Friday, May 31, 2013

What Are Your Non-Surgical Options for Gum Disease Treatment?

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis in its most advanced stages, may be more common than you think. Gum disease not only directly affects your gums, but may also compromise the health of your teeth. When your oral health habits aren’t sufficiently cleaning your teeth, or if you’re genetically predisposed to gum disease, you may notice such symptoms as red or bleeding gums, bad breath, receding gums, loose teeth, and changes in the position of your teeth. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your dentist immediately for information about the following non-surgical treatments:
Professional Dental Cleaning
If you’re suffering from a mild form of gum disease, additional visits to your dentist may be the only treatment you need. At a typical dentist appointment, your dentist uses professional tools to remove harmful tartar and plaque that have accumulated on your teeth. Usually, biannual appointments are enough to keep plaque and tartar from damaging your teeth and gums, but if your dentist discovers symptoms of gum disease, extra cleanings present a great, non-surgical way to rid your mouth of bacteria.
Scaling and Root Planing
If gum disease is more advanced, there are still non-surgical options available. Scaling and root planing are intense, deep-cleaning procedures performed by your dentist to remove tartar and plaque. First, your dentist will administer local anesthetic to ensure your total comfort. Next, plaque and tartar are scraped from above and below the gum line through a process called scaling. Finally, the scaled parts of your teeth are smoothed out in a process called root planing, which allows the gums to safely reattach to your teeth.

If you are concerned about the possibility of gum disease, or if you are interested in learning more about these non-surgical options for gum disease treatment, contact Dr Alina Bergan DDS. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry services for all of your dental needs! Contact us at (800) 223-0801 today!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

How to Choose a Dentist

Your teeth are a very important part of your body. Besides the practical function of chewing food, your smile is part of your identity. Of course, you want to carefully choose the person you’re entrusting your teeth with. This video gives helpful suggestions on how to choose your dentist.
Howcast created an informative video including six steps to choosing a dentist. The first steps include a referral from a trusted friend or referencing the American Dental Association. After scheduling a consultation, remember to discuss the cost of treatment. Keep in mind the amount your insurance company will reimburse you for dental care. Other important questions include if the dentist will be on-call for emergencies and if the equipment is sterilized before each use.
Looking for a dentist in the Cedarhurst area? Schedule an appointment with the caring professionals at Dr Alina Bergan DDS. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry services for all of your dental needs! Contact us at (800) 223-0801 today!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Preserve Your Healthy, White Smile

Poor oral and dental health can lead to poor overall health, so look below to find resources on how to improve the look and health of your smile.

·        If your dental hygiene needs improvement, check out this article to learn tips for how to brush your teeth properly.
·        For a closer look at why dental health professionals take dental X-rays, read through this article from
·        Find out how undergoing routine dental cleanings can dramatically improve your overall health by reading this article provided by
·        This article from will help you learn about what you can expect during a dental exam.
Visit Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S to receive exceptional and comfortable dental care from highly trained dental professionals. We offer general, preventative, and cosmetic services, so call us at (800) 223-0801 or visit our website to schedule your appointment.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mother's Day Special!

Get the Facts About Your Dental Health

Are you looking for more information on root canals, veneers, or any of our other recent blog topics? Check out the resources below, and call (800) 223-0801 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S. today.

·        Read this article from the NY Times about the development of veneer usage and the types of veneers sought by celebrities and political figures.
·        Web MD provides information about reasons people get veneers and offers a holistic view of the procedure and medical facts of veneers.
·        This article from the American Dental Association gives a brief overview of veneers for prospective patients.
·        Read more about the myths surrounding the root canal procedure at the American Association of Endodontists website.
·        At, learn more about the root canal procedure, including the symptoms that might indicate that a root canal is necessary.