Posts for: January, 2018
Having a family dentist that you and your family are comfortable with is an essential. Your Garden City, NY, family dentist, Dr. Eugene Porcelli, is here to help. Your family can grow with a dentist they know and who has their medical history. Would you like to know more about the procedures he has to offer?
What can your family dentist do for you?
Teeth Whitening: An in-office convenient procedure that doesn't take long. A gel is left on your teeth for a few minutes and, if necessary, a laser is used to speed up the one-hour process. There is also an over-the-counter teeth whitening kit. They don't contain high concentrations of vital components such as hydrogen or carbamide peroxide but may give you whiter teeth.
Root Canal: If your tooth develops an infection or becomes inflamed in the pulp of the tooth, a tissue consisting of blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerve cells, a root canal may be necessary. Sometimes the pain you feel can go away on its own, but a root canal may be necessary if that doesn't happen so you should visit your Garden City dentist.
TMJ: Temporomandibular joint syndrome is a disorder accompanied by consistent pain in the area near your ear, jaw or muscles on the side of your face. You may suffer from a clicking or popping sound and/or restricted jaw movement.
The TMJ is subject to various issues, such as:
- Sore muscles
- Strained tendons
- Disk problems
- Genes, age and gender (women seem to be more prone to it)
- Physical and psychological stress
Dental Care: Visiting your dentist for a biannual dental appointment is important to maintain your oral health. If you like eating hard candies and sugary food, then opting for fruits and vegetables is a good idea to avoid cavities. Also, your doctor will teach you how to take care of your teeth. Brushing your teeth twice a day is a must. Make sure you spend 2 full minutes brushing your teeth and tilt your brush at a 45-degree angle to ensure you remove as much food debris as possible. Flossing your teeth before bed will also help preserve your teeth.
For more information on what your family dentist can provide you with, you should contact your Garden City, NY, family dentist, Dr. Porcelli, today!