Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Keep Your Teeth Healthy and Beautiful With These Great Resources

Have you enjoyed our recent blog posts? Are you interested in finding out more about those topics? You can learn more about dental bonding and how to prevent cavities by visiting these informational websites.
·         Use this site to help you explain cavities and how to prevent them to your kids.
·         To learn proper tooth brushing techniques, visit this webpage.
·         For more details on cosmetic dental procedures, including dental bonding, check out this webpage from the American Dental Association.
·         At, you'll find all the important information you need to know before undergoing a dental bonding procedure.
·         Find out more about how cavities are filled and the different materials commonly used by visiting this website.
Call Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S in Cedarhurst at (800) 223-0801 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

No More Dentures! Consider Dental Implants

Many denture wearers don’t realize that there are other options for replacement teeth. Over time, weight change and tissue changes can cause individuals who may have comfortably worn dentures to become frustrated by sore spots or self-conscious due to the embarrassment of loose dentures, never knowing there is another alternative.
In this news clip, you’ll learn about how dental implants can improve the lives of individuals with missing teeth.  Eating, smiling, caring for teeth and even daily living improves dramatically for patients who get dental implants.

At Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S, our dentist not only offer family dental care, but also advanced cosmetic dental options, including teeth whitening and dental implant restorations. If you are tired of living with dentures, make an appointment to see how dental implants can improve your life. Contact our office to learn more—call (800)223-0801 today.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Effects of Aging on Our Teeth

Like every other part of the human body, the teeth and gums can be affected by age. Although these changes occur naturally over the course of your lifetime, proper oral hygiene and help from your dentist are essential to the health and longevity of your teeth. Read on for solutions to these avoidable dental problems.
Tooth Decay
Problem: At any time throughout your life, tooth decay can significantly impact the health of your teeth. Sugary and starchy foods cause bacteria in your mouth to produce acids that can damage the enamel of your teeth. Damaged enamel can lead to tooth decay, infection, and the need for a root canal or extraction.
Solutions: Try to limit sweet, carbohydrate-rich foods in your diet. Chew sugarless gum to increase saliva production, which in turn cleanses the mouth and neutralizes acidity. Also remember to brush at least twice daily, floss once a day, and visit your dentist for checkups and cleanings twice a year.
Problem: In addition to the natural yellowing of teeth over time, foods and beverages can stain your teeth. Coffee, tea, and red wine are especially likely to stain. Tobacco can also stain your teeth.
Solutions: Avoid foods that can stain your teeth when possible, or at least brush soon after indulging. Cold drinks like sodas and teas can be enjoyed through a straw to lessen contact with the enamel. You may also ask your dentist about tooth whitening.
Gum Disease
Problem: The most significant threat to oral hygiene and health is gum disease. As you age, the risk for gum disease increases. Pockets at the gum line may develop in early stages of gum disease, where bacteria can collect and grow. When left untreated, the bacteria can cause inflammation and infection. Eventually, gum disease causes damage to gum tissue, bone, and even organs.
Solutions: Brush your teeth and floss daily to prevent the buildup of plaque. You may also try using an antibacterial mouthwash. Schedule regular checkups and cleanings to detect early signs of gum disease

For superior family dental care, rely on the doctors and hygienists at Alina Bergan D.D.S. We serve the 5 towns area with state-of-the-art techniques. Call us at (800) 223-0801 to schedule your appointment today!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Make Your Smile Last a Lifetime!

Caring for your teeth and ensuring their health is the best way to make your smile last a lifetime. To read more about what to expect from your teeth as you mature, or to better understand TMJ, dive into these helpful links. If you live in the 5 Towns area, you can depend on Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S. for your dental care. To schedule an appointment, call Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S  at (800) 223-0801.

·         Explore this WebMD article to read more about how age can affect your teeth. This article also offers tips on how to manage the changes in your teeth over time.
·         To get an idea of some of the changes your teeth may undergo throughout your lifetime, check out this article.
·         For a look at how your oral health changes throughout the decades, click through this article from Everyday Health.
·         Mayo Clinic discusses the symptoms, causes, and treatments for TMJ.

·         MedicineNet provides this comprehensive article on TMJ, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.