first sign of concern and make sure to come in for regular checkups to prevent gum disease.
According to the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), periodontal disease has been linked to an increased risk of kidney disease. Plus, research shows that sustaining healthy teeth and gums may actually reduce the risk for pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. With that said, maintaining good oral hygiene is extremely important.
What causes cavities? gribal
Bacteria. While some bacteria can be helpful, we want to drive our attention to the not-so-helpful bacteria right now. There are particular types of harmful bacteria that stick to the enamel and create plaque, which ultimately causes cavities. This is why good oral care is important.
How often should I come in for teeth cleaning? gribal
When you come into our office, you can expect the best service. Since all teeth are not created equal, we will listen to your concerns and offer you the best options based on your condition. Whatever the case may be, you can expect a full examination and feedback as to how to take the best care of your teeth.
Are you accepting new patients? gribal
YES. We love our patients and we are currently accepting new patients as well. Call us at 718-769-1188 (for Ocean Pkwy office) or 718-871-3636 (for Church Ave office) to schedule your appointment. Thanks for being part of the LevitDental family.