Monday, December 30, 2013

Importance of Lifelong Dental Care and Periodontal Treatment

Dr. Binod Verma wants his patients to be healthy and take good care of their teeth. This is why he stresses the importance of lifelong dental care and periodontal treatment offered here at Family Dental Rego Park. We provide a variety of procedures for gum disease and to help patients maintain proper periodontal health. This includes preventative measures and oral health education, as well as periodontal treatments for gum disease.

Unfortunately, without proper dental care and periodontal treatment, patients can experience a wide range of problems. These may include:

  • High risk of heart disease

  • Frequent mouth and gum infections

  • Mouth ulcers and gum problems

  • Bad breath (halitosis)

  • Teeth and jaw pain

  • Digestion issues

  • Infertility and pregnancy complications

Proper dental care starts at home with teeth brushing and flossing twice a day and eating a healthy diet. Here in our Elmhurst, NY office, we like to see patients twice a year for examinations, x-rays and professional cleanings. By seeing us on a regular basis, Dr. Verma is able to recognize early signs of gum disease and provide proper periodontal treatment. Call us directly at 718-699-8268 to schedule an appointment for an examination.

Monday, December 23, 2013


We offer Lumineers, which are a thinner version of dental veneers, as part of our comprehensive array of cosmetic services here at Family Dental Rego Park. Lumineers are made of the same quality porcelain sheets, though they are much thinner, therefore making the process faster and easier for our patients. We often have patients coming to us for multiple Lumineers and find they are very happy with their new smile.

Because Lumineers are so thin, less of the natural tooth needs reshaping or contouring. This is generally done to make room for the veneer, but with Lumineers, less tooth is lost for this process.

After preparing the tooth, the Lumineer is bonded to the tooth, where Dr. Binod Verma makes sure it looks flawless. He then polishes the surface of the Lumineer before sending the patient home.

On average, our Lumineers last about 15-20 years with the right care and maintenance. Patients are urged to take very good care of their oral health and reduce the risk of decay that might wear down their new Lumineers. Visit us in Elmhurst, NY for your new set of Lumineers.

Friday, December 20, 2013


Dental crowns are one of many restorative dentistry procedures we offer here at Family Dental Rego Park. Crowns have multiple purposes for our patients, including covering imperfections of the tooth, protecting a tooth weakened from tooth decay, and preventing cracking or breaking after a root canal. Crowns cover the tooth like a cap, and are made to look and function just like a regular tooth.

The procedure for dental crowns takes about 2-3 visits and includes the following:

Whether you have staining, need to save your natural tooth, or have other imperfections, crowns can be incredibly beneficial. If you live in the Elmhurst, NY area and are in need of a dental crown, schedule a consultation with Dr. Binod Verma today. We are welcoming new patients.

Friday, November 29, 2013

ZOOM! Whitening

Teeth often become stained or discolored from drinking dark beverages like red wine and coffee, as well as from smoking and eating certain foods. Here at Family Dental Rego Park, we offer multiple options for whitening the teeth, including ZOOM! whitening. ZOOM! helps brighten our patients teeth by up to 10 shades, giving them more confidence in their smile. ZOOM! whitening is a simple procedure that is done in about an hour. It uses a whitening gel and low intensity light to activate the gel, whitening the enamel of the teeth.

Patients who choose ZOOM! whitening do so for the many benefits, including the following:

  • Whitening is done in an hour or less right here in our dental office

  • There is minimal sensitivity after the whitening is complete

  • The whitening gel and lamp are safe and effective

  • ZOOM! whitening lasts a long time with good oral hygiene

Many of our patients can get their teeth whitened during their lunch hour and get back to work after their ZOOM! teeth whitening appointment. It is a great option for whitening several shades, or for minor touch-ups. Dr. Binod Verma recommends that patients take very good care of their teeth to get maximum results and make the new, whiter teeth last longer. Call our office today at 718-699-8268 to find out more about ZOOM! teeth whitening.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Scaling and Root Planing

Periodontal disease is something many of our patients struggle with. Fortunately, our patients are helped by the variety of treatments we provide here at Family Dental Rego Park to take care of periodontal disease and protect their teeth. One of these procedures is called scaling and root planing, which removes tartar from the tooth’s surface.

Periodontal disease is a severe form of gum disease that allows bacteria to attack the teeth, roots and nerves. If it goes untreated, it can lead to the loss of teeth and gums, as well as affect the bones and roots of the teeth. If there is excessive tartar and plaque on the teeth or below the gumline, it can cause the bacteria to multiply and make the gums bleed. This leads to gum disease, or gingivitis, which can then lead to periodontal disease.

With root planing, Dr. Binod Verma removes tartar from the teeth with dental tools (scraping instruments or an ultrasonic tool), usually without anesthesia. Some patients have tooth or gum sensitivity, and will need some local anesthesia. After the planing is complete, scaling is done, which simply smoothes out the tooth surfaces to prevent bacteria from forming. Some of our patients have this done in a single visit, though others return for multiple visits. Scaling and root planing is an important weapon against periodontal disease. Visit our website to learn more about non-surgical scaling and root planing.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dental Abscess

