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Health & Wellness: Dental Health

Focusing on good dental care is essential to staying healthy and well. Westchester’s highly experienced dentists share insights into the latest dental care trends, technologies, and techniques.

Anthony DeBenedictisAdvanced Dentistry of WestchesterThe Center for Cosmetic DentistryMain Street Pediatric DentistryWestDental

Experience pain-free dentistry: Anthony DeBenedictis, DDS, PLLC

Q. Is pain-free dentistry actually possible?

A. Imagine pain-free dentistry. For the patients in our practice, this is the reality they experience. Instead of the needle used to provide anesthesia and the familiar sound of drilling, we use a Solea laser that is virtually pain and anesthesia free, which also helps free our patients from anxiety and fear. In addition to the latest equipment and technology, patients can expect high-level expertise in family and cosmetic dentistry, ranging from CEREC porcelain crown restorations and teeth whitening in one visit to Invisalign braces and BioHorizon dental implants. All of our dental treatments are performed in-house with our staff of multi-specialists, including an orthodontist, oral surgeon, and periodontist.

Anthony DeBenedictis, DDS, PLLC
51 W Grand St
Mount Vernon

A smile makeover addresses gaps between teeth and more: Advanced Dentistry of Westchester

Q. When I see myself on Zoom, I notice that my teeth have become worn and old-looking. How can I bring back my youthful smile?

A. Zoom get-togethers can make you feel self-conscious about every imperfection. If you are concerned about worn and discolored teeth, gaps, and chipped teeth, a smile makeover not only addresses all of these issues, but can make you look 15 years younger. Using a range of techniques from bleaching to porcelain veneers, we create beautiful and natural-looking smiles. Before any work is done, a photograph is taken and revised to reveal how your new smile will look. Once you love the look of trial veneers, the porcelain veneers are created, and you leave with the smile you’ve always wanted. We also share our approach to esthetics with other dentists through the classes we teach and our articles and chapters on cosmetic dentistry.

Advanced Dentistry of Westchester
Kenneth Magid, DDS 
163 Halstead Ave

Understanding the benefits of Invisalign aligners: The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry

Q. Why should I consider orthodontic treatment with Invisalign and how do I determine if it’s the right treatment for me?

A. Crowded, uneven, and misaligned teeth can cause discomfort, even self-esteem issues as well as functional concerns. Invisalign offers the convenience of removable aligners that are clear. Another benefit, it may be a shorter treatment than with traditional metal braces. We offer free consultations for Invisalign. During this appointment with Dr. Rioseco, if you decide to proceed, we can take your records during that first consultation and get you started immediately. Our office staff can also find out from your insurance if you have coverage for orthodontics, although you can contact your insurance company or your Human Resources department directly. Many companies do have some benefits you can use towards Invisalign treatment.

The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
Robert L. Rioseco, DMD, FAGD, AAACD
Accredited Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
147 Underhill Ave
West Harrison

Caring for your baby’s oral health

Q. What type of dental care is needed for infants and when should oral care begin?

A. It’s never too early to start taking care of your child’s teeth. Practicing good oral hygiene will help prevent or reduce tooth decay and pave the way for optimal health. Starting at birth, use a wet washcloth to wipe your child’s gums after feedings. As soon as you see your child’s first tooth erupt, begin using a soft toothbrush. On the first visit to the dentist, your child will be examined, receive a fluoride treatment, and have a cleaning. Keep in mind that in instances when children are anxious, an exam may be the only thing possible on the first visit. For future care, sealants are a good preventive tool. Sealants are coatings brushed onto permanent molars to decrease the possibility of getting cavities in the future.

Main Street Pediatric Dentistry
Penny Resnick-Graulich, DMD
115 Main St

Prioritizing oral care to elevate your overall well-being

Q: Is oral health part of your health and wellness goals for 2024?

A: The connection between oral health and overall well-being is profound, and prioritizing your dental care in 2024 should be a key component of your health journey. Research has shown that poor oral health can contribute to systemic diseases. Conditions such as sleep apnea, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes have been linked to oral health issues. Ignoring your dental care may impact your smile and your overall wellness. Make oral health a priority this year starting with regular dental check-ups and cleanings. These visits keep your teeth and gums in top condition and allow for early detection of potential issues. Adopting a consistent oral hygiene routine at home, including brushing and flossing, is crucial for maintaining good oral health. In 2024, let’s recognize the interconnectedness of oral health and overall well-being. Taking care of your oral health today leads to better overall health tomorrow.

Dental health

Daniel Weinstein, DDS, Chief Dental Officer
216 Market St
At Ridge Hill, 2nd floor (above the Loft)

244 Westchester Ave, Suite 401
White Plains

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