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Teeth Whitening Gowanus

Common causes of teeth stains in Gowanus

Teeth whitening Gowanus

Teeth whitening Gowanus

If you want to make sure that your teeth remain as white and as bright as possible, you should learn about the common causes of teeth stains. At our dental practice, Hanson Place Dental, patients can get a teeth whitening Gowanus, as well as learn about the many different causes of tooth stains.

After you have received your teeth whitening Gowanus, you will want to make sure that you avoid eating certain foods and drinking certain beverages in order to keep your teeth as white and as bright as possible. You may already know that smoking cigarettes is a leading cause of tooth yellowing and discoloration; if you want to have a beautifully whitened smile, you will do well to give up smoking cigarettes. It is also important that you stop drinking coffee and tea on a regular basis. Both of these beverages are leading causes of tooth stains, however, tea can damage the color of your teeth more than coffee will. So, if you have to decide on which beverage to drink, you may want to stick with coffee instead of tea. You will also want to give up drinking brightly-colored sports drinks as well as cola sodas. Eating brightly-colored candies, can also cause your teeth to become stained. Although berries are extremely healthy for us to eat, they can also greatly contribute to tooth staining. Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries should all be eaten in moderation to make sure that your teeth remain as white and as bright as possible. You will also want to avoid drinking wines as this too can dull your smile. When you come to our dental practice, you will be able to learn more about which foods to avoid in order to make sure that your teeth stay white and bright as long as possible, after a tooth whitening.

For an appointment to come to our dental practice for teeth whitening Gowanus, or other dental care, contact us today.

177 Livingston St
(Next to Macy’s)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 403-0700

Gowanus Dentist

Dental implants versus dentures in Gowanus

Gowanus dentist

Gowanus dentist

If you have missing teeth that need to be replaced, you are probably thinking about getting dental implants or dentures. At our dental practice, Hanson Place Dental, our Gowanus dentist will be happy to meet with you to examine your individual dental situation and determine which type of tooth replacement method will work best for you.

Our Gowanus dentist will explain that both types of tooth replacement options, dental implants, and dentures, have benefits and drawbacks. The decision will all come down to which tooth replacement option will work best for you in terms of your individual dental needs and preferences. Dental implants are preferred by many patients because they look, feel, and function just like permanent teeth. However, dental implants can be extremely costly to get, and the entire dental implant processes many months. In order to get dental implants you also have to go through oral surgery during which time the titanium a dental implant root or roots are surgically inserted into your jawbone. You will also have to go through a healing process which will take many months. Dentures on the other hand only take several weeks to get, and they are much less costly. Our dentist will be able to provide you with dentures which are completely attractive and fully functional. However, many patients enjoy the stability that dental implants offer. Today, some patients get dental implants to secure the dentures so that they can chew and speak more securely with them in their mouth. There are actually many different types of tooth replacement options today, and our dentists will let you know which should work best for you.

For an appointment to meet with our Gowanus dentist for complete care, including providing dental implants or dentures, contact us today. At our dental practice, we certainly do not believe in a one-size-fits-all-solution, and will come up with a treatment option that works best for you.

177 Livingston St
(Next to Macy’s)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 403-0700

Fort Greene Dental Fillings

Cavity treatment in Fort Greene

Fort Greene dental fillings

Fort Greene dental fillings

Your family’s teeth need to be kept on a strict regiment of home care in the forms of diligent brushing and flushing and see an oral care professional for regular checkups and cleanings in order to stay healthy. Sometimes, despite our best efforts decay does invade a tooth, when this happens Fort Greene dental fillings are used by our doctors to rid the tooth of decay and protect it from further decay. Our Hanson Place Dental practice is staffed by a team of dental professionals from different dental specialties to provide quality care for all patient needs in one convenient state-of-the-art office.

The most common restorative procedure that our doctors perform is Fort Greene dental fillings. When decay is detected in a patient’s tooth it must be cleared out before it spreads to threatens the whole tooth. Our doctors will drill the decayed portion out of the tooth then fill the cavity. There is more than one type of filling material that our doctors use. The traditional type of filling is called an amalgam, which is an alloy of several different metals, including silver, tin, copper, mercury and other metals. Amalgam has been used by dentists to fill cavities for over 100 years and it is extremely durable and long lasting, which is why it is ideal for use in the back teeth where the chewing pressure is greatest. Some patients are concerned about the presence of mercury in amalgam but over it’s history of use amalgam has been researched thoroughly but no adverse effects of mercury has been found, in combination with the other metals in the amalgam the mercury has been proven safe. However, amalgam often shows through the tooth with a dark shadow.

An alternative to amalgam in Fort Greene dental fillings is the newer composite filling material. Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz in a resin base. Aside from the absence of mercury or other metals in composite fillings another advantage is that composite fillings can be made to match the color of the tooth. While composite fillings are strong and durable they aren’t as strong as amalgam fillings so they are used for small to moderate restorations generally in the front teeth where the chewing pressure is not as great and tooth color is more noticeable. Because composite fillings can be bonded into place our doctors can make a more conservative restoration and remove less tooth material. Bring your family to our office to help keep their teeth and gums in excellent health.

177 Livingston St
(Next to Macy’s)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 403-0700