Saturday, March 30, 2013

Keep Your Teeth Pain Free

A good oral hygiene routine is essential for maintaining a bright and healthy smile. Before your next dentist appointment, use the tips in this video to keep your smile healthy and free from oral pain.
Intensive tooth pain can disrupt your day and cause severe discomfort. To avoid an urgent visit to your dentist for pain relief, maintain proper dental hygiene. Continual brushing, flossing, and rinsing prevent bacteria from developing into a painful infection. Attend regular examinations with your family dentist to ensure your oral care is up to professional standards.
If you live in the Cedarhurst area, schedule a dental examination with Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S. P.C today. For answers to your oral hygiene and cosmetic dentistry questions, call us at (800)-223-0801.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Why Apples Are the Best Midday Snack for Your Smile

Most people know about the nutritional benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, such as apples. However, many people do not know that an apple can be very good for their oral health, too!
Check out this video to learn why apples make such a tooth-friendly snack. You’ll find out how the nutrients in an apple benefit your teeth and how the fruit’s texture can keep your teeth clean between meals.  Worried about the glycemic index of an apple?  Never fear! Combine it with a piece of cheese to balance things out. Cheese products contain calcium and phosphorous—two substances that are essential to healthy tooth enamel. In addition, hard cheeses can apply a coating over the teeth, which can protect them against the effects of teeth-staining foods and beverages like coffee.

To learn more dental care tips or to see a family dentist, contact Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S. P.C. We offer cosmetic and general dentistry services, including teeth whitening. Call us at (800)-223-0801 to schedule an appointment for a visit. Be sure to check out our website to learn more about our practice.

Friday, March 15, 2013

What to Expect During Restorative Treatment with Dental Crowns

Sometimes, a tooth becomes so damaged or decayed that placing a dental crown is the only way to save it. A crown, sometimes called a cap, is a metal or porcelain shell that your family dentist places over the entire structure of your natural tooth. It is different from a veneer because veneers only cover the outer surface of the tooth, while a crown is a complete cap. Here’s what will happen when you see us a restorative dental crown:

Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S., P.C Will Prepare the Natural Tooth
In order for a crown to fit in your bite and look as natural as possible, Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S., P.C. will have to remove a portion of your natural tooth. If decay is the reason you need a dental crown, Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S., P.C may perform a root canal first, depending on how extensive the decay is. Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S., P.C may also need to build up the tooth with composite material if decay has eaten away so much tooth structure that your tooth cannot support a dental crown.
Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S., P.C Will Take Impressions of the Prepared Tooth. 
These impressions allow the dental lab to create a natural-looking crown that is custom-fitted to your mouth. These impressions show the prepared tooth as well as the surrounding teeth on both the upper and lower arches. This process helps to ensure that your permanent crown fits properly into your bite.
Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S., P.C Will Place a Temporary Crown. 
Most temporary crowns are acrylic and are designed to be removed within a few weeks. Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S., P.C will prepare a temporary crown to protect the prepared tooth and to give you a more pleasing appearance as you await your permanent crown. Temporary crowns are not designed to last, so it’s vital that you return when your permanent crown is ready.
Are you ready to restore your smile? If you’re looking for a family dentist in the Cedarhurst area, come to Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S., P.C Call (800)-223-0801 to schedule an appointment or visit our website for more information.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Foods to Help Brighten Your Smile

Brushing and flossing are critical if you want to have a healthy smile, but you may need to take additional steps if you want to have a bright smile. It’s important to understand that it doesn’t matter how white your teeth are if they aren’t also healthy. Once you get your oral hygiene habits down pat, your dentist can help you achieve the brilliance you want with tooth whitening. In addition to undergoing professional whitening, you can eat certain foods to brighten your smile:

Cheese products contain calcium and phosphorous—two substances that are essential to healthy tooth enamel. In addition, hard cheeses can apply a coating over the teeth, which can protect them against the effects of teeth-staining foods and beverages like coffee.
Fresh pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain. This enzyme is akin to a natural stain remover and also offers benefits in breaking down plaque, which can discolor your smile when it accumulates on your teeth.
Carrots, Celery, and Other Crunchy Vegetables
Any vegetable or fruit that is hard or crunchy requires a good bit of chewing. Chewing stimulates saliva production, which helps to keep the teeth clean. In addition, the texture of crunchy produce acts as a natural toothbrush, gently scrubbing your teeth as you chew.
Oranges are wonderful for stimulating saliva production and offer a host of health benefits. The inner portion of an orange peel, when rubbed directly on the teeth, has teeth whitening capabilities. Just be careful when consuming any kind of naturally acidic food—too much acid will break down the enamel on your teeth, which can lead to tooth decay.
Having a healthy and beautiful smile can help you look and feel your best. Call us at 800-223-0801 for $300 BOOST Whitening Special.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Welcome to Our Blog!

Welcome to the official blog of Alina Bergan, DDS, PC. We thank you for your interest in our practice and hope that our site can serve as an educational tool for proper oral hygiene. Since 2005, Dr. Alina Bergan and her friendly staff have dedicated themselves to providing quality dentistry in Cedarhurst, NY. Patients trust Dr. Bergan because of her continuous advancement in dental education to go along with an already stunning résumé. She has also made a commitment to her patients by providing and maintaining a safe, family-friendly office environment. At the office of Dr. Alina Bergan, we understand that your dentistry needs can change due to complex medical and dental conditions. For this reason, we tailor your unique dental plan to meet your specific oral cedarhurst dental specialhealth needs.   
Dr. Bergan offers an expansive collection of professional dental procedures including restorative, general, and cosmetic dentistry; all of which are designed to treat patients of any age. Whether you are an adult, a child, or someone with special needs, we can accommodate you to help make your stay more enjoyable. Every operatory room is spacious enough to easily fit wheelchairs and walkers. As your Cedarhurst dentist, we look forward to seeing you soon and hope you have a wonderful day! Some of the services we provide include:
  • General Dentistry
  • New Patient Exams
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Gum Disease Treatment