Dental Abscess

Many patients  have suffered from a Dental abscesses.  
It is very common to hear that  
"I did not have any complain till the last few days when I had some discomfort but not severe pain".
The discomfort went away with pain medication and application of over the counter medicine like Ambisol.
They also complain that 
"when I woke up this morning my face is swollen, why?"
They ask for some medicine so that he/she can get some relief.
The repetition  happens all the time all over the world and this is only because of the lack 
of information that our mouth is one of the Vital parts of our body. In the mouth we do not have  
only 32/28 teeth  but there are supporting structures, like the Ligaments attaching teeth 
to bone, the body of the Jaw bone and Alveolus (socket of teeth), the Gums covering the jaw bone and socket of teeth.  Due to neglect, the teeth can get decayed, abscessed, the Gum can get inflamed and infected, there can be tumor growing in the jaw bone.  All these can be symptomatic or at times due to chronic nature of the infection can be asymptomatic due to body response and body vitality at a given time .
Any of the above infection whether in the soft tissue or Hard tissue can be detected in early stage with 
visual examination under different lights, the radio graph and all other means of examination.  Even the early stage of oral cancer can be detected by various methods available to your dentist .
It is wise that the mouth should be given the same importance as we give importance of regular check ups for our general health.
In order to avoid complications as the picture shown above, it is advisable to see your dentist for a regular check up every six months whether there is problem or no problem.  Do not treat yourself with the over the counter medicine thinking that it will go away. The problem must be treated not just the abscess.

The following link will help you to further understand Dental Abscesses


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dental Implants

Missing, extracted or damaged teeth can be bothersome.  They can cause oral health problems and affect your self-esteem.  Fortunately, we offer several restorative options at our dentistry.  Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace a missing tooth and restore your smile.  Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that are rooted to your jawbone for a secure fit.  They are custom designed to blend in with the natural appearance of your smile and offer several benefits over other dental restoratives:

  • ·         Security – there is no need to worry about your implant slipping or sliding out of place.

  • ·         Natural feel – since they are rooted directly to your jawbone, they feel just like the rest of your natural teeth.

  • ·         Ease of maintenance – you care for your new implant just as you would your natural teeth.

  • ·         Cosmetically appealing – each implant is custom designed to match the shade and texture of your smile and is nearly indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.

  • ·         Improved oral health – when you replace missing or damaged teeth, you prevent a number of periodontal health problems from affecting your smile.

If you are interested in restoring your smile with dental implants, we encourage you to contact our office.  We look forward to helping you find confidence and health in your smile.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bleeding Gums and Diabetes are co-related.  When Bleeding gums are treated it has a direct effect on controlling the blood sugar and vice versa.  The main cause of Bleeding gums is Poor Oral hygiene which causes bacterial growth in the mouth.  These bacteria also cause micro ulcerations in the gums and bacteria can travel through small blood vessels into the body and can cause plaque deposit in the bigger blood vessels.  This may cause constriction of the blood vessels and dislodgment of the deposited plaque.  This can lead to high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease etc...  For more details please see the following article...

The American Diabetic Association is arranging a Health Expo at Jacob Javitz Center, NY on Saturday March 15th, 2014 from 10AM - 4 PM.  Free Entrance.

New York State Academy of General Dentistry will be conducting a complimentary oral exam which includes Oral Cancer Screening.  

Dr. B.K. Verma is the Public information officer for the Academy of General Dentistry.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bone Grafting

We are committed to providing our patients with expert care for all of their dental needs.  That is why we maintain bone grafting capabilities at our dental practice.  Bone grafting is an excellent option for patients who need to build and strengthen their jawbones to fully support dental implants or other tooth prosthetics.  Since bone grafting is a surgical process, our Family Dental Rego Park patients gain peace of mind in knowing they can complete this procedure in a comfortable and trusting environment.

The bone grafting process begins by collecting a bone sample from another part of the jaw or body.  In some cases, cadaver bone fragments that are donated to bone banks can also be used for grafting purposes.  The bone sample is then used to patch and strengthen the future site of the prosthetic.  The bone graft will naturally heal and become part of your jaw, providing you with a strong and stable base for an implant or other restorative.

If you have been seeking dental implants in the Rego Park, NY area, but have been told your jaw may not be able to support the implant, contact us here at Family Dental Rego Park.  We are happy to provide patients with consultations and to discuss our bone grafting capabilities.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health

We are told from a young age the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth on a daily basis.  When we care for our teeth, we can prevent serious health problems and periodontal disease.  While most of us are familiar with the positive effects this can have for our smile, many don’t know that our oral health has a big effect on our overall health, too. 

Oral systemic health is the connection between your periodontal health and your overall health.  When you suffer from periodontal diseases like gum disease and periodontitis, your cardiovascular and neurological health may also be at risk.  Gum disease is increasingly linked to stroke, heart disease, increased blood pressure, diabetes, and even the presence of certain cancers.  With twice daily brushing and flossing, in addition to biannual dental cleanings, you can prevent plaque buildup and keep your smile free of tooth decay.  When your teeth are healthy, you can avoid oral problems like tooth loss, infection, jaw misalignment, in addition to various life threatening conditions.

We want to make sure that all of our patients remain happy and healthy.  If you are due for your six month dental cleaning, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at our practice.  With good oral care habits you can maintain your smile and your health.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Dry Mouth

Many of us probably take salvia for granted.  However, salvia is responsible for moistening and cleansing our mouths, digesting food, and preventing infection.  When we don’t produce enough salvia, we experience an uncomfortable condition known as dry mouth.  This may develop as a side effect to a medication or medical treatment, nerve damage, dehydration, smoking or chewing tobacco, or open mouth breathing.  If you are experiencing dry mouth, there are a few things that you can do to improve saliva flow:

  • ·         Try sucking on sugar-free candy or chewing sugar-free gum

  • ·         Drink plenty of water

  • ·         Brush your teeth, use fluoride rinse, and visit our practice regularly

  • ·         Breath through your nose as often as possible

  • ·         Use a humidifier

  • ·         Use an over-the-counter artificial saliva substitute

If you are having trouble determining the reason behind your dry mouth, or you can’t find suitable relief, contact our practice.  We are happy to help find a solution that works for you